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Traditional Braces

Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can cause a host of oral health concerns – not to mention detract from your smile. 

Traditional braces are a trusted orthodontic solution to straighten even the most complicated misalignment.

Karski & Spokane Orthodontics offers this option to give patients in the Beaver Falls, PA, area the beautiful smiles of their dreams.

Metal Braces A Trusted Orthodontic Solution


Traditional metal braces use metal wires and brackets to gently guide a patient's teeth into proper alignment. Though orthodontic alternatives like ceramic braces, Invisalign®, and other brands of clear aligners have emerged, traditional braces remain a trusted option that can correct even the most extreme misalignment. 

Benefits of Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatments like metal braces offer many benefits, such as:

Better Oral Health

Misaligned, overlapping, or overcrowded teeth can be difficult to brush and floss. By straightening the teeth, you can brush and floss more effectively and better care for your oral health.

Enhanced Appearance

Crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth can be embarrassing. Our skilled orthodontists can help straighten your teeth with traditional braces and enhance the appearance of your smile.

Prevent or Ease Pain

A misaligned bite can cause pain and lead to issues such as temporomandibular joint disorder. By correcting the misalignment, you can ease and even prevent pain and headaches.

Traditional Braces Timeline

We have six locations for your convenience and strive to provide the highest level of orthodontic and dental care possible. 
We have six locations for your convenience and strive to provide the highest level of orthodontic and dental care possible. 


During your initial consultation appointment, your orthodontist will examine your mouth. They may then take impressions to develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. 

Metal Braces Placed

When your treatment begins, your orthodontist will bond the metal brackets to your teeth. Our dental practice uses American Orthodontics brackets. These brackets are smaller than traditional types, which means they are less irritating to the cheeks, lips, and gums. Arch wires and bands are then added.


You will have periodic appointments at our practice for your orthodontist to examine your mouth and monitor your progress. Adjustments will be made to the wires to guide your teeth into proper alignment. 

Treatment Complete

After about 12 to 24 months, your treatment will be complete and your orthodontist will remove your metal braces. To keep your smile straight for years to come, you will need to wear a retainer or aligner at night.

Have questions about orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic Alternatives

Our offices in Beaver Falls and Western PA offer several alternatives to traditional metal braces. These alternatives include:



This method of orthodontics uses a series of clear aligners instead of metal wires and brackets. Aligner systems are best for mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues and for patients who can commit to wearing the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. 

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Clear Braces

Clear braces are much like metal braces. However, instead of metal wires and brackets, clear ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires are used. Like metal braces, clear braces can correct mild-to-complex alignment issues. 

Helping Beaver Falls And the Greater Pittsburgh, PA, Area Smile


Summer Christy

Beaver Falls, PA


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I just got my braces off a couple months ago and now my younger brother got his braces on i am very happy with how my teeth turned out! Dr spokanes office is a great place they are all friendly and the appointments go quick i never have to wait long if you are looking for a orthodontic this would be a great place to start

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Lauren Cima

Seven Fields, PA


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My son Jacob had a wonderful experience here on Friday. We had to switch orthodontists due to moving and I’m excited to have found Dr. Karski! She is so knowledgeable and friendly. As a dental hygienist I am very selective to who I take my children to see and she and her staff were exceptional.

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David Spokane and Melissa Karski

Karski & Spokane Orthodontics

David Spokane and Melissa Karski are committed to providing the very best orthodontic and dental care to valued patients throughout the state of Pennsylvania. We are affiliated we several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association

You can schedule an appointment at one of our six convenient office locations today by calling (724) 591-5758 or sending us a message. We will get back to you shortly. 

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"Highly satisfied with my child's ortho procedure. The entire process has been seamless even with the pandemic. The website and patient portal is user friendly, but should you need to call the office for any reason, a staff member always answers in a friendly manner.  The Ambridge office is stunning, it's like waking into a super hero museum.  Everybody's favorite super hero can be found.  Dr. Spokane has a great chair side manner, upbeat and friendly.  My child was nervous at first but his fear quickly went away with the super comfortable atmosphere.  I recommend Dr. Spokane to all my friends and family." Cymone Bronaugh

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