Ghosh Orthodontics Pottsville Office

Ghosh Orthodontics has been providing Schuylkill County with expert orthodontic care for more than 25 years. Since our brand was established in 1995, we have stayed on the cutting edge of orthodontic technology to provide our community with the best smiles possible at any age.

Ghosh Orthodontics has been providing Schuylkill County with expert orthodontic care for more than 25 years. Since our brand was established in 1995, we have stayed on the cutting edge of orthodontic technology to provide our community with the best smiles possible at any age.

1620 Mount Hope Avenue,
Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-2666

Open Monday & Wednesday 8am-5pm

You can find our Pottsville location at the corner of Walter Griffith Avenue and Mt Hope Avenue right across the street from John S Clarke Elementary School.

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1620 Mount Hope Avenue, Pottsville

4.9 66 reviews

  • Avatar MaryAnn Whyne ★★★★★ a year ago
    Dr. Ghosh is committed to excellence in his practice. He thoroughly explains the work necessary to achieve a correct smile. My two daughters were his patients and I am currently under his care. He is very detail oriented and concerned … More for comfort during the necessary treatment. He and his team are always willing to discuss your concerns. They not only provide superior patient care, but will go over and above for their patients. My adult braces are off and I am very pleased with the results. Thank you Dr. Ghosh and your entire team for your wonderful care!
  • Avatar Ljubica Nadramia ★★★★★ a year ago
    Amazing team! Dr. Ghosh and his staff work together to give you the best treatment and care possible. Super friendly and caring staff. The office is very comfortable and I never have to wait for my appointment.
    During the worst weeks of
    … More the pandemic they made sure I could continue my treatment without any delays, mailing my aligners home.
    The results of my treatment exceeded my expectations! At 57 years young, I'm loving my smile again! Thank you all!!!
  • Avatar Melissa Helmer ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We could not have had a better experience with Ghosh Orthodontics! My son went through the braces experience almost 2 years ago and his smile is beautiful. My daughter is currently on her braces journey and it’s going really well. Dr. Ghosh … More and his staff truly care about their patients and their families. No question or concern ever goes unanswered. If you are looking for orthodontic care, look no further. Ghosh Orthodontics has the best technology, care and atmosphere. I will be forever grateful for their services and kindness!
  • Avatar Carly Smith ★★★★★ a year ago
    Dr. Ghosh and his team are simply the best. They did my braces about 8 years ago and I went in recently for a follow up appointment to fix my lingual bar. Christina was so detailed and thorough. She sat with me for about 20 minutes after … More the appointment, readjusting things to make it fit perfect. I wouldn’t trust anyone else and no other orthodontist or dentist’s work compares to the quality of Dr. Ghosh’s and his staff. 6 stars if I could!
  • Avatar Larissa Dickerman ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Ghosh orthodontics is a great place to make your smile perfect. Dr. Ghosh and his staff are all very knowledgeable and competent in their practice. I feel very comfortable and safe when in the office. The staff is both friendly and professional. … More I have always been seen almost immediately with little to no wait time at all. Also very accommodating with scheduling/rescheduling appointments. Great experience overall!
  • Avatar Haley Lindstrom ★★★★★ a year ago
    I am long-term, returning patient due to not wearing my retainers the years following braces. I knew coming back to Dr. Ghosh was the only route to go due to his expertise and lovely team. I wouldn’t put my trust in any other Orthodontist. … More Most of the team remembered me from 8 years ago, which added a nice personal touch. I opted for the Smyle Align program to recorrect my smile. Knowing Dr. Ghosh created the program reassured even more confidence in my treatment selection. I can’t wait to have my smile back!
    If you’re thinking about trying Ghosh Orthodontics, don’t think twice. Schedule your free consultation today for a lifetime of a beautiful smile, which is absolutely priceless!
    PSA: Don’t be like me, wear your retainers.
  • Avatar Jamie Bandle ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Been coming here for over a year now! Super friendly staff! They really care about your progress & want your goals to be met!
  • Avatar Mark S ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    After reading the google reviews online, I decided to give Dr Ghosh a try; he and his team lived up to those 5 star reviews! He and his team explained things thoroughly & established a detailed plan, step by step for the course of treatment. … More He also answered all my questions and very professional and sympathetic to our concerns. Thank you Dr Ghosh and your team. We look forward to working together with you to help our daughter.
  • Avatar Melinda Spolski ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Super friendly staff. Quick ability to get in for appointments. Thorough follow up visits. Highly recommend.
  • Avatar Krista Panco ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Dr. Ghosh and the staff are amazing! Very quick to get you in and out. They are extremely helpful when having a problem. I highly recommend them!
  • Avatar Josalyn Rodriguez ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    This Orthodontics is absolutely AMAZING. Their warm welcoming atmosphere and such outstanding service is impeccable. I recommend all my friends and family to come here. I can share a personal experience, I was having so much discomfort … More with eating due to my gums, and they got me in immediately the next day to help! Thank you so much for making this experience for me so much better!
Schedule an Appointment If you’re ready to take the next step in perfecting your smile, schedule an orthodontic appointment with Dr. Ghosh today! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will reach out to you promptly to schedule your visit.

