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99 West Main St.
Moorestown, NJ 08057

(856) 234-4044
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120 Madison Ave., Suite F
Mount Holly, NJ 08060

(609) 267-1221

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3 Surprising Facts About Invisalign and Invisalign Teen

November 2nd, 2018

3 Surprising Facts About Invisalign and Invisalign Teen

Invisalign is a clear BPA-free plastic appliance that offers patients an alternative to traditional braces. Your orthodontist takes a digital scan of the teeth which creates a 3D image that’s used to produce a series of trays made from clear plastic material worn by the patient almost all day. Each tray or aligner is configured to adjust the teeth according to a predetermined treatment plan mapped out by the treating orthodontist. Lately you may be hearing more about Invisalign both from the company itself (Align Technology, Inc.) and from professional providers like orthodontists. Yet there are three surprising facts about Invisalign that many don’t yet know:

1) Invisalign can treat most orthodontic cases.

You may have been told that you’re not a good candidate for Invisalign, however more experienced orthodontists can treat even some of the most complex cases with Invisalign. Be sure to talk to an orthodontist that has top Invisalign provider status and experience leveraging Invisalign for different types of treatment.

2) You can spend less time at the orthodontist with Invisalign.

When you’re treated with Invisalign it often requires less time with your orthodontist than necessary with traditional braces. There are no adjustments to make, no brackets to re-glue and no broken wires to fix. After the initial appointment, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled every eight to twelve weeks.

3) The orthodontist’s experience matters.

As amazing as Invisalign is, it’s just a tool in your orthodontist’s toolbox. It’s the doctor that programs the plastic and makes the smile. You know the old adage that in real estate, it’s LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Well, in orthodontics (and especially with Invisalign) it’s: EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE! Drs. Morrone & Kaye have treated thousands of patients with Invisalign and have attained Diamond status (no other practice in the area comes close!). Don’t trust your smile to just anyone - choose an orthodontist with proven expertise at Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics.

Contact us for a complimentary in-person consultation. Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile.

Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown), 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly), or click the button below. We look forward to meeting you!

Read This Before Ordering Orthodontic Treatment Online

August 22nd, 2018

Read This Before Ordering Orthodontic Treatment Online

These days you can do almost anything with the click of a button. Order school supplies. Get a ride across town. Watch your favorite movie.  Order food delivery. It seems like every day there’s a newer and easier way to do almost everything. We’ve been programmed to accept that anything can be ordered online and delivered right to your front door. However, at Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics, there is one thing that we believe has no easy replacement: orthodontic treatment. There is no match for trained, experienced professionals when it comes to your dental health.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) agrees. They recently issued a Consumer Alert listing key questions to ask about direct-to-consumer orthodontic companies. You can download a print-friendly version here.

The issue is that many direct-to-consumer orthodontic companies do not involve the in-person evaluation and/or in-person supervision of your treatment we provide at Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics. This type of supervision is important because there is more to creating a healthy, beautiful smile than moving the visible portions of your teeth. If not done correctly any dental work can lead to potentially irreversible and expensive damage such as tooth and gum loss, changes to your facial profile, and other issues. An orthodontist like Dr. Morrone or Dr. Kaye has many tools in his or her arsenal to help create your beautiful smile - Invisalign, for example, is just one of them. It’s important to have a fully qualified and certified orthodontist involved when making any changes to your teeth.

The Top 10 Questions To Ask

The AAO advises that when researching orthodontic treatment (including treatment models from direct-to-consumer companies like SmileDirectClub, Candid Co., Smilelove, SnapCorrect, Orthly, etc), you should consider many key questions, some of which include:

  1. As part of your treatment, are comprehensive diagnostic records like x-rays taken before your treatment?
  2. As part of your treatment fee, do you receive any in-person visits to a dentist’s or orthodontist’s office during your treatment?
  3. Is only one treatment type offered (such as invisible aligners or a certain appliance)?
  4. What are the possible risks (financial, health, etc.) associated with your orthodontic treatment?
  5. Who is responsible for detecting any issues that may occur during your orthodontic treatment? Is it you? If it is a doctor not associated with your treatment, who pays for those check-ups?
  6. If an emergency arises, does the company have a dentist or orthodontist in your area that you can see in-person? If not, who would cover the costs associated with seeing a dentist or orthodontist in your area?
  7. If you are injured or have another dispute involving your orthodontic treatment, how is it handled (litigation, arbitration, etc.) and what rights do you have?
  8. Does the treatment model comply with the dental laws in your state? To check your state’s dental laws, click https://www.aaoinfo.org/state-laws-and-regulations. Information for your state dental board can be found at https://www.aaoinfo.org/aao/state-dental-board-info.

