Enhance your Smile with Adult Braces near Arlington, VA

Braces. They’re not just for kids anymore! If you need adult braces and live near Arlington, VA or surrounding areas, we can help! Dr. Steven Johnson and his talented staff are dedicated to ensuring that your smile is the best it can possibly be.

You probably remember back when you were a kid, seeing some of your classmates with a mouthful of fearsome metal, and those memories might give you pause. Not to worry though, the technology has come a long way since those days, and if you need adult braces near Arlington, VA, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. While we do offer conventional braces, some of our other options are virtually invisible. We’ll cover the possibilities below.

First, let’s talk about our “Six Month Smiles” program. While conventional adult braces available near Arlington, VA can take up to two years to straighten your teeth, these can usually get the job done in about six months.

The key difference is that conventional braces focus on all your teeth, including perfecting the bite of your back teeth. The problem though is that your back teeth take longer to straighten, which is why the process takes longer.

The braces used in the “Six Month Smiles” program focus only straightening your front teeth. The ones people see when you smile, and that can be fixed in as little as six months!

They’re virtually invisible, owing to the fact that they use tooth-colored brackets and wires, which means you can laugh, talk, eat, and smile with confidence while wearing them.

Of course, if you have problems chewing food, and have a serious misalignment with your back teeth, conventional adult braces in Arlington, VA may make more sense for you. If so, that’s fine, but if you’re looking for a purely cosmetic fix, this is a great way to go!

Another great option, if you’re considering adult braces near Arlington, VA, is our “Invisalign” technology. Dr. Johnson has been offering this technology to his patients for several years now, and Annandale Smiles is a preferred Invisalign provider.

The technology can be used to treat everything from minor improvements to the aesthetic of your smile to extensive adjustments. Invisalign can help with:

  • Overly crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • And more!

If you’re interested in the technology, the first thing we’ll do is get you into our office to make a detailed scan of your mouth and the architecture of your teeth. Using that, we’ll create a series of custom-made sets of aligners, using a clear plastic which is virtually invisible and easy to remove.

Only you will know you’re wearing them, and they can be taken out when you eat, drink, brush, floss, or for special occasions.

About every two weeks, you’ll get a new set of aligners which you’ll swap out for the old, with each set continuing to move your teeth closer into their optimal alignment. About every six weeks, we’ll ask you to come back into our office so we can check your progress and update the treatment plan accordingly.

The best part is, thanks to advanced 3D imaging, we can show you what your smile will look like at the end of the process!

In all, we offer three great options if you’re considering adult braces in Arlington, VA: Conventional, “Six Month Smiles,” and Invisalign technology. If you’re not sure which one is right for you, we can discuss the possibilities in detail when you visit our office.

If it turns out that none of those three offer exactly what you’re looking for, then there’s another alternative to consider: Porcelain Veneers.

This is a superb, cost-effective way to enhance your smile, no braces required!

Here, we’ll create custom fitting front faces for your teeth, fashioned from porcelain, and bond them to your natural tooth surface. It’s a fast, effective way to give you an award-winning smile you can be proud of!

Note, however, that this is purely a cosmetic fix, and if you have some deeper underlying issue (over or underbite, crossbite, problems chewing, etc.) then conventional braces are almost certainly a better option, but again, if you’re simply looking for a cosmetic fix, veneers are a possibility worth looking into.

If you’re considering adult braces, and live in Arlington, VA, or surrounding areas, call us or stop by our office today. We’ve got lots of options to choose from, and can help you pick the solution that’s best for you.

We do a lot more than just cosmetic dentistry though, so if you’re overdue for a cleaning, or have some general dentistry work you need attended to, we’re happy to help with that as well.

Our treatment rooms feature state of the art equipment, and we work hard to maximize your comfort, including offering little extras like TVs in each room, headphones, and even blankets to keep you warm while we work on your smile!

We accept all PPO dental insurance, and are considered “in network” with the following providers:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Carefirst
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Metlife
  • Principal
  • Sun Life
  • And United Concordia (all plans except for active military)

If you don’t have dental insurance, not to worry! You can still save a bundle by signing up for our Platinum Membership Program, so don’t put it off. It’s never been easier to get the smile you’ve always wanted!