Your Orthodontist in Lancaster, NY

Your Orthodontist in Lancaster is Manzella Orthodontics.

Dr. Manzella, a seasoned orthodontist, offers personalized and effective orthodontic care to the Lancaster community, enhancing smiles with precision and compassion.

Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Right For Me?

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). He is proud to serve West Seneca and the surrounding communities.

Orthodontist vs. Dentist: Specialized Care for Your Smile

While both dentists and orthodontists contribute significantly to oral health, their roles and expertise differ crucially. Dentists focus on a broad range of oral health issues including cavities, root canals, and overall dental upkeep. In contrast, orthodontists specialize in aligning the teeth and jaws to improve oral function and aesthetic appearance. This specialization requires additional years of orthodontic training beyond dental school, focusing on specific treatments like braces and clear aligners to correct misalignments.

Choosing an orthodontist for teeth straightening is essential because they have the expertise to customize treatment plans that address both simple and complex alignment issues. By seeing an orthodontist like Dr. Manzella, you ensure that you are receiving specialized care that utilizes the latest advances in orthodontic procedures, leading to better outcomes and a healthier smile.

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The Comprehensive Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers far more than just aesthetic enhancements. It plays a pivotal role in improving overall dental health and well-being. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Correct alignment also distributes biting pressure evenly, which can alleviate stress on the jaw and prevent long-term damage to teeth from uneven wear.

The benefits of orthodontics extend into mental and emotional health as well. A straight, attractive smile boosts self-esteem and confidence, contributing to greater social and professional opportunities. Individuals with beautiful smiles are often perceived as more friendly and successful, which can enhance social interactions and career prospects alike. The process of improving one's smile also instills a sense of discipline and pride, as patients actively participate in improving their health.

For children and teenagers, orthodontic treatment can dramatically improve personal development and prevent future oral health issues. For adults, it can reverse a lifetime of insecurity and discomfort, transforming the way they view themselves and interact with others. Orthodontic care, therefore, is not just about aligning teeth but also about fostering health, happiness, and confidence at any age.

Begin Your Transformation at Manzella Orthodontics

Are you ready to improve your smile and your life? Contact Manzella Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Manzella.

Let us guide you towards a healthier, more confident smile with the compassionate, expert care you deserve. Your journey to a beautiful smile starts here.