Where You Receive Your Health Care Is A Very Important Personal Decision


Remember that orthodontic treatment is not a product or device – it is a professional, medical service. Dr. Morrone and Dr. Kaye both earned their dental degrees (DDS) at Georgetown University and each went on to fulfil post-graduate residencies in Orthodontics. They have a commitment to regular continuing education and have years of experience providing high quality orthodontic treatment to their patients.

Before making any decision about orthodontic treatment, consider doing some research and having a complimentary in-person consultation at Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics. Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile.

Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown), 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly), or check out our website morroneandkaye.com. We look forward to meeting you!

Early Orthodontic Treatment: It’s About More than Just the Smile

April 25th, 2018

Every parent wants their child to smile with confidence, and a consultation with your orthodontist is one of the best approaches to ensuring that goal. However orthodontic treatment, especially during your child’s younger years, has many benefits… beyond straight teeth and a healthy bite. At Morrone & Kaye we see children as young as seven, to prevent future issues and adjust for them before they become larger problems,  which are more difficult or invasive to treat. Early treatment can:

PREVENT OVERCROWDING:
Traditionally, orthodontists may wait until age 12 or 13 to treat a crowding problem, but the problem isn’t going to get any better by waiting. Through early treatment we can regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, creating additional space for permanent teeth. This can lessen or decrease the possibility of permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth and can even help correct abnormal swallowing or speech problems.

AVOID CROSSBITES:
A crossbite is when you close your mouth and some of your upper teeth are sitting inside your lower teeth — rather than on the outside. A trained eye can see early on if crossbites will be an issue as the rest of your child’s permanent teeth come in. The earlier treatment begins, the easier it will be because your child’s jaw is less developed at this early age and can be guided along the right path rather than working to reverse issues at a later age.

SIMPLIFY TREATMENT:
Early treatment (Phase 1), when indicated, can simplify later treatment (Phase 2). Children who undergo early treatment often have a much shorter second phase of treatment once their permanent teeth come in. This makes life easier for both them and you as their schedules get busier and busier.

At Morrone & Kaye we strive to make children’s visits comfortable and positive:

  • No more goop! At Morrone & Kaye we have a state-of-the-art, iTero® Element™ digital scanner, which is used to take 3D impressions on each child, allowing us to permanently retire that uncomfortable, gooey, impression material we all (not-so-fondly) remember.
  • Family oriented: We strive to provide a positive, warm and friendly atmosphere to all of our patients, especially young children. We know that the first impressions we make can impact their attitude toward not only orthodontic care but also healthcare as a whole.
  • Two convenient locations: Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has locations in Moorestown and Mount Holly, and serves the surrounding towns of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Maple Shade, Lumberton, Burlington Township, Eastampton, Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base.

Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile. Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown), 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly), or check out our website morroneandkaye.com. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

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Invisalign or Braces: Which to Choose?

August 28th, 2017

Invisalign or Braces: Which to Choose?

We know that when it comes to straightening smiles, traditional braces are what might first come to mind. Yet we’re hearing more about Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, both from the company itself (Align Technology, Inc.) and from professional providers like orthodontists. In this post, I will discuss my perspective as well as the merits and drawbacks of each treatment.

Traditional Braces

In the past, traditional braces have been the only option to correct issues like crowding, spacing, overbite or underbite. Brackets cemented to the face of the tooth hold a wire that runs lengthwise to apply pressure, moving teeth into place with ties that secure wires to the brackets. A patient sees slight changes over time as the orthodontist makes adjustments every six to eight weeks.

