Adult Orthodontics Silver Spring, MD

Silver Spring dentist and orthodontist Dr. David Rever works with adult patients to determine the best treatment for their health. As an experienced general dentist, Dr. Rever can meet your orthodontic needs, including treating crooked and overcrowded teeth. Adult orthodontics in Silver Spring, MD, can straighten your teeth to improve the look and health of your smile.

Adult treatment options can range from traditional metal braces to several invisible braces. We aim to restore your teeth for a natural, balanced, and functional bite.

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Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?

We can straighten crooked teeth, address bite concerns, and realign teeth that shift after previous treatment. A straighter smile is also a healthier smile. Straightening teeth can prevent common dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

It can be difficult to clean between crooked teeth. Harmful bacteria that cause tooth and gum infections can build between teeth. Braces and aligners can support your long-term dental health. After you straighten your teeth, it will be simpler to brush and floss. Once you reach your cosmetic goals, you will be more motivated to care for your teeth and gums.

Adult Orthodontics in Silver Spring, MD

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 various dental health concerns. Depending on your needs, treatment options can include the following:

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments. Braces can straighten teeth and correct misaligned bites. They consist of traditional metal brackets, wires, and elastic on the front of the teeth.

During braces treatment, our orthodontist bonds metal brackets to the teeth. They feed a metal archwire through them. Our orthodontist will adjust the archwire at regular visits to move the teeth into straighter positions. Metal braces continue to be an effective method for correcting dental issues. We use metal braces to correct more complex tooth misalignment and bite problems.

Clear Braces

This increasingly popular orthodontic treatment option helps straighten teeth without less noticeable braces. Clear braces are a light or clear plastic version of traditional brackets and wires. They are less noticeable than conventional 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 many orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Our orthodontist places clear braces on the front of the teeth, the same way as metal braces.

Clear Aligners

This modern treatment is more discreet than metal braces. Clear aligners offer effective treatment for mild to moderate concerns. Our clear aligners consist of flexible plastic aligners. We customize these aligners for each patient.

Patients’ teeth will straighten as they switch out each pair of aligners every two weeks. The aligners move the teeth into position over time. This results in a beautiful and natural smile. Clear aligners provide an efficient and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. They allow patients to enjoy their results without worrying 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

These braces are similar to traditional metal braces. However, we attach them to the back of the teeth. This makes your treatment “invisible.” These braces are effective for adults and children.

Like other braces, they can correct crowding, spacing problems, crossbites, overbites, and underbites. However, they may be difficult to clean because of their placement.

Functional Orthodontics

These fixed or removable appliances are best for children, as they change the structure of the jaw or palate. They allow for a more comfortable and healthy bite. We often use orthodontic devices with braces for comprehensive treatment that will provide lasting results.

Many children may need early treatment to help their jaw and palate develop properly. Early care can prevent future orthodontic and TMJ problems.

Healthy smiles and great results: the benefits of high-quality 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 Braces?

Yes, wearing a retainer keeps teeth straight. Everyone who completes orthodontic treatment should wear a retainer. You can maintain your new smile by wearing a retainer daily. This device helps maintain your tooth position. It prevents them from moving back to their original position.

A retainer uses plastic, wire, or acrylic. The method of wearing a retainer depends on movement between the teeth before and after treatment. At first, we recommend wearing your retainer constantly. After some time, we may recommend wearing them at night.

Dr. Rever will discuss the correct type of retainer for you. He will also provide at-home instructions on keeping your smile looking its best. Like mouthguards, you can soak your retainer in a mouthguard cleaner. You can also clean your retainer with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a mild liquid soap. Toothpaste can be too harsh for the retainer.

We will also provide a case. If you lose your retainer or do not wear it for days at a time, you will need a replacement. Let us know, and we will create one for you.

Make A Free Consultation

Do you hide your smile? Are you looking for treatment for an uncomfortable bite or jaw pain? Dr. Rever welcomes new adult patients seeking dental care. He provides comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment. Fixing crooked teeth can create an even, comfortable bite.

See what adult orthodontics in Silver Spring, MD, can do for your smile. Call us at (301) 637-0960. You can also schedule an appointment online. Our Silver Spring office serves many local areas, including Fairland, Laurel, Burtonsville, Colesville, and Columbia, MD. If you have any questions about straightening your teeth, please let us know at your next visit.