At East Gate Orthodontics, your braces can be as unique as your smile. Dr. Anisa Omar and our team offer a wide variety of braces, including traditional, clear, self-ligating, lingual, and clear aligners. Every orthodontic patient is different. To learn more about different types of braces treatments or our other orthodontic services, contact our Chantilly, VA office at 703-542-6336. Schedule a no-cost, new patient consultation with Dr. Anisa Omar to determine the best braces treatment for your unique smile. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!
East Gate Orthodontics offers several types of braces to ensure that we can find the treatment that is right for you. We primarily offer three types of braces:
- Metal Braces: Metal braces are the most traditional and common type of braces. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, and are one of the more durable options. There are many orthodontic issues that are still best addressed with metal braces, especially when vertical movement of the teeth is required. Though today’s metal braces are more comfortable and sleek than ever, they are still quite visible. Adults and teens hoping to maintain a more natural looking aesthetic during their orthodontic treatment should consider ceramic or clear aligners.
- Ceramic (Clear) Braces: Ceramic braces are made of a translucent plastic material that is virtually clear. This makes them popular among our patients who are interested in maintaining a more less noticeable, natural-looking appearance during their treatment. Ceramic braces especially appeal to adults who are in the professional world who want to improve their smile without the look of metal. Structurally speaking, ceramic braces most closely resemble metal braces, as they are also composed of brackets cemented to the center of each tooth. However, ceramic braces are more fragile than traditional metal braces, and their clear elastic ties may become discolored between visits to our office. This means they require extra caution and care to maintain.
- Clear Aligners, including Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™: Clear aligner systems use custom-made clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth to their proper positions. Patients typically change their trays every couple of weeks to ensure that their teeth continue to move. These aligners are designed on an individual basis through digital simulation to ensure optimal results. Because clear aligner therapy is a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth, it is a very popular treatment among adults and other patients who would like a more discreet treatment option. Clear aligners must be removed when a patient eats or drinks anything besides still water, so they do offer some extra freedom but also require a little bit of extra responsibility. They must be worn for at least 22 hours per day to stay on schedule for your alignment goals. If your lifestyle allows for this schedule, clear aligners might be perfect for you!
During your initial visit with our team, we will help you determine which type of braces would best meet your personal needs and preferences. For more information and to schedule your consultation, call us today.
Some type of braces may require additional orthodontic appliances, like headgear. We usually recommend headgear when braces alone are not enough to achieve your desired results. We will discuss the best orthodontic appliances for your individual needs and how to maintain your equipment between visits during your orthodontic appointments. Use your orthodontic headgear consistently for the best possible results.
Braces Services in Chantilly, VA
It’s okay to be curious about how braces may fit in with your look and lifestyle. If you’re not sure if braces or Invisalign are right for you, join us for a free, no-obligation consultation for new patients to assess your orthodontic needs and financial options. We will be happy to talk to you about which treatment plans will work for you!
Dr. Anisa Omar and the East Gate Orthodontics staff help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles with personalized care and dedicated attention to detail. Whether you’re looking for a slight adjustment or a dramatic new look, braces are a cost-effective way to straighten teeth without veneers or crowns.
Contact East Gate Orthodontics today to learn more about our orthodontic services or to schedule your appointment with us! We can’t wait to connect with you.