• 2843 Hartland Rd., Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22043
  • Mon - Thur 9:00 - 5:00pm, Fri 9:00 - 1:00pm

Services

Services

WHAT WE OFFER

OUR SERVICES

Our office offers orthodontic treatments for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Jones is a board certified specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Because we are specialized, we can deliver quality treatment results in a very efficient manner. We work with other specialists in dental fields such as pediatric dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, and general dentists to achieve smiles for our patients that are both healthy and beautiful.

OUR TREATMENTS

WHAT WE DO

Early childhood orthodontics

Although the majority of patients receive orthodontic treatment in their early teens, some dental conditions are best corrected at an earlier age to prevent major problems from developing in the future. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child get an orthodontic check-up at age 7.

Two phase orthodontics

Two phase orthodontic treatment consists of two separate times when a child receives treatment. A first phase of treatment is done while the child still has many of their primary teeth. The first phase addresses issues that are easier and more effective to treat at a younger age and often creates space for adult teeth to erupt. A second phase takes place when the child as most or all of their permanent teeth. Braces may or may not be used during a first phase of treatment. Between the two phases there is usually a waiting period while the teeth erupt.

Adolescent orthodontics

Adolescence is usually the ideal time for patients to receive orthodontic treatment. Most common problems such as crowding and minor bite issues are corrected at this age. The rapid growth that occurs during adolescence can be used to correct a variety of dental and skeletal problems. Once the bones have fully developed, certain conditions can only be fully corrected with surgical assistance.

Adult orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment for adults can range from treating relapse after previous orthodontics to treatment for those who have never had orthodontics before. Adults have many options such as metal braces, ceramic braces, or clear removable aligners. There is no age limit for orthodontics.

Orthognathic surgery cases

Certain cases cannot be fully corrected without surgical procedures. Severe jaw discrepancies may require jaw surgery in conjunction with braces. These cases involve a team effort between Dr. Jones and an oral surgeon. Surgical options should not be taken lightly, but the results often show dramatic aesthetic and functional improvements.

TYPES OF APPLIANCES

WHAT WE USE

Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces have proven to be effective and reliable instruments to move teeth for over 100 years.  They are the most commonly used appliances for orthodontic patients.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners are a great option for teens and adults. Aligners are changed at home by the patient and are removed for meals. Clear aligners are a great aesthetic treatment option.

Other appliances

There are several appliances which modify the shape and position of the facial bones such as expanders, MARAs, and facemasks. These appliances are often used in conjunction with braces to achieve dramatic results.

Habit appliances

Thumb sucking habits, tongue thrust habits, and lip sucking habits can cause significant changes in the dentition. Appliances can help disrupt harmful oral habits on their own or as a part of comprehensive orthodontic treatment.

Retainers

Retainers are used to hold teeth in place after treatment is completed. Consistent retainer wear will guarantee that the teeth remain in their corrected positions. Our office offers acrylic hawley retainers, clear essix retainers, and bonded retainers.

iTero scanner

The iTero scanner uses a small camera to create digital models of teeth and bites. The scanner replaces the need for messy impressions. It can be used for study models, appliances, and clear aligners.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are a great alternative to traditional braces for patients seeking a more aesthetic treatment option. Ceramic brackets function the same as metal brackets.