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Braces, are orthodontic devices designed to correct misaligned teeth and improve the bite. Braces consist of brackets (small pieces that are attached to each tooth) and wires that connect through the brackets. Over time, the wires apply gentle pressure that moves the teeth into their correct position. Treatment time can vary depending on the individual case, but our expert orthodontists at Top Dental will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Say goodbye to crooked teeth and hello to a beautiful, healthy smile with braces!

Types of Braces for a Straighter Smile

Achieving a straighter smile is easier than ever with different types of braces available. Here are the options:

  • Metal Braces: These are the traditional braces that use pressure to realign teeth. The small brackets are attached to the teeth and connected by a wire that the dentist or orthodontist will tighten periodically to move the teeth gradually.
  • Ceramic Braces: These are a more discreet option than metal braces, as they are virtually invisible due to their ivory-colored hue. They are as effective as metal braces and suitable for all types of patients.
  • Aligners: also known as Invisible Braces aligners are a comfortable and transparent option that allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly. They fit well and are easy to remove.
  • Retainers: After completing the braces treatment, dental retainers help to maintain the corrections achieved and minimize unwanted teeth movements. They are important to stabilize the new positions of the teeth.

Correcting Bites with Braces

Discover the types of bites that can be improved with braces.


An overbite is when the top front teeth stick out over the bottom front teeth. This can make your smile look gummy and your chin appear small.


An underbite is when the bottom front teeth stick out past the top front teeth. This can make your jaw look bigger and your chin appear more prominent.

Open bite

An open bite is when the front or back teeth don't touch when you bite down. This can cause speech problems, difficulty biting into food, and can even lead to jaw pain.


Crowded teeth occur when there isn't enough space in your mouth for all of your teeth. This can cause teeth to overlap, making it harder to keep your teeth clean and leading to an increased risk of tooth decay.

Misplaced Midline

A misplaced midline occurs when the center line between your top and bottom front teeth doesn't match up. This can cause an uneven smile and jaw discomfort.


Spacing refers to gaps between teeth. These gaps can occur anywhere in the mouth, but are most common between the front two teeth. Some people find gaps to be charming, while others may feel self-conscious about them.


A crossbite is when some of your upper teeth sit inside your lower teeth. This can cause uneven wear on your teeth, jaw discomfort, and may even cause your jaw to shift to one side.

Patients with Braces

Meet the patients who are already aligning their smiles with braces at Top Dental

Explore Our Orthodontic FAQs

Curious about orthodontic treatment (braces)? Find answers to commonly asked questions to guide your journey.
  • What is the cost of braces?
    The cost of braces varies widely depending on factors like location, type of braces, and duration of treatment. On average, traditional metal braces cost between $3,500 to $7,500.
  • Do braces hurt when they're first put on?
    While the process of getting braces doesn't typically cause pain, you may experience soreness or discomfort in the first few days as your mouth adjusts to the braces and the pressure they exert on your teeth.
  • How long does it take to get used to braces?
    It typically takes a few weeks to get used to braces. Initially, you may feel some discomfort and awkwardness as you adjust to the new sensation of braces on your teeth.
  • How do braces work to straighten teeth?
    Braces apply continuous pressure on teeth over time, gradually moving them into the desired position. This pressure causes bone remodeling, allowing teeth to shift and align.
  • How many follow-up appointments should I attend?
    The number of follow-up appointments depends on the duration of your treatment. Generally, appointments are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks for adjustments and progress monitoring.
  • How often should I visit the orthodontist during braces treatment?
    Typically, orthodontic visits are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments to braces. Regular visits are crucial to ensure treatment effectiveness.
  • Can I eat normally with braces?
    Yes, but certain foods should be avoided or consumed with caution to prevent damage to braces. Sticky, hard, or chewy foods can dislodge brackets or bend wires.
  • Can braces fix overbites or underbites?
    Yes, braces can correct overbites, underbites, and other misalignments by gradually shifting teeth into proper alignment. Orthodontic treatment is tailored to each patient's specific dental issues.
  • Are there alternatives to traditional metal braces?
    Yes, alternatives like lingual braces (placed on the inside of teeth), and clear aligners (like Invisalign) offer discreet treatment options for straightening teeth.
  • How can I find out if my dental insurance covers orthodontics?
    To determine if your dental insurance covers orthodontic treatment, please provide us with your insurance information via email at Our team will then verify your coverage options and provide guidance on any necessary steps, such as pre-authorization, to facilitate your orthodontic treatment.
  • How can I get a payment plan for braces?
    To obtain a payment plan for braces, you can call (703) 393-9393 to schedule an evaluation appointment with our orthodontic specialist. We offer an internal financing option with no credit check required. You can start your treatment on the same day with an initial payment of $500.

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