Orthodontics

Improving the alignment of teeth and the bite for kids, teens, and adults with particular attention to the growth and development of the jaws. Care for your smile with our orthodontic treatment services.

Braces

Zoom Whitening

Invisalign

Retainers

Virtual Office Visits

Remote Monitoring

Braces

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As a leader in advanced orthodontics in the Ellicott City, Columbia, Clarksville, River Hill, and surrounding areas, OX Orthodontix offers braces to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile. Every treatment plan is customized to a patient’s goals, objectives, and lifestyle at an affordable price. From a virtual or in-person consultation, our orthodontic specialists will be able to recommend the best options for your orthodontic care.

WHY GO TO AN ORTHODONTIST FOR BRACES TREATMENT?

  • All orthodontists have an additional 2-3 years of specialty training after dental school which makes them experts.

  • Kids sucking on thumbs, toys, or blankets can cause significant dental problems early on that an orthodontist can identify and correct.

  • As kids and teens grow and develop new teeth, molars, and wisdom teeth, the jaws are developing and the orthodontist can identify the perfect time to start treatment. 

  • Adults seeking orthodontic treatment is more prevalent than ever, and teeth straightening options, whether braces or Invisalign, is available and affordable at any age.

Types of Braces

LightForce Braces

Comfort and precision are our top priorities for reducing the number of appointments you need and getting your new smile faster.

We use LightForce braces, the first and the only custom-made braces system in the world. The braces are tooth-colored, providing a discreet treatment that is a custom fit only for you.

Metal Braces

Metal braces (brackets) are smaller and more comfortable than ever. They have an open face to allow the wire to engage the bracket, and then your orthodontic technician will use small colored (or clear) rubber ties to grip the wire into the bracket slot. This junction helps the wire move the teeth, little by little, until your smile and bite are correct.

Damon Metal Braces

The Damon braces system is not just a revolutionary combination of braces and wires – it’s a whole new way of treating our orthodontic patients! Damon metal braces are easier to clean and allow your teeth to move freely with less friction because there are no rubber ties needed to hold the wire in the bracket.

Damon Ceramic Braces

Damon ceramic braces also use the slide mechanism to hold the wire, like the metal version, reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth and allowing the teeth to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably. Thanks to these innovative braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster, more esthetic, and easier than you ever thought possible!

Virtual Office Visits

You need clinical expertise and oversight for your orthodontic treatment, and you want to stop missing school and take less time off from work! Now you can connect with your Orthodontic specialist just by using your cellphone. You can now see us for a consultation appointment and have your smile assessed, get treatment recommendations, and pricing by digitally connecting to our Ellicott City/Columbia or Clarksville/River Hill offices. Schedule an appointment today for a virtual office appointment. 

Dental Monitoring The Future of Beautiful Smiles.

Choose your most convenient day and time for your orthodontic team to check your smile from home, work, or school, while traveling, or on vacation.

You have peace of mind knowing that your braces or Invisalign treatment is progressing properly when you digitally connect with our Ellicott City or River Hill offices. Supervised by your orthodontist, we are checking your smile by reviewing your photos and our sophisticated, private Dental Monitoring software is providing a digital second-look to make sure everything is tracking with your braces or Invisalign.

This means the convenience of fewer visits to the office but the comfort of knowing we are monitoring your treatment every week!

Stay Connected

You need clinical expertise and oversight for your orthodontic treatment, and you want to stop missing school and take less time off work! Now you can connect with your Orthodontic specialist just by using your cellphone and our app. You can now get a check on the status of your treatment and keep going on your way to your healthy and beautiful smile without leaving the house or office and reduce your treatment time.

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Retainers

Once your braces are removed or Invisalign treatment is completed, you’ll move into the retention stage of your treatment. Retainers keep your teeth aligned and maintain a lasting, beautiful smile by holding everything in place. Retainers get old or can wear out with time so be diligent with your retainer and see us for a new one when you need or want it. Ask us about affordable back-up retainers to have on hand for additional peace of mind.

Retention Phase

Maintaining the results you’ve achieved with orthodontic treatment is key to the success of the entire orthodontic process. You’ll be provided with a retainer for the retention phase to help ensure your teeth don’t move from where they’ve been placed with treatment.

Zoom Whitening

The team at OX Orthodontix understands how proud you are of your smile after you finish orthodontic treatment. But even after the best results are achieved through Invisalign or braces, our patients often want to put a finishing touch to make their smiles brighter. Or, maybe you are a new patient who wants to brighten your smile after years of trying different strips and devices. That’s where Zoom Professional Teeth Whitening comes in, allowing our orthodontists to whiten your teeth up to eight shades!

How does Zoom Teeth Whitening work?

Our orthodontists use Philips Zoom Whitespeed as our in-office teeth whitening treatment of choice. This product is the #1 most requested professional whitening product and is safe for your teeth and comfortable for you. Here’s how it works.

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We assess the current shade of your teeth and determine the optimal shade of white for your best smile.

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We schedule four 15-minute bleaching sessions for you in which the Zoom whitening gel will be applied to your teeth. An LED-powered light activates the gel to break down stains on your teeth, accelerating the process.

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After your treatment sessions are done, we’ll provide you with a custom kit to maintain your newly brightened smile at home.

Before Zoom

After Zoom

Icon Resin Infiltration (ICON)

Resin Infiltration of White-spot Lesions

Resin infiltration is a minimally invasive treatment for post-ortho white-spot lesions (WSLs) and specific congenital hypocalcified enamel lesions (“hypo” spots).

WSLs are associated with subsurface enamel porosities caused by the demineralization of enamel. These spots often result from poor hygiene and associated plaque, bacteria, and acids.

The Procedure

The Benefits

Does it Work? Does it Last?

Unlike whitening products, Icon resin infiltration is considered a long-term treatment solution. Research shows stability for at least two years. That being said, we have had many patients with stable results for 6+ years.

We offer this treatment to help fade the appearance of white spots that result from poor oral care or were congenitally formed.

We cannot guarantee the spot will disappear altogether, but in most cases, it provides a significant cosmetic improvement in one simple, painless visit.

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Common Customer Questions

Typically, patients wear braces around 18-24 months. However, patients can finish in less time with technological advancements such as remote observation and custom braces or if the tooth issues are mild.

Clear braces are an excellent option for people who want to camouflage that they are wearing braces. Another option is Invisalign, the most widely used clear orthodontic aligner. Clear aligners are ideal for people who don’t want to wear braces and prefer something removable that will do the same thing as braces.

Dental Monitoring software tracks your braces or Invisalign progress right from your phone for your orthodontist to evaluate and give real-time feedback on your treatment. Monitoring in this fashion, your orthodontist can also pick up on oral hygiene needs, gum health, or any adjustments that need to be made to your plan. You have peace of mind knowing that your braces or Invisalign treatment are progressing correctly, which helps to reduce the overall time in orthodontic treatment.

The most inexpensive way to clean your retainer is with warm, not hot, water and soap. Make sure to rinse it thoroughly to remove any detergent residue. Avoid using toothpaste that has abrasives and can scratch your retainer. Cleaning tablets and powders are also specifically designed for cleaning and freshening your retainer.

Dental Monitoring software tracks your braces or Invisalign progress right from your phone for your orthodontist to evaluate and give feedback on your treatment in real-time. Monitoring in this fashion, your orthodontist can also pick up on oral hygiene needs, gum health, or any adjustments that need to be made to your plan. You have peace of mind knowing that your braces or Invisalign treatment is progressing correctly which helps to reduce the overall time in orthodontic treatment.

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