Types of Braces

Orthodontist in Kentlands & Gaithersburg

If you're looking for Invisalign, braces, or any other orthodontic treatment in the Gaithersburg and Kentlands/Lakelands area, you've come to the right place. Our practice offers a wide range of orthodontic treatments to our patients, and Dr. Charles C. Harrington has helped countless patients throughout Kentlands, Lakelands, North Potomac, and Gaithersburg, MD achieve a gorgeous new smile. We believe that every patient should have the flexibility to choose an orthodontic treatment that works for their lifestyle – which is why we're proud to offer several types of braces.

Damon Braces

damon.pngMetal braces are the oldest treatment in orthodontics – and now, Damon braces offer the next generation in orthodontic treatment. Damon braces use a special type of bracket known as a "self-ligating" bracket. These brackets don't require elastics to attach to the archwire, allowing them to slide freely along the archwire during treatment. This increased flexibility allows more precision in the application of force to the tooth, helping to generate faster tooth movement and allow for a more comfortable orthodontic treatment. Whether you're in Gaithersburg, Kentlands, or Lakelands, Damon braces are the gold standard in metal orthodontic braces.

Damon Clear Braces

damon_clear.pngFor those in the Gaithersburg or Kentlands/Lakelands area looking for a more discreet treatment option, Damon Clear braces are an excellent choice. Damon Clear uses the same self-ligating technology as regular Damon braces, which means you'll still get a faster and more comfortable orthodontic treatment. The difference is that instead of stainless steel, Damon Clear brackets are made from a see-through Polycrystalline alumina (PCA) material. This means the brackets blend in perfectly with teeth, and they won't stain due to colored foods or drinks like coffee, red wine, mustard, or any other stain-inducing foods.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

invisalign.pngFor Kentlands/Lakelands and Gaithersburg patients looking for an even more discrete option from their orthodontist, nothing beats Invisalign. Invisalign does away with brackets and wires entirely, instead using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth. The aligners are almost impossible to see when worn and won't show up in pictures, and because they're effortless to remove, you can eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss with ease. Plus, because your Invisalign aligners are smooth to the touch and custom-made by your orthodontist, you'll enjoy a more comfortable form of treatment.

Invisalign Teen Aligners

invisalign.pngFor teenagers in the Kentlands/Lakelands and Gaithersburg area, Invisalign Teen provides an even better discrete orthodontic treatment solution. Invisalign Teen uses the same clear aligner system and comes with all the advantages of regular Invisalign, but it also has a number of features that are custom-made for the teenage lifestyle:

  • Blue Dot Wear Indicators: Each aligner has a built-in compliance indicator that lets teens themselves, parents, and your orthodontist know if the aligners are being worn long enough.
  • Eruption Tabs: Your orthodontist can create aligners with special eruption tabs that hold space open for unerupted teeth.
  • Replacement Aligners: Each treatment course comes with 6 replacement aligners, completely free of charge.

With Invisalign Teen, teenagers throughout Kentlands/Lakelands, North Potomac, and Gaithersburg, MD no longer have to worry about having braces for school pictures, prom, or other important social milestones. It's a virtually invisible option for achieving a beautiful new smile!

Schedule a Consultation with Your Kentlands/Lakelands Orthodontist

You deserve a smile you feel proud to show off – and you deserve to achieve that smile through a treatment that works with your lifestyle. As a leading orthodontist serving the Gaithersburg and Kentlands/Lakelands areas, we're proud to offer world-class treatment to patients of all ages. While our office is located in North Potomac, we're directly on the border of Gaithersburg and only a few minutes' drive from Kentlands/Lakelands, and we regularly serve patients from all surrounding areas. Don't delay on improving your smile: contact your orthodontist today!