About Braces in Reston, VA

Trusted Treatment

Traditional metal braces reign supreme when it comes to trustworthy and proven orthodontic treatment. At Reston Orthodontics, we proudly provide the most up-to-date advancements in lightweight and comfortable metal braces.

Better Braces, Better Smiles

You'll be pleasantly surprised by how much metal braces have improved.

Our modern metal braces are thoughtfully designed to prioritize your comfort.

With our braces, you can rest easy, knowing that they effectively straighten your teeth while ensuring your comfort remains paramount.

It’s no accident that traditional metal braces are still the most popular option for treatment in and around Reston. Their precise design and reliable structure still treat a wide range of orthodontic issues with ease.

Forget old ideas about braces — Reston metal braces are sleek, comfortable, and advanced. Thanks to major leaps in orthodontic technology, metal braces are more effective than ever without sacrificing comfort.

What Are Braces Made of?


Brackets are small, square-shaped pieces attached to the front surface of your teeth using a special adhesive.

These brackets serve as the anchor points for your smile transformation. They're made from durable stainless steel, so they can withstand the pressures of your orthodontic treatment.

Ligatures or O-Rings

Ligatures, often called O-rings, are tiny rubber bands that secure the archwire to the brackets.

These bands come in various colors, allowing you to personalize your braces and have fun with your treatment. We'll change them during adjustment appointments to keep your braces working effectively.


The archwire is a thin metal wire that runs through the brackets on your teeth. This wire guides your teeth into their desired positions over time.

Dr. Kim will carefully select and adjust the archwire during your appointments to ensure your treatment progresses effectively and comfortably.

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Bands (Orthodontic Bands)

Bands are metal rings that fit around your back molars, providing additional support for your braces.

Dr. Kim carefully fits these bands to help anchor the rest of the braces components. They're an integral part of your treatment, especially if more complex adjustments are needed.

Elastics (Rubber Bands)

Elastics, or rubber bands, are crucial in aligning your bite and correcting jaw discrepancies.

These small, colorful bands connect different brackets, applying gentle forces to move your teeth into alignment. Dr. Kim will provide specific instructions on how to wear your elastics for the best results.

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