Orthodontics Melrose, MA

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Dr. Katelyn Pan, orthodontist Melrose, MA

We invite you in to discover why our Children's Dentistry & Adult Personalized Dental Care have been Voted #1 in Readers Choice Awards Since 2001 and Boston Magazine Top Dentist Since 2018

Dr. Katelyn Pan, Our In-House Board Certified Orthodontist 

Pan Dental Care, 985 Main Street, Melrose, MA

Why  Choose  Pan  Dental  Care  For  Orthodontics?

  • Dr. Katelyn Pan, Our Orthodontic Board Certified Specialist, Provides Outstanding Personalized Care
  • Life Changing Results for Both Children and Adults 
  • Advanced Techniques for Optimal Care, Comfort, and Shortened Treatment Time
  • Improve Oral Health & Self-Confidence All Under ONE Roof
  • Enjoy Our Complimentary Free Orthodontic Consultation at Pan Dental Care in Melrose, MA

Dr. Katelyn Pan Welcomes New & Current Patients For A 
Complimentary Orthodontic Consultation at Pan Dental Care in Melrose

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Come In for Your Complimentary Free Orthodontics or Invisalign Consultation!

Orthodontic treatment can not only straighten your teeth to promote a more balanced and attractive smile, but it can also effectively reduce your risk of complications like cavities and gum disease. When teeth are aligned properly, they are inherently easier to clean and less prone to common concerns like tooth decay and uneven erosion. In addition, individuals with straighter teeth are less likely to suffer from periodontal disease, a serious oral health condition that can have systemic consequences if not addressed in a timely manner.

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At Pan Dental Care, our #1 goal is to provide you with the best care possible in a friendly, comfortable and warm environment. We use the highest precision orthodontic systems as well as the most sophisticated styles of custom braces because they work better, faster and more comfortably than old fashioned braces. By combining the best techniques and materials available, we are able to deliver the highest level of orthodontic care.

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As your child's permanent teeth start to erupt you may notice that some of their teeth aren’t as straight as they could be. When this happens it’s a good time to set up an appointment with our orthodontist to find out whether they could benefit from orthodontic treatment. In fact, early orthodontic treatment could prevent potentially serious dental problems from occurring in the first place. If you are dealing with gaps, crowding, uneven spacing, an improper bite, crookedness or other alignment issues orthodontic treatment can shift teeth into the proper alignment for a healthier and more beautiful smile. Having a straighter smile can also improve oral health and reduce risk for cavities, gum disease and dental injuries.


When is the best time to begin orthodontics?

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?

Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?

By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.

What are the advantages of interceptive treatment?

Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.

Why should malocclusions be treated?

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems:

  • Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease.
  • Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping.
  • Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
  • Open-bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments.

Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile – it creates a healthier you! Ready to straighten your smile? Contact Pan Dental Care today at (781) 665-5190 to schedule your free orthodontics consultation in Melrose, MA!


While most people may think of children when they think of orthodontic treatment, here at Pan Dental Care we provide orthodontic services to patients of all ages, from young children to older teens and adults. We offer a full range of custom and traditional braces to meet the needs of our patients including traditional metal braces and clear ceramic braces.

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Thanks to advancements in dental technology braces are now sleeker, more lightweight and less visible. Wearing braces certainly isn’t what it used to be and our orthodontic team can work with you or your child to find the best treatment option. For example, clear ceramic braces can be a great and subtle option for children, teens and adults who will benefit the most from wearing traditional braces but want a treatment that is less visible when smiling.


Want the Alternative to Traditional Braces?  Ask About Invisalign!

INVISALIGN® the CLEAR alternative to braces

Many men, women, and teens shy away from the notion of spending years in metal braces. During your Invisalign consultation with our orthodontist and Invisalign specialist, Dr. Katelyn Pan, please ask about Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Nelson Pan who has been certified in Invisalign for over 15 years.

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Straight, healthy teeth are the fundamental components of a beautiful smile. If your teeth are crowded, gapped, crooked, unevenly spaced, or otherwise improperly aligned, the effects can be more than cosmetic in nature- they can also affect your self-esteem. With orthodontic treatment at Pan Dental Care, our team can help you achieve straighter, healthier teeth and a more confident smile all at the same time!

Why Choose Invisalign?

  • Faster treatment: With weekly aligner changes, you’re on your way to the smile you want even faster. Depending on your response to treatment, particularly in mature adults, we may consider longer periods between aligner changes.
  • Proven results: SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features are clinically proven to improve control of tooth movement with Invisalign clear aligners.
  • Better fit: Aligners made from SmartTrack material are comfortable, fit well, and are easy to put on and take off.
  • Effective: Invisalign clear aligners can treat a wide range of teeth-straightening conditions, including crossbites, crowding, open bites, gapped teeth, overbites, and underbites.
  • Virtually invisible: Most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment, because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible!
  • Comfortable: Invisalign clear aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they’re also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing to eating whatever you like.
  • Convenient: Invisalign treatment is ideal for your busy schedule, since you only need to visit our office every six weeks.

Want the Alternative to Traditional Braces?  Ask About Invisalign! 

Dr. Katelyn Pan, Orthodontist and Invisalign Specialist

Dr. Nelson Pan, Certified in Invisalign - Two Decades of Outstanding Invisalign ExpertiseInvisalign Melrose MA  Invisalign Teen Melrose MA

Here at Pan Dental Care, we want to provide our patients with the dental care they need for beautiful, confident smiles. It’s never too late to get a straighter smile. Both teens and adults can turn to our dental team to get Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces. Instead of bonding brackets to the front of your teeth and using wires to adjust your teeth over time, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to gently shift your smile into position. 

Our Melrose, MA orthodontist will take measurements of your teeth so a dental lab can create custom aligners that will fit over your teeth like a mouth guard. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed when you need to eat, brush, or floss so there's no need to change your oral care routine or avoid certain foods. 

Ready to straighten your smile? Contact Pan Dental Care today at (781) 665-5190 to schedule your free orthodontics consultation in Melrose, MA!

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