Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities using a variety of corrective devices.

Orthodontic problems are generally referred to as malocclusion and include conditions like gaps between teeth, crowded teeth, or misaligned jaws. Most of these conditions are congenital while others have been caused by accidents, thumb sucking, or losing baby teeth later than normal.

Orthodontic treatment corrects these conditions but, in the process, and most important of all, orthodontic treatment results in a great smile and improved self-esteem!

When to see an orthodontist?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) if you notice any of the following conditions or behaviors, a consultation with an orthodontist would be helpful.

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Sucking the thumb or fingers
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
  • Speech difficulty
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of proportion to the rest of the face)
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth

When should orthodontic treatment begin?

The ideal age for starting orthodontic treatment ranges from three to twelve years of age. Depending on conditions, three years of age is certainly not too early especially for a consultation but also because some interceptive therapies can begin at that age and head off problems in the future. For example, orthodontic braces can help to correct continued thumb and finger sucking or the use of a pacifier.

Although Orthodontic treatment of children is preferred, age should not be a condition for consulting an Orthodontist for treatment of almost and orthodontic problems. (See Adult Orthodontics)

Free Consultation! During the initial examination and consultation, we will determine the best possible treatment option (see Invisalign) for your individual needs. The doctor will outline the treatment, along with the expected duration, and give you the approximate cost. Payment options are available.

Call us today to set up a free consultation!

What Our Patients Are Saying

  • carolyn B.7/27/2020

    I used to live in Kimberton, but moved two years ago to Conshohocken. However, I like Reardon Dental so much that I still travel back to Phoenixville for my dental care. They stay current with dental procedures and techniques and I always feel good after getting my teeth cleaned.

    Maureen S.7/12/2020

    Reardon Dental doctors and staff were total pros from the moment I scheduled the appointment. Great communication prior to my appointment. When I arrived at the office the screening, the waiting room set up, the hygienist and Dr O’Brien all worked together to make everything go seamlessly and safely. Thank you all; I know that you are doing important work under difficult circumstances. I am so grateful!

  • Kaitlyn H.6/22/2020

    I really enjoy coming here. The staff is friendly and always great at answering my (many) questions. Both myself and my husband go here and I realize my anxiety about the dentist has greatly decreased since I’ve been coming here. I would highly recommend them.

    Mary D.3/23/2020

    My visit was great! Changed from a different practice, they got me right in and walked me through my treatment. Staff was happy and pleasant. Wish I found them sooner!!!

  • Becca M.3/12/2020

    I am 30 years old and until this week, had only been to one dentist my whole life so as you can imagine, I was not looking forward to seeing a new dentist. After my dentist retired, I didn't have a choice and a friend referred me to Reardon. I can't say enough wonderful things about my first experience! The office is clean, everyone is friendly and welcoming. Their equipment seems high-tech which makes the visit simple and efficient. The hygienist made me feel extremely comfortable and we talked like we had known each other for years. She was super gentle and explained everything that was going on. The dentist was also very kind, complimentary and informative. I left Reardon excited to return in 6 months and will be recommending to my friends. Everyone should have a top notch experience at the dentist and that's what they'll find when going to Reardon.

    Heidi R.2/24/2020

    I was plagued for decades with debilitating fear and anxiety about going to the dentist for various reasons deeply rooted in my past. The staff at Reardon have made special efforts to make sure that I feel safe and cared for while I am there. In a very small but powerful way, this has changed my life. I am so grateful.

  • Alexa M.2/21/2020

    I was so impressed with my visit to Reardon Dental. I’ve had bad experiences in the past with many dentists and hygienists so I am always weary of going or trying a new office. I recently moved near the Phoenixville office and decided to give it as try as I had been avoiding a trip to the dentist for awhile. The staff on the phones were so kind and worked with my crazy schedule to get me in quickly.

    Day of the appointment the wait was quick. The staff was kind and the waiting room had tons of offerings to keep kids entertained as well as adults. My hygienist was super sweet and made sure to explain everything she was doing, seeing, and would recommend. She was very thorough and took her time asking questions and making sure my concerns were addressed. Additionally she was gentle and made sure I was comfortable. Dr. Reardon was fantastic! Super funny and warm natured. What really surprised me was he sat down and wanted to get to know me a bit since I was a new patient. Usually dentists are in and out and all business. They are also very up front about pricing while discussing options. The office and rooms are super clean and they are very diligent about keeping it that way.

    I can not say enough about how great my experience was!! I highly recommend, in fact I’ve been recommending them to everyone I know.

    Jeff T.1/10/2020

    Reardon Dental is excellent and I highly recommend. This is my 4th appointment there and both the doctors and office staff are courteous, professional and friendly. I recently had an emergency with a broken tooth. I called after hours and got Dr. Reardon on the phone. He was very helpful and saw me immediately the next day. Dr. Reardon seems very accomplished and knowledgeable. He explained all of my options and took care of my problem in a caring and skillful fashion. I am very happy to have Reardon Dental to rely on now for my dental needs.

  • Linda L.12/23/2019

    The staff is very helpful and polite. Their in house insurance policy is wonderful and covers 2 cleanings and emergency visits!

    Regina S.12/19/2019

    Reardon Dental is amazing. Love Dr. O'Brien and Ashley . I have a fear for dentists and they have eased that fear. The girls at the front desk are always pleasant and willing to answer and explain any questions you have .

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