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What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites) which result from irregularity in the teeth or jaw. Orthodontists are specialists in this field who have an additional 2-3 years of education beyond typical dentistry schooling.

Two Orthodontics Options

In contemporary orthodontics, there are two common options.  Traditional orthodontics refer to the more well known treatment which includes metal wires and brackets.  Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays to straighten teeth instead.  Patients from all ages and walks of life may encounter a need for orthodontics at some point in their life.  Discover the different features of traditional orthodontics and Invisalign to discover which may be a better option for you.

Are Orthodontics Services Covered By Insurance?

Most insurance companies do cover orthodontics, especially for children.  However, more and more insurance companies are beginning to offer coverage for adult orthodontics as well.  At Penn Dental, our financial coordinator can help you navigate this process prior to beginning any treatment.

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