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Riverdale Orthodontics

Proactive treatment is essential in ensuring the long-term health and aesthetic appeal of every smile. At The Dental Group, we provide orthodontic treatment to patients and families throughout Riverdale, Mt. Rainier, New Carrollton, Bladensburg, Hyattsville, and the surrounding communities. Our comprehensive orthodontic treatments ensure straight, beautiful smiles, and help make daily oral hygiene easier for everyone in your family.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that diagnoses and preemptively treats the shape of the smile and jaw, as well as correcting bite and jaw alignment. While some perceive orthodontics as a purely aesthetic measure, Dr. Hagan provides patients with comprehensive care that will not only make your smile cosmetically appealing but will ensure the long-lasting health and stability of your dentition. Straightened teeth expose a greater degree of the tooth’s surface area, making a regular oral hygiene routine more effective at limiting the chances of decay. Failing to properly align your bite may lead to the grinding of teeth, wearing down certain teeth disproportionately and weakening the smile as a whole. 

Traditional Orthodontics

Traditional treatment can begin as young as seven and remain beneficial throughout adulthood. Our orthodontist at The Dental Group offers traditional preventive treatment including spacers, palatial expanders, and traditional bonded braces. Spacers and palatial expanders allow us to influence the growth of your child’s jaw, creating enough room for the growth of their adult teeth, and correcting slight to severe malocclusion to avoid the needing more extensive treatments in the future.

Adults and children alike benefit from traditional braces, straightening their teeth through bonded brackets connected via wire. Our family orthodontist also provides multiple colors of bands for your brackets, allowing you to customize the look of your braces to fit your tastes. Once your braces are no longer necessary, we will provide you with a retainer, ensuring that your straightened smile lasts a lifetime.

Discreet Orthodontic Treatment

Should you want to straighten your smile, but don’t want the visibility of traditional braces, The Dental Group also offers discrete alternatives with lingual and ceramic braces. Lingual braces are bonded to the interior of the teeth, allowing them to correct the alignment of your teeth, without the visibility of traditional front-facing brackets.

Likewise, ceramic braces provide patients with an aesthetic alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. This appliance is made using tooth-colored ceramic, minimizing the appearance of your braces while still giving you the full benefit of orthodontic treatment by our Riverdale orthodontist.

Contact Our Riverdale Orthodontist

If you are looking for an orthodontist to correct the smiles of your whole family, contact The Dental Group today.