WHY CHOOSE GLASS ORTHODONTICS

Find Out What Makes Our Orthodontic Practice Unique

To ensure patients receive the most effective and efficient treatment, board certified orthodontist Dr. Timothy Glass and his caring team of orthodontic specialists use the most advanced technology available. From traditional braces to Invisalign®, we strive to give each patient an outstanding experience that includes a beautiful smile and a healthy bite for the best oral and overall health. Dr. Glass also provides specialized orthodontics, including early orthodontic treatment and palatal expansion. He also treats TMJ disorders and provides Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. If you have issues with the alignment of your teeth or jaws or unexplained pain in your jaw, Glass Orthodontics can help. Our difference is we focus on you and provide the specific treatment needed to give you the best oral health and the most caring experience available.

WHAT MAKES OUR PRACTICE UNLIKE ANY OTHER ORTHODONTIC OFFICE? 

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Orthodontics – Worth The Wait

The great thing about orthodontic treatment is that it’s not an emergency. At Glass Orthodontics, we wait for the jaw and teeth to reach proper growth and jaw development before starting treatment. We don’t rush into it. Once we start treatment, we provide individualized care that takes time, which is why we spread out our new patient intake. Orthodontic care is one of the most important investments you can make. Quality care might take time, but the right provider is absolutely worth the wait.

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Collaborative Approach To Care

Dr. Glass works closely with general dentists to ensure continuity of care for his patients. By collaborating with your dentist, Dr. Glass is able to provide the best possible care for patients. This collaboration allows for better communication between the two professionals resulting in a more coordinated and effective treatment. Patients feel more comfortable and confident because they know both professionals are working together to help them achieve the best possible outcome.

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Uniquely Experienced Doctor 

Prior to becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Glass practiced as a cosmetic dentist for four years. One of the benefits of this experience is it has given him a deeper and wider breadth of knowledge to help treat his orthodontic patients. Dr. Glass has a better understanding of how to improve the appearance of his patients’ teeth, which can lead to better overall treatment results.

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Locally Owned And Operated 

Glass Orthodontics is proud to be locally owned and operated. We care about our community and are honored to provide care and create smiles from Virginia to North Carolina. Born and raised in the area, Dr. Glass is proud to serve his community. As owner and operator of his practice, Dr. Glass can provide more personalized care by understanding each person’s needs. Plus, his patients are treated like they are part of a special community when at his office.

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See Dr. Glass At Every Visit!

Glass Orthodontics is dedicated to providing you with excellent care. Our board certified orthodontist, Dr. Glass, takes pride in getting to know each and every patient and providing the highest level of orthodontic care. As the sole orthodontist at our practice, Dr. Glass takes pride in giving you the individual attention you deserve, and he will work hard to ensure you have a positive experience with us. You will see him at every visit so he can personally monitor your progress.

DR. GLASS’S UNIQUE APPROACH TO ORTHODONTICS 

Indirect Bonding

Used by fewer than twenty percent of orthodontists, indirect bonding allows for quicker installation of braces and ensures proper bracket placement on each individual tooth. Traditionally, braces are placed on each individual tooth, one at a time requiring meticulous, long, painstaking sessions for both patient and doctor. Indirect bonding is a technique in which molds of the teeth are made, and most of the work for the braces is done in the lab. The brackets for the braces are placed on the models of the teeth, exactly in the right place, fitted into the trays made on the model, and sealed and cured. Taking the time to place the brackets in a proper position on the lab model eliminates the difficult process of placing orthodontic brackets directly on the teeth. It also takes much less time, is more comfortable, and causes fewer loose brackets.

Palatal Expansion

Palatal expansion creates a wider jaw allowing sufficient room for permanent upper and lower teeth to come in, helps the teeth and jaws to function correctly and can make the final smile broader and more attractive. Expansion often prevents the need to extract permanent teeth because space is created for permanent teeth and may even shorten or negate full orthodontic treatment. Dr. Glass offers several types of palatal expansion to customize treatment to the patient. The most common type of expansion is early expansion used for children. He also offers the acrylic TAD palatal expander, a non-surgical device for adolescents and the MSE Expander, a non-surgical device for adults with a narrowed, high-angle palate, or upper and lower jaw discrepancy. When necessary, Dr. Glass also uses surgical expansion when the use of palate expanders cannot provide the necessary results on their own. He is able to individualize your treatment for the most effective result.

Focus On Function

At Glass Orthodontics, creating beautiful smiles is only part of your orthodontic treatment. Our top priority is to stabilize the bite so that the teeth, jaw and facial muscles can work together. A healthy bite means more than just a straight smile. Dr. Glass cares about how your bite feels after your braces are removed. He takes the extra step to settle and equalize the bite for a perfect fit. You’ll notice the difference when you bite down, plus it helps keep your new smile in place. When your bite is not right, you will apply too much force on certain teeth when biting and chewing. This excess force can cause chipping, excessive wear and tear, decay and tooth movement.

MORE REASONS TO CHOOSE GLASS ORTHODONTICS

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Customized Orthodontics

By providing customized orthodontic solutions, he can help give you the best oral health. From early orthodontics for young children that helps avoid more serious issues later in life to TMJ/TMD treatments to relieve pain and reduce strain on the jaw to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy to strengthen jaw muscles and help improve speech, swallowing, eating and sleeping, Dr. Glass can help.

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Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Timothy Glass is a board certified orthodontist. To earn board certification, an orthodontist must complete two to three years of additional training after dental school. To provide the highest level of orthodontic care, a board certified orthodontist demonstrates expert judgment, skill and knowledge while pursuing continual education.

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Cutting-Edge Technology

Dr. Glass employs leading-edge technology to ensure his patients receive the most effective and efficient orthodontic treatment available. One such technology is called Indirect Bonding (IBD). This cutting-edge technique allows for an expedited installation process and ensures precise bracket placement on each individual tooth.

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Caring Orthodontic Team

Our team at Glass Orthodontics aims to provide the highest level of orthodontic care for each of our patients. From traditional braces to Invisalign®, we strive to give each patient an outstanding experience by using cutting-edge technology to make orthodontic treatment both effective and efficient. We love getting your feedback and sharing our patient success stories.

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We Value Continuing Education

Real Glass Orthodontics Patient Experiences

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Hannah’s received orthodontic treatment at Glass Orthodontic as an adult. Watch Hannah’s story to hear more about her life-changing smile transformation.

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Watch to learn more about CJ’s experience with braces at Glass Orthodontics and to find out why he can’t stop smiling!

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Glass Patient, April, shares her story about orthodontic treatment as an adult, which helped with expansion so that she could receive veneers.

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