Orthodontist in Bowie & Hyattsville, MD
Welcome to the practice of Winning Smiles Orthodontics, one of the premier providers of orthodontic services in the community. Conveniently located in Hyattsville and Bowie, Maryland, Winning Smiles Orthodontics serves the orthodontic needs of patients who live and work in and around Washington, DC, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Winning Smiles Orthodontics has one of the finest reputations in the area for providing top-quality orthodontic treatment and world-class customer service.
Always on the cutting edge of orthodontics, Winning Smiles Orthodontics utilizes the most innovative braces available on the market today, from self-ligation braces to invisible ceramic braces to Invisalign®. We also utilize the latest in computer and digital technology such as digital imaging and digital radiography to ensure that our patients have minimal exposure to x-rays. Using advanced sterilization techniques, our highly trained staff works tirelessly to ensure that every patient receives a beautiful, healthy smile in a safe and hygienic environment.
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Since 1997, Winning Smiles Orthodontics has provided professional diagnostics with the latest technology to help patients improve their smile with dental appliances. We understand the importance of straightening teeth to have a strong bite that permits consuming a healthy diet. Properly aligned teeth are vital to prevent jaw problems such as temporomandibular disorder that leads to teeth grinding and headaches. While in the past, patients often waited until they were teenagers to seek orthodontic care, we urge parents to bring younger children to his facility for an examination. In addition, many older adults are seeking types of orthodontics that were not available when they were younger. Orthodontic treatment is designed to improve small or major malocclusions with a variety of customized options.
One of the nation’s top orthodontists, Winning Smiles Orthodontics understands how to fit ceramic or metal braces on a patient’s teeth to improve malocclusions, crooked teeth or bad bites. Each patient undergoes a thorough examination to determine their precise dental health issues before customized braces are designed and placed on their teeth. Patients can choose from traditional metal braces, gold braces, or clear (ceramic) braces.
Invisalign® is an orthodontic device suitable for mild to moderate malocclusions of the teeth. When a patient is approved to wear Invisalign®, they undergo a three-dimensional imaging test to create a series of clear plastic braces from a mold. A computer software program is able to design a series of aligners that have slightly different configurations. A patient will wear one set of Invisalign® for approximately two weeks before switching to a new set. Each set of aligners presses against a patient’s teeth to move the teeth slowly to a better position. Winning Smiles Orthodontics may want to see the old set to determine how the plastic is wearing down to determine if the devices are working correctly. The number of sets that patients require varies between 20 and 30, depending on their malocclusions. Invisalign® is designed to realign a patient’s teeth in approximately one year.
At Winning Smiles Orthodontics, we may recommend that a patient wear a retainer made of plastic combined with wire. There are two types of retainers – removable and fixed. Removable may be made of clear plastic that is molded to fit around the teeth. Removable retainers are also made with metal wires that go around the outside of the teeth. Fixed contain thin wires that are bonded to the teeth. Fixed retainers are usually recommended when the orthodontic treatment resulted in a major change to the patient’s bite or when there is a high risk of reversal.
Winning Smiles Orthodontics recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires, and we pride ourselves on the courteous service we deliver to each patient who comes into our office. Whether you are an adult, a child or a teenager, our knowledgeable doctors and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve – a healthy, attractive, and Winning smile!