Gentle Dental of Allentown
2015 West Hamilton Street, Suite 202, Allentown, PA 18104

Braces for Adults Perfect Grown-Up Smiles


Judging by the number of adults rushing to find the best orthodontists in their areas, it’s never too late to get the perfect smile you always wanted. Improved appearance isn’t the only benefit of correcting bite problems and crooked teeth with braces. Misaligned, crowded, and overlapping teeth can affect your dental health. The abnormalities encourage plaque buildup, and make dental hygiene more difficult; this leads to periodontal disease and even early tooth loss. An incorrect bite can also cause chewing problems, which can lead to gastrointestinal illness. 

Braces for Adults: Know Your Options

You have many options when it comes to adult orthodontic treatments. If you opt for traditional braces for adults, you can choose either metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. Each has its own benefits. If you have severe bite problems or crooked teeth, metal braces may be more effective at moving your teeth into position. Clear braces are generally effective for moderate problems, and they provide a natural-looking appearance that may be preferable if the idea of wearing visible braces makes you feel uncomfortable. However, they cost more, and the adhesive used to hold the brackets in place is easily stained by smoking and certain foods and beverages such as coffee and tea.

Find the Best Orthodontists and Renovate Your Smile

Some general dentists are trained in administering orthodontic treatments, but patients are often referred to an orthodontist. Today’s orthodontists understand the special needs of older patients, and they can help you decide which treatment options are the most practical for your dental problems and your lifestyle. You may have to wear braces longer than a typical teenager because your bones have stopped growing, but the benefits of your great new smile will be worth the wait.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Allentown, call Gentle Dental of Allentown today at (610) 616-3593 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Allentown. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Allentown, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Allentown.

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Andrea B.
Mark Minetola and Michele Ferguson are two of the best dentists in this area by far ! I absolutely love my hygienist, she always does an amazing job. Judy Lees is an awesomely amazing assistant and […]
Lorrie R.
This dental practice has been amazing. They are professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I had not been to the dentist in quite some time, and was nervous about being reprimanded…nope all I […]
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Friendly and efficient service
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Everything was great
Melody F.
Dr. Minatoli (if I am spelling correctly) is absolutely amazing. I had extreme dental pain from two cracked teeth and an abscess. Typically, an appointment is made for a later date after assessing […]
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friendly staff, great doctors
Martha S.
Staff and Dr. Mark are skilled people and very personable.
Gregory P.
You are seen on time. Whatever time the appointment, that’s when you get seen.
Sharon Y.
It had been a while since I had been in for an appt and was a little nervous. Everyone made me feel at ease right away. I was in and out super fast!
Avery M.
Very nice office, caring people
James K.
VERY PROFESSIONAL from start to finish.
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In time service, no waiting. Friendly, thorough hygenist. Offered teeth maintenance info. Friendly staff. Dentist was aware and mentioned previous work done. Inquired about current status. Pleasant […]
Margaret P.
Everyone is very nice and treat me with respect
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prompt professional service
Nancy E.
I have horrible anxiety and the whole staff made me feel comfortable.
Jennifer M.
Excellent service, cleaning was smooth, speedy. Amy was terrific!
Cathy W.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Minetola for years. They are both extremely knowledgeable and have a great support staff working with them.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (610) 616-3593
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