Orthodontics

Just For Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentists & Prosthodontists located in Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA & Potomac Village, Potomac, MD

If you want to have straight teeth and a beautiful, bright smile, orthodontic treatment can help. With two convenient locations in Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia, and Potomac Village in Potomac, Maryland, the skilled dentists at Just For Your Smile have provided expert orthodontic care for years. To get started on the path to straighter teeth, use the online scheduling feature or call today.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you’re not alone. In fact, most people are born with teeth that are at least a little bit out of alignment. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with diagnosing, preventing, and treating misaligned and crooked teeth and jaws. 

The providers at Just For Your Smile have years of experience with orthodontics. They work with you to create an individual treatment plan designed specifically for your needs. 

What are common orthodontic treatments?

Most people are familiar with common orthodontic treatments like:

Conventional braces

Conventional braces are designed to properly align your teeth and jaw. Braces use metal brackets that attach to the surface of your teeth. These brackets are then connected to each other with a wire and rubber bands. The rubber bands serve to gradually move teeth into the desired position over time. 

Invisalign®

Invisalign aligns teeth like conventional braces, but does so in a much more discreet manner. Invisalign treatment uses sets of clear aligner trays that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Because of their clear design, the trays blend into your mouth, making it difficult to tell that you’re even wearing them at all. 

TMJ treatments

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, or TMJ disorder, is a painful condition that affects the joint connecting your jaw to your skull. TMJ can also cause painful headaches. While the cause may vary, it is often due to a misaligned jaw. Just For Your Smile provides occlusal splints that help realign your jaw into the proper position, reducing or eliminating TMJ symptoms. 

What can I expect at my orthodontics appointment?

Your experience will vary depending on what type of orthodontic procedure you have performed. Your provider at Just For Your Smile works with you to determine your goals and develop a plan of care designed specifically for you. Treatment is often spread out over a period of time, ranging from several months to several years. 

To learn more about how Just For Your Smile can help straighten your teeth and give you the smile you’ve always wanted, call or use the online booking feature today.