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

Braces for Adults Perfect Grown-Up Smiles

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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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Rosalind D.
Everyone was very kind and attentive to me. My appointment started not long after I got there and was quick and speedy. No problems at all!
Laura M.
I’ve always had good service. Personnel are friendly and courteous.
David 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 […]
Kira W.
Great service and reasonable pricing. Super nice people.
Sarah M.
Doctor was very thorough, precise, friendly, personable and empathetic about my reason for visit. I was in immense pain at the time. He was able to see me for an emergency. Thank you!
Hana S.
I have been a patient of Mark Minettola for over 30 years and never had a single problem with my teeth.That should be reason enough for a 10
William H.
I have been a patient of Dr. Minetola for many years. He is a thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate dentist and I never have less than excellent care from him and his staff. Although this last […]
Michael V.
I came in for a cleaning, which went well. I was in and out in no time.
Diane K.
friendly staff, great doctors
Martha S.
You are seen on time. Whatever time the appointment, that’s when you get seen.
Sharon Y.
Everyone cares about the patients–from Dr. Minetola, Dr. Ferguson, the dental assistants to the staff in reception—and that makes for a positive experience.
Kathleen D.
Everyone is always very pleasant. I like that everyone takes the time to explain what they are doing and why.
Kathy C.
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Michael K.
It was my first time there and everyone was very nice.
Jessica K.
Before last week I had only ever gone to the same dentist since I was born. However, since they were only a pediatric dentist I had to stop seeing them once I turned 19 and had to find a new dentist […]
Takyra K.
Staff was friendly, efficient.
Douglas V.
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.
As always everyone is so professional. Thank you! See you all in December 2017.
Shaylyn K.
They were friendly and worked with me on quickly getting the teeth i needed out taken out
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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