Children’s Dentistry of Fairfax

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Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic Treatment for All Ages in Fairfax, VA

Virginia Orthodontic Partners is proud to partner with Children’s Dentistry of Fairfax in providing top-notch orthodontic care for patients of all ages at the Fairfax location at University Mall. Patients and their families from Children’s Dentistry of Fairfax can schedule orthodontic appointments with the Virginia Orthodontic Partners team either at our Fairfax office or at any of Virginia Orthodontic Partners’ three offices in Annandale, Burke or Lorton. All initial consultations are complimentary.

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Does Your Child Need Early Orthodontic Treatment?

Not every child will need early orthodontic treatment—however, for those who do need it, Phase 1 orthodontic care can help guide the growth of the jaw, make room for erupting permanent teeth and reduce your child’s risk of developing orthodontic issues in the future. Some conditions require early orthodontic treatment that only an orthodontist can see, but there are also some common signs that you may notice:

  • Baby teeth that are lost very early or very late (on average, children begin losing their baby teeth around age 5. By age 13, all permanent teeth have usually erupted.)
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Thumbsucking after age 5
  • Speech impediments
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that don’t come together in a normal manner or even at all
  • Crossbite, or shifting of the jaw when your child opens and closes the mouth
  • Crowded front teeth around age 7 or 8


Introducing Your Orthodontic Specialists

The Virginia Orthodontic Partners’ team is comprised of three experienced orthodontic specialists: Dr. D. Michael Ellis, Dr. Meghan J. Lindgren and Dr. Rebecca O. Lee. The team works together to understand patients’ needs and develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored to their unique goals. The orthodontists at Virginia Orthodontic Partners aim to foster a family-friendly environment that is comfortable and welcoming, and help patients of all ages achieve a beautiful, healthy and radiant smile.

Orthodontic Services That Virginia Orthodontic Partners Offers

Virginia Orthodontic Partners offers a variety of orthodontic treatment options for patients of all ages. Treatment options include:

  • Early orthodontic treatment: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first see an orthodontist for an evaluation at age 7. Early orthodontic treatment, also known as Phase 1 treatment, helps make room for incoming permanent teeth, guides the growth of the jaw and bite and prevents more severe orthodontic issues in the future. 
  • Invisalign® clear aligners: Invisalign® uses a series of clear, plastic trays to gradually shift the teeth into their ideal positions over time. Aligners are a very popular choice among teens and adults alike, as they are discreet, removable and comfortable. Virginia Orthodontic Partners is a Top 1% Diamond Invisalign® Provider.
  • Invisalign® First: These clear aligners are a great treatment option for growing children. This can be used during Phase 1 orthodontic treatment.
  • Orthodontic treatment for adults: Parents deserve a healthy, beautiful smile too! Adults can straighten their smiles using either traditional braces of Invisalign®.
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Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation Appointment Today

Virginia Orthodontic Partners is excited to serve patients and their families at Children’s Dentistry of Fairfax. To learn more about Virginia Orthodontic Partners’ orthodontic care options, visit To request a complimentary consultation, call (703) 750-9393 or fill out the online consultation request form.