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Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf
3500 Old Washington Road, Suite 301, Waldorf, MD 20602

Is an Orthodontist the Same as a Dentist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed a minimum of two additional years of specialty training in the field of orthodontic work, which specializes in correcting structural irregularities of the teeth and jaw. Treatments can include surgery or orthodontic appliances with braces being the most common orthodontic appliances used, particularly on older children and teenagers. If you’ve been searching for an, “orthodontist near me”, then call our Waldorf office and make an appointment.

Why Do People Get Braces in Waldorf?

Braces are common for children, but they’ve become increasingly common among adults as well. Recent technological advances have provided a wide variety of choices and many are almost invisible. Although the reasons for getting orthodontic work vary by the patient, it’s usually done to correct structural irregularities or misalignment of the teeth and jaw, including:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Buck teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

These are all considered structural misalignments that can cause earaches and headaches as well as issues with speech and chewing. They can also be responsible for the formation of decay because food particles can become trapped in the many crevices. Many patients find that restoring the structural alignment of their face can enhance their appearance. If you’d like a consultation about orthodontic services in our Waldorf office, then call us today to schedule an appointment.

What Are the Different Types of Braces in Waldorf?

Braces are available in the traditional metal style as well as ceramic, clear and invisible styles. Metal is the most commonly used for children because it’s the most cost-effective option and it can fix severe issues quickly. However, your orthodontic dentist will recommend the best types of braces for your situation, and you’ll receive the best results by following their recommendation. Call us today to get started on your orthodontic work.

Can My Child Get Braces in Waldorf?

We provide orthodontic procedures for many children. We don’t want our young patients to feel as though they’re the only ones who need orthodontic work nor are they being punished for needing the procedure, so we remain entirely dedicated to them. When a child has a positive dental experience at an early age, then they’re more likely to establish lifelong habits of good oral hygiene. If your child needs orthodontic work in Waldorf, then call our office to schedule an appointment.

Can I Get Adult Braces in Waldorf?

No longer just for children, many adults are getting these orthodontic appliances to provide the basis for a beautiful smile, so if you need straight, even teeth, call us today. We offer styles that are almost invisible, so no one will know that you’re wearing them. As an adult getting braces, you may want to look into invisible braces or clear aligners. Good oral health is vital to your overall good health, and having straight teeth that are properly aligned is one of the first steps to having good oral health, so call us today if you need to correct your misaligned teeth.

How Will I Know How Much My Orthodontic Work Will Cost?

During your first consultation in our Waldorf office, your orthodontic dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, and then we’ll provide you with a comprehensive estimate of your braces cost. We accept most types of dental insurance, plus we have a dental discount plan and a variety of payment plans available, so we’re sure to help you afford the dental treatment that you need.

Even though the initial cost of an adult brace may seem expensive, it can be very cost-effective over time. Unlike dentures that need special cleaning solutions and maintenance and may need to be replaced periodically, once your teeth are straightened, the results will last for your lifetime without needing an update as long as you heed your orthodontist’s advice. You’ll continue to use good oral hygiene, and you’ll avoid the decay and cavities that may cause expensive dental work in the future. You may find that considering all these factors, an orthodontic appliance can be your most cost-effective alternative. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, then call our Waldorf office today and let us help you.

Is There an Affordable Orthodontist in Waldorf?

If you’re looking for an affordable orthodontist in Waldorf, then call Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf at (301) 861-0665 and schedule an appointment. Our office features dentists and specialists skilled in orthodontics. We will do out best to help you afford the treatment you need that will provide you with a beautiful smile and straight, even teeth. We’ll work with you so that your payments are within your budgetary parameters and you’re happy with the outcome. Don’t wait, call us today and let’s get started on regaining your good oral health.

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