Blog Archive

When are Mouthguards Necessary if You Have Braces? Jan 2nd, 2020

At LM Orthodontics, we’re pleased to provide high-quality orthodontic care to patients in McLean, Virginia and the greater Washington, DC area. Many of our patients with braces live active lifestyles all year long. This raises the question: when are mouthguards necessary if you have braces?   Our experienced orthodontic providers understand...

Why You Shouldn't Brush Off Wearing Your Retainer Dec 1st, 2019

Finally! You’re done with braces or clear aligners. Your teeth are straight, giving you the perfect, beautiful smile of your dreams. The last thing you want is for your teeth to move out of their beautiful new position. At LM Orthodontics in McLean, Virginia, we understand.  Our team of skilled...

What to Expect With Your Child’s Orthodontic Expander Oct 31st, 2019

Orthodontic expanders do pretty much what the name suggests. They expand, or widen, your child’s jaw or palate, making room for all their adult teeth to grow in normally. If your child needs them, getting started with the devices early can bring significant benefits down the road. If your child...

5 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Clear Aligners Oct 3rd, 2019

Would you like to straighten your teeth without a mouthful of metal? You can! LM Orthodontics offers clear aligner systems from 3M™ and Invisalign® that can give you the smile you desire quickly and with almost complete invisibility.  Straighter teeth can bring lots of benefits, from improved self-esteem to an...

What Is the Best Age to Get Braces? Sep 25th, 2019

About 4 million Americans are wearing orthodontic braces each year. Braces fix malocclusion, or misalignment, in teeth to give you a straight, beautiful smile.  Many people think of braces as a teenage rite of passage. And while it’s true that nearly 75% of patients with braces are teens, that’s not...