Invisalign/Invisalign Teen

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are clear BPA-free plastic appliances that offer patients an alternative to traditional metal, or even ceramic braces. Your orthodontist takes a digital scan of the teeth, creating a 3D image that’s used to produce a series of trays (aligners) made from a clear material worn by the patient almost all day (they should only be taken out to eat and brush/floss). Each aligner is configured to adjust the teeth according to a predetermined treatment plan mapped out by the orthodontist.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

  • Tried and true technology

  • Office visits every six to eight weeks

  • Compliance is virtually guaranteed as there are no decisions about whether to wear or not to wear them

Benefits of Invisalign/Invisalign Teen

  • Virtually invisible for aesthetic appeal

  • Office visits can often be spread out over fewer appointments

  • No limitations regarding food or oral hygiene

  • Most patients are candidates

Drawbacks of Traditional Braces

  • Metal (or even ceramic) brackets and wires are visible

  • Discomfort from poking wires or brackets that rub the inner portion of the lips

  • Broken brackets that cause “emergency appointments”

  • Oral hygiene more challenging

Drawbacks of Invisalign/Invisalign Teen

  • Compliance can sometimes be a challenge, especially with younger patients

  • Lost aligners can delay total treatment time

  • Must watch certain foods and beverages high in sugar/acid

What’s right for you

The decision to opt for Invisalign or Invisalign Teen over braces can be a difficult one and there are many factors to consider for both the patient and orthodontist. Invisalign allows for more freedom and is virtually invisible compared to braces, but compliance is key regarding successful results. Further, Invisalign may not be the best option for everyone.

Before making your decision, remember there are trade-offs with each treatment, and you will need to consult your orthodontist to determine the most effective option to perfect your smile!

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Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has locations in Moorestown and Mount Holly, New Jersey, and serves the surrounding towns of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Lumberton, Burlington Township, Eastampton, Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base.

Call or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile. Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown) or 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly). We look forward to meeting you!

The 6 Reasons Why You Should Only Seek Orthodontic Treatment With An Orthodontist

May 24th, 2017

It seems that there are many options for straightening teeth these days and you might wonder why it’s necessary to see an orthodontist. Here are six really good reasons why only an orthodontist should treat you or your child:

1) You only want to do this once, right?

Everyone knows an orthodontist’s goals are straight teeth and a healthy bite. We ensure that the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles are positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking these components into consideration, problems can arise, such as issues with the jaw joint (TMJ), headaches, excessive wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems. We also know that teeth always desire to return to their original position and understand that retainer choices are based on the original position of the teeth.

2) Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and then solve it.

You may see crooked or gapped teeth. We see the cause of the problem in three dimensions. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the root of the issue and solve it in a way that is healthy and sustainable-- for an attractive smile and a lasting result.

3) Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.

Orthodontists study facial esthetics and understand how tooth movement can change your soft tissue facial profile, smile line and general appearance. We understand how tooth movement relates to the face and future growth changes and are instructed in school to take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile.

4) Orthodontists can recommend the right treatment for you.

There are a lot of treatment options available nowadays, but only an orthodontist has the specialized knowledge to identify all the possible issues and outcomes that may arise from each treatment, and then customize a unique treatment plan for each and every patient. The bottom line: we know what’s possible and when to use certain treatment techniques because we are specially trained to work with these tools every single day.

5) Orthodontists and their office team are specialists.

After their dental school education, orthodontists devote an additional 2-3 years to the study of only orthodontics. While in this program, we study not only tooth movement, but also jaw growth and ways to use growth to change misaligned jaws. Our clinical staff are also trained professionals, required to be certified and registered in the State of New Jersey. Our team practices orthodontics exclusively. We focus our continuing education on orthodontics and see hundreds of patients per month. We are uniquely positioned to use our knowledge and skills to help you get the best possible result.

6) Orthodontists understand the value of a good night’s sleep.

Orthodontists are trained in the importance of an open airway.  Recent research shows that sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can contribute to poor scores in school and prolonged bed wetting.  Strong clinical evidence also exists showing sleep deprived patients are sometimes misdiagnosed as having Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).  Instructed in airway management, orthodontists use dental devices to open narrow airways to achieve more restful sleep.

Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has locations in Moorestown and Mount Holly, New Jersey, and serves the surrounding towns of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Maple Shade, Lumberton, Burlington Township, Eastampton, Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base.

Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile. Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown), 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly), or check out our website morroneandkaye.com. We look forward to meeting you!

Introducing... Teeth Whitening!

May 11th, 2017

Teeth Whitening by Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics

At Morrone & Kaye we’re dedicated to giving you your best smile. That’s why we’re now offering teeth whitening!

Whether you just got your braces off and want to give your smile an extra sparkle or are currently in Invisalign treatment but wish your teeth were brighter, we can help!

We offer two treatments: DayWhite and SheerWhite, and both are stronger treatments than consumers can buy in the drugstore. That’s why Drs. Morrone, Kaye and Samp will evaluate your unique situation and recommend the best option for you.

