Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Adult Orthodontic Treatments Can Bring a New Smile to Your Face

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If you never wore braces as a child, it’s not too late to correct your orthodontic problems. Today’s best orthodontists understand the special needs of patients who are over 18 years of age. They also know that orthodontic treatments aren’t just about aesthetics. Tooth alignment problems, crooked or crowded teeth, and abnormal jaw position can lead to serious complications like periodontal disease, tooth loss, and chronic head or ear pain. If you want to join the many American adults who currently wear braces, talk to your general dentist, or obtain a referral to an orthodontist in Abington.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments for Adults

Braces for adults include traditional stainless steel orthodontics that attach to the front surface of teeth, ceramic braces that feature a more natural appearance, concealed lingual braces that are worn on the back of teeth and invisible aligner trays to correct minor problems. Adult orthodontic treatments may take longer than treatments for children and teens. An adult patient may wear braces for up to three years, and retainers may be necessary to maintain results.

How to Adjust to Braces for Adults

Even the best orthodontists can’t eliminate the inevitable adjustment period that all orthodontic patients must face. Just like braces for kids, braces for adults can cause difficulty speaking and chewing, minor discomfort and frustration with oral hygiene tasks, but these problems diminish as you get used to your new braces. Here are a few tips to help you cope.

  • Inform your orthodontist if you experience significant discomfort; adjustments may be needed and see both your orthodontist and your general dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings.
  • Stay away from foods that can damage your braces, such as hard candies, pretzels, ice, corn on the cob, popcorn, caramel and chewing gum.
  • Limit sweet and starchy foods that contribute to tooth decay.
  • Maintain a strict brushing and flossing routine. Follow your orthodontist’s instructions carefully to keep plaque at bay.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, 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 Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Patient Reviews
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
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Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
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Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
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Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
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I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
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As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
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Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
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Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
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No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
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Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Very kind and great service.
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The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
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Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
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Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Everyone was excellent!
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How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
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Patrick M.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
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  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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