Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Treatment in Philadelphia, PA

If you are looking for orthodontic treatment in Philadelphia, you can find the procedure for you at The Dental Spa. Whether it is adult orthodontics or orthodontic care for your child, we can create a treatment plan that will give you the smile you want. We are also proud to serve the surrounding areas, including Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square, Fitler Square, South Philadelphia, Fishtown, Kensington, and West Philadelphia. Make an appointment at our orthodontic office for a consultation.

Issues treated by orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is more than just realigning the teeth. It ensures proper alignment of the teeth with the jaw and treats issues such as:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Misplaced midline
  • Spacing
  • Crowding

How does orthodontic treatment work?

Orthodontic treatment works by applying subtle but constant pressure on the teeth, gradually changing their position along the gumline. Once treatment has been completed, a retainer is normally required to prevent the teeth from returning to their original positions.

Types of orthodontics

At The Dental Spa, we offer several options in orthodontic treatment. You can find traditional braces at our office in Philadelphia, which uses a system of metal brackets and wires. The brackets are fixed to the teeth and pressure is applied by tightening a wire connecting the brackets. This method has been used for years and remains a popular option because it is very effective. A newer option that is also more attractive and more comfortable is with Invisalign. This is a system of clear aligners that are worn for most of the day to reposition the teeth. A new aligner is switched out periodically to maintain pressure on the teeth. Treatment times vary depending on the method used and the severity of the misalignment. Both options are available to adults as well as younger patients.

Emergency orthodontist

Accidents or other emergencies can occur while you or your child is going through orthodontic treatment. If this should happen, you can have confidence that you will find the care you need at The Dental Spa. We will treat the issue and assess the situation to ensure that your orthodontic treatment can continue as planned.

For the best orthodontic care near you in Philadelphia, make an appointment at The Dental Spa today.

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