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Welcome to a unique orthodontic practice.
We combine genuine concern for the individual with quality orthodontic treatment to achieve the best possible esthetic and functional result. Our primary goal is to provide each patient with a strong feeling of self esteem and pride in their smile through personalized treatment. Your health, well being and, especially, a beautiful smile are our greatest concerns.

This commitment to the individual, combined with the most modern orthodontic services available, gives our patients the highest level of quality, comprehensive dental care.This commitment to the individual, combined with the most modern orthodontic services available, gives our patients the highest level of quality, comprehensive dental care.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the art and science of moving teeth and jaws to obtain the most ideal functional health of the individual. This branch of dentistry, which requires two to three full years of additional graduate study, plays an important part in achieving overall oral health. The orthodontist specializes in diagnosis, prevention and, when necessary, treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

These dental problems may be inherited or may be acquired. Inherited conditions include crowded teeth, excessive spacing of the teeth, extra or missing teeth and other less common irregularities. Those conditions that one may acquire can be cause by finger or thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, enlarged tonsils and adenoids or the accidental loss of teeth.

This abundance of potential problems can only be properly treated by an orthodontic professional. Early detection and treatment to correct these problems will be less costly than surgical dental care that may eventually become necessary. The orthodontist's job is to visualize the end result of treatment and to direct efforts toward obtaining that result in a timely manner.

There is no specific guideline as to when one should see an orthodontist for the first time. The recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontics is that every child should see an orthodontist by age seven or earlier if a problem is detected. However, orthodontic treatment is effective at any age. We have successfully treated many children as young as 2 years of age. Adult treatment comprises about 25% of orthodontic patients nationwide. The percentage of adult patients treated in our office is closer to 40%.

The cooperation of staff and patient is very important to the success of our efforts. We promise professional, effective treatment while keeping you informed as an active participant in the process.

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Marsha K. Albright, DMD-PC Castle Town Square South 4284 Route 8 Allison Park, PA 15101 (412) 487-6555