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How orthodontics from your dentists in Urbana, MD, can give you a great smile

Straightening your smile is a big decision, and so is what kind of orthodontic treatment is best for you. Don’t make the decision about orthodontic treatment all by yourself. Your dentist can help you choose the orthodontic treatment which will work best for you. Let our team speak for itself!

Our prosthodontists are Amos Chi and Peterson Huang. Our orthodontists are Dr. Stephen Tigani and Besher Osman, our pediatric dentist is Dr. Heather Sholander. Our endodontists are Dr. Patik Patel and Dr. Joseph Lee.

At Pearlfection Dentistry in Urbana, MD, they offer comprehensive general, cosmetic, specialty, and orthodontic dental care, to give you a great smile.

When you straighten your smile, it will help you in many ways by enhancing your appearance and improving your chewing ability. Consider that a straight smile will:

  • Enhance your appearance, because a straight smile is more eye-catching and appealing
  • Boost your self-esteem and self-confidence, because you know you look your best
  • Improve your chewing ability, which aids your digestion and benefits your overall health
  • Improve your oral health, because straight teeth are much easier to keep clean with brushing and flossing

Let’s take a look at the orthodontic options available at Pearlfection Dentistry:

Conventional braces, which consist of brackets and wires; are the tried-and-true choice and are often an excellent option for more complex cases. They can be customized to give you a more discreet look. You can choose from:

  • Ceramic braces, with ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires
  • Metal braces, with metal brackets and wires
  • Lingual braces, which are bonded to the back surfaces of your teeth

To read more about conventional braces, click here.

Tigani aligners, which are dental appliances; you wear the aligners for a couple of weeks and then move on to the second set of aligners, which you wear for another couple of weeks. You keep progressing to a new set of aligners as your teeth gradually and comfortably move.

To read more about Tigani aligners, click here.

Payment Plans and Insurance

We offer our own special In-House Insurance to help those that are uninsured get the dental care they need. We also offer many flexible payment plans. All you need to do is talk to our financial counselor today to learn more. 

You don't have to settle for a crowded, crooked smile when your beautiful, straight smile is just a phone call away. The dentists of Pearlfection Dentistry in Urbana, MD, can help you achieve an outstanding smile. To find out more about which orthodontic treatment is right for you, call Pearlfection Dentistry at 301-663-5550 and 301-831-8303. Call now!

The skilled team at Pearlfection Dentistry can help you get to your best smile with orthodontics in Urbana, MD. The benefits of straight teeth and a beautiful smile will follow you through the rest of your life, and we are happy to be part of your smile transformation. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, read about white spot lesions and how to prevent them.

What are white lesions?

When you have traditional braces, there is a risk of white lesions forming around the brackets if you're not cleaning your teeth well. Plaque can accumulate around the perimeter of the bracket, causing demineralization, or an early form of tooth decay. When you have orthodontics in Urbana, MD, taking great care of your teeth makes all the difference in preventing white lesions and early tooth decay.

Preventing white lesions around brackets

Some orthodontists apply sealants to teeth before braces to protect the teeth. Whether you have sealants or not, regular brushing and flossing will be your best defense against white lesions forming. When you have braces, your orthodontist will recommend brushing two to three times a day for two minutes at a time. You should floss at least once a day every day. It takes time to maneuver floss around brackets and wires but if you take the time to remove all debris from around the brackets, you're preventing the buildup of plaque that leads to demineralization.

Flossing with braces can be difficult and time-consuming, so you might want to invest in a water flosser. Water flossers use a pulsating stream of water to floss hard-to-reach areas and this can make a huge difference in flossing around brackets and wires. Your dentist may also recommend adding a fluoride rinse to your hygiene routine for extra defense against tooth decay.

At Pearlfection Dentistry, general, cosmetic, and restorative dentists, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, Dr. Nikta Pashai, periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, prosthodontist, Dr. Amos Chi, oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel, Dr. Leo Perez DDS and MD (Board Certified Oral Surgeon and General Surgeon), Dr. Leslie Oakes DDS - Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and orthodontist, Dr. Stephen Tigani. love to see smiles transformed and lives improved by orthodontics. Contact us for an appointment with an orthodontist in Urbana, MD, at (301) 831-8303.