Category Archives: Orthodontists

Why an Orthodontist’s Chairside Manner Really Matters

by Dr. Gemmi on December 22, 2017

When we talk about doctors we often refer to what we call their bedside manner: how they relate to their patient on a personal level. This is also an important aspect of the care your orthodontist gives you as well. Besides their skill, experience and price structure, an orthodontist’s chairside manner is an important quality you should consider before choosing an orthodontist. Here are some reasons why an orthodontist’s chairside manner really matters. An orthodontist who has a...

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Why the Designation of Your Invisalign Provider Matters

by Dr. Gemmi on December 22, 2017

Invisalign is a convenient and effective orthodontic treatment, and you should feel confident in choosing it to fixing your alignment issues, but did you know that your decision-making doesn’t end there? When choosing your orthodontist, you should be looking for one who has the most experience with and is the most skilled at Invisalign treatment, which you can tell by the special designation that are given. Here is why the designation of your Invisalign provider matters: It is a...

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4 Reasons to Get an Orthodontist’s Second Opinion

by Dr. Gemmi on October 19, 2017

You have probably heard a few orthodontist horror stories from friends and families, stories of spending so much money and not getting the results you were promised, or the development of tooth decay and jaw issues because there was an error in treatment. Getting braces or any orthodontic treatment really is a big investment of time and money not to mention that your health could be at risk if things go wrong so never ever feel guilty about wanting a second opinion. The first...

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What is the Best Age for an Orthodontic Checkup?

by Dr. Gemmi on July 31, 2017

When you think of the most common age for wearing braces, you probably picture the pre-teen and teen years. If you have spent any time in middle schools or high schools, you tend to see a lot of kids sporting one of the many orthodontic options available today including the traditional metal braces and Invisalign aligners. Orthodontic care should start a lot earlier than this though. What is the Best Age for an Orthodontic Checkup? According to the American Association of Orthodontists,...

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Your Guide to Orthodontics in Philadelphia

by Dr. Gemmi on June 28, 2017

Has your dentist told you that you need to see an orthodontist for treatment, but you are nervous because you don’t know what to expect or how to find the best orthodontist in Philadelphia? Don’t worry. Knowledge is power. Here is your guide to Orthodontics in Philadelphia: What is Orthodontics Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of your teeth and jaw. Orthodontists use devices and appliances to reposition teeth and remodel the bone underneath....

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Am I a Good Candidate for Accelerated Orthodontics?

by Dr. Gemmi on June 26, 2017

In our fast-paced society, we want everything instantaneously so the thought of a wearing braces for a couple of years probably seems like a tortuous proposition. While good things like a beautiful smile are certainly worth waiting for, what if you could speed up the teeth straightening process? Accelerated Orthodontics is when additional treatment is added to the braces to help get you to a straighter, more beautiful smile. There are different types of accelerated orthodontics that your...

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7 Ways to Help Get Your Kids to Brush Regularly

by Dr. Gemmi on April 23, 2017

You know how important it is for your kids to brush their teeth regularly, but getting them to do it sometimes feels liking trying to move a mountain. It is a known fact of parenthood that your child will fight you on doing anything that is good for them like taking a bath or eating their vegetables. And brushing their teeth is no different. While it might not seem like a big deal to let it slide every once in a while when your child is feeling particularly cantankerous, it can be a...

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Why Orthodontics Limited Is One of the Top Invisalign Doctors in Philadelphia

by Dr. Gemmi on March 30, 2017

You finally got the news that you have been dreading. You need braces. The thought of being stuck with a metal mouth for a few years is probably not sitting well with you. Not to mention the thought of the financial investment it will take as well. Orthodontic treatment can seem every daunting but with the right orthodontist and the right type of treatment, you can have a straighter, more beautiful smile in less time than you think. Invisalign aligners are a great alternative to...

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Invisalign Teen in Philadelphia: Here’s Why We Are the Best

by Dr. Gemmi on February 27, 2017

What you have been dreading has happened. Your teen’s dentist has told you she needs braces. You know that braces are a major investment of time and money and that your kid will not want to have to wear metal on their teeth right in the most important years of her life. If money is already tight then it can seem especially impossible to even think about shelling out more money for something that doesn’t seem life and death. You are probably asking yourelf, “Is orthodontic treatment...

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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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