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

An Expert Guide to Removable Braces

Forget the metal braces of the past and discover the next generation of orthodontics with removable, invisible braces. See how this new option has made braces better than ever.

What are Removable Braces?

Braces no longer have to be a burden because advances in family orthodontics have made them invisible and removable. The most common type of removable braces is called Invisalign dental aligners and they have completely changed family orthodontics as we know it. Rather than the noticeable metal brackets and wires of traditional braces, this new orthodontics option offers greater discretion and comfort. As a result, these braces have become so popular that they’re now readily available from most orthodontists in Abington.

What are the Advantages?

Removable braces consist of a series of clear aligners that are replaced by an orthodontist about every two weeks. Each new set of aligners is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position. They are worn for most of the day and only removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning teeth. The average treatment time is between 18 and 30 months. According to experts in family orthodontics, they are in such high demand that nearly all orthodontists in Abington offer them. The main advantages of these braces include:

  • More confidence because they are invisible from view.
  • Better cosmetic appearance because they blend into the color of teeth.
  • Much more comfortable since they lack metal brackets and wires that can irritate gums.
  • Maximum convenience since they are removed when eating, drinking, and cleaning teeth so they don’t affect daily function or oral hygiene.

When are Removable Braces Recommended?

While removable braces are effective, they aren’t ideal for everyone or every type of problem. An orthodontist will recommend removable, invisible braces to people with small to moderate orthodontics problems. This makes them ideal for adults and teens that are self-conscious about wearing braces. Since children usually have more complex needs, these are not the braces for kids. It’s important to keep in mind that their removable nature means they can be easily misplaced, which is why they are not the best braces for kids. Plus, their design and convenience make them less affordable braces than other options. Fortunately, many orthodontists accept insurance and offer financing to make them more affordable braces for many.

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
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.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
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 […]
Arthur V.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
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.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
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.
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.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
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.
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.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
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 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.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
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 […]
Rebecca D.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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