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Orthodontic Appliances

Board-certified orthodontist Dr. Sam Kadan uses several orthodontic appliances to give every patient in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area their best possible smile. The orthodontic appliances are used for children, teenagers and adults at our Chalfont, Doylestown, and Harleysville offices.

Dr. Sam Kadan, a board-certified orthodontist, is able to help every patient have a great, healthy smile by integrating a combination of orthodontic appliances into his treatments plans.

Nance Appliance

If Dr. Kadan determines that your upper molars will move forward or rotate, he will use a Nance appliance. The appliance is used after you have expanders or use other appliances. The Nance appliance moves the molars backward while the bicuspids grow into place.

The Nance appliance is comprised of two bands and a wire. The bands are cemented to your molars, and the wire goes across the roof your mouth. A pad is placed along the wire to prevent rubbing and irritation.

Caring for your Nance appliance involves brushing around the bands each day and avoiding chewy foods that can loosen the appliance.

Appliances for Finger and Thumb Sucking

Children that suck their thumbs or finger as their primary teeth erupt are at risk for developing orthodontic issues that require treatment. Dr. Kadan may recommend an appliance for finger and thumb sucking that helps your child break the habit. The appliance, known as a “fixed palatal crib,” is put on the backside of your child’s upper teeth. Semicircular wires are attached to bands on the molars. Most children stop sucking their thumbs and fingers after just one day.

Orthognathic Appliance

Our orthognathic appliances are designed to promote the healthy development of the jaw and for children with cleft palates. Some appliances help the upper palate expand to make more room for the adult teeth. Other orthognathic appliances will correct overbites and other bite problems. Orthognathic appliances are recommended in cases where correction can be achieved without orthognathic surgery.

Pendex Appliance

Our Pendex appliance, also known as a Pendulum appliance, has an expansion screw that is used to widen the upper palate to correct problems with the bite, such as Class II malocclusions. The appliance has a plastic “button” that touches the roof of your mouth. The button has a hole that accommodates a special key. Dr. Kadan will provide instructions on how to insert the key into the button and turn it to apply pressure to the upper palate. The Pendex appliance is worn for three to six months.

How Much Do Orthodontic Appliances Cost in Bucks County and Philadelphia?

The cost of your orthodontic appliances is included in your total treatment cost. To the extent possible, we will ensure that your insurance provides the maximum benefits for your orthodontic treatments and appliances. We offer several ways for you to pay for your portion of the cost.

Payment can be made by:

  • Cash, personal check and credit card
  • Financing through CareCredit®
  • In-house financing options

We are an in-network provider for many of today’s top dental insurance companies. Using an orthodontist that is in your dental care network benefits you by:

  • Providing lower out-of-pocket expenses
  • Saving you time and money by completing and filing all necessary claim forms at no extra charge to you
  • Accepting the payment we negotiate with the insurance company as payment in full
  • Never sending you a bill for the charges that are above the negotiated rate, known as balance billing
  • Expecting you to only pay your applicable co-payment, deductible and co-insurance according to the terms of your policy
  • Letting you pay only for your portion rather than expecting you to pay the full cost and get reimbursed by the insurance company

What to Expect During Your Consultation

The consultation that you have with Dr. Kadan includes a complete examination, X-rays and imaging with the iTero® Element™ system that creates a three-dimensional model of your teeth and jaw. Based on his findings, Dr. Kadan decides on the orthodontic treatments that will improve jaw and teeth alignment. Your treatment plan may include orthognathic surgery, braces, and other orthodontic appliances.

Why Choose Sam Kadan Orthodontics

Dr. Kadan is a board-certified orthodontist, and only one in three orthodontists pursue board certification by demonstrating a commitment to excellence in orthodontic care, as well as continuing education. Dr. Kadan’s exceptional patient care has earned him a position on Philadelphia Magazine’s list of Top Dentists for 2016, winner of the 2016 Happening List and 2015 designation as an Invisalign® Elite Provider. He completed his orthodontic specialty training at the University of Rochester, and he currently holds a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine to help develop the skills and expertise of future orthodontists.

Dr. Kadan has designed his facility to reflect his approach to patient care, and we look forward to giving you a tour as part of your consultation and introduction to our practice.

Orthodontic appliances enhance patient outcomes by correcting problems that cannot be repaired with braces and orthognathic surgery. We invite you to come into our office for a consultation with board-certified orthodontist Dr. Sam Kadan to learn about our orthodontic treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Chalfont, Doylestown or Harleysville office.

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