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.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

  • Amber H.4/16/2021

    Ashley Thomas RDH and Dr. Reardon were great. Ashley was gentle and left my teeth feeling super clean, also was helpful to answer any questions I had and even helped me schedule my future appointments. Dr Reardon was patient in answering all my concerns and gave me options for future care. Office was very clean and made me feel safe during these crazy times. Highly recommend this team.

    Robert L.4/14/2021

    My whole family has been going to Reardon Dental for years, great service with a great atmosphere. They keep all our teeth looking beautiful. Christine does a fantastic job.

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    I sat in the parking lot, terrified to go into the dentist office. I had gone 6 years since going to a dentist. Reardon dental was highly recommended, and now I know why! Between the hygienist and the dentist, everything was explained to me in detail which calmed my fears. Through out the whole process, both stopped and asked me how I was and if they could do anything different to help me. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I was so happy when I left and already scheduled my next appointment!

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    Dr. Feller is amazing. She made me comfortable and explained everything so well. My smile has never looked better! I am so happy I found this office.

  • Sarah Y.3/24/2021

    I recently switched to Reardon after several frustrating/painful visits to a previous dentist. In particular, this previous dentist had given me a filling that left me feeling anxious about cavities forever. I came in to Reardon today to get that filling re-done. I was feeling really stressed out about it, but everyone at Reardon was so kind and so gentle and as it turns out, getting a filling isn’t actually that bad 😂 I will happily continue coming to Reardon going forward, and will certainly recommend them to everyone I know. Thank you!

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    Really love Reardon Dental. Dr. O'Brian took care of me when a molar cracked in two- no pain, no problems. Staff members delightful. Definitely a 5 star rating!

    Jenn R.3/11/2021

    This was our first time here as we are new patients and our experience was great! I have 3 kids, the youngest of which tends to still be a little nervous at the dentist and he came out smiling ear to ear after his appointment! Excellent service and very kind treatment from everyone we encountered. Would highly recommend!

  • downingtownryan3/04/2021

    First time going to Reardon in Downingtown and everyone was great. Very nice and pleasant. Dr. Reardon was great as well. Will be going back from now on. Would recommend at least giving them a shot if you need a new Dentist.

    Joe S.3/03/2021

    Dr Reardon was his usual funny self he always makes me feel super comfortable. The staff as always is courteous and friendly only dentist I'm truly comfortable with great experience all the time

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