Dental One Associates of Annapolis
2623 Housley Road, Gateway Village, Annapolis, MD 21401

Adult Braces – It’s Not Too Late for a Great Smile

Caring for Braces

Although you may think of awkward metal wires and misery when someone suggests straightening your teeth, today’s orthodontists provide braces for kids and adults that can correct your smile without embarrassment. If you usually shy away from the idea of braces, you should check out options like discreet ceramic braces or invisible aligner trays. The many benefits of realigning your smile are worth the investment.

Adult Braces: The Benefits

Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, so straightening your smile can have a positive impact on your oral health. Getting braces as an adult can reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. If you have a misaligned bite or jaw pain, braces can be an important part of treating those conditions. Having a straighter smile can influence how others see you. A study of people’s reactions to photos of individuals with both straight and crooked teeth showed that people with straight teeth got higher ratings on such attributes as leadership ability, popularity, and even athletic ability.

Adult Braces: What to Expect

Even if you had braces as a kid, your teeth can shift as you age. The length of time adults need to wear braces varies, since it can take longer for adult teeth to move into position than children’s. The duration of most treatments ranges from one to three years. Once your teeth are correctly aligned you will likely need to wear a retainer. Your orthodontist can attach permanent retainers to the backs of your teeth.

Your Smile is Worth the Investment: How to Get Affordable Braces

The cost of orthodontics varies significantly by treatment type, but a good dental plan can cover all or part of orthodontic treatment, making affordable braces a reality. You may be eligible for a discount if you can pay the entire fee up front. If you can’t, talk to your orthodontist about a payment plan.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Annapolis, call Dental One Associates of Annapolis today at (410) 793-4922 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Annapolis. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Annapolis, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Annapolis. 

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Patient Reviews
Appointments are always on-time, and thorough. I feel like I receive a good service each time I come into the office.
Gayle A.
Very friendly and professional.
Edward H.
Very nice helpful Diane assistant
Gloria S.
Always a good experience with a great staff all around.
Michael M.
Dr. Sagafi is pleasant, professional, and very friendly with my four kids. She is calm and gentle, and every visit with her is easy and happy. She’s the best.
Timothy H.
Had my braces off for a year and they look great!
Adam T.
Dr. Sagafi and her staff are absolutely the best. This is my 2nd time in orthodontics and the experience has been wonderful. Of course, I want out of these braces as soon as possible, but at least […]
Eric D.
This place has always been good. I like working with brandi she is always super friendly.
Ashley S.
Dr. Val and the staff at Dental One Associates always do a superb job and are pleasant to deal with.
Steven P.
Ive been using Dental one for the last few years and they are great. Nice, professional, easy to get an appointment. Every thing you could want in a dental office.
Jason W.
Very caring, explained everything before and during dental work. Highly recommended.
Michael B.
Dr. Fooksman listens, understands, is patient, and is always trying to help come up with the best treatment plan for me. I am lucky to have him as my dentist and I trust everything he tells me and […]
Victoria C.
The staff is polite and helpful. They are always busy, which I guess is a great thing
Brandi P.
Dr. Val provides excellent care. She is kind and humorous which makes going to the dentist a positive experience.
Ann S.
This is the best, most professional, and friendliest dental practice I have ever used.
Gail R.
I had a very good experience.
John O.
Friendly professional service
Jutta K.
Rarely ever wait more than a couple minutes.
Chris G.
Over the last 60 years or so that I’ve been going to the dentist, I’ve lived in 24 different places in the U.S. and overseas, and the level of care at Dental 1 is the best I’ve found.
John K.
Friendly, efficient service. Convenient location. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Val, Dr. Kleif, and Michelle for many years. Nice to keep seeing familiar faces.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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