To learn more about teeth whitening at Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics, call us at (856) 234-4044 in Moorestown and (609) 267-1221 in Mount Holly.

BUILDING SELF ESTEEM AS WELL AS A SMILE

November 22nd, 2016

BUILDING SELF ESTEEM AS WELL AS A SMILE
By Dr. Richard Kaye

There is a lot of research out there about the benefits of orthodontics as it relates to increased self-esteem… especially in children. We all know that prior to treatment, many children smile with their mouth closed, or don’t smile at all, because they are self-conscious about their teeth. After orthodontics, they’re more comfortable not only with their smile, but also their overall appearance. This increases confidence, which carries over to their interactions with peers and adults.

However, not much attention is paid to maximizing self-esteem throughout the orthodontic experience. We focus significant energy in this area at Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics.

When children come to us for treatment, they need to leave Morrone & Kaye feeling like a winner. That’s the mission. We always create a magnificent smile, but we also make sure that the patient feels great about him or herself throughout treatment.

Here’s how:

  • We design treatment plans with success in mind. All children are unique, and the treatment chosen has to work with that child's personality.
  • We build rapport. We’re genuinely interested in what is going on in your child's life. It helps the entire process to be on the same page.
  • We are always aware that there is a child behind those teeth. We cannot be successful without paying attention to both.

Above all, we strive to be supportive when they’re getting used to being in treatment. Our goal is to become the cheerleading squad for our patients throughout treatment, and beyond.

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Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has locations in Moorestown and Mount Holly, New Jersey, and serves the surrounding towns of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Lumberton, Burlington Township, Eastampton, Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base.

Call or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile. Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown) or 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly). We look forward to meeting you!

Invisalign - The Clear Choice for College Kids

March 25th, 2016

You've probably wanted straighter teeth for your child for a while, but metal braces are not an option you’re considering. That’s why we’re proud to provide Invisalign®, which offers the convenience and flexibility to get a straighter smile without the hassle.

Three major benefits of Invisalign include:

  1. More scheduling flexibility. Invisalign only requires office visits every 12 weeks (instead of 6-8 with traditional braces), so if your child is away from home for extended periods of time it may be a good option.

  2. Aligners come out when you need them to. Aligners can be removed when eating and brushing for better dental hygiene.

  3. It’s safer. Invisalign allows your child to continue wearing aligners without having to worry about any sharp brackets cutting their mouth. Further, if a mouthguard is needed for sports it will fit over the aligners.

You may be somewhat familiar with how the Invisalign® treatment works, but we’d like to take you through each step of the treatment process, from consultation to confident smile:

1) Talk to Drs. Morrone and Kaye
Choosing the right doctor and the right treatment plan is essential. Keep in mind that not all orthodontists and dentists have the same highly specialized training as Drs. Morrone and Kaye do.

2) A Customized Treatment Plan is Created
The doctor will take x-rays, pictures and digital scans of your child’s teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image. From these images Drs. Morrone and Kaye will map out a precise treatment plan and the approximate length of treatment.

3) Receive Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan
Based on the treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate the cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do.

4) Wear a New Aligner Every Two Weeks
Approximately every two weeks, your child will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing them to the next stage of your treatment. The aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout treatment. Drs. Morrone and Kaye can also prescribe a newer appliance called Acceledent, which has been shown to dramatically decrease treatment time.

5) Reveal Your New Smile & Keep It Looking Great
Once treatment is complete, we’ll need to protect that beautiful new smile. Drs. Morrone and Kaye will recommend the ideal retainers to keep your child’s teeth in their new position.

Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has locations in Moorestown and Mount Holly, New Jersey, and serves the surrounding towns of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Lumberton, Burlington Township, Eastampton, Fort Dix and McGuire AirForce Base.

Call to set up your complimentary consultation. Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile. Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown) or 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly). We look forward to meeting you!

Invisalign - The Clear Choice for Military Personnel

March 25th, 2016

You've probably wanted straighter teeth for a while, but metal braces are not an option you’re considering. That’s why we’re proud to provide Invisalign®, which offers the convenience and flexibility to get a straighter smile without the hassle.

