Serving Wexford, PA and the North Hills Since 1976
King Orthodontics, Wexford’s leading orthodontics practice for adults, teens, and children, wants you to have a beautiful, healthy smile. Our team of orthodontists, including Dr. Earle King, Dr. Bryan King, and Dr. Mark DeMaria, as well as our experienced staff, will make you feel comfortable and welcomed during each visit.
The practice of orthodontics is much more than straightening teeth. It’s all about a healthy smile, a proper bite, and feeling confident. We treat patients who have crowded teeth, gapped teeth, an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or other malocclusions. We’re proud of the high-quality care all of our patients receive, and look forward to beginning your treatment.
Braces for Wexford Teens and Children
Nearly 75 percent children and teenagers will require orthodontic treatment at some point. Unlike treatment from decades ago, today’s orthodontics have updated processes and better materials, and they deliver faster, more effective results. Teens aren’t limited to traditional metal braces, either. They can instead wear braces that are made from ceramic or plastic, that are clear, or that work by being placed behind the teeth. Teens can also wear Invisalign® Teen, a nearly invisible, removable, effective treatment doesn’t restrict your diet or activities.
Often, parents will bring their children in for a consultation by age seven, and many begin treatment within a few years. This process, called two-phase treatment, uses the child’s natural growth, as well as an expander and braces, to create more room for adult teeth to emerge. Once the child has progressed through the first phase, their mouth and jaw will grow normally, and after all adult teeth are in, the second phase can begin when they are teens. This phase uses braces or Invisalign® to finish straightening teeth or correcting a bite. Because of this early intervention, the treatment is streamlined, and the time that a teen requires an orthodontic device is greatly reduced.
Orthodontics for Adults
While many people think of orthodontics as being limited to teenagers, adults actually make up about 20 percent of our patients at King Orthodontics. While some wore braces years ago, many have never used them, but would like to improve their smile for the job, lifestyle, or simply to have a more confident smile. As an adult seeking orthodontics treatment, you can be fitted with braces, including traditional, clear, ceramic, self-ligating, or lingual. Invisalign®, an innovative system which uses clear plastic retainers to gently position teeth, are also very popular, and delivers the same results as braces.
King Orthodontics is in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the world and has treated more than 3,000 adults and teens in the past 10 years.
If your general dentist has suggested that you make an appointment with an orthodontist, or if you’d like to visit us to ask questions and get more information for either you or your child, call our office in Wexford. We look forward to helping your create a beautiful smile.