Silver Spring dentist and orthodontist Dr. David Rever works with adult patients on an individual basis to determine the most suitable solution for their oral health needs. As an experienced general dentist, Dr. Rever can meet your orthodontic needs in a comprehensive manner and ensure that your result also supports long-term oral health.
Treatment options can range from traditional metal braces in cases of complex problems, to several types of invisible braces. The goal of your treatment is to restore a natural, balanced bite that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Adult Orthodontics in Silver Spring
Do you hide your smile because of crooked teeth? Do you suffer from an uncomfortable bite or jaw pain?
Many adults could benefit from orthodontic treatment, even if they had braces as a child. The many advances in technique, materials, and the growth of invisible braces enable adult patients to address a wide range of dental health concerns. Address bite problems and cosmetic goals with discreet, comfortable, and efficient orthodontic care.
Orthodontics for adults can straighten crooked teeth, address bite concerns, and realign teeth that have shifted after previous treatment. A straighter smile is also a healthier smile. Reduce the risk of developing a range of common dental concerns and support your long-term dental health. Depending on your needs, treatment options can include the following.
Metal braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments that can straighten teeth and correct misaligned bites. They consist of the traditional metal brackets and wires visible on the front of the teeth. The orthodontist bonds metal brackets to the teeth and a metal archwire that runs through them. The orthodontist will periodically adjust the archwire in order to move the teeth into the desired positions.
Metal braces continue to be an effective method for correcting dental issues. We use metal braces to correct more complex tooth misalignment issues and bite problems.
Clear braces are an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment option for those looking to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces. They are a very light or clear plastic version of traditional brackets and wires. They are less noticeable than traditional metal braces, and offer a discreet way to achieve a straighter smile.
There are several types of invisible braces available that can reposition the teeth for mild to moderate concerns or cosmetic goals. Clear braces can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites and crossbites. Your orthodontist places clear braces on the front of the teeth, the same way as metal braces.
Clear aligners are the latest breakthrough in teeth straightening technology. They offer an effective and the most discreet orthodontic treatment for mild to moderate concerns. Clear aligners consist of a clear and flexible plastic material that we custom-mold to each patient’s mouth. The aligners gradually move the teeth into position over a period of time, resulting in a beautiful and natural smile.
Clear aligners provide an efficient and comfortable alternative to traditional braces, allowing patients to enjoy their desired results without having to worry about metal brackets or wires. Dr. Rever offers ClearCorrect and is a Silver Spring Invisalign® provider. These clear aligner systems offer relatively fast treatment times with great cosmetic results.
Lingual braces are similar in structure to traditional metal braces. However, your orthodontist attaches them to the back of the teeth to make your treatment “invisible”. Lingual braces are effective for both adults and children, and can correct a variety of dental issues including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite.
Fixed or removable oral appliances that change the structure of the jaw or palate. They allow for a more comfortable and healthy bite. We often use orthodontic devices in conjunction with braces for treatment that is comprehensive and will provide lasting results.
Healthy smiles and great results: the benefits of comprehensive care under one roof.
I had my braces done at Advanced Total Dental Care with Dr. Rever; he and his staff are always very welcoming and professional. Dr. Rever is a perfectionist and will leave your teeth as straight as can be. I’m extremely satisfied with the work that he did through the course of my treatment. He Runs a very up to date and friendly office, never disappoints! Patricia R.
Do Adults Need to Wear a Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment?
Yes, wearing a retainer is the most important part of orthodontic treatment. Everyone that completes ortho treatment should wear a retainer for some time. You can maintain your beautiful new smile for years to come with the daily use of a retainer.
A retainer helps maintain the position of teeth and prevent them from moving back to their original position. It typically consists of plastic and wire, or acrylic. The method of wearing a retainer depends on how much movement there is between the teeth before treatment and how much movement there will be after treatment.
Dr. Rever will discuss the right type of retainer for you and provides instructions on how best to keep your smile looking its best.
Schedule A Complimentary Consultation
Dr. Rever welcomes new adult patients seeking orthodontic care as well as comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our Silver Spring office serves many local areas including Fairland, Laurel, Burtonsville, Colesville, and Columbia, MD. Request your complimentary orthodontics consultation by calling us at (301) 637-0960 or request an appointment online.