Orthodontic treatment is the correction of tooth position and the guidance of facial development. Only a qualified orthodontist is trained to evaluate and treat orthodontic conditions including:
- crowded or crooked teeth
- malocclusion or “bad bite”
- improperly spaced teeth
Any of the above conditions left untreated may lead to dental health problems. Crowded teeth are difficult to clean, and may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss.
Bad bites can also result in wearing down of tooth surfaces, difficulty chewing and damage to supporting bone and gum tissue. Poorly aligned teeth can contribute to pain in the jaw joints, including disorders of the temporomandibular joint.
Affordable Orthodontic Care
Our orthodontic treatment plan is highly affordable, compared to most private practice plans. Further, we offer treatment for bothadolescents and adults. We also provide orthodontic treatment for children younger than 12 at Children's National Medical Center.
At MedStar Washington Hospital Center, our team of qualified orthodontists is trained to evaluate and treat orthodontic problems.State-of-the art facilities and hospital-based treatment provide excellent clinical conditions for our experienced orthodontists.