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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    In light of COVID, I was glad to see temperature checks being performed prior to entry to Reardon Downingtown. We waited in the waiting room for just a few minutes before being taken back to the exam area. Felicia was incredibly patient and welcoming to my five year old daughter during her appointment. She kept my daughter comfortable during the process for x-rays and molar sealing - neither of which are easy for a kiddo to sit still for. Felicia was efficient but effective and I would be elated to have her perform my daughter's cleanings again in the future.

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    So there are 3 things in life I dread.. Changing my cell phone plan, changing my cable service and the DENTIST. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Habbel for the first time. Like most, I have a favorite dentist at the practice but she was not available. To say I was nervous seeing someone new was a HUGE understatement. Its like taking your car to a new mechanic. BUT my experience was the best. She made me feel good about coming in. I will see her again next week for two small fillings (yep wasn't so lucky BUT its not a Root Canal). Now I have 2 dentists that I feel very comfortable with!!! THANK YOU

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