Braces Specialist

Glow Orthodontics

Orthodontists located in Manassas, VA & Woodbridge, VA

Do you want to feel more confident while flashing your smile? Braces can solve numerous dental problems, leaving you with straighter teeth and a corrected bite. To get the smile you’ve always dreamed of, visit Glow Orthodontics at one of their locations in Woodbridge, Manassas, or Fredericksburg, Virginia. There, orthodontist Dr. Nitika Mittal helps patients achieve their ideal smiles with efficient, individualized care.

Braces Q & A

What problems can braces correct?

Braces can address several dental problems that affect the appearance, structure, and integrity of your smile. Some of the most common issues that braces can resolve include:

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Crowding
  • Gaps
  • Bite problems

In some cases, braces can also help if you have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.

It’s helpful to get braces as soon as orthodontic problems are present. That prevents future complications and minimizes the amount of time you or your child needs to wear braces.

What types of braces are offered?

Dr. Nitika Mittal offers different types of braces, depending on your individual needs. The most common types of braces are:

  • Traditional Metal Braces: Made from stainless steel, traditional metal braces are more comfortable than ever. They utilize metal brackets and wires, and you can add colored elastic bands to add a distinctive flair to your smile.
  • Self-Ligating Braces: Self-ligating braces are similar to traditional braces, and the brackets are made of metal, ceramic, or clear materials. While traditional braces involve the use of rubber bands or elastics to help shift your teeth, self-ligating braces have specialized clips that guide teeth into place. This reduces pressure on the teeth and requires fewer adjustments.
  • Clear (Ceramic) Braces: Ceramic braces are made from clear materials and are less noticeable than metal braces. They are a good option if you are self-conscious about getting braces, but they require excellent oral hygiene habits.
  • Clear Aligners: Clear aligners are invisible and removable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth gradually. The aligners don’t cause abrasions or stains on the teeth the way traditional braces can. Clear aligners are usually best for patients who don’t have serious bite issues or major dental concerns.
  • Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are attached behind your teeth, so they are invisible when you speak or smile. These types of braces are custom-made and are a perfect option for models, actors, or other professionals who have cosmetic concerns about wearing braces.

He also offers the Propel procedure, which involves drilling tiny holes in your gum line to help your teeth shift faster. This revolutionary treatment can reduce the amount of time you need braces by more than 50%.

What are the benefits of getting braces?

Braces are the best way to resolve both minor and more complicated dental problems that have to do with the placement and position of your teeth. Dr. Nitika Mittal helps fix underlying issues and provides the best course of treatment to correct your bite.

With a focus on maximizing your appointment times and minimizing waiting, Dr. Nitika Mittal wants your braces treatment to be a painless, efficient journey.

To request an individualized consultation, call the office to make an appointment today.