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Orthodontic Treatment FAQ

  • A more attractive smile
  • Improve the function of the teeth
  • Increase in self-confidence
  • Increased ability to clean the teeth
  • Reduce the improper wearing of the teeth
  • Better long-term health of teeth and gums
  • Guide permanent teeth into more favorable positions
  • Reduce the risk of injury to protruded front teeth
  • Aid in optimizing other dental treatments (i.e: implants, crowns and bridges)

Braces use steady gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. The brackets that are placed on your teeth and the archwire that connects them are the main components. When the archwire is placed into the brackets, it tries to return to its original shape. As it does so, it applies pressure to move your teeth to their new, more ideal positions.

Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen® and SmyleAlign are clear aligners that gradually straighten your teeth through a series of trays that guide you through your treatment journey.

Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age; however, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial screening by a licensed orthodontist by age seven or earlier if a problem is detected by the parents, the family dentist or the child’s physician. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense.

By the age of seven, the first adult molars have erupted, establishing the bite at the back molar teeth. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. Also, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed.

Early treatment may mean that a patient can avoid permanent teeth extraction or surgery and more serious complications. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

If you are wondering if you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, the best way to do this is to set up a complimentary new patient consultation appointment with Dr. Ghosh.

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and the number of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment has increased significantly in recent times.

Preservation

The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same in adults and children, with slight differences in the treatment modalities. The health of an individual’s teeth, gums, and supporting bones are the most important determinants for improving an adult’s smile and function as well as long-term preservation.

More than mere aesthetics

Often interdisciplinary treatment in conjunction with other dental practitioners may be necessary. Since adult facial bones are no longer growing, certain asymmetrical corrections cannot be accomplished with braces alone. These dramatic facial changes, however, are now being achieved successfully using a combined approach of orthodontic surgery and orthodontics for individuals who elect to receive this type of treatment.

Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusion). Malocclusion occurs as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusion affects how you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile. Any similar deformities or associated pain can make you a candidate for orthodontic treatment so set up a consultation today!

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusion can result in a variety of problems but can be rectified with early treatment.

Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Open bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile – it creates a healthier you.

Phase I, or early interceptive treatment, is limited orthodontic treatment (i.e. functional appliance or partial braces) before all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Such treatment can occur between the ages of six and ten. This treatment is sometimes recommended to make more space for developing teeth, correction of crossbites, overbites, underbites, or harmful oral habits.

Phase II treatment is also called comprehensive treatment, because it involves full braces when all of the permanent teeth have erupted, usually between the ages of eleven and thirteen.

Treatment times vary on a case-by-case basis, but the average time is from one to two years. Actual treatment time can be affected by the rate of growth and severity of the correction necessary. Treatment length is also dependent upon patient compliance. Maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping regular appointments are important in keeping treatment time on schedule.

Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

  • ‍Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Braces FAQ

  • Upper-front teeth protrude excessively over the lower teeth, or are “bucked”
  • Upper-front teeth cover the majority of the lower teeth when biting together (deep bite)
  • Upper-front teeth are behind or inside the lower front teeth (underbite)
  • The upper- and lower front teeth do not touch when biting together (open bite)
  • Crowded or overlapped teeth
  • The center of the upper and lower teeth do not line up
  • Finger- or thumb-sucking habits which continue after six or seven years old
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Teeth wearing unevenly or excessively
  • The lower jaw shifts to one side or the other when biting together
  • Spaces between the teeth

The placement of bands and brackets on your teeth does not hurt. Once your braces are placed and connected with the archwires you may feel some soreness of your teeth for one to four days. Your lips and cheeks may need one to two weeks to get used to the braces on your teeth.

No. It is recommended, however, that patients protect their smiles by wearing a mouthguard when participating in any sporting activity. Mouthguards are inexpensive, comfortable, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.

No. However, there may be an initial period of adjustment. In addition, brace covers can be provided to prevent discomfort.

Yes. You should continue to see your general dentist every six months for cleanings and dental checkups.

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