Creating healthy, beautiful, contagious smiles for people of all ages.
Who Are Our Patients?
Beginning at the age of 7, as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists, children begin to show problem areas that benefit from early treatment. We don't advocate comprehensive orthodontic treatment at age 7, but there are many early interceptive treatments that can have real benefits. Dr. Garvey uses functional ortheopedic appliances to correct large overbites and cemented expanders to increase space and help improve breathing.
Orthodontic care for teens includes treatments for misaligned teeth and jaws using conventional braces and Invisalign®.
1 in 4 orthodontic patients are adults. Anyone can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Many adults choose orthodiontic care. Dr. Garvey actually had braces at age 55!
Orthodontic treatment in young children is known as interceptive care, and it can begin as early as 6 or 7.
There are a lot of treatment options these days, from retainers to clear aligners to invisible, metal, ceramic and micro braces.
The purpose of braces and expansions is to create a healthy environment for permanent teeth that will be coming in. Only a few orthodontic problems need correction while a child has baby teeth (overbite, cross bite, open bite, severe crowding.
A functional removable appliance, called a 'bionator', can be used successfully in patients who are 7 - 13 years old. These patients have a front to back or anterior/posterior jaw discrepancies, commonly referred to as an overbite.
One treatment option for patients with a severe functional bone imbalance is a combination of comprehensive braces combined with jaw surgery to obtain the best and the most stable correction.
Temporo-mandibular dysfunction, TMD or TMJ, is a condition that causes pain in the jaw and facial muscles, usually due to unconscious clenching or grinding of the teeth.
You, your orthodontist and your family dentist are now a team. You all want the same thing – for you to have a healthy smile with beautiful white, straight teeth.
Dr. Michael V. Garvey is an American Board Certified Orthodontist, a specialist in braces and Invisalign® for people of all ages. Garvey Team Orthodontics offers a state-of-the-art modern facility using the most current cutting edge technology. We provide a healthy functional bite and at the same time create a beautiful smile and positive self-image. Our first priority is quality, personal, and individualized orthodontic care for our patients. We treat all patients like family... Read More
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Braces Vs. Invisalign®
Orthodontic treatment (braces) straighten teeth, create a beautiful smile, and a good bite - meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw and look great. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. With today's technology braces treatment time range from 6-24 months.
Invisalign® is a method for tooth movement that is not too complicated. A set of clear, computer-generated trays is worn 24 hours a day with change-outs every week. One of its best advantages is that the trays are relatively invisible. Invisalign® treatment can be expected to work more efficiently for esthetic purposes rather than for the purpose of improving the functionality of the teeth.
Do it yourself treatment can cause lasting damage. Whether you are considering clear aligners or traditional braces, only seek treatment under the direct supervision of an AAO orthodontist.
During new patient exams we pull up our website and show examples of treatments (specifically) patient photos.
I cannot say enough about how amazingly wonderful Dr. Garvey and his team are. My son is high functioning autistic with sensory processing disorder and bad anxiety. Never did I dream that anyone would be able to get braces on him, keep them on him and convince him to come back regularly for adjustments. Dr. Garvey and his team did! They are so caring and have a wonderful office just to put the icing on the cake. I recommend Dr. Garvey to every special needs mom I speak with. Just to show you how caring he truly is, at my son's appointment to get his braces on he started getting anxious. Dr. Garvey sang to him! I teared up. You can't find a Doctor as caring as he is. One million times thank you, Dr. Garvey.
The Garvey Team is absolutely wonderful! It's such a great atmosphere to be in.. you are welcomed with bright smiles and happy employees right when you walk through the doors! I had AWFUL teeth when I first met the Garvey Team and a couple of years later, I received a beautiful smile! It's crazy how much my teeth have transformed.. they are so straight! I've heard nothing but great things about the Garvey Team and I got so many compliments on my bright smile. ALL thanks to THEM! I recommend the Garvey Team to EVERYONE who needs braces or help with their smile! Give them a call now!
My insurance doesn't cover my orthodontics because I'm an adult. My dentist referred me to Dr Garvey. After my consultation (which I was extremely impressed with...the Doctor, his facility and staff), I received a coupon in the mail for orthodontics at another Orthodontist office, $1,500 cheaper. Since I was paying "out-of-pocket", I thought I'd check it out. After going to the other consultation...I am okay with paying the extra money! Night and day difference!
Dr Garvey's awesome office manager/wife worked with me on the price as well as a payment plan!!!! Thank you!!!!
Dr Garvey is a professional who takes pride in his work, and it shows! He's more than an orthodontist, he's an artist in correcting teeth, the bite, and keeping the profile looking good! I am so blessed to have found him and am looking forward to a beautiful smile 😬 !!!!
Thank you, Garvey team!!!
Dr. Garvey and his team are wonderful! Dr. Garvey is treating me for TMD and Bruxism. His expertise and skills are excellent for patients with jaw and joint problems. It has only been a few weeks with my split, and my jaw is so much better. Dr. Garvey also did an excellent job in making beautiful smiles by straightening all 4 of my kids’ overcrowded mouth and crooked teeth with braces. Everyone on the Garvey Team is amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Garvey!