331 Wilmington Pike #5
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Your Glen Mills Orthodontist
Dr. Matthew Swiatek was drawn to orthodontics because he wanted to help people smile with confidence, and appreciated the artistry of moving teeth to make beautiful smiles.
Dr. Swiatek studied dentistry and orthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he received a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree.
He continued his studies at Harvard for his orthodontic residency and received his specialty certificate in orthodontics and a Master's degree in Medical Science.
He attends many hours of continuing education every year to stay on top of cutting-edge advancements in orthodontics.
Glen Mills Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Glen Mills braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Glen Mills braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Glen Mills Invisalign
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Glen Mills Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Swiatek Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Glen Mills Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Glen Mills office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.