Available at Several Of Our DFK Locations!

The American Association of Orthodontics suggests that a child’s first orthodontic exam occur by age 7, or earlier if a problem is noticed by the child’s parent or doctor.

Our North HillsMonroeville and Cranberry PA offices have an orthodontist available several days a week to provide services to our patients. The first step in orthodontic treatment is a new patient examination. At this examination, initial judgments about the orthodontic problem are made and all possible solutions are discussed. Verifying the exact nature of the problem is a complex and precise process. Once our team identifies the issue and creates a solution that works for your family, our next step is to take “records” of the teeth, face and jaws.

The records appointment includes the following:

Study Models

Plaster models that duplicate the teeth and surrounding structures are used to visualize the problems of tooth positions from all angles.


The position of the teeth has a significant influence on the posture and balance of the lips and face. The photos allow the orthodontist to consider the effects of various treatment options on facial esthetics.

Orthodontic X-Rays

To schedule a complimentary initial visit, just contact any of our Pittsburgh area offices for the location most convenient for you and your family.