Comprehensive Care for Orthodontic Concerns in Silver Spring
Dr. David Rever can straighten your teeth and address concerns with the function and comfort of your bite. Dr. Rever provides a unique blend of general dentistry and modern orthodontics. We can help you maintain the health of your smile while monitoring and providing treatments for orthodontic problems. As an experienced dentist and trained orthodontist, Dr. Rever can provide complete orthodontics care. He will transform your smile while also improving your oral health and wellness.
Why Choose Us for Your Orthodontic Care?
Dr. David Rever has been serving patients in our community for more than 30 years. He offers his patients orthodontic treatment options at his Silver Spring orthodontist office.
Dr. Rever has completed the thorough International Association for Orthodontics (IAO) Orthodontic Training Program. He served as the Mid-Atlantic IAO board representative, and is now the president. A pledge to continuing education keeps him current on the newest orthodontic systems and software. He uses modern techniques and appliances.
Dr. Rever provides individual orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults. He can help you or your child achieve a healthier, beautiful smile with the right treatment choice. The range of choices you have today can shorten your treatment time with better results. For example, the use of clear aligners for teens and adults is an effective way to address both cosmetic and occlusion problems. Even after previous orthodontic care, Dr. Rever is able to address your orthodontic relapse issues.
Orthodontics: What Can We Fix?
Orthodontics can address cosmetic concerns, realign the bite, and fix different types of malocclusion. For example:
- Excess Spacing or crowding: Spacing or crowding could mean there is too little or too much room between the teeth.
- Overjet: An overjet is a condition in which the upper front teeth protrude past the lower front teeth. Sometimes dentists call this state “buck teeth”.
- Misplaced midline: A misplaced midline is a condition in which the center of the upper and lower teeth do not align. This can happen for many reasons, but it is usually due to an improper bite or jaw growth.
- Overbite: The upper teeth have excess vertical overlap, thereby covering the bottom teeth. In severe cases, the bottom teeth will begin to touch the roof of the mouth.
- Open bite: An open bite is a dental malocclusion that has no vertical overlap or contact between the top and bottom teeth when you fully close your mouth.
- Underbite: An underbite is a type of malocclusion where the lower jaw protrudes forward and down. Here, the lower front teeth protrude in front of the upper front teeth.
Orthodontics can treat the effects of thumb sucking and other oral-related habits as well. These habits can adversely affect tooth development in growing children. Myofunctional habits like thumb sucking and other oral habits can affect the way teeth grow, as well as speech. Dr. Rever will track your child’s oral health as they grow. He will give fitting advice to make sure that your child will enjoy a healthy and functional smile in the long run.
Orthodontics Treatment Options
Dr. Rever offers all types of orthodontic treatments, from traditional metal braces to clear aligners from Invisalign®. He sees patients of all ages, including adolescents and adults. He will evaluate all aspects of your bite and dental health and discuss your cosmetic concerns. Dr. Rever will work with you to decide the best treatment option for your unique dental health needs and cosmetic goals.
The length of your treatment time will depend on the type of braces you need and the severity of your concerns. For some patients, treatment may be as short as a few months. During the treatment planning process, Dr. Rever will discuss all aspects of your orthodontic care, including a timeline and what to expect.
Early Orthodontic Treatments
An uneven bite often prevents the teeth from making proper contact. This can lead to worn teeth, damaged teeth, and bite problems. For this reason, most orthodontists suggest early treatment for children with jaw structure abnormalities and malocclusion. This will create a healthier base as the adult teeth erupt. To learn more about starting orthodontics early, see Early Treatment.
It is never too late to correct misaligned teeth. With advancements in dentistry, getting braces at any age is possible. We tailor our orthodontic treatments to the individual, not an age group. Regardless of your age, you can benefit from braces if you have crooked teeth, malocclusion or other issues.
- Traditional Braces: These are metal brackets and wires that treat more serious cases of malocclusion.
- Ceramic Braces: The ceramic braces mimic the design of metal braces, but the brackets are white or clear. This makes it easier for braces to blend in with teeth, and are nearly invisible.
- Lingual Braces: The lingual braces are metal brackets, but they are located on the back of teeth. One of the most unnoticed orthodontic treatment options.
- Fast Braces®: A patented orthodontic device that uses special brackets and wires. It rapidly realigns the roots and crowns of the teeth.
- Six Month Smiles®: A cosmetic braces system that uses tooth-colored wires and clear brackets to straighten teeth in six months.
To learn more about orthodontics for adults, see Adult Orthodontics.
Similar to Invisalign, ClearCorrect is a clear aligner orthodontic system that straightens teeth in a discreet way. To learn more about this brand of clear aligners, see ClearCorrect
A custom-made series of invisible plastic aligners to treat mild to moderate cases of crooked teeth. It can also fix crowded, protruding, and unevenly spaced teeth, as well as bite problems. To learn more about your Invisalign treatment options, see Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen.
Post-orthodontic care is an important part of the orthodontic treatment process. It involves taking steps to ensure that the teeth and bite remain in their desired positions after you complete your braces treatment. It includes regular check-ups, wearing a retainer, and following good oral hygiene habits. Post-orthodontic care is essential to maintain the results of orthodontic treatment and prevent teeth from shifting back to their original position.
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Schedule A Complimentary Consultation
To learn more about how orthodontic treatment can improve your long-term dental health, schedule a free orthodontic consult. Dr. David Rever is accepting new patients in his Silver Spring dentist office.
Dr. Rever works with you on an individual basis to achieve a mouth that feels as good as it looks. You will have a smile that you are proud to share with others each day. We welcome patients of all ages! Get dental care for all of your oral health needs in one convenient location. We serve many local communities including Burtonsville, Laurel, Colesville, and Fairland, MD. To schedule a visit to our orthodontic practice, contact us at (301) 637-0960, or request an appointment online.