Standard Metal Braces for Malocclusions

2017-08-18T15:46:44+00:00

Some of our orthodontic patients at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia have moderately to severely misaligned teeth. In these cases, orthodontists may recommend treatment with traditional metal braces rather than aligners. The great news is that “traditional” metal braces have come a long way over the years. They work faster, look better and are [...]

Standard Metal Braces for Malocclusions 2017-08-18T15:46:44+00:00

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay – Do baby bottles cause cavities?

2017-08-18T15:48:50+00:00

After the difficulties of teething, your baby's first tooth becomes a milestone. There is even a special page in the baby book to record that adorable little bump in the gums. So when a dark spot shows up, it is bound to cause concern. This may be baby bottle tooth decay, and it generally affects [...]

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay – Do baby bottles cause cavities? 2017-08-18T15:48:50+00:00

Invisalign for Adults

2017-08-18T15:50:38+00:00

If you had orthodontic treatment as a child but have experienced movement of your teeth as an adult, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia has a solution for you… Invisalign! Even if you did not have braces as a child and would like straight teeth now, Invisalign is the clear solution. At PDOVA, we believe [...]

Invisalign for Adults 2017-08-18T15:50:38+00:00

The Effects of Thumb-Sucking in Children

2017-08-18T15:53:23+00:00

Babies suck their thumbs even in the womb, and once born, nearly all babies suck on either a pacifier, fingers, or a thumb to some extent to comfort themselves. Some parents worry about this because they have heard that thumb-sucking will ruin their baby's teeth. Many pediatricians, however, tell parents to ignore thumb-sucking because the [...]

The Effects of Thumb-Sucking in Children 2017-08-18T15:53:23+00:00

How to Help Your Kids Prevent Chipped and Broken Teeth

2017-08-18T15:58:40+00:00

Although as a parent it's fun to watch your child play sports, accidents do happen. At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, sports dentistry is one of our specialties. To preserve your child’s healthy, beautiful smile, we encourage you to follow the list below of practical measures to help your kids prevent chipped or broken [...]

How to Help Your Kids Prevent Chipped and Broken Teeth 2017-08-18T15:58:40+00:00

The Advantages of Adult Orthodontic Treatment: It’s Not Just For Teens, Anymore

2017-08-18T16:01:46+00:00

At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, our orthodontic specialists are treating increasing numbers of adult patients. Our patients are not only adults in their 20s to 40s; but also patients aged 50 and better! Some of our young-adult and middle-aged patients find a “Mommy and me” or “Daddy and me” plan enticing, as it [...]

The Advantages of Adult Orthodontic Treatment: It’s Not Just For Teens, Anymore 2017-08-18T16:01:46+00:00

Choosing the Right Pediatric Dentist for Your Child

2017-08-18T16:02:56+00:00

As a child, you probably went to the same dentist your parents did for checkups. Perhaps the dental team treated you as a small adult, not explaining much about what was going to happen and whether or not it would hurt. Maybe you had a parent who feared dental visits, and you absorbed that fear. [...]

Choosing the Right Pediatric Dentist for Your Child 2017-08-18T16:02:56+00:00

Why Adults Should Consider Orthodontics

2017-08-18T16:04:39+00:00

You have had crooked teeth since you were young. Perhaps you and your parents talked about braces when you were a teenager, but it never happened. Now you are well into your adult years and you are comfortable with how you look — so why go through the expense and time now to have them [...]

Why Adults Should Consider Orthodontics 2017-08-18T16:04:39+00:00

Debunking Myths of Invisalign Teen

2017-08-18T16:13:29+00:00

At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, we receive many questions about Invisalign Teen and we understand that there may be misconceptions about the treatment that should be addressed. Invisalign Teen is quickly becoming the orthodontic treatment of choice for high school students who would prefer to avoid the metal of traditional braces. There are [...]

Debunking Myths of Invisalign Teen 2017-08-18T16:13:29+00:00

What if My Child Knocks Out a Permanent Tooth? Protect the Tooth!

2017-08-18T16:14:16+00:00

Parenting involves comforting your children through the bumps and bruises that are normal in an active life. If your child accidentally knocks out a permanent tooth, it’s important both to take immediate steps to reassure your child and locate the tooth. At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, we want you to know exactly what [...]

What if My Child Knocks Out a Permanent Tooth? Protect the Tooth! 2017-08-18T16:14:16+00:00

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