Orthodontic Patient Information
Orthodontic problems require specialized care. Patients who have dental and facial irregularities should see an orthodontist. Our specific qualifications in the design, application and control of corrective appliances will bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment for optimal facial balance.
Our site provides important information about our practice that will help you become familiar with orthodontics. Our office is committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. We will make every effort to ensure that your first visit with us is a comfortable and informative experience.
Our practice has the specialized equipment, facility and staff to properly address today’s most demanding orthodontic needs in a warm and caring environment. We are located at 145 Dowlin Forge Road, Exton PA. Dr. Virgulti can be reached at Lionville Office Phone Number 610-594-4700. Our fax number is 610-594-9084.
Our goal is to provide you with the highest standard of treatment and an enjoyable experience. We are happy that you are visiting our web site. Please feel free to e-mail or call us with any questions. Thank you for stopping by!
We are here to make you smile! Everyone here at Dr. Virgulti’s office believes that orthodontic care is a journey that should be enjoyed. We promise to take excellent care of you. Ours is a family-friendly, patient-focused practice, where we provide the highest level of affordable care in a warm and upscale environment. We put our patients first – each person’s comfort, needs, and smile goals are our priority. It’s a joy and an honor to spend our days making people happy, while creating beautiful smiles for them!
Our orthodontic practice is dedicated to providing the finest quality orthodontic treatment in a friendly, enjoyable and caring environment. It is our goal to:
- Create extremely satisfied patients.
- Create wonderful smiles and excellent bites.
- Create raving and confident referrals.
- Create an enthusiastic and dedicated staff.
Some important orthodontic items
According to the AAO, over four million people in the United States and Canada are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. You may be one of them! Believe it or not, orthodontic patients range in ages from 3 to well into their 60’s, and older. In fact, it may surprise you to know that one in four patients is over the age of 18. That all adds up to millions of beautiful smiles and improved feelings of well being every year. Early treatment of orthodontic problems can help avoid more serious dental problems in the future. Further, most orthodontic problems are easier to correct if treated earlier rather than waiting until jaw growth has slowed or stopped. This is important since it is estimated that 3 out of 4 children will need orthodontic treatment.
The AAO recommends that children be evaluated by an orthodontist by the age of 7. Often, no treatment is required at this time. We may suggest to watch the development of the face, jaws, and teeth. However, if treatment is indicated, perhaps the patient can avoid future permanent tooth extractions, functional problems, and even jaw surgery. Of course, orthodontic treatment can be performed at any age, as long as your teeth are healthy. However, the easiest time to treat orthodontic problems is while you are growing. Proper timing also results in the most stable correction. Thus, if your dentist recommends an orthodontic evaluation, or if you are concerned about something that just doesn’t seem quite right, contact us at your earliest convenience.
Here is a partial list of things you might notice that we can help with:
- crowded, blocked, or badly aligned teeth
- protruding teeth
- jaws that are too far forward or back
- speech problems
- early or late loss of primary (baby) teeth
- jaws that shift, make noise, hurt, or “lock”
- finger or thumb sucking
- mouth breathing or snoring
- teeth that are “crossed over” in the bite (crossbite)
- teeth that meet improperly
- difficulty in chewing or biting
- biting your cheeks or the roof of your mouth
- facial imbalance or asymmetry
- tooth grinding or clenching
- early wear of the teeth