Elias Misri Orthodontics

Serving Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Washington DC and Surroundings areas

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By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.

In our office, patients can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color. You can also choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets.  Wires are less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

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�Dr. Misri lets me choose the color for my braces. He has a lot of colors to choose from. This time I picked light blue to match my soccer team colors.�     11 year old patient, Chevy Chase, MD.

Treatment time varies depending on the growth of the patient's mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment. The patient's diligent use of any prescribed appliance is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive or early treatment procedures can simplify later treatment and minimize time in braces.

Orthodontists do more than align teeth; they modify and correct problems with facial growth.  Different orthodontic appliances are used for different purposes in an orthodontic treatment.  Some are designed to primarily move teeth (orthodontic), while others are used �orthopedically� to modify facial growth. Some appliances have both orthodontic and orthopedic treatment effects.

Types of Braces:

Metal Braces:

Metal braces, are the most common type of braces. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Dr. Misri uses the most current metal braces, which are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive.

Clear Braces:

Clear braces are made of translucent ceramic or crystallized plastic. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The new generation of self ligation clear braces with titanium clip offers a great choice for adult�s patients.  


The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to patients with permanent dentition. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.

Functional Appliances: 

There are also removable orthopedic functional appliances that help correct growth discrepancies. 

Call us today to schedule your initial orthodontic consultation: 301-718-7222