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What Are Braces?

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Braces serve to to straighten and align malposed teeth. With steady gentle forces, braces provide gradual straightening of your smile in a healthy and controlled environment. This method has been around for thousands of years and has evolved to be one of the best ways to ensure healthy, attractive teeth.

The Basics of Braces

The most common types of braces are made of brackets and wires. The brackets include wings on the side of the base that works with the slots to hold the wire. (The base is what actually attaches the bracket to the tooth.) Brackets are typically used on the facial surfaces of teeth and serve to hold wires in place. Molars or “back teeth” are typically banded to serve as anchors for the wire system. Metal bands surround the tooth on all sides and give dentists a means to attach other dental devices (e.g., wires, headgear, elastics, etc.)

Better Bonds

Some people may think of braces as nothing but an inconvenience. Children may have a difficult time following the instructions and taking care of them, while teenagers or adults may feel self-conscious about how they look to their peers. However, braces have become much more attractive in the past decade, and they're also far easier to wear. As better bonding techniques have been introduced on the market, patients have more options to get the smile they desire

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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