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Placing The Braces

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Braces are attached to your teeth in a very specific way. It is designed to use force to help pull and shift your teeth into the correct position. In order to ensure proper alignment and movement, the placement of corrective material on your teeth is essential. Thankfully, you're working with an orthodontist with years of experience. Here are some of the steps that will occur when the material is placed onto your teeth.

Prepping Your Teeth

Before anything can be attached, your teeth must be prepped. This begins with a good cleaning. The teeth are cleaned and polished using a non-flavored cleaning paste. This will feel no different than a traditional dental cleaning at your dentist office. Following the cleaning, an object called a cheek retractor is placed into your mouth. This helps prevent saliva from building up around the teeth while the braces are attached. It also provides a better field of view for the staff.

Brace Prepping

Now that your teeth are prepped and ready for braces placement, the material is prepped. A bonding cement is placed onto the rear of each brace. This bonding cement will hold throughout the duration of the time you're wearing them, but can removed easily once the time comes.

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Ready to enhance your self-esteem, self-confidence and overall dental health? Call us today to set up a complimentary consultation with our smile experts.


We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and your time is very valuable. With three locations throughout the Northern Virginia metro area and flexible office hours, our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today!

Quality care

At Let's Smile Dental, we use cutting-edge technology to make your visit as comfortable, relaxing and pain-free as possible.

Flexible hours

Whether you are looking for orthodontic treatments, like braces or Invisalign, pediatric care for your child or implants, let our professional staff schedule the perfect time for your next visit!

Adult and Kid Friendly

Our adult and kid-friendly dental office and staff work hard to make sure that the whole experience is joyful and easy for both the kids and their parents.


When you book your dental appointment with Let's Smile, do it with the utmost confidence! We’re dedicated to our patients. Take a look at what they have to say:

My son loves it here. The dentist and hygienist describe every tool they are about to use and how they are going to use them. Most importantly, they know how to talk to kids and have a good sense of humor.
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Love, love, love the whole staff here! I am being treated for adult orthodontic surgical braces to correct my underbite. Throughout the entire process from the initial consultation, finance/payment, greeting/exit of each appointment, and of course the talented and genuine staff that treat your teeth each time,
We were in an emergent situation after a playground accident/trauma and within 10 mins of calling and upon arrival, we were greeted, evaluated, and treated immediately on our first visit.
They are AWESOME....I make that drive from Alexandria to Fairfax to take my kid here. My kid loves that they make her feel comfortable and they are just happy and jolly.


To accommodate your busy schedule, Let’s Smile has three locations in the Northern Virginia metro area. We offer flexible hours and our wonderful staff can help you schedule an appointment today!




Mon - Thu: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am to 2:00pm



4210 Fairfax Corner W Ave. Suite 245 Fairfax, VA 22030


1984 Isaac Newton Sq. West Suite 200. Reston, VA 20190


6564 Loisdale Court Suite 110 Springfield, VA 22150