To help you achieve your cosmetic dental goals, Dr. Chetan Parikh has undergone extensive training in orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment can correct the bite and straighten the teeth of patients both young and old to give you the smile you want.
At Chetan Parikh, DMD, MDS, DABDSM, we offer Individual Prescription (IP) Appliance® orthodontics with both traditional metal braces and ceramic braces. This customized orthodontic treatment is an effective and efficient orthodontic method and results in faster and more consistent results than traditional braces. Ceramic braces are a more aesthetically appealing form of braces made of composite materials. These tooth-colored braces blend in with your teeth and are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. We also offer Invisalign® aligners for simple cases that don’t require significant teeth movement.
By applying gentle pressure to your teeth, braces will gradually move your teeth into the desired position. We also utilize TADS and skeletal anchorage in appropriate cases. This actually helps to reduce the need for orthognathic surgery in many cases. In order to achieve the desired results, most patients wear braces anywhere from one to three years. After your braces have been removed, you will be fitted for a retainer and given instructions on how to wear the retainer for optimal results.
Dr. Chetan Parikh recommends having an orthodontic evaluation performed at the early age of seven to eight years old. At this initial evaluation, any bite problems or potential issues with the alignment of the teeth will be addressed. Our dentist will also recommend treatment to fix these issues at the evaluation.
If you are interested in learning more about orthodontics in Rockville, Maryland, please give our dental practice a call. Together, we can give you the smile you’ve always desired.