Orthodontics Specialist

Embassy Row Orthodontics

Wayne Hickory, DMD, MDS, MS

Orthodontics located in Bethesda, MD

Just as dentistry addresses the health of your teeth, orthodontics addresses their positioning. Embassy Row Orthodontics in Bethesda, Maryland, offers the latest and most effective orthodontic treatments and services available. Wayne Hickory, DMD, MDS, MS, helps you plan, navigate, and complete orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign®. To book a consultation with Dr. Hickory, call the office or schedule online today.

Orthodontics Q&A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that addresses and optimizes the position of your teeth. Crooked teeth can lead to cavities, tooth wear-and-tear, jaw pain, and other complications. It’s harder to clean malpositioned, and they can place too much pressure on one another when you bite down. 

At Embassy Row Orthodontics, Dr. Hickory provides diverse options for orthodontic care. Since each person is unique, he meets with you during thorough consultation before beginning treatment.

After your oral assessment, Dr. Hickory creates an individualized treatment plan. It might involve just one step or several. He may also team with an orthognathic surgeon to give you the best possible results. 

Which issues can orthodontics address?

Orthodontics can address various types of malocclusion as well as general teeth crookedness or crowding. In some cases, it also addresses the shape of your jaw. After your consultation, Dr. Hickory may recommend orthodontic treatments if you have:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Overjet
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Misplaced midline
  • Wide spaces
  • Crowding
  • Narrow upper jaw
  • Impacted teeth
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders

Dr. Hickory explains what you can expect once your orthodontic care plan is finished. Your more aligned teeth will look great when you smile, and you may require fewer dental visits because you won’t have as many oral health complications as a result of the way your teeth are positioned. 

What are my options for orthodontic care?

Embassy Row Orthodontics proudly offers many options for orthodontic care, including Phase I orthodontics for children, braces, and clear aligners.

Depending on your form of misalignment, Dr. Hickory might recommend one or more of these treatments or devices:

  • Metal braces
  • Clear braces
  • Damon™ braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Vivera® retainers
  • Fixed retainers
  • Expanders
  • Habit appliances
  • Headgear
  • Twin blocks
  • Rubber bands

Throughout your time under Dr. Hickory’s care, you’ll make regular visits to Embassy Row Orthodontics for adjustments and evaluations. 

Thanks to Dental Monitoring®, a virtual orthodontic app, you can discuss your treatment with Dr. Hickory at any time and track your progress with ease. 

After your orthodontic treatment, you have the option to include professional teeth whitening as a finishing touch. Your teeth will fit together more comfortably and look brighter when you smile. 

Book an initial orthodontic assessment for yourself or your child by phone or online today.