A misaligned smile can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and even harmful to your dental health since crooked teeth are harder to clean.
Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics provides a variety of services in Philadelphia, PA. We treat patients of all ages with various concerns.
If you dream about a perfect smile, learn how we can help make your dreams come true...
If you suffer from one or a number of these conditions, our professional and compassionate orthodontists can help. Contact Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics in the Philadelphia area online or call us at (610) 617-0700 to schedule an appointment today!
"Doctor Hodges was amazing she's very informative and has mastered the gift of a beautiful smile. I would recommend her to anyone needing braces or cosmetic needs. Her work speaks for its self... I love my smile! Everyone in the office was professional and friendly, great customer service! " Zakiya F.
Orthodontics in Action
What Are Orthodontics?
The term orthodontics is derived from the Greek "orthos," meaning straight or proper, and "odous" meaning tooth. Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that specifically addresses dental misalignment and improper bite patterns, also called malocclusions. Proper occlusion, or alignment of the teeth, is crucial to the long-term health of the teeth, jaws, and gums.
At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, serving the Philadelphia area, we understand the importance of good oral health as well as the desire to obtain a beautiful smile. Dr. Kellyn Hodges has years of advanced specialty education and training in orthodontics and practices state-of-the-art orthodontic techniques.
Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics
Dr. Kellyn Hodges and her staff offer advanced and compassionate orthodontic care for patients throughout the Philadelphia area. We are proud to be affiliated with a variety of prestigious organization, including the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- National Board of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
Whether you are looking to correct substantial misalignment or simply want straighter teeth and a more attractive smile, orthodontics can help. With years of expertise in the specialty, Dr. Hodges proudly provides orthodontics solutions to the Philadelphia area and you can receive care from our team at one of our three convenient locations in Bensalem, Montgomeryville, or Bala Cynwyd.
Contact our dental practices online or call (610) 617-0700 today to schedule a free consultation and learn what orthodontics can do for you.
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Orthodontic Procedures Improve Your Oral Health & Appearance
Our Philadelphia, PA, area practices serve Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and surrounding areas with the primary goal of offering a wide range of both dental procedures and orthodontic services at an affordable and reasonable price. All of our treatments aim to improve the health and appearance of your teeth, all while enhancing your confidence. In fact, straighter teeth are easier to clean and can minimize your need for procedures for cavities, periodontal care, and restorative dentistry in the future.
During a visit to one of our Philadelphia area offices, we can help you weigh the benefits of all the available orthodontic treatment options, such as Invisalign, as well as other effective options. Our orthodontists excel in treating even the most complex orthodontic cases and can easily combine procedures for a comprehensive smile makeover.
Braces A Common Orthodontic Treatment
We Serve Patients of All Ages
We specialize in traditional orthodontics and similar procedures for both children and adults in Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and throughout the Philadelphia, PA, area. For children with malocclusion (a situation in which the teeth do not come together properly), braces are an ideal way to fix an imperfect bite. For adults, who currently make up 20 to 30 percent of our patients, braces can also boost your self-esteem as well as aesthetics.
While traditional metal braces and their components are available in several different colors, we also offer nearly invisible ceramic braces that are just as effective. The ceramic option can provide a more discreet appearance without sacrificing the effectiveness of the appliance.
Your Role in Achieving Good Results
No matter what kind of care you receive at our Philadelphia orthodontist offices, it's important that you observe good oral hygiene. We recommend that you spend a few minutes each day examining your braces with a mirror to make sure they are clean and in good condition. You will need to give up certain foods such as bubblegum, hard candies, popcorn, and tough meats. This is important to ensure you do not bend the appliances or spend an excessive amount of time cleaning them.
At any of our Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics offices in the Philadelphia area, there is a range of options from which to choose. During your personal consultation, one of our doctors will tailor a custom plan that is ideal for your individual orthodontic needs, as well as your budget.
