Patient Info

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in North Potomac, MD

At the office of Dr. Charles Harrington, our mission is to help patients of all ages achieve a beautiful new smile through quality, convenient orthodontic treatment. As a leading orthodontist serving Gaithersburg, Kentlands/Lakelands, North Potomac, and the surrounding communities, we're proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options – but more than that, we strive to be a comprehensive resource to our patients. If you're looking for more information about orthodontic treatment, our practice, and your orthodontic health in general, take a look at some of the patient information pages below. 

Braces & Invisalign Info

No matter what orthodontic condition you're facing or stage of life you're in, we can help you achieve a gorgeous new smile through orthodontic treatment. But as with all health matters, the first step to successful treatment is education! Use the pages below to learn more about common orthodontic problems, orthodontic treatment, and our own North Potomac orthodontic practice.

  • When to See an Orthodontist: Wondering if you should see an orthodontist? Find out when it's time to go. 
  • First Visit: Your first visit is the first step of your journey to a new smile. Find out what to expect at this exciting appointment. 
  • Financial & Insurance: We believe nothing should stand between you and your dream smile, finances least of all. Learn more about our flexible financial and insurance policies. 
  • FAQ: Have questions about treatment? This page details some of the most common patient questions, alongside their answers.
  • Patient Forms: We know your time is valuable. Fill out these forms and bring them to the office to save time during your first appointment.
  • Common Problems: Most patients develop one of a few common problems, all of which are easily treatable. Learn more about the most common orthodontic issues. 
  • Emergencies: Orthodontic emergencies are rare, but they can happen. Learn what to expect and how to prepare. 
  • Orthodontics and Dental Hygiene: Oral hygiene becomes even more important during orthodontic treatment. Here's everything you need to know about dental hygiene during treatment. 
  • Brushing and Flossing with Braces: Brushing and flossing with braces will require a few changes. Here's how to do it with proper technique. 
  • Foods to Avoid with Braces: During treatment, you'll need to steer clear of certain foods to avoid damaging your braces. Learn which foods you can and can't eat. 
  • Schedule an Appointment with Your Gaithersburg Orthodontist

    We hope you find the info on these pages helpful, and if you still have questions about treatment or our practice, we'd love to answer them: just give us a call at 301-977-1441. If you're ready to get started with treatment right away, all you need to do is request an appointment with our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve a gorgeous new smile through braces, Invisalign, or any other orthodontic treatment!