DR. KEVIN MANZELLA
Dr. Manzella was born in Fredonia, NY. He graduated with a degree in Biology from SUNY Geneseo. He then spent four years at the SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with his DDS.
Dr. M. stayed at UB to complete his specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and was awarded the William W. Feagans Clinical Postgraduate Scholarship. The extra three years of specialty training allow Dr. Manzella to call himself an orthodontist (Fun Fact: only 6% of dentists are orthodontists).
Orthodontist vs. Dentist: Specialized Orthodontic Care
Understanding the difference between orthodontists and dentists is crucial when considering teeth straightening procedures. While both professionals focus on oral health, orthodontists specialize in aligning teeth and jaws. Orthodontists receive additional years of specialized training beyond dental school, focusing exclusively on orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign. This expertise makes them uniquely qualified to diagnose, prevent, and treat dental and facial irregularities, ensuring the best possible results for your smile.
The Comprehensive Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment offers extensive benefits that go beyond just straightening teeth:
Physical Health Benefits
- Improved Oral Hygiene: Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum diseases.
- Enhanced Function: Correct alignment improves chewing efficiency and speech, and can alleviate issues like TMJ disorders.
Mental and Personal Benefits
- Boosted Self-Esteem: A well-aligned smile enhances appearance, contributing significantly to self-confidence and personal well-being.
- Reduced Anxiety: Correcting orthodontic issues can alleviate the mental burden associated with dental discomfort and self-consciousness about one's appearance.
Social and Professional Benefits
- Positive First Impressions: A confident smile can significantly impact social interactions and professional opportunities.
- Career Advancement: Increased self-assurance from a great smile can translate into more confidence in professional settings, potentially aiding career growth.
Start Your Journey with an Orchard Park Orthodontist
At Manzella Orthodontics in Orchard Park, we believe everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. Our team is committed to providing personalized care and state-of-the-art treatments. If you're in Orchard Park and considering orthodontic treatment, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Let us help you achieve the smile of your dreams.