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How to Find the Best Orthodontist in Philadelphia

by Dr. Gemmi on January 31, 2017

When entrusting your oral health or your child’s oral health to an orthodontist, you don’t want to make a hasty decision. Each orthodontist may differ not only in their bedside manner, but also in which treatment options they prefer and how much treatment costs. They may also differ in what type of payment plans are offered. It is a major investment in time and money so you want to get it right. For straighter teeth, there are typically two options: Invisalign and traditional braces....

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Why Braces Are More Than Just About Aesthetics

by Dr. Gemmi on January 27, 2017

"You need braces" are words you probably don’t want to hear from your dentist ever. Just the thought of being stuck with a metal mouth for years and not to mention the financial investment it requires is probably making your head spin. Unfortunately, too many people view orthodontics as a luxury and not a necessity because they think that having a braces is more about the aesthetics of a beautiful smile than any real health issue. They couldn’t be more wrong though. Crooked teeth and...

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Top Reasons to Get Invisalign in Philadelphia

by Dr. Gemmi on January 24, 2017

If you have been unhappy with your smile, making a decision to do something about it can seem daunting. There is not only the cost, but the fact that you must wear them for usually a year to up to 3 years. Yikes! Whether you are a teen or an adult, the thought of having a metal mouth for a few years can be a deal breaker. Luckily, today, there are more options than the traditional metal braces. No matter what your age, if you are concerned about the health of your smile, you should...

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Improve Your Oral Health With Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on January 19, 2017

If your dentist has recommended braces, don’t be scared away by the thought of years with a metal mouth or the financial commitment they usually entail. Braces do so much more than simply straighten your teeth for a more beautiful smile. Crooked teeth is not just an aesthetic problem. Braces not only give you a more beautiful smile, they also improve your oral health. Don’t risk having a lot of dental problems down the line. Wear braces now so that you have healthy teeth for years to...

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Top Reasons to Invest in Your Teen’s Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on January 17, 2017

When you have kids, it can be a real struggle sometimes to keep up with all the things they need: school tuitions, clothes, regular doctor and dentist appointments, and of course enough healthy food on the table. If your teen’s dentist mentioned braces, you might be tempted to put it off thinking it is just an aesthetic issue. When money is already tight it might seem impossible to even think about shelling big bucks for something that isn’t necessarily life and death. What you do have...

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Need Braces? Now What?

by Dr. Gemmi on January 17, 2017

Finding an orthodontist and choosing a treatment option can be a scary proposition if you have never done it before. If your first child needs braces or you are looking for braces for yourself, you might not be sure where to start. There is a lot that goes into it. Not only do you have to pick an orthodontist, but you have to choose a treatment plan and then figure out how to pay for it all. Don’t go running for the hills just yet though. Follow these steps and you will navigate the...

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Why Treat Yourself This New Year to a Straighter Smile with Invisalign

by Dr. Gemmi on January 12, 2017

Each New Year, we are full of resolutions to live a better life, to go after our dreams, but few of us make it out of February still sticking to our new resolve. In the last few years, resolutions have been focused more on living a healthier lifestyle and a big part of that is oral health. Until you have dental problems, you don’t realize how big an impact they have on all parts of your life. A straighter smile can not only give you more self-confidence to go after your dreams, it can...

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5 reasons to rank braces high on your New Year

by Dr. Gemmi on January 10, 2017

The smile is usually the first thing you notice about a person. A beautiful smile can really help you make a great first impression when meeting someone for the first time, whether a potential suitor or a potential new boss. If you have been unhappy with your smile for a while, this time of year is the perfect time to do something about it. Make this New Year’s solution a straighter smile with braces. Here are 5 reasons to rank braces high on your New Year’s resolution list. They...

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The Step By Step Process on How Invisalign Works

by Dr. Gemmi on January 1, 2017

Have you always been a little self-conscious about your smile, but nervous about getting braces? Having a mouth full of metal for a couple of years, especially if you are an adult and not to mention the cost of braces certainly doesn’t sound appealing. But what if there was a better way to get straighter teeth? Invisalign clear braces offer you the same great results of traditional metal braces, but without all the drawbacks that usually come with wearing braces. Invisalign braces are...

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What Does Tightening Braces Do?

by Dr. Gemmi on December 28, 2016

If you are going to your first orthodontist appointment after getting your braces put on, it can seem a little daunting. You don’t know what to expect and you are nervous that it will hurt a lot, especially the brace tightening part. The unknown can be scary, but knowledge is half the battle. Here is what you can expect from the brace tightening process and what it does to your teeth: Why does the orthodontist tighten the braces? The sole purpose of wearing braces is of course to...

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