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Types of Braces in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Elizabeth Haynes offers different types of braces as part of her top-notch orthodontic services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

With advancements in dentistry, braces no longer have to mean shiny metal brackets on the teeth, and patients no longer have to worry about nicknames such as “metal mouth.” There are several different types from which to choose, each designed to match the individual preferences of the patient.

What Are the Different Types of Braces?

Because every person is unique, it’s only fitting that braces come in a variety of choices. At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Elizabeth Haynes is proud to offer the following options to her braces patients:

  • Metal braces These types of braces, otherwise known as silver braces, are the most common choice. Not only are they economical, but they have come a long way since the days of bulky, “metal mouth” contraptions. Made of high-grade stainless steel, modern metal braces are lighter, sleeker, more comfortable, and more attractive than ever before.
  • Clear braces Also referred to as ceramic braces, these types of braces are made with a translucent material that makes them less visible. Clear braces are popular with adult patients because of their cosmetic appeal, but there are some drawbacks. Ceramic brackets are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between visits.
  • Clear aligners These aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom made retainers that slip over the teeth and are virtually invisible to the naked eye.

How Much Do Braces Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

Your braces services will be just as individualized as you are. Prices will vary depending on the kind of braces you receive at University Centre Dental Associates, which is part of the Maryland Healthy Smiles Program.

To learn more about braces costs, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Haynes today. By thoroughly examining your situation, she can answer all of your questions about the types of braces and their prices, including payment and financing options. Her courteous and helpful staff will also help determine if your dental insurance covers the cost of different kinds of braces. Our goal is to provide high-quality care at an affordable price that meets the needs of all our patients.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket braces costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our braces patients.

If you are considering different types of braces, then please look at our braces before and after pictures. With these images, you can get a better idea of the benefits of the orthodontics treatment offered by Dr. Haynes.

Why Choose Dr. Elizabeth Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Elizabeth Haynes is well known for her skill, experience, and caring. She is an accredited orthodontist with the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Maryland State Society of Orthodontics, and the District of Columbia Dental Society.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014