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Fairfax’s Proven Solution to Straighter Teeth: Traditional Orthodontics

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When it comes to straightening crooked, crowded teeth and fixing jaw alignment issues, nothing does it better than traditional metal braces in Fairfax. Even now, they are still the most effective and affordable orthodontic treatment available today. Whether your child is in need of care or you’re hoping to get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted, braces provide a trusted solution that has created millions of beautiful smiles already, and they can do the same for you. Both Dr. Glikman and Dr. Berrada are certified in the field of orthodontics, so they can guarantee your braces experience will be smooth, easy, and yield fantastic results. To learn how braces could improve either you or your child’s smile, contact us today for a consultation.

Why a Person Might Need Braces

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Braces can help children/adults who are dealing with:

  • Crooked/rotated teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Teeth with large gaps
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

How Braces Work

Closeup of teeth with braces

Even though modern-day braces are now smaller and sleeker than ever, they still work using the same basic system. Specially curved wires are placed on the teeth to apply a gentle force that gradually brings them into alignment. They are held onto the teeth using metal brackets, and the wires are secured to them with small rubber elastics. For children, they can choose brightly colored elastics to reflect their personality, and for adults, we have more subtle options to help them blend.

In any case, the wires will be regularly adjusted at follow-up appointments until your teeth reach their proper alignment. After that, they’ll come off, and your new smile will be ready for the world! The treatment time will depend on the original alignment of the teeth, but it typically ranges from one to three years for the most complex cases.

Want to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about traditional braces and what your orthodontic experience will be like here at Fairfax Dental Esthetics, we’re always ready to talk to you. To schedule a sit-down conversation with your dentist, call us today.

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