Kentlands Orthodontic Services for Children, Teens, and Adults
The desire for straighter teeth comes at many different ages, although it may seem as if adolescents are the most likely to receive orthodontic care. Adults also seek to straighten their teeth for the benefit of their oral health along with certain cosmetic reasons. No matter how old you are or the severity of your misalignment, Dr. Roxana Homayoun provides braces for everyone in her Gaithersburg orthodontic office, Smiles by Roxana Orthodontics.
What We Offer
Whether you are a child, teenager, or adult, we carry orthodontic solutions that can restore your smile to a beautiful and fully functional alignment. Not everyone benefits from traditional metal braces, and certain dentition may not require lengthy treatment durations, which is why Dr. Homayoun offers a wide array of braces and aligners that can suit everyone’s needs.
For children and teens, we provide conservative metal options that are equally effective at straitening teeth. Treatments like lingual and self-ligating braces offer many cosmetic and functional benefits for our younger patients.
Lingual braces: Placed behind the teeth as opposed to the front in order to create a more cosmetically appealing alignment method. Custom brackets are created that are placed on the backs of the teeth, near the tongue and palate. Over time, the metal brackets shift the teeth into place yet remain unseen while doing so.
Self-ligating braces: Consist of the same structure as traditional metal braces, but lack the elastic ties that are used to hold the metal wires in place. Patients might desire self-ligating braces for oral hygiene purposes, as the traditional elastic often traps food and also causes friction as the teeth shift into place.
Other braces that we offer include metal, clear ceramic options, Invisalign®, and 6 Month Cosmetic Braces.
Receiving Braces with Dr. Homayoun in Kentlands
The braces you receive will depend on your specific needs as well as the severity of your misalignment. For instance, although many patients — teens and adults alike — desire virtually invisible solutions like Invisalign®, their bite position and tooth crowding many not allow for such a moderate treatment option. It is important that we choose the method of treatment that is going to be effective and provide the most aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting results, which is why we perform examinations that tell us the amount and duration of treatment that you will need.
We begin by taking x-rays in order to view your dentition, then we listen to your goals and determine a treatment plan from there. If you are more concerned with the timeline of your treatment, we can apply braces that may not take as long as more traditional options. Likewise, if you are looking for braces that are aesthetically pleasing, Dr. Homayoun may recommend tooth-colored or clear braces.
Visit Our Office in Gaithersburg!
To find out which type of braces will best suit your smile, contact Smiles by Roxana Orthodontics and schedule a consultation.