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Types of Braces

Orthodontic Care in North Potomac

Our practice offers a wide range of orthodontic treatments to our patients, and Dr. Christine Chen and Dr. Charles C. Harrington have helped countless patients throughout Kentlands, Lakelands, North Potomac, and Gaithersburg, achieve a healthy, beautiful 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.png 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 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.

Damon Clear Braces

damon_clear.png For those 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.png 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 easy to remove, you can eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss with ease.

Invisalign Teen Aligners

invisalign.png Invisalign Teen provides a discrete orthodontic treatment solution specifically designed with teenagers in mind. Invisalign Teen uses the same treatment technology as Invisalign, but includes features to help your teen, you, and Dr. Harrington ensure the treatment plan stays on track.
With Invisalign Teen, the worry of braces showing up in yearbook photos or prom pictures are a thing of the past. It's an almost invisible option for a healthy, beautiful smile.

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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. While our office is located in North Potomac, we're directly on the border of Gaithersburg and only a few minutes' drive from Kentlands and Lakelands, and we regularly serve patients from all surrounding areas, so contact us if you’re considering orthodontic treatment!

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