Beyond Straight Teeth: How Braces Can Change Your Life

dca-blog_article-51_orthodontic-treatments-transform-confidence

Orthodontic treatments resolve crooked teeth, spacing issues, malocclusion and other abnormalities to provide both improved function and a more desirable appearance. If you have suffered an accidental tooth injury or tooth loss, or your misaligned bite is causing temporomandibular joint pain, modern orthodontic treatments can relieve pain, give you back your healthy smile, or create a new one you never dreamed you could have. Most general dentists can perform minor orthodontic corrections, but for more advanced problems, you will be referred to an orthodontist for evaluation.

More Benefits of Orthodontic Therapy
Using braces to correct crowded teeth or an underbite does much more than improve your self-confidence and make you proud of your smile. It also improves your general oral health. Poorly positioned teeth make routine dental care more difficult, which can cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. A malocclusion can interfere with your ability to eat and speak properly. It may also cause added wear on tooth enamel, headaches, and jaw or ear pain. Orthodontic treatments can potentially eliminate or prevent these problems.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments
Braces are the most common corrective devices used in orthodontic treatment. They may be fixed or removable and made from metal, plastic or ceramic. The brackets attached to each tooth’s surface exert pressure over a long period of time to gradually move the tooth into a more desirable position. Retainers are used to maintain the position once it has been achieved. Plastic aligner trays are an aesthetically pleasant alternative to conventional brackets. They are best suited for adults with minor spacing problems Aligners can be removed for eating and brushing, and they are virtually invisible when in use. Other less common orthodontic appliances include space maintainers for maintaining jaw position when a baby tooth is lost too early and palatal expanders, which help correct pediatric problems with the upper arch.

Explore Your Options
The best orthodontists will help you decide on options for braces that will meet your specific needs and desires. To learn more, contact a qualified orthodontist in Philadelphia for a consultation.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania today at (215) 789-9675 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The employees are freindly, caring, thourogh and acomindating. I look forward to going to the dentist.!!!!!!
Cecilia D.
The staff at Gentle Dentle remember all my family individually, we have a daughter who is special needs-they were great with her! It’s exactly what a great dentist office should be.
Marie L.
Had no problem getting an emergency appointment for my husband. Very satisfied with his treatment and care. Tara, the dental technician is gentle, informative and professional. And the service rep, […]
Kathleen R.
Facilities are clean and inviting. Staff is pleasant and thorough. Dr. Amrut is a pleasure!
Wendy B.
Kelly is always so friendly. Keep her !
Becky C.
The office is CLEAN, everyone is so NICE. The work is done in a good time limit. I like everything about the office.
Linda T.
Very efficient office. Good work on all types of services.
Kathleen H.
I’ve been coming to Gentle Dental for 7 years and love it. The hygienist and dentist are very skilled and very friendly and kind. I couldn’t be more happy and pleased with my dental care. […]
Alyce B.
Everything was great from making the appointment, to the reception and most definitely the care.
Richard C.
The service was great didn’t have a long wait time in the waiting area. The staff overall is very nice in the way they talk to you and look after you.
Racquel S.
Dr. Fergusen, Joanne, and the staff were patient, understanding to my needs, and professional. I would recommend anyone to them because they have great social skills.
Mark S.
Everyone was so polite and respectful the Dr. was very fast in and out but also did his job.
Najah S.
You guys do a great job….
Doreen R.
My experience with this office was the best I have ever had… I love this dentist
Gail D.
Everyone there is very friendly appointment was right on time
Patricia L.
Been with this Dentist for as long as they been in practice. They are in the process of giving me my smile back, providing me with full upper and lower dentures. I would recommend them to ANYONE. […]
Vietta R.
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Fee, Rudy, Natalie, Kanesha, Kim, and the rest of the team. I’ve had everything from cleanings to root canals done at Gentle Dentle and now have an […]
Larry D.
I’ve had the best cleaning. Very thorough, gentle.
Christine P.
The Staff is awesome! The service was great! Very professional and friendly
Vanessa L.
we love the friendly staff and dr Valentine.
Zoe D.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here