Type of braces

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.

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Clear (Ceramic) Braces​

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.

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OUR LOCATION

Greater Washington Dentistry

Pediatrics | Orthodontics | Family

Shohreh Sharif, D.D.S. & Associates P.C.

8626 Lee Highway
Suite 205
Fairfax, VA 22031

Telephone: (703) 992-9222

Fax:  (703) 992-9275

E-mail: gwd.merrifield@gmail.com

Shohreh Sharif, D.D.S & Associates P.C.

Conveniently Located at:


Fair Oaks Hospital Campus
3700 Joseph Seiwick Drive # 104
Fairfax, VA 22033

Telephone:(703) 620-9122

Fax: (703) 620-6033

E-mail: dds.sharif@gmail.com

We Will Be Happy To See You on:

Monday:

8AM - 5PM

Tuesday:

8AM - 5PM

Wednesday:

8AM - 5PM

Thursday:

8AM - 5PM

Friday:

8AM - 3PM

Saturday:

By Appt.

OUR LOCATION

Greater Washington Dentistry

Pediatrics | Orthodontics | Family

Shohreh Sharif, D.D.S. & Associates P.C.

8626 Lee Highway
Suite 205
Fairfax, VA 22031

Telephone: (703) 992-9222

Fax:  (703) 992-9275

E-mail: gwd.merrifield@gmail.com

Shohreh Sharif, D.D.S & Associates P.C.

Conveniently Located at:


Fair Oaks Hospital Campus
3700 Joseph Seiwick Drive # 104
Fairfax, VA 22033

Telephone: (703) 620-9122

Fax: (703) 620-6033

E-mail: dds.sharif@gmail.com

We Will Be Happy To See You on:

Monday:

8AM - 5PM

Tuesday:

8AM - 5PM

Wednesday:

8AM - 5PM

Thursday:

8AM - 5PM

Friday:

8AM - 3PM

Saturday:

By Appt.

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