A Lifetime of Beautiful Smiles

by Bruce Frankel

Although no one wakes up in the morning wishing they needed braces, it is nice to know there is a place in Kernersville that you can contact to determine what is best for you.
Welcome to Mitchell, Bartlett & Bell Orthodontics where their goal is to provide each patient with quality, customized orthodontic care. Once you meet Drs. Kelly Mitchell, Brian Bartlett, and Carrie Bell, you will understand why this dynamic group excels at exceeding customer expectations. Their unique backgrounds combine with a collective enthusiasm and passionate approach to delivering the right personalized treatment for each patient.
Why visit an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has successfully completed two to three years of additional training beyond dental school. Orthodontists examine, diagnose, and treat misaligned teeth and jaws. They design a treatment plan to correct each patient’s bite that enhances function and improves appearance.
Many people are aware of the aesthetic virtues and benefits of an improved smile such as increased confidence and a happier disposition, but it is the long-term health benefits that are most important. For example, straight teeth help an individual more effectively bite, chew, and even speak. It may come as a surprise that straight teeth contribute to healthy teeth and gums by reducing the risk of oral disease, bone erosion, and the incidence of tooth decay.
“The people who go into the dental field are individuals who enjoy working with their hands and have an artistic approach to their work,” stated Dr. Bell who grew up exposed to the profession thanks to her grandfather and two uncles who were dentists. “But what I love most about orthodontics is you also get to build a relationship over time with patients you see often throughout the course of their treatment. I enjoy watching both the children as they grow-up and become more mature as well as the adults who build self-confidence resulting from the progress of their treatments.”
Drs. Mitchell, Bartlett & Bell provide cutting-edge orthodontic treatment by keeping abreast of the latest orthodontic research and implementing the most advanced technology in their practice. Equally important, they have strong foundations in the more traditional and proven orthodontic treatment techniques to offer truly customized orthodontic care. As Dr. Mitchell likes to point out, “There is no one-size-fits-all treatment approach in our office.”
Should I visit an orthodontist?
The team at Mitchell, Bartlett & Bell Orthodontics appreciate what a big decision it is to consider orthodontic treatment. It starts with your initial comprehensive consultation where you have the opportunity to meet the team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam with X-rays, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. In addition, they take the time to review your dental and medical history as well as discuss insurance options and payment plans. This is all done at no cost to the individual and is part of their commitment to providing detailed information so people can make the right decision about their orthodontic care.
One standout feature of this initial consultation is the use of their 3D Imaging System which provides quick, comfortable, and effective imaging for the most precise orthodontic diagnosis possible. And the best news is that this 3D information can be obtained with no more radiation than traditional 2D X-ray methods.
Receiving treatment in a practice where you feel comfortable, safe, and welcomed also enhances the patient experience; therefore, the focus on the office environment is taken very seriously. Potential clients are encouraged to schedule an appointment, or to stop by for a complete tour of the practice so you can meet the team and walk through the office and treatment areas.
A common question people have is, what is the best age to visit an orthodontist? Actually, any age is a great time to see an orthodontist if you want to improve the look and feel of your smile. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist by the time they are seven years old, even while baby teeth are still in the mouth. While your child’s teeth may look straight, there may be underlying problems with the way adult teeth are erupting, the relationship of the upper and lower jaws, crowding of teeth, or problems due to thumb sucking and other oral habits. The doctors at Mitchell, Bartlett & Bell Orthodontics can pinpoint any potential issues and start correcting them to avoid future problems.
However, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over 21 years old. As one patient recently pointed out, “Dr. Mitchell and her team are the best. They are so kind, caring, and gentle. I was hesitant to get braces as an adult, but I needed to correct my bite due to my traumatic occlusion and jaw joint pain. Dr. Mitchell and her entire staff have made this the best experience it can be. They also have the most current technology and my braces were custom-made and that has made my time in braces much shorter than with traditional braces. I cannot say enough great things about the office.”
What also stands out about Mitchell, Bartlett & Bell Orthodontics is that you cannot imagine these doctors running their practice anywhere else but in the Triad. The small town feel generated by the entire staff affords more meaningful relationships with patients. Whether they are working with an adult or a child and their parent, the sincere caring is greatly appreciated.
The entire team at Mitchell, Bartlett & Bell Orthodontics embraces the warm, friendly, and family-oriented culture known in Kernersville. Dr. Bartlett used his experience as an Eagle Scout to help a local Boy Scout troop get their dental merit badges by conducting a series of interactive presentations in their office. And the doctors and their staff enjoy conducting dental presentations at area elementary schools and supporting many health and fitness programs throughout the community.
If you would like to learn more about this incredible team, visit www.mbsmiles.com for more information on their dedication and extensive professional technical expertise. You can also visit their Kernersville Office at 224 Broad Street or call 336-992-2520.

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