Trusted Orthodontics in Cranberry Township
We are proud to serve orthodontics patients of all ages in Cranberry Township and the surrounding communities.
132 Graham Park Dr.
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Monday: 8am to 5pm
Tuesday 8am to 5pm
Wednesday: 8am to 5pm
Your Cranberry Township orthodontist
Dr. Stephanie Rhoads has a lifetime commitment to education. She is passionate about keeping up with the ever-changing technology in the field of orthodontics in order to provide the beautiful smile you deserve. Her academic achievements include:
- University of Pittsburgh, Molecular Biology
- University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Doctorate of Dental Medicine
- University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Master’s of Bioethics
- University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry
Dr. Rhoads is dedicated to supporting dental organizations and helping to assure quality care, patient advocacy, and the focus of ethics in everyday practice. Dr. Rhoads is passionate about giving every patient the individualized care they deserve. She believes continuing education is the best way to do this, and is involved in many professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Association of Women Dentists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontics
- Western Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists
Cranberry Township Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient and effective orthodontic tools in use. We attach metal or ceramic brackets to your teeth, then connect them by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Rhoads, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Cranberry Township braces are a great choice for fixing a multitude of tooth issues, from simple to the most complex cases. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Since braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Cranberry Township braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Cranberry Township Invisalign
Instead of brackets and bands, the Cranberry Township Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to slowly but consistently move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with patients and orthodontists alike and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and are designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners have to be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a reasonable option. A free consultation with Rhoads Orthodontic Specialist will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Cranberry Township Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for you!
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our Cranberry Township office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
If you’re ready to get started, schedule your free consultation with Rhoads Orthodontic Specialist today.