By offering such a wide array of options, we are able to resolve most orthodontic issues faced by our patients in the Philadelphia area. Depending on the type of orthodontics you choose, your treatment time will vary from a few months to a year or more. It is important to keep in mind that following orthodontics treatment, all patients will need to wear a retainer to prevent the teeth from reverting back to their former alignment. After a personal consultation with Dr. Hodges or another one of our practitioners, we will be able to give you a better idea of your options and how we can help.
If you want straighter teeth without having to give up your favorite foods or worry about your appearance, Invisalign could be the answer you're looking for. Many of our patients in the Philadelphia area consider Invisalign a great investment for several reasons.
The new Invisalign system is virtually undetectable and much more comfortable than traditional braces. Invisalign utilizes custom-fitted clear aligners made of a sturdy, durable clear plastic that fit over your teeth. Invisalign aligners, which are worn at all times except when eating or drinking, will help guide misaligned or crooked teeth into position creating a straighter, healthier smile. Although your orthodontist will likely have you wear the Invisalign aligners for roughly the same duration as traditional options, you can achieve a beautiful smile without anyone else knowing you are undergoing treatment. Our skilled Philadelphia orthodontists will evaluate your case and determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
Fast Acting Adult Braces (FAAB)
Over time, even people who have worn braces may notice that their smile doesn't look as perfect as it used to. Teeth can turn at funny angles and pristine dental alignment can slowly become crooked. Our Philadelphia orthodontists know that these changes are natural as your teeth gradually move due to the effects of aging and natural wear and tear. But it doesn't mean you have to live with an imperfect smile.
Thanks to modern advancements in orthodontics, this type of dental misalignment is something that can easily be corrected. With the new FAAB treatment, your teeth can be straightened quickly and with relative ease. Candidates for FAAB must have fully matured jaws, relatively straight tooth roots, a well-aligned bite, and little if any crowding of the teeth.
While by no means a complete replacement for traditional orthodontics, FAAB can potentially restore a once straight and beautiful smile to its former glory. You can find out if you're a candidate for FAAB during a complimentary consultation with one of our orthodontists in the Philadelphia area.
Those who have had to wear traditional orthodontics for an extended period of time can attest to the adage that "The hardest part is the waiting." Some adolescents may feel self-conscious or uncomfortable wearing braces for up to three years and some adults may not have the time to dedicate to standard treatment. With the revolutionary Wilckodontics procedure at our Philadelphia practice, however, your time in orthodontic appliances can be drastically reduced. In fact, some cases require only one-quarter of the time it would regularly take to achieve results.
Also known as Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics™ or AOO™, Wilckodontics pairs corrective orthodontics with bone remodeling at our Philadelphia practice in order to straighten teeth dramatically more quickly. In most cases, this remodeling is achieved by softening the supporting bone during a periodontal procedure. By making the bones in your mouth more malleable, your teeth can be aligned in a much more effective fashion. An added benefit to Wilckodontics is that the procedure can potentially improve the strength and structure of your jaws. Since most Wilckodontics cases involve periodontal work, there is an estimated recovery time of a week to ten days. You may experience some swelling and slight discomfort after the procedure. Our orthodontists in the Philadelphia area can answer any questions you may have.
Retainers Only Treatment
Some cases of malocclusion and bite misalignment are complex and require a major orthodontic procedure. In other cases, however, the imperfections are relatively minor but can still be treated to achieve the stunning smile you deserve. In order to address these mild concerns, our Philadelphia area orthodontist office offers a type of treatment that only requires retainers.
We offer several types of retainers. Some are fixed in place and completely hidden, such as behind the teeth, while others consist of clear plastic trays. Removable retainers at our Philadelphia practice, serving Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and surrounding areas, should ideally be worn for at least 20 hours a day.
Going to Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics for my braces was most definitely the best decision I’ve ever made for my teeth! From the amazing staff, to the new technology, the whole two year journey was so much fun! I definitely recommend Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics! Thanks to the entire staff!!View On Google
Dr. Kellyn Hodges is the MOST patient, kind, caring and loving person you could ever ask to work on your teeth. She is extremely gracious and informative when it comes to discussing my treatment and progress. She as well as her staff are superb! I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of orthodontic care!View On Google