Cari Orthodontics—Your Smile is Worth It!
When families in Media, PA are ready to get started on orthodontic care, Cari Orthodontics is the obvious choice. With the latest in technology right here in our offices and a caring and friendly staff who knows each patient by name, we have a reputation for some of the best orthodontic care in the Media area. We make it as convenient as possible for you to see us at a time that fits into your family’s busy schedule. Evening and weekend appointments are available. We have payment options that can accommodate almost any budget, and our first visit, which includes a consultation with panoramic X-ray, is always free.
Your First Orthodontic Exam
Our friendly staff along with Dr. Michael Cari will discuss your reasons for seeking orthodontic care for you or your child. Once we understand your goals, we can review treatment options, approximate treatment timing, and our fees for the program. We will discuss your insurance policy and ways to pay during this visit, if treatment is recommended.
During the exam portion of your visit, Dr. Cari will conduct an oral exam, review health history, and the patient will receive a panoramic X-ray, to better diagnosis orthodontic problems. We will then discuss and demonstrate any recommended treatment. Please feel free to follow up with us at any time after the initial visit if you have any further questions.
Media Families Trust Dr. Cari When It’s Time to See an Orthodontist
Dr. Cari treats patients throughout the Media, PA area who know how important a clean, aesthetic and healthy smile is in your personal and professional life. There are various conditions that orthodontists treat that can cause pain or difficulty in chewing, so orthodontic work is as much a health issue as an aesthetic one.
Here are some of the conditions that can be treated by an orthodontist:
- Bucked or protruding upper front teeth
- A “deep” bite (upper front teeth cover too much of the lower teeth)
- Open bite
- Crowded or overlapped teeth
- Problems with chewing
- Misaligned jaw or misalignment between upper and lower teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Damage from excessive thumb sucking
How Does Orthodontics Work?
There are a variety of treatments that are offered by orthodontists to treat the conditions above. Orthodontists are specialists and only practice orthodontics, so they are aware of all of the treatment options and can recommend the best one for your particular issue.
Whether you opt for traditional metal braces or another kind of appliance, the device will correct your malocclusion (misalignment) using gentle, continuous pressure. Phase I treatment, which begins between ages 6 and 10, often uses an orthopedic device, the expander or partial braces to provide space for developing teeth and to correct conditions such as overbites, crossbites, and underbites. Phase II treatment can consist of traditional braces, self-ligating Damon brace or Speed braces, or Invisalign removable aligners. Phase II treatment begins after all of adult teeth emerge, usually between ages 11 and 13.
The typical treatment time is from one to two years, and a specific estimate will be given to you prior to starting treatment. It is important to maintain excellent hygiene habits and attending appointments as scheduled. Since Dr. Cari has 2 offices convenient to Media, PA, we make it easy for you to get to appointments as needed.
Metal braces are still a standard treatment, but they have evolved a lot since you may have had them as a kid! The brackets and wires are far less noticeable than they used to be, and they are designed not to trap food as much as the older metallic braces did. Dr. Cari also exclusively uses self-ligating Damon Braces and Speed braces, both of which require up to 40% shorter treatment time as well as fewer office visits. This technology is also offered in a ceramic brace that is tooth colored to make the braces less noticeable.
Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment option that uses a custom set of clear aligner trays that can be removed. The trays are changed every three days to two weeks to gradually align the teeth. You can avoid metal braces entirely using Invisalign, so it’s a great option for adults.
It’s Time for Cari Orthodontics
If you live in the Media, PA area and are considering orthodontic treatment, we invite you to call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Cari and our friendly staff to discuss your goals along with the treatment options that are available to you.
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Call us today at 610-444-2343 or send us a message using the form below!