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Adult Orthodontics

As an adult, your smile is one of your most important assets. If crooked teeth are making you feel self-conscious, it can show.

At Scott Orthodontics, we offer comprehensive, cost-effective treatment options for adults interested in orthodontics.

We've helped many adult patients throughout Mitchellville, Silver Spring, and Bowie, MD, improve their lives through orthodontics...

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Adult Smiles Can Greatly Benefit from Orthodontics

In addition to aesthetic improvements, a new smile comes with a variety of other benefits.

Better Dental Health

Misaligned or overlapping teeth are more difficult to clean, which can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. By correcting your smile with braces or clear aligners, you can safeguard the health of your teeth and prevent issues like tooth decay and gum disease.

Improved Overall Health

Poor dental health can negatively impact your overall health. According to the American Dental Association, gum disease has been linked to systemic health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. By improving your dental health, you may also be helping your overall health. 

Greater Self-Confidence

A straighter smile also changes you on the inside. A new smile brings a boost of happiness, confidence, and self-esteem that radiates through every area of your personal and professional life. Feeling more confident in your smile can help you feel excited about day-to-day events like neighborhood block parties, big presentations at work, or first dates.

Considering all the benefits of a new smile, it's little wonder why so many adults are seeking to reinvigorate their lives with adult orthodontic treatment.

Interested in Adult Orthodontics? Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are an adult considering braces, there are many options available to suit your needs, budget, and lifestyle. At Scott Orthodontics, an orthodontics practice serving Mitchellville, Silver Spring, and Bowie, MD, we have helped patients of all ages improve the health and aesthetics of their smiles through advanced, personalized treatments.

Our orthodontist, Dr. Stuart A. Scott, is a member of various notable dental and orthodontic organizations: 

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southern Maryland Dental Society
  • World Federation of Orthodontists

We are also proud to be an eco-friendly practice. Instead of messy papers and mailers, we use modern electronic and text reminders to keep in touch with our patients about their upcoming appointments. Thanks to our online patient portal, patients can easily access their accounts at any time. To schedule a consultation at one of our offices, request your appointment online or call us: 

(301) 589-8191

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"If you are thinking about getting braces to improve your smile no matter how old...do it!"


Vincent Stovall


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I decided to get braces when I was in my 50's and I'm glad I did. During the consultation, Dr. Scott informed me that he would be able to save a tooth that another orthodontist told me would have to be removed. Since that time, I left my job of 26 years and became a full time actor. Whenever I'm on a shoot, the directors consistently ask me to show my teeth when I smile. Thanks to Dr. Scott and his team, I have been able to work on some exciting film and print projects. I am a living witness that you're never to old to get braces, develop good oral hygiene habits and start a new career. Thank you Dr. Scott.

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Lolita Lee


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My experience with Dr. Scott and staff is and always has been a very pleasant one.  I was 45 years old when I first received my braces.  The staff was excellent in explaining the affordable payment packages for me and my two girls that not only did I get the braces for my girls, I got them for myself.  When I was told how long I would be in braces as long as I followed the rules, was very exact.  The office environment is welcoming and warm, the staff keeps you up to date with office closings and I can only say, if you are thinking about getting braces to improve your smile no matter how old...do it!  The experience is very rewarding!

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"But I'm Too Old for Braces" 

Actually, no! Braces are not just for kids. We can move healthy teeth at any age, so you're never "too old" for braces. While the majority of Scott Orthodontics patients are teenagers correcting their smiles for the first time, more and more adults are discovering the magic of orthodontic treatment. In fact, more than a quarter of our patients are adults!

At Scott Orthodontics, we strive to provide high-quality orthodontic treatment while maintaining a fun, friendly office environment. Dr. Scott and our dedicated team of highly trained orthodontic specialists work to treat every patient on an individual level, designing personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique lifestyle. 

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Life after Orthodontics

Straightening your teeth can go a long way toward creating your ideal smile, but some patients may want to do more. If you want to further enhance your smile, we offer additional services including teeth whitening. Laser teeth whitening can help you brighten your smile by several shades in just one appointment.

Keeping Your Teeth Straight for a Lifetime

When we remove your braces, it is critical that you wear an oral appliance called a retainer to safeguard your smile. While your teeth are in new positions after treatment, the underlying bones, tissues, and ligaments supporting them need time to set into place. Without a retainer, your teeth will gradually move back to their original positions, reversing your results. To prevent this from happening, we will fit you with your own custom-made retainer and give you detailed instructions for wearing and caring for it. With diligent care, your new smile will be yours for the rest of your life.


Choosing an Orthodontist vs. Your Childhood Dentist

Dr. Scott has received advanced orthodontic training not offered by other dentists. As a certified orthodontist, Dr. Scott can perform every step of your orthodontic care in our offices. No matter how complex your issues are, he can help without referring you to an outside doctor. If you have a misaligned bite, Dr. Scott can even perform jaw surgery.

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Scott has treated thousands of satisfied patients. Because he only uses the most advanced technology and trusted techniques in orthodontics, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your results will meet your expectations.

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Life Is Expensive
Can You Even Afford Orthodontics?

Yes. At Scott Orthodontics, we make adult orthodontic treatment affordable on virtually any budget. Every consultation includes a discussion of cost and budget so that you have all the information you need when deciding on treatment. Schedule an appointment today to get an accurate estimate from our orthodontist.

"Best ortho experience I’ve ever had" What Patients Are Saying


Caroline Chinhuru


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I'm currently at the beginning of my Invisalign treatment and I'm glad I found this office and Dr. Scott. I shopped around a lot in both DC and Maryland before I decided on this practice. This is definitely the best combination of reasonable pricing, high quality and attentive care that I could find in the DMV area. Both Dr. Scott and the whole staff are great at making you feel at ease, ensuring you understand all the moving pieces (literally) and helping to craft the best customer experience from the moment you walk in the door. Would highly recommend. (I'll try and update this review at the end of my treatment).

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Karyn Onyeneho


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Best ortho experience I’ve ever had! Urging all patients in need of ortho care to please see Dr. Scott if you want outstanding care! So thankful I found Dr. Scott’s practice! He and his staff are stellar in providing both a professional and friendly environment. After 18 months, my braces were removed and my smile is more perfect than ever and teeth are perfectly aligned! Came back today for my 3-month followup appointment and again, my experience was awesome! Would highly recommend! I am so happy with my results and continue to get compliments!

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Dr. Stuart A. Scott

Scott Orthodontics

Dr. Stuart A. Scott is a compassionate and highly trained orthodontist who truly cares about the oral health of children and adults. He is a member of:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • World Federation of Orthodontists

He is also an Invisalign Elite Provider who helps patients of all ages straighten their smiles in a discreet, comfortable way. To schedule a consultation at one of our offices, request an appointment online or call us at (301) 589-8191.

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