Elias Misri Orthodontics

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


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Treatment

Children's Orthodontics:
The best age to begin orthodontic treatment depends upon the nature of the dental problem and the dental age of the patient. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children should be first examined at the age of seven. By this age enough permanent teeth have erupted and enough jaw growth has occurred that the orthodontist can identify current problems, anticipate future problems and alleviate parents concerns if all is normal. Signs that may indicate the need for an early orthodontic evaluation are Thumb sucking, crowded teeth, early or late loss of baby teeth, cross-bites.  

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“Dr. Misri was highly recommended to us by friends and our dentist. We brought our daughter to Dr. Misri early and are thankful that we did.”     Debbie B., Bethesda, MD

Early treatment can also improve the width of the upper and lower jaws, gaining space for better permanent teeth eruption, in consequence reducing the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, and in a great percentage of cases avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment.

Adult Orthodontics:
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. Most adults shy away from the benefits of orthodontic treatment because they cannot imagine walking around with braces, now with Invisalign many adult problems can be treated with out the need of braces. Unlike traditional orthodontic offices that cater primarily to young patients, our offices are designed to also be comfortable for adults and make every effort to accommodate patients with busy schedules. Treatment plans vary greatly. Limited tooth movement is common for adults, so these treatment times can be as short as 3 to 6 months, whereas comprehensive treatment is usually 18 to 24 months.

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


ELIAS MISRI ORTHODONTICS
ELIAS MISRI, DDS
5530 WISCONSIN AVE, SUITE #1416
CHEVY CHASE, MD 20815
 

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301.718.7222