Braces

Georgetown Orthodontics

Maya Oliver, DDS

Orthodontist located in Washington, DC

Because of modern advancements in orthodontic technology, as with Damon™ Smile braces, you can achieve your smile goals quicker than ever before. As a top-rated orthodontist with extensive experience in both traditional and innovative braces technology, Maya V. Oliver, DDS, can help you find the best braces for your needs at Georgetown Orthodontics. Book your braces consultation at this Washington, DC-based practice online, or call the office to schedule an appointment.

Braces Q & A

Why do I need braces?

Braces can realign your teeth into their proper positions and leave you with a perfect smile. Even though aesthetic considerations are certainly an important reason to get braces, there are a number of other reasons why you may need braces. Correcting your smile and bite with braces can:

  • Prevent bone erosion and issues with biting on your cheeks, lips, or gums
  • Make it easier to clean your teeth, minimizing your risk of cavities and gum disease
  • Correct your bite so you can properly chew, which lowers your chances of broken teeth

Your personalized orthodontic treatment can even help with your self-esteem since you’re going to be able to smile confidently.

Which type of braces are best?

Georgetown Orthodontics is home to state-of-the-art orthodontic tools and equipment, so Dr. Oliver can provide several different types of braces, depending on your needs. One of the latest and most in-demand kinds of braces are Damon braces.

These innovative braces are unique in that the archwires don’t have to be tied down with heavy bands. With traditional braces, you need regular adjustments to have archwires replaced and tied down with new bands since bands stretch out over time.  

Damon braces involve attaching either silver or clear brackets — depending on your preference — to your teeth. These brackets are designed with built-in doors that can easily be opened and closed to secure archwires in place. No unsightly colored bands needed.

This results in less friction during teeth movement. Not only can this lead to less orthodontic discomfort, but your overall treatment time is also reduced.

Even though the revolutionary Damon Smile braces system is often considered the best type of braces, it isn’t for everyone. If needed or preferred, Dr. Oliver continues to offer traditional braces or even Invisalign® clear aligners, so you have several options available for correcting your smile.

How long do I need to wear braces?

At Georgetown Orthodontics, your entire braces treatment plan is personalized to you, your lifestyle, and your budget. Dr. Oliver can let you know how long you need to wear your braces, based on which type you choose and the severity of your alignment issues.

With traditional braces, it’s common to need to wear them for anywhere from one to three years. If, however, you opt for Damon braces, this time is significantly reduced. Plus, you won’t need as many office visits, which saves you time.

Schedule your braces consultation at Georgetown Orthodontics today. Request an appointment online, or call the office directly.