Braces in West Chester, PA

Smile, West Chester! It’s Time for Cari Orthodontics!

West Chester, PA families in the know turn to Cari Orthodontics as soon as their children are ready to get started with orthodontic care. Our friendly local offices provide the area’s best and most convenient orthodontic care. We understand that between work, school, and activities, there’s little time to spare. We have flexible office hours to accommodate your hectic schedule, and we always make sure to get you in and out just as quickly as possible.

We accept multiple insurance plans and offer payment plans to help families get the most out of their budgets. Call us today to find out how we are helping West Chester, PA families to get beautiful smiles as effortlessly as possible.

What Happens at Your First Orthodontic Exam?

At Dr. Michael Cari’s two local practices, your first consultation is always free. This first visit includes a complimentary panoramic X-ray, which is vital to prescribing the best orthodontic treatment.

After our staff welcomes you and gets you settled, you will meet with Dr. Cari. He will then perform an oral exam and go over the results of the X-ray with you. Then he will discuss your child’s case with you at length and be sure to answer any questions you may have.

We make sure to address all of your concerns during this initial visit and to provide you with information about insurance and any payment plans that will help you to pay for the treatment, if it is recommended at that time. Our goal is for you to leave our office feeling optimistic about your treatment and the outcomes you can expect.

West Chester, PA Families Trust Dr. Cari When It’s Time to See an Orthodontist

Everyone wants a perfect smile, right? Having healthy, great looking teeth is a great confidence builder for teens and adults alike.

Orthodontic treatment is indicated for both health and aesthetic reasons. Any condition that causes difficulty or pain in chewing or closing one’s mouth can be addressed by an orthodontist.

Call us today if you or your children experience any of the following:

  • Bucked or protruding upper front teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • A “deep” bite
  • Pain with chewing
  • Misalignment from thumb sucking
  • Spaces between teeth

What Else Should I Know About Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment generally happens in two phases. Phase I can begin while a child still has some baby teeth. Phase II addresses misalignments only once the full set of adult teeth has emerged.

Phase I can address spacing issues, overbites, underbites, and other, more minor orthodontic issues. Phase II uses braces or other aligners to correct any remaining imperfections and usually lasts one to two years.

Orthodontics is a specialty field, so you can be assured that your orthodontist will select the proper treatments for your family. Whatever the treatment that you and Dr. Cari decide on, any crowding will be slowly and gently straightened using constant, gentle pressure that will gradually reshape your smile.

It is important to practice excellent dental hygiene habits throughout the duration of treatment and to attend regular appointments as recommended by our staff. Since Dr. Cari has 2 offices convenient to West Chester, PA, you never have to go too far out of your way to get to your appointment.

What’s New With Braces?

Metal braces are still around, but they’re completely different than they used to be! The brackets and wires are smaller, less obtrusive, and don’t collect food particles as readily as braces used to.

Our practice exclusively recommends and uses both Damon Braces and Speed self-ligating braces. These options can cut treatment times by up to 40 percent and require fewer office visits than traditional braces. They are even offered in a clear option, which is popular with both adults and teens.


Invisalign clear aligner trays are extremely popular, and for good reasons. These nearly invisible aligners are actually removable, so in the event of an important work event or special occasion, you can be completely free of your orthodontic gear for a little while!

It’s Time for Cari Orthodontics

If you live in the West Chester, PA area, Dr. Cari is your go-to specialist for orthodontic care. Our family-friendly office and stellar patient care keep our patients coming back year after year. We’d be pleased to see you for an initial consultation at your earliest convenience.

Contact Us Today!

We have two local offices in the West Chester area: Kennett Square and Media, PA. Call us today at 610-444-2343 or simply send us a message using the form below!

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