Crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth can create oral health problems and make you feel self-conscious about your smile.
Orthodontics can straighten teeth in children, teens, and adults for healthier, more attractive smiles.
Smile Designer DDS in Arlington, VA, provides patients with effective orthodontic treatments like braces and clear aligners.
What Can Orthodontics Treat?
Orthodontics can help correct a variety of dental concerns, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Teeth grinding
- Rotated teeth
If you or your child have any of these dental concerns, our orthodontist can help determine a treatment plan.
A Straighter & Healthier Smile Is Attainable in Arlington, VA
Our team of Arlington dentists includes Dr. Sooyeon Ahn, an Ivy League-trained orthodontist who can improve the health, functionality, and appearance of your smile. Orthodontic treatment may be what you need to give yourself a dazzling smile and set yourself up for a lifetime of good oral health.
If you or your child have misaligned teeth and you think you could benefit from orthodontics, we invite you to request a consultation with our orthodontist by filling out our contact form or by calling our Arlington, VA, office:
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The Orthodontic Treatment Timeline
Am I Too Old for Orthodontics?
Though children can receive orthodontics starting around the age of 12 when teeth have fully erupted, many adults can benefit from treatment, too. Adults with imperfect smiles often report that they feel uncomfortable in social situations like giving presentations at work and going on dates. Orthodontics can help children and adults alike achieve straighter and healthier smiles that can boost their confidence and improve their oral health. If you're an adult who's uncomfortable with the idea of wearing braces, we encourage you to ask our orthodontist about Invisalign.
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Very good experiences with this office! I went for a cleaning then made another appointment for a consultation to get my retainer re-fitted and both appointments were very efficient. Dr Hae Lim Ji was so nice and very knowledgeable. I felt like she explained things better than I’ve ever experienced at other dentist offices which I appreciated. I don’t dread going to this dentist!!View On Google
Why Choose an Orthodontist
INSTEAD OF A DENTIST?
In addition to completing four years of general dentistry training, an orthodontist must undergo training specific to the field of orthodontics.
Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in tooth and jaw alignment, so they can plan and oversee leading-edge orthodontic treatments even if you have severe malocclusion.
Their advanced training and understanding of how to align the teeth and jaws can result in optimal results when you choose an orthodontist like Dr. Ahn for your treatment.
Paying for Treatment
Many insurance plans contribute to the cost of orthodontics such as braces and Invisalign as they can prevent many dental concerns. Our friendly staff will help patients maximize their benefits. Our Arlington office also offers financing options through CareCredit® to help patients pay for any out-of-pocket costs, so treatment can easily fit into a patient's budget.