Orthodontics Blog

How Long Do You Have to Wear Braces?

At East Gate Orthodontics, one of the most common questions we receive about dental braces treatment is: “How long will I have to wear braces?” Because our mouths and orthodontia needs are unique, orthodontic treatments can differ greatly between patients. On average, it can take about 18-24 months to complete... Read more »

Am I Ready for a Retainer after Braces?

If you are getting your braces off soon, or are considering getting braces, at some point in time, we’ll talk about fitting you for a retainer. A retainer is used to help keep your teeth in place after your braces have been removed. Like braces, a retainer is custom-made for... Read more »

Teenagers Face Additional Risks to Their Smiles

Teenagers face additional risks to their smiles. A teenager often faces many risks due to the pressures of their social settings, but environmental factors also play an increased role, especially with their oral health. Due to the final adult teeth erupting above the gum line, malocclusions are more common, and... Read more »

Correct All Types of Malocclusions with Orthodontic Treatments

Are your teeth in the wrong position or out of alignment? If so, you may have malocclusions, which refers to bad misalignments with your smile. Correct all types of malocclusions with orthodontic treatments. Listed below are some common malocclusions that can occur: - Crossbites: The lower jawbone projects out farther... Read more »

Invisalign® Can Straighten Your Smile

For those who have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, gaining a straight, beautiful, healthy smile doesn’t have to be a big hassle. With Invisalign® in Chantilly, Virginia, you’ll know what to expect during the entire process. To begin the Invisalign process, have a consultation with Dr. Anisa Omar and... Read more »

How Do I Take Care of My Smile and Braces During Orthodontic Treatment?

Do you want to achieve your perfect smile in the shortest amount of time possible? If so, you need to do all you can to keep your orthodontic appliance and smile in tip-top shape. That way you won’t delay your treatment time and you won’t run into any dental issues.... Read more »

Do You Know About the Benefits of Braces?

Do you know about the benefits of braces? Did you know how many different types of ailments and disorders braces can help with? Even if you are unsure if braces could be right for you, or if you are only looking straighten a few teeth, the advantages for your smile... Read more »

Invisalign®: What Are the Benefits?

Not all teeth are created equal. Some teeth may grow in perfect, while others grow in at an angle or only partially. Fortunately, orthodontic aligners can straighten out your smile and give you the flawless dental profile you yearn for. And even if you have a fear of metal wires... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at East Gate Orthodontics, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »