D. Gordon Rye, D.D.S., P.C.
10614 Warwick Ave.
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
"I was plagued by what I thought were diet or stress induced migraines, but I have not had one single headache since getting my bite/teeth properly aligned. Helping my self confidence through a nice smile is wonderful, I most appreciate being healthy."
"The lack of anxiety as each of you describe possible treatments is what impresses me the most today. This is all a new experience for me so I cannot comment on the life experience for me yet. One big change already is that I never ,never respond to any surveys but I want you to know how happy I am to have the benefit of your care!!"
"Your office and staff are quite wonderful and I felt very well taken care of. I like the idea of getting my entire mouth in as good condition as possible (as my budget allows) so that I can avoid more costly measures later on. Love all the high tech toys!"
"Great visit … I just need to floss more …..:) Lou is wonderful. It’s so nice to have a medical professional who you know knows you and provides expert advice … not just on a specific level but on a grander holistic level. Thank you."
"Everyone in your office is always so caring, understanding and completely helpful that I feel like they are all family. Incredible staffing!"
"Everyone I came in contact with at the office was very customer focused. I have to say your office has been the most professional and friendly dentist’s office I have ever visited. I felt like I was important and that you cared enough to explain all of the issues with me. Your staff is tremendous!!"
"My appointment this time was with Annie and she provided exceptional service. She had reviwed my chart prior to my visit and was extremely well prepared when she met with me."
"Everyone at Dr. Rye’s office goes above and beyond to remind me at each visit why I keep coming back. I want to give major kudos to Lou! She’s an excellent hygienist!"
"I am no longer afraid to go to the dentist. I am very happy to still have my real teeth instead of dentures at age 75."
"My dental health no longer is a worry. Dr. Rye and his staff give me practical advice and usually can let me know a year ahead of time when they see a need for restorations or other work. The reservation system, recordkeeping and insurance paperwork management are better than any other health provider I have used."
“With Dr. Rye’s work and the hygienist’s guidance, my oral health is in the best shape it’s ever been.”
“Exceptional dentistry has allowed me to stay healthy and keep up appearances at social events.”
“I am very pleased with the latest technology in use at the office and the staff's training in its use. Kay and I are both very pleased with Annie’s care. I feel that she has helped me to better oral health.”
“It’s a great and reassuring feeling to know that Dr. Rye will always take the time to make sure the work is done correctly with the best interests of the patient in mind.”
“Lou is fabulous! I love her! She makes me feel very comfortable in the chair.”
“Everyone at Dr. Rye’s office goes above and beyond to remind me at each visit why I keep coming back. I want to give major kudos to Lou! She’s an excellent hygienist!”
“Your gentle care has finally healed the damage done by years of dental terror. I now know the pleasure of hearing ‘Looks great. See you in six months.’”
“Dr. Rye’s care, concern and professional excellence have kept my teeth in great shape for years, after many years before of varying quality of dentists around the world - literally! He is the best and will keep me in good shape - and my natural teeth - for the rest of my life. Who could ask for more? Thank you!”
“Annie has been a blessing in my dental achievements - along with Dr. Rye, of course. I hope that Annie never leaves the practice, she gentle, fun, energetic, informative, and she knows her stuff. She’s the greatest.”
“The goody bag with your name on it was nice; the nice bottle of water when I was finished, the cell phone and email reminders of my appointment are really nice; the interest in my opinions via survey is appreciated, and I enjoy coming to your beautiful new offices. I love you Dr. Rye!”
“I have always been impressed by Annie’s professionalism! I am not a big wimp anymore, thanks to her kindness, caring, and understanding. She does a great job, is friendly, and I would refer her and Dr. Rye’s practice to any of my friends!”
“I first became a patient of Dr. Rye’s about five years ago. My company got bought out and Dr. Rye was not a preferred dentist on my new insurance...so I switched dentists. It only took me one cleaning and a faulty cavity filling to realize just how important it is to have a great dentist. So I returned to Dr. Rye and company and have never been more pleased with my service. Keep up the great work!”
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything! As scary as this has been, everyone here has made this such a life-changing and positive experience. It was incredible to go to an office where you felt like everyone really cares! Thank you again and I’ll see you in five months!”
An exceptional smile leaves a lasting impression: it conveys confidence, warmth, and personality. Our goal at Rye Smiles for Life is to enhance the natural beauty of our patients’ smiles while promoting optimal health and functionality. This before-and-after photo gallery displays the kind of stunning results our patients have come to expect from our Exceptional Dentistry.
Learn more about how Dr. Rye helps patients throughout the McLean, Virginia and Washington D.C. area achieve the smile they have always wanted through options such as teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers.
“It has been a win-win situation to lose the headaches and get the nice smile. I love Dr. Rye, and my smile!”
Kitty came to the office seeking minor corrections to her already pretty smile. However, in her initial consult she described frequent debilitating headaches, neck pain, sensitive teeth, clenching and grinding - all symptoms consistent with Temporomandibular Disorder (DMD). Our exam revealed fractured and worn teeth. After taking exacting measurements, Dr. Rye concluded that Kitty’s bite was collapsing, and her facial profile was shrinking in the lower third of her face. Using computer analysis, we constructed a custom, fixed temporary orthotic for her, designed to get her symptom-free without performing any irreversible procedures on her teeth or jaw.
After a few months of wearing the orthotic without pain, clenching or grinding, Kitty decided to make a permanent change in her teeth that allowed us to correct her bite problems instantly. Dr. Rye placed 28 beautiful all- porcelain crowns and veneers. Now the lower third of her face is in the perfect proportion for her. Kitty remains pain free and is thrilled with her full and natural new smile.
“It’s kind of nice to be the best smile amongst everybody.”
Kevin experienced a childhood accident which left his upper front teeth imbedded in his upper jaw. The trauma also may have affected the development of his face, leaving him with a shortened upper jaw, hidden teeth, and over-closure of the lower third of the face. His facial profile made him appear to have no upper teeth, and his lips were constantly dry and chapped, resulting in sores at the corners of his mouth. Kevin reported a lifetime of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) signs and symptoms, including severe headaches every two to three days, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain and popping noises. He was experiencing frequent ear congestion and constant ringing in the ears, called tinnitus. Kevin’s bite was uncomfortable, causing him to clench and grind his teeth. He had frequent neck pain and his posture was becoming increasingly distorted.
Dr. Rye used computer analysis to construct a custom, fixed temporary orthotic for him, designed to get him symptom-free before proceeding with any permanent cosmetic procedures. After a few months of wearing the orthotic, and without pain, clenching or grinding, Kevin decided to make a permanent change in his teeth that allowed us to correct his bite problems instantly and to get rid of the temporary, fixed orthotic. His TMD symptoms are gone, and Kevin has remained pain free now for over two years. Dr. Rye corrected his upper jaw deficiency by adding length to his teeth. He designed Kevin’s smile using a principle called the Golden Proportion, coined by Leonardo Da Vinci. Kevin has 28 beautiful, custom made, all- porcelain crowns and veneers. Notice how full and natural his smile is now, and how the lower third of his face is in the perfect proportion.
“Exceptional Dentistry has really changed my life!”
Sandra had been a patient of Dr. Rye’s for many years before she decided to improve her smile. She had been self-conscious about her smile all of her life and felt it was time to so something nice for herself. Sandra wanted to have a gorgeous smile that she could be proud of. Dr. Rye designed Sandra’s new smile using study models, digital photographs and radiographs, computer imaging, and a guide called the Golden Proportion.
In one morning appointment Dr. Rye prepared Sandra’s teeth to receive the new porcelain and delivered transitional teeth that closely resembled what Sandra’s finished smile would look and feel like. Sandra was ecstatic with the immediate results. A few short weeks later, Dr. Rye bonded into place Sandra’s new teeth, custom made to Dr. Rye’s and Sandra’s specifications from the finest porcelain available. As you can see, Sandra’s new smile is perfect for her. Doesn’t she look gorgeous!
“It’s like a dream come true for me to be more confident in how I look.”
Rhonda had felt self-conscious about her smile most of her adult life. She wanted to look beautiful and to be able to smile freely in her professional life. Dr. Rye designed and custom-made Rhonda’s new smile in two short appointments. He placed beautiful porcelain crowns and veneers on all of her upper teeth. Rhonda says her life has changed! Her smile is not only functional, healthy, and esthetically engaging; it has improved her self confidence and enhanced her life!
Matt had almost destroyed his smile over the years by clenching and grinding his teeth together. Something about his bite was just not right. is teeth were becoming shorter and flatter and were wearing down. His face was collapsing vertically between his nose and chin as a result. Matt and Dr. Rye talked about how a bad bite could cause joint problems and even premature tooth loss. Matt and Dr. Rye decided to restore his mouth to proper function and aesthetics. First, Dr. Rye used sensors and computers to track Matt’s jaw movements, and to find the position where his head and neck muscles were in their most relaxed state. Dr. Rye then constructed a comfortable appliance that allowed Matt to function in a new bite position, without proceeding with permanent invasive procedures on his teeth or jaws.
After a few short months wearing the appliance, similar to an orthodontic retainer, Matt decided to proceed with the reconstruction process. Dr. Rye used study models, digital photographs and radiographs, computer imaging, a guide called the Golden Proportion, and perpetual continuing education to design Matt’s new bite and smile. In one morning appointment Dr. Rye then prepared his teeth to receive transitional teeth that closely resembled what his finished smile would look and feel like. Matt was ecstatic with the immediate results. A few short weeks later, Dr. Rye bonded into place Matt’s new teeth, custom made to Dr. Rye’s specifications from the finest porcelain available. Matt has not only stopped destroying his teeth; he enjoys being able to chew better and he looks great doing it!
If you live in the Washington, D.C. or McLean, Virginia area and would like to see how porcelain veneers or teeth whitening can enhance your appearance, contact D. Gordon Rye, D.D.S. today for a smile analysis.
Rye Smiles are healthy, natural smiles that communicate the best things in life. A Rye Smile will communicate you … at your very best! If you live in the McLean, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area, and would like to learn more about teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry solutions, contact us today to schedule your consultation.