There are few technological wonders of our era that are more appreciated than modern braces. Teeth straightening hardware of past generations in Alexandria had many drawbacks. They often involved a whole orthodontic tool kit–full metal bands, headgear, elastics, spacers, and wires poking every which way. If you played an instrument that required the use of your mouth, well, it wasn’t pretty.
Metal braces for most in Alexandria were uncomfortable, bulky, and downright ugly. They also created many hidden nooks and crannies for bacteria to quietly drill into your enamel. If you are too young to remember old school braces, you can’t truly appreciate the ceramic braces, clear braces and Invisalign aligners available today right here in Alexandria. Even traditional metal braces are now smaller, less noticeable, and more comfortable.
The advancements in orthodontic treatments and shorter treatment times is one reason many Alexandria adults have chosen to straighten their teeth even if they passed as a teenager. Does that mean you don’t need to have your child seen by a Alexandria orthodontist if you suspect problems? Absolutely not.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends early Alexandria orthodontic evaluation. It is always best to identify problems with teeth and jaw development early. Your orthodontist or family dentist will know the proper age to begin treatment if necessary.
We provide many cosmetic dental procedures at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry. Did you know that Alexandria porcelain veneers can solve some less-extreme tooth alignment problems? If your teeth are fairly straight but your smile is compromised by a couple of damaged or chipped teeth, affordable porcelain veneers may be your one-visit solution.
For more information about the cosmetic dental options offered at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, see https://www.cosmeticdentistalexandria.com/about-us/about-dr-geren/ or call 703-996-4666.