What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dental care focused on correcting irregularities in the teeth, especially in their alignment and how they fit together. We offer two types of orthodontic treatment at Niles Dental: braces and Invisalign®.

What are braces?

Braces are a common orthodontic treatment that uses a system of metal brackets, wires, and bands to guide your teeth to their proper alignment. Over the course of your treatment, you will visit our office multiple times so our dentists can adjust your braces to continue aligning your teeth. Braces can be used to correct teeth that are crowded, crooked, or gapped, as well as to treat bite problems like overbite, open bite, crossbite, and underbite.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners rather than metal brackets to straighten your teeth. You can easily remove your aligners as needed to eat, brush, and floss, and they are virtually invisible. Invisalign is especially popular with adult patients who are concerned with maintaining a natural-looking, professional appearance while they straighten their teeth. In general, Invisalign can be used to correct all of the same issues that can be treated with braces in Woodbridge, Virginia.

For more information about orthodontics and to schedule your orthodontic consultation with Dr. Niles and Dr. Niles-Smith, we welcome you to contact us today!