Dental One Associates of Bel Air
3435 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, Suite E, Abingdon, MD 21009

5 Things You May Not Know About Orthodontics

Even though braces are very common, few people fully understand the requirements of wear. Discover what you need to know about orthodontic treatment.

  1. Orthodontics Can Help Your Bite as Much as Your Teeth

If you think that braces only straighten teeth, think again. See, orthodontics can also be used to properly align the bite. An orthodontist will evaluate the bite by having the patient open and close their mouth. This will show whether the upper and lower teeth are properly aligned. If not, then braces are recommended to correct the concern.

  1. All Ages Can Wear Braces

Most people think orthodontics are only for teens, but the truth is that family orthodontics practices offer braces for the whole family. Today, adults of all ages are correcting long-time orthodontics concerns, while braces for kids have become more and more popular.

  1. Braces Call for Cleaning and Care

The way you treat your braces will determine the results of your treatment. The better you care for them, the better your outcome. The basic requirements of care include gently brushing teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush numerous times a day, flossing daily as instructed by the orthodontist, and visiting orthodontists in Abingdon for regular check-ups and necessary repairs.

  1. Retainers are Needed to Retain the Position of Teeth after Braces

Once braces are taken off, you’ll need to wear a retainer to ensure that teeth don’t move over time. While retainers are prescribed to all ages after treatment, they are especially important after braces for kids because their jaws may continue to develop after treatment.

  1. Costs are Based on Care

There is no standard price for braces because their cost depends on the dental problems needing correction, the type of treatment, and the location of the orthodontist. Fortunately, most family orthodontics practices offer payment plans, take insurance, and accept dental discount plans like DentRite that make affordable braces a reality. If cost is a concern, consult with several orthodontists in Abingdon to find affordable braces near you.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abingdon, call Dental One Associates of Bel Air today at (410) 698-1674 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abingdon. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Bel Air, 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 Bel Air.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Courtesy and professional demeanor of staff
Jeanne S.
Excellent service, no wait time. Friendly, professional, and thorough staff. Clean and orderly environment.
Jayla B.
Kind, compassionate staff
Kelly G.
Very friendly environment
Tiffany M.
You guys were nice and I liked how my teeth were cleaned. There was no rudeness in the process.
Matayo M.
Dr. Blaney is my favorite dentist. I have my fair share of tooth issues and dentist alike but I felt so welcomed in this office by him and the staff. Never felt that way going to the dentist before. […]
Amanda K.
Polite, efficient, skilled
Paula M.
Friendly staff.
Marlo I.
Knowledgable and friendly staff.
Gary Y.
Had a cavity filled and felt no pain. My last dentist was horrible so I am so happy I changed over to Dental One Associates. Dr. Blaney is great and eases my anxiety.
Tonia M.
I saw Dr Blaney. What a wonderful personable person!! He made me so comfortable and went well above the limit of patient assistance. He made sure that I would be well taken care of in the next […]
Deborah R.
Friendliness
Tracy W.
In recent years, the office has ben very easy to work with. Yesterday’s appointment was a last-minute call in since I had to break an appointment last week. I was very relieved to be able to […]
Kathleen S.
Dr. Blaney is the best! Helps make the fact that I’m at the dentist fun and is also great at his job. His assistants are also very kind and professional.
Suzanne S.
Dr. Blaney and his his assts…plain and simple…his assts (karen and I can’t remember the other gals name) are wonderful…and I think the world of Dr. Blaney.
Judith F.
Great exam very thorough. Friendly atmosphere.
Janice B.
Dr. Chaatwall and Heather are amazing!
Amanda B.
Dr. Chatwell and his wonderful assistant
Madeleine S.
Always called back in a timely manner, friendly staff, feels like my teeth were taken care of properly.
Julie F.
I was not scared and the dentist made me laugh.
Tayah M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (410) 698-1674
Our Location