Braces in Kennett Square, PA

Cari Orthodontics: The Most Trusted Orthodontic Care in Kennett Square

When Kennett Square families decide it’s time to investigate their options for orthodontic treatment, one practice in the area almost always comes out on top—Cari Orthodontics. Our flexible schedule means that you can fit in your appointments between ballet and soccer practice, since we’re here in the evenings and weekends (during the school year) as well as during the day. Our initial consultation, which includes a panoramic X-ray, exam and a consultation with Dr. Cari and staff, is always free. We understand that today’s families are on a budget, so we accept many insurance plans and offer payment options that can put the highest quality orthodontic care within everyone’s reach.

What to Expect During Your First Visit

Sue Ashton, our treatment coordinator, is extremely friendly and will be delighted to welcome you to our practice. In our first consultation, we will discuss you or your child’s case before we begin our evaluation.

You will get access to all of the cutting-edge technology that is available at our state-of-the-art facility. Following an oral exam and a panoramic X-ray, Dr. Cari will discuss his approach and lay out all treatment options available. He will answer any and all of your questions and we will discuss our fees as well. We invite you to follow up by phone with any concerns you may have.

Kennett Square Families Trust Dr. Cari When It’s Time to See an Orthodontist

Don’t underestimate the importance of a perfect smile in today’s image-driven world. Straight teeth give young adults the best possible start in their careers and their personal lives. That’s why patients who live in the Kennett Square area turn to Dr. Cari and his friendly staff when it’s time to get started with orthodontic treatment.

If you or your family members have any of the conditions below, it is time to call one of our convenient offices to schedule an appointment with the doctor.

  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Pain or difficulty with chewing
  • Crowded or overlapped teeth
  • Bucked upper front teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Misaligned jaw or crooked bite
  • Thumb sucking damage
  • A “deep” bite that covers too much of the lower teeth

Keep in mind that orthodontic care is not indicated for aesthetic reasons only. Maligned or crowded teeth can cause pain and problems with chewing properly, so you may require orthodontic care for health reasons as well.

Correcting Dental Issues With Orthodontics

There are many tools in an orthodontist’s arsenal that he or she can use to correct your smile. Since orthodontists specialize, you can be sure that you are getting the best available treatment for your particular issue.

Braces and other types of dental aligners place slow, continuous pressure on teeth in order to gently and effectively move them into the correct placement.

Phase I treatment may employ partial braces or an expander to prepare the oral cavity for further treatment and to correct conditions such as overbites and underbites. Phase I treatment often begins anywhere from age 6 to 10.

Phase II treatment can begin once all of the permanent teeth are in place, usually between ages 11 and 13. At this time, braces or an alternative treatment such as Invisalign may be prescribed.

Treatment time depends on several factors, including the severity of the misalignment, patient compliance, and keeping up with appointments. Our practice has two accessible offices, one of which is right in Kennett Square, so it is always easy to attend the needed appointments.


Braces have advanced by leaps and bounds over the last several years. Metal braces are now easier to clean, less obtrusive, and less noticeable than they once were.

Dr. Cari exclusively uses self-ligating braces (include Damon and Speed braces) which work quicker and need less adjusting than traditional braces. This means that you and your children will have a perfect smile in a shorter amount of time with far less hassle. There are even tooth-colored options for those who want a more inconspicuous treatment.


Invisalign is a popular treatment for adults who want to avoid the look of braces. Invisalign utilizes a set of removable aligners created specifically for the patient’s mouth that are changed every three days to two weeks in order to gradually adjust teeth alignment.

Cari Orthodontics is Conveniently Located in Kennett Square

Those living in Kennett Square and all along the Main Line turn to Cari Orthodontics when they want the most convenient and cutting-edge treatment available. We will work with you to find the best approach for you and your family.

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Call our Kennett Square office at 610-444-2343 to schedule an appointment today or send us a message using the form below!

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