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Orthodontics: corrective devices

Plates, head gear and expansion appliances, among others, are the removable devices used by orthodontists to correct tooth and jaw alignment. Following full-time wearing of these appliances "which can vary anywhere from six months to two years depending on the orthodontist's recommendation" patients may be required to wear retainers to keep their teeth in the improved position.

Orthodontics, or "braces," are devices worn on the teeth to improve tooth alignment. They can be helpful for both children and adults. Orthodontics can improve the function of the teeth and the appearance of he smile. Following orthodontic treatment, a retainer is worn to help teeth stay in their new positions. Among the most common retainers are the Hawley type that are fitted at the top and bottom of the mouth.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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" How could I give anything but 10 stars when the whole experience was perfect! Dr. Margolis and his staff are polite, friendly and informative. Every appointment from the first consultation through having the braces taken off were run like a well oiled machine... And most importantly, my daughter's teeth look amazing and she is all smiles!! "
- Kathy C.

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Margolis Orthodontics

3 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Tel: (413) 596-9657, Fax: (413) 596-9689
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