Three major benefits of Invisalign include:

  1. More scheduling flexibility. Invisalign only requires office visits every 12 weeks (instead of 6-8 with traditional braces), so if you are away from home for extended periods of time it may be a good option.
  2. Aligners come out when you need them to. Aligners can be removed when eating and brushing for better dental hygiene.
  3. It’s safer. Invisalign allows you to continue wearing aligners without having to worry about any sharp brackets cutting your mouth. Further, if a mouthguard is needed for your assignment it will fit over the aligners.

You may be somewhat familiar with how the Invisalign® treatment works, but we’d like to take you through each step of the treatment process, from consultation to confident smile:

1) Talk to Drs. Morrone and Kaye
Choosing the right doctor and the right treatment plan is essential. Keep in mind that not all orthodontists and dentists have the same highly specialized training as Drs. Morrone and Kaye do.

2) A Customized Treatment Plan is Created
The doctor will take x-rays, pictures and digital scans of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image. From these images Drs. Morrone and Kaye will map out a precise treatment plan and the approximate length of treatment.

3) Receive Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan
Based on the treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate the cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do.

4) Wear a New Aligner Every Two Weeks
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. The aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout treatment. Drs. Morrone and Kaye can also prescribe a newer appliance called Acceledent, which has been shown to dramatically decrease treatment time.

5) Reveal Your New Smile & Keep It Looking Great
Once treatment is complete, we’ll need to protect that beautiful new smile. Drs. Morrone and Kaye will recommend the ideal retainers to keep your teeth in their new position.

Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has locations in Moorestown and Mount Holly, New Jersey, and serves the surrounding towns of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Lumberton, Burlington Township, Eastampton, Fort Dix and McGuire AirForce Base.

Call to set up your complimentary consultation. Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile. Call us at 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly). We look forward to meeting you!

Morrone and Kaye Introduces AcceleDent

January 1st, 2016

MORRONE & KAYE INTRODUCES ACCELEDENT

Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a new service in 2016: AcceleDent.

AcceleDent is a simple-to-use, hands-free device designed for faster orthodontic treatment. By inserting the mouthpiece fitted around your existing orthodontics and wearing the activator for 20 minutes every day, AcceleDent can speed tooth movement. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and may help to make your orthodontics more comfortable.

Here are the highlights:

  1. It’s Fast. Clinically proven to move teeth up to 50% faster in a U.S. clinical trial.
  2. It’s Safe. Cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and available only by prescription from your orthodontist.
  3. It’s Gentle. AcceleDent patients have reported reduced discomfort with their orthodontics.

For more information about AcceleDent at Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics, contact us!

Overbite and Underbite

November 3rd, 2015

Overbite and Underbite: sounds like a great topic for a comedy club!  Overbite actually refers to the upper front teeth sticking out over the bottom teeth in a biting relationship. While a small amount of overbite is considered normal, an excessive amount of overbite or protrusion is a concern.  Besides the associated awkward look, protruded front teeth are more susceptible to chipping and breaking in the event of facial trauma.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, an underbite is when the top front teeth are under or behind the bottom front teeth in a closed biting position. Also called a “bulldog” bite, an underbite is often associated with a strong lower jaw and a protruded chin.

The majority of bite problems are hereditary, though they may skip a generation and may not be seen in the mother or father.  Other times, habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrust can cause problems with the bite.  Whether or not it is an esthetic concern, overbites and underbites can cause premature tooth wear on the outside layer of enamel or jaw joint (TMJ) noises or pains.  Sometimes problems with speech or chewing can also be seen.

Regardless of the bite problem, orthodontists are trained to help.  Proper diagnosis and timing are critical.  Depending on the cause of the problem, early treatment may be recommended to avoid more invasive treatment at a later time.  If the severity of the problem is slight, often braces or Invisalign are effective at solving the issue.  In more severe cases, appliances to balance jaw growth can be used at an early age to help correct the bite alignment.

If you suspect that your child might have an overbite or underbite, or your dentist has already alerted you to the issue, please feel free to call us for a free consultation: (856) 234-4044 in Moorestown, NJ and (609) 267-1221 in Mount Holly, NJ.

The Top Five Considerations When Choosing an Orthodontist for Your Child

August 12th, 2015

The Top Five Considerations When Choosing an Orthodontist for Your Child

By Richard A. Kaye, DDS, MSD

Choosing an orthodontist used to be easy. Your pediatric dentist gave you a couple of referrals and you chose from among them. But nowadays, there are many approaches to straightening teeth and there’s more information than ever available online, so you can do your own research before making a decision. Needless to say, it can be overwhelming. That’s why I put together five major considerations that can help guide your decision. I hope it’s helpful to you.

