Adult Orthodontics in Dumfries, VA
You are never too old to have an award winning smile. We can help get you there.
Many adult patients feel self-conscious about crooked, misaligned, or spacing between their teeth. Here at PPD & Family Orthodontics, we provide treatment options to help you feel confident about straightening your teeth, regardless of your age! Recognizing the unique needs of adult patients, our orthodontist and dedicated team, strive to provide discrete orthodontic strategies and treatment, so you too can gain the smile you’ve always wanted with tailored care best suiting your lifestyle.
To learn more about invisible braces and adult orthodontics, contact our office today to schedule a no-cost consultation!
Braces, Invisalign and More!
Our practice can provide a wide range of orthodontic services for both you and your children. In addition to traditional braces, our team offers a comprehensive range of alternatives that provide exceptional results, while remaining nearly invisible. We understand having visible braces as an adult may lead to self-conscious emotions. Due to this, we customize each of our treatment plans to ensure they are designed with your unique needs and preferences in mind.
Our team will review each option with you until the perfect technique is agreed upon together.
It’s possible to achieve your ideal smile without undergoing treatment that makes you feel self-conscious. Our orthodontists can help in determining which aesthetic braces option is right for you.
Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment
Dr. Zahra Heidari
Dr. Zahra Heidari is a Board-Certified Orthodontist specializing in quality, personalized orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults.
Since her own orthodontics treatment at age 12, Dr. Zahra Heidari had the dream of becoming an Orthodontist. Graduating from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dr. Heidari received her Orthodontics Specialty Certificate and Masters in Oral Biology (M.S.).
While at Maryland, Dr. Heidari participated in the Craniofacial and Cleft Palate teams at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Kernan Medical Center. During her residency at the University of Maryland, she conducted 2 original pieces of research, one was focused on using computer software (Abaqus) to predict the changes in orofacial complex due to orthodontic treatment. The novel approach to using the Finite Element software introduced by Dr. Heidari is undergoing publication. Her other research was focused on sleep apnea where she collaborated with well-known names who are focused in the field of Sleep apnea.
Heidari’s interests are in craniofacial growth and development, as well as in the treatment of children and adults with craniofacial abnormalities and sleep apnea. She enjoys working with all age groups and loves her patients. Dr. Heidari is committed to excellence and aesthetic advancements in the specialty of orthodontics and is experienced in twin brackets, self-ligating brackets, Invisalign, temporary anchorage devices (TAD’s/Mini-screws), laser gingival procedures, and multi-disciplinary orthodontic treatment needs. Dr. Heidari is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists (MASO).
When she is not in the clinic Dr. Heidari and her husband Dr. Ali Shariati enjoy camping and hiking.