Dr. Hanel Choi orthodontist

Hello! It is a great pleasure to greet you and welcome you to Top Dental in its Orthodontic Specialty, it is my goal to achieve the Best version of Your Smile with our Orthodontic Treatment. I invite you to learn more about this procedure in our clinics located in the cities of Fairfax, Herndon, Manassas, Woodbridge in Virginia. All our Staff is highly trained to provide you with the best care in English and Spanish.
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Orthodontics is a specialty of Dentistry that is responsible for correcting a "poor bite" or defective dental occlusion (when the teeth are crowded or crooked) and when the upper and lower jaws do not fit together correctly. Problems that may be caused by genetics or could result from injury, early or late tooth loss, or thumb sucking.
There are several ways to straighten your teeth and correct the above problems. The type of orthodontic treatment you follow will depend on your preferences and the options proposed by your dentist or orthodontist. Other names by which we can commonly call brackets are "braces".
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Bites that can be Fixed with Braces

Below we show you the types of bites that can be corrected using braces.


Overbite is a type of dental malocclusion that occurs when the teeth of the upper jaw bone protrude noticeably over the teeth of the lower jaw bone.


Underbite is a type of dental malocclusion that occurs when the teeth of the lower jaw bone noticeably overlap the teeth of the upper jaw bone.

Open bite

It occurs when the front or back teeth do not come into contact. So, there are empty spaces between the teeth, since those of the upper arch do not touch those of the lower arch.


Crowded teeth are those that do not have space in your mouth, so the teeth are like mounted.

Misplaced Midline

The misplaced midline bite is a malocclusion that occurs when the line between the upper and lower incisors does not coincide.


A diastema is a space left between two teeth. It most often occurs between the top two central teeth. However, gaps can remain between any pair of teeth.


When the teeth of the upper jaw engage inside with respect to the lower teeth, we say that there is a crossbite.

Types of Braces

  • Metal Braces: Traditional metal brackets realign teeth by applying pressure. These are usually small brackets attached to the teeth, connected by a wire, which are periodically tightened by the dentist or orthodontist to gradually move the teeth and jaw.
  • Ceramic Braces: They are a much more discreet type of orthodontic treatment than conventional metal brackets. Unlike traditional metal braces, ceramic braces become practically imperceptible between the patient's teeth, due to their ivory-colored hue. But better aesthetics does not mean worse results: ceramic braces are as effective as conventional dental appliances when it comes to correcting all kinds of bite or tooth alignment problems and are indicated for all types of patients who need orthodontics for recommendation from your dentist.
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  • Aligners: also known as Invisible Braces are a comfortable and simple method that allows you to straighten your teeth without being noticed that you are wearing an orthodontic device since it is completely transparent. They fit very well to the denture and also, being removable, it is very easy to extract it.
  • Retainers: Once the braces treatment is finished, the orthodontic retention or containment phase is entered, that is, the phase in which the aim is to maintain the corrections achieved during the previous treatment. It is in this phase when the use of dental retainers is resorted to. Tooth retainers are oral appliances whose objective is, among others, to stabilize the new positions of the teeth after braces, minimizing the unwanted movements of the teeth.
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Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most frequently asked questions
about Orthodontic Treatment (braces).
  • How much does it cost to get braces?
    You can get your Braces on your First Appointment at Top Dental with an Initial Payment of $399.99 and the rest of the treatment in Monthly Payments from $200 until the end of your Treatment. In your First Visit with our Orthodontic Specialist we will provide you with a Budget for the entire Treatment.
  • Does it hurt when I get braces?
    It does not hurt. However, the patient may feel pressure on their teeth or slight discomfort during the first few hours after the braces have been placed.
  • How long does the orthodontist take to place the braces?
    Between 60 and 90 minutes.
  • How long does the Braces Treatment last?
    It can last from 1 to 3 years, depending on the procedure to be performed. It is important that you do not miss your follow-ups so as not to extend your Treatment.
  • How many follow-up appointments should I attend?
    The number of follow-ups to be performed depends on how long the treatment lasts. However, a follow-up is scheduled every 3 to 4 weeks so that the orthodontist can help you adjust the braces and assess the status of the treatment. It is important that the patient does not miss his follow-up appointments so as not to extend the duration of the Treatment.
  • What happens if a bracket falls out?
    Nothing happens, you can call (703) 393 9393 so that we can schedule an appointment to put the piece back on. However, it is an alert for you to take care of your bite since if you constantly drop the treatment it can last longer.
  • Is there an age limit to use braces?
    A patient may be eligible to wear braces as early as 9 years of age. You can wear them even in your 40s and 50s.
  • How can I apply to a Payment Plan for my Braces?
    We will be happy to help you transform your Smile with a Payment Plan designed for you; In your first appointment with us and after your first FREE Evaluation, our Staff will present you with the Payment Plan corresponding to your orthodontic treatment (braces).

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