1. A Positive Experience
This one is extremely important, as you’ll be visiting the orthodontist frequently during treatment. Good practices make their patients and families feel right at home by working together to create a positive experience. The end goal: boosting self-esteem and confidence, not only through the development of a beautiful smile but also through the experience along the way.

2. Advanced Treatment Options
You'll want to be sure that the latest orthodontic treatment options are available to you, many of which enable reduced treatment time and maximize comfort. From mini metal braces and crystal clear braces to Invisalign, the "clear" alternative to straight teeth for teens and adults, make certain your choice for an orthodontist provides these treatment options.

3. A Good Reputation
There’s nothing like a personal referral, so ask other parents whose kids are in treatment to share their experiences with their orthodontist. At the same time, there’s a wealth of information about many practices online, on the popular review sites. Have a look at Google, Yelp, Healthgrades and even Facebook for feedback from parents beyond your network. You’ll get unbiased, third party insights that can help you make an informed decision.

4. Convenience
As you’ll be visiting the orthodontist frequently while your child is in treatment, it makes sense to choose a practice that has an office (or offices!) near you as well as flexible hours that suit your schedule. Also ask about the practice’s track record of running “on-schedule.” Your time is valuable, and you don’t want to spend it waiting for appointments.

5. Easy Payment Plans
Choose a practice that offers various financial options that will work for you. You have a right to affordable and high quality treatment within your budget. Look for practices that offer flexibility, such as monthly payment plans with no finance charges.

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Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has locations in Moorestown and Mount Holly, New Jersey, and serves the surrounding towns of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Lumberton, Burlington Township and Eastampton.

Call to set up your complimentary consultation. Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile. Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown location) or 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly location). We can’t wait to meet you!

A Clear Alternative to Braces

May 29th, 2015

A Clear Alternative to Braces: Drs. Morrone and Kaye use Invisalign to straighten teeth without noticeable metal braces.
By Liz Hunter

When you think about braces, you probably wince just a little recalling the unsightly metal brackets and painful wires of your youth. But thanks to technology and innovation, a new treatment method is changing the way we think—and see—braces.

This treatment, known as Invisalign, is actually a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s a relatively new technique in the field of orthodontics, but according to Dr. Richard Kaye of Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics, Invisalign moves teeth into position just like traditional braces, but has its own set of advantages.

“We talk about how it’s a clear alternative to braces not only be-cause the appliance itself is clear, but because of the advantages it has over braces,” says Dr. Kaye, who runs the practice with his wife, Dr. Mary Beth Morrone. “The appliance is very soft and smooth, therefore it doesn’t end up irritating your mouth like braces. And for those who have trouble keep- ing their teeth clean, Invisalign is a great alternative because it is removable. There are no braces where food can get caught.”

As an elite provider of Invisalign, Morrone & Kaye has done over 650 cases of Invisalign, more than 95 percent of the practitioners in the country. “The experience and education we have in this treatment area makes us well-prepared to provide to our patients. We know what works and what doesn’t,” Dr. Kaye says. “In fact, we’ve had patients who were told by other orthodontists that they were not candidates for Invisalign and we’ve been able to treat them because of our advanced level of experience.”

There is no need for impressions for Invisalign, at least not in the sense you might re- member. Instead of biting down on a goopy substance to make a mold of your teeth, patients are now scanned digitally.

“The 3-D scanner forms an extremely ac- curate image of a patient’s mouth,” says Dr. Kaye. “We can immediately see if the scan didn’t work properly instead of creating another impression at a later appointment.” This is just the beginning of the process. Next come the actual aligners.

Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks. Patients can remove them to eat, brush and floss. As teeth move, you graduate to the next set of aligners. Total treatment time can last from nine to 24 months, but that varies from case to case, says Dr. Kaye.

“In most instances, the treatment time is the same as braces,” he says. “As long as there is adequate pressure on the teeth, they will move at the same speed. Sometimes, treatment can be shorter if we’re just aligning teeth and not treating a patient’s bite.”

Invisalign’s technology has also advanced to allow more patients to take advantage of it. Dr. Kaye says, “In years past, Invisalign was best for someone with crowding, but now, the investments in research and development enables us to also treat a patient’s bite, as well as dental alignment.” He adds that Invisalign is actually the treatment of choice for patients with an open bite, which is when the back teeth touch before the front, leaving an open gap in the front. Many teenagers are also jumping on the band wagon.

