(248) 721-4086

Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

 Is Orthodontic Dentistry Different Than General Dentistry?

Orthodontic dentistry is a specialty field of general dentistry, and an orthodontist has a significant amount of additional training in their specialty. Orthodontics specializes in correcting structural irregularities in the jaw and teeth and uses dental appliances to help achieve the objective of straight, even teeth that are correctly aligned. Braces are the most common dental appliance that an orthodontist uses to correct misaligned teeth, and they’re now commonly used for both children and adults. Usually, children need to have their permanent teeth before we can provide braces, so if you have older children or teenagers who have crooked teeth or if your teeth are crooked, then call an orthodontist in Shelby Township and let us help you get beautiful, straight teeth at a price that will fit within your budget.

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Why Would Orthodontic Treatment Be Necessary?

Usually, people require orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned teeth that may be the result of an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crowded teeth, buck teeth, gaps between their teeth or the misalignment of their jaw. These types of issues can also impair chewing and speech, so if you or your child have one or more of them, then call us today to schedule an appointment. Not only will braces help with the aesthetics of your facial structure, and with chewing and speaking, but they can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Without corrective orthodontic treatment, periodontal disease and decay can occur and eventually, you may lose your teeth. Proper orthodontic treatment can eliminate this possibility, so call us today to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist in our Shelby Township office and let us restore your good dental health.

What Types of Braces Are Available?

Technological advances have provided many innovations in orthodontics and there are now many types of braces from which to choose, including lingual, clear, ceramic, and invisible. Not all types are suitable for all applications, however, so your orthodontist will recommend the best type for your situation and your budget. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist in Shelby Township.

What Should I Know About Getting Braces in Shelby Township for My Child or Myself?

We want your child to have a positive experience in our office, so we pride ourselves on being a practice that does our best with our youngest patients. Your child shouldn’t feel ashamed or singled out because they need orthodontic work, so we do our best to make your child comfortable and their experience pleasant. This will help ensure that they have good oral health habits for their lifetime, so call us today for more information or to make an appointment.

Are Adult Braces Available?

No longer are children the only ones getting braces, adult patients are also interested in straightening their teeth. Technological advances in science have provided some innovative dental appliances that have become very popular with adults who want the beautiful smile and good oral health that they can provide. Some of the most popular options include invisible, ceramic, lingual and clear dental appliances, so make an appointment at our Shelby Township office today to learn more about your options.

What Should I Expect to Pay for Braces in Shelby Township?

Your braces cost will be unique to you and will be influenced by where you live, the type of appliance you select, the materials used, and any insurance coverage you have. We want all of our patients to have the treatment they need, so we accept most insurance plans, we have flexible financing options, and we have affordable dental plans to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile that you need at a price that fits into your budget.

Even though orthodontic appliances may seem expensive initially, they can be very cost-effective throughout the years. If your teeth are misaligned or crowded, then you can develop gum disease and tooth decay, and eventually, your teeth can fall out unless you address the problem. Orthodontic work can prevent these types of issues, which will ultimately save you money as well as maintain the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth and jaws. If you need orthodontic work, then call us today and schedule an appointment.

How Do I Locate the Best Orthodontist Near Me?

If you’re looking for a good orthodontist in your local area, then call Gentle Dental of Shelby Township today to schedule an appointment. We’re known among our patients for top-quality orthodontic work and we strive to maintain that reputation by providing high-quality, affordable orthodontic treatments to our family of patients. We’d love to add you to our growing dental family and help you get the orthodontic care you need, so call us today for an appointment. We’ll provide you with the most compassionate and professional treatment possible, so don’t procrastinate in regaining your good dental health, call us today.

We Are Open for Emergencies Only!

If you are experiencing pain or swelling, please call us at (248) 721-4086 immediately for an emergency appointment. We have a network of affiliated dentists who are seeing emergency patients.

Emergency appointments available. Please call to schedule.

Office Hours

  • Monday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

* Closed 2nd Friday of every month Open 2nd Saturday of every month

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Office Hours

  • Monday
    10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Appointment request

New patients are welcome! To request an appointment use our online form or call:

(248) 721-4086

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Gentle Dental of Shelby Township

4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

(248) 721-4086

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