Invisalign for Adults

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 [...]

The Effects of Thumb-Sucking in Children

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 [...]

How to Help Your Kids Prevent Chipped and Broken Teeth

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Why Adults Should Consider Orthodontics

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 [...]

Debunking Myths of Invisalign Teen

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Starting Your Child on the Right Path for a Lifetime of Good Dental Health

As the parent of a young child, you may not yet be thinking in terms of long-term dental care for him or her...but Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia does exactly that for you. Our office follows a child from his first visit through his teenage years, providing comprehensive care under one roof. Your whole [...]

Top 10 Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

Teens everywhere are embracing Invisalign as the clear alternative for straightening teeth. The ability to remove your straightening system and eat your normal foods, as well as continue your normal oral hygiene routine is becoming quite an advantage. Here are the top ten benefits of Invisalign Teen. 1) Considerably less noticeable Invisalign boasts clear aligner [...]

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