Adults also make good candidates for Invisalign. “This treatment has become a huge draw for adults who may not have wanted braces due to their lifestyle,” says Dr. Kaye. “Now more adults are coming in for Invisalign to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to the process.”

While the treatment method is advanced, Dr. Kaye encourages patients not to shy away from it due to cost. “People think the price will be astronomical, but in our practice it’s the same cost as clear braces,” he says.

Dr. Kaye believes that, in the next decade or so, Invisalign will be used in 50 percent of new orthodontic cases, adding that orthodontists are best equipped to provide the treatment.

“Not every dentist can do Invisalign. Nobody moves teeth as well as orthodontists,” he says. “Orthodontists have the knowledge to make changes in a person’s treatment as it’s moving forward. Dentists see teeth differently than orthodontists. They see fillings and crowns, and we think about teeth in terms of the force needed to move them into a proper position.”

Drs. Kaye and Morrone are encouraged by the more than 500 patient reviews on their website. “Their thoughtful and appreciative feedback reminds us why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Dr. Kaye.

Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics
is located at 99 W. Main St. in Moorestown
and 120 Madison Ave., Suite F in Mount Holly.

For more information,
call (856) 234-4044 or (609) 267-1221.
Visit them online at MorroneAndKaye.com.

The Top Five Reasons Why You'll Love Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics

March 23rd, 2015

The Top Five Reasons Why You’ll Love Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics

1. We Provide Positive Experiences

The Morrone & Kaye teams’ primary goal is to make their patients feel right at home by working together to create a positive experience for patients and their families. Our goal is to ensure our patients are always comfortable and satisfied with the results they receive after each visit. Dr. Mary Beth Morrone and Dr. Richard Kaye strive to provide excellent care while creating beautiful smiles that boost self-esteem and confidence.

2. Advanced Treatment Options Are Available

Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics provide the most advanced, state of the art treatment for all of our patients, which enable reduced treatment time and maximum comfort.  We offer mini metal braces, crystal clear braces, and Invisalign, the "clear" alternative to straight teeth for teens and adults.

3. We are Convenient - Two Office Locations

Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has two offices:

Our Moorestown location: 99 West Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057.

Our Mount Holly location: 120 Madison Avenue Suite F, Mount Holly NJ 08060.

4.  We Respect Your Time

Your time is valuable, and we respect that. We offer convenient office hours in both office locations and always run "on-schedule" so that you can too!

5. Easy Payment Plans

At Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics, we offer various financial options that will work for you. It’s our goal to ensure that our patients are provided with affordable and high quality treatment that won’t affect their budget. Monthly payment plans with no finance charges are just one of the options you can consider.

Call us to set up your complimentary consultation and take the next step towards the smile that you’ve always dreamt of.  Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you on a path to a great smile. Call us at 856.234.4044 (Moorestown location) or 609.267.1221 (Mount Holly location). We can’t wait to meet you!

Serving Surrounding towns: Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Lumberton, Burlington Township and Eastampton.

Morrone and Kaye Introduces AcceleDent

January 1st, 2015


Morrone and Kaye Introduces AcceleDent

Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering a new service in 2016: AcceleDent.

AcceleDent is a simple-to-use, hands-free device designed for faster orthodontic treatment. By inserting the mouthpiece fitted around your existing orthodontics and wearing the activator for 20 minutes every day, AcceleDent can speed tooth movement. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and may help to make your orthodontics more comfortable.

Here are the highlights:

  1. It’s Fast. Clinically proven to move teeth up to 50% faster in a U.S. clinical trial.
  2. It’s Safe. Cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and available only by prescription from your orthodontist.
  3. It’s Gentle. AcceleDent patients have reported reduced discomfort with their orthodontics.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Morrone or Dr. Kaye will determine which type of orthodontic treatment is ideal to help you or your child achieve a beautiful smile. Whether it’s AcceleDent, Invisalign™, clear braces, or traditional metal braces, treatment at Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics means individualized attention and a commitment to excellence.

From January through March 2016, Morrone & Kaye is offering a $300 discount to any new patient. To set up an appointment, please call us in Mount Holly at (609) 267-1221 and mention the code FACEBOOK300.


Please note that this offer may not be combined with any other discounts.


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