Dental One Associates of Woodbridge
14520 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

What’s the Dental Difference between Invisalign and Metal Braces?

Today, it’s easy to have straighter teeth and a better smile with braces. The two most popular types are the clear braces called Invisalign® and the traditional metal braces. See which braces will give you the very best smile.

Types of Treatment

Braces work wonders at straightening teeth, improving dental function, shifting teeth into an ideal position, correcting bite misalignment, and enhancing the appearance of your smile. One of your main orthodontic options is traditional metal braces, while the main alternative to metal braces is the clear braces known as Invisalign.

See the Beauty of Invisalign

Even though it’s a relatively newer treatment, Invisalign has proved to be a very effective way to discreetly straighten teeth and repair simple dental problems. Invisalign uses a set of clear plastic trays to shift teeth into position. While metal braces are attached to the teeth, this alternative to metal braces is removable to make eating, brushing, and flossing easier. The clear look makes them practically invisible, which makes them ideal for people who are self-conscious about wearing braces. Since Invisalign is so discreet, it has become very popular, so it’s very easy to find an Invisalign provider near you. The main advantages of these clear braces include:

  • Extremely effective
  • Invisible
  • Allows people to wear braces and without any social discomfort
  • Ideal for maintaining an attractive appearance while straightening teeth
  • Doesn’t affect speech
  • Greater comfort since there aren’t any sharp metal brackets and wires
  • Ideal for simple dental issues

Get a Look at Metal Braces

For many decades, traditional metal braces have been used to effectively straighten out teeth and correct complicated dental problems. Metal braces use brackets and wires attached into teeth to move them into their proper position. The biggest benefits of metal braces include:

  • Very effective
  • Works faster at closing gaps and straightening crooked teeth
  • Best for complex dental cases

To make the right dental decision, see an orthodontist who is also a licensed Invisalign provider to determine which braces are best for your smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Woodbridge, call Dental One Associates of Woodbridge today at (703) 910-5020 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Woodbridge. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Woodbridge, 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 Woodbridge.

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Patient Reviews
Friendly welcoming atmosphere, and excellent care provided by your dental assistant, Macie.
Luz B.
I love my dentist. Dr. Z is so patient, soft spoken and caring. I have been anxious in the past when going to the dentist. When I go to see him I’m calm. I just close my eyes and before I know it […]
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Terrified of the dentist due to a bad experience. Dr. Z and Rhea made me feel so at ease and the staff members were just as great. I only wish I had found your office much sooner. I will definitely […]
Linda W.
Doc was great. Professional, but a great sense of humor.
Shawn C.
Excellent service from Dr. Valleru! Her and Aneesah are awesome, very caring. Makes my visits to the dentist less stressful & definitely less painful!
B V.
Great staff from door to door.
Tamara W.
Dr.Valleru and her staff are amazing. I was always afraid of the dentist until I met Dr. Valleru and her staff.
Tamara W.
Quality of service and friendly and intelligent personnel!
Michael W.
Good care. Kind. Explained everything
Linda P.
The doctors and techs were great with my son! The were entertaining but concerned with their health care!
Cole F.
Real attention to detail in not just solving my dental needs but consideration in finding the best possible treatment options. Dr. Z is excellent in helping someone understand what is going on and […]
Scott F.
Everyone is so pleasant, they make you feel relaxed
Camille H.
On time, courteous, professional service.
Simeon S.
Very pleasant experience and great team!
Lauren L.
The staff is a very nice and professional. The dentist is very thorough and caring.
Olivia B.
customer service oriented environment, dentist was very comforting, aides attended to my well being.
Earnestine P.
Great interaction with the staff.
Nicole F.
The professionalism of the Hygienist. She was very through and professional with her work. Found out that she was a Temp at checkout. Impressive!!!!!!
Michelle F.
Dr. Valleru is a wonderful Dr at Dental One Associates in Woodbridge VA. Her and all the staff at this location was very helpful with their service and answered all and any questions that I had. I […]
Darylron C.
Everyone I was in contracted with treated me with kindness and it really does matter. Dr. Z and his hygienist were wonderful. Dr. Z explained the process and procedure. He and his staff are truly […]
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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (703) 910-5020
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