Orthodontics in Arlington, VA

Did you know that more than 30% of orthodontic patients are adults? Nowadays, the benefits of orthodontics are not just for kids and teenagers. At The Dental Office At River House, our dental healthcare professionals are committed to providing orthodontic solutions for every patient of every age, from children to adults and everyone in between.

Our in-house orthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of any issues associated with malocclusions. These individuals are trained beyond the scope of a standard dental school and have additional education on orthodontics specifically.

How Can Orthodontics Assist You?

The concept of orthodontics spans back hundreds of years. While the basic principle has stayed the same, modern advancements in orthodontics, have changed the way we look at malocclusions.

Our oral health care professional can schedule you an appointment at our Arlington, Virginia, location to determine how orthodontics can help reshape the perfect smile you’ve longed for. Orthodontics can help to create a long-lasting smile while treating some common conditions in the process, including:

  • Most aesthetic problems which prevent the patient from having a straight smile due to a misaligned tooth (or teeth in some cases).
  • Overcrowding due to insufficient space which would prevent the normal growth and development of adult teeth naturally.
  • Reshape and restructure of the jaw, face or lips for a healthier, more natural look.
  • Anteroposterior deviations or discrepancies such as an over- or under-bite.

What Solutions Are Available?

After working with you to determine your goals, The Dental Office At River House will discuss what orthodontics solutions are available and create a plan. Our top priority is your health and safety, so what might work for one patient might not work for others, which is why we take our time and thoroughly explain all the options available.
Some of those options may include:

  • Traditional fixed orthodontic braces which feature metal or ceramic dental base. These are fixed to either a top, bottom or both row(s) of teeth which will enable proper tooth alignment over time and may require adjustments periodically.
  • Removable appliances which entail headgear to correct overbites or retainers which aid in jawbone reform to correct underbites.
  • Invisalign solutions which are the latest technology in dental aligners. This orthodontics treatment is completely transparent and does not interfere with normal functions such as chewing and swallowing food because it can easily be removed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding orthodontics or other dental treatments, we invite you to contact us in Arlington, Virginia. We can provide more information on what oral health care solutions are available to you and how you can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!


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All service was great! My dental technician did an excellent cleaning and I love their computer program that shows your potential cavities. I was able to see for myself whether I had problems or not.

I felt like they did not over-recommend things and were supportive of preventative methods and giving teeth the chance to bounce back with proper hygeine before jumping to "You need a filling". I had some questions, and they had no problem answering them

Elle B. , Arlington VA

10 Stars if Possible!
After the cleaning Dr. Cotes came in and he was great as well. He gave me a full dental exam and even took time to explain the clicking I get in my jaw. He gave me multiple options for teeth whitening and even told me the prices so there would be no up front surprises depending on which method I went with. He took the time to answer any question a threw at him and without trying to rush me out for the next patient. Not really sure what Megan S. is talking about in her review but I did see her only other review on the site was negative as well...just sayin...

I would give Dr. Cotes and his staff 10 stars if it was possible. Everyone knows going to the Dentist is a crappy process. I didn't think it was this possible to have a decent time at the Dentist Office and be taken care of in a timely manor!!!

Dustin S. , Arlington VA

Dr. Cote is just that good. I was referred to Dr. Cote by a friend at work, and I am SO thankful for that reference. The man is a consummate professional, has a friendly staff and has provided me with nothing short of stellar care for the last year. He explained things to me that my lifelong dentist never took the time to do before (like, how I can proactively strengthen the enamel on my teeth). He's got hi-tech gear that indicated areas where future problems might crop up and he's kept an eye on them during every return visit. I have never felt empowered and reassured in a dentist's office, but Dr. Cote is that good.

Dentistry can be a very personal enterprise, and since I had the same dentist since birth, finding a new dentist in DC was a harrowing experience. I actually walked out of three dentists offices (too sketchy for my tastes) before settling going to Dr. Cote. I live in the District, but I'm willing to suffer the indignity of Pentagon City just to have Dr. Cote take care of my teeth.

Evan M. , Washington DC

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