Trusted Orthodontics in Germantown
Saddle Creek Orthodontics is proud to serve patients of all ages from Germantown, Collierville, Midtown, and the Mid-South.
2176 West St, Suite 320
Germantown, TN 38138
Your trusted Germantown orthodontist
Dr. Kyle Fagala graduated summa cum laude from Harding University with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then completed dental school at the University of Tennessee before being accepted as one of four residents into the University of Tennessee Department of Orthodontics. This prestigious 3-year program in Memphis, TN. is known for its intensive, full-time clinical training and for being the oldest orthodontic school in the South. Dr. Fagala graduated in May of 2013 with a certificate in orthodontics,as well as a master's degree in Dental Science for his thesis on three-dimensional imaging of the airway.
Dr. Fagala is a Board Certified Orthodontist, a designation that is held by only 30% of orthodontists. He is also the course director and lecturer of Development of the Occlusion, a class for 1st year dental students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Fagala is well-known in orthodontic circles for his expertise in orthodontic social media and digital marketing. He lectures regularly on the topic to large audiences of orthodontists, and even hosts his own web series called The Digital Orthodontist. In 2016, Dr. Fagala became a speaker and Key Opinion Leader for 3M Oral Care, a global leader in orthodontic technology, innovation, and research.
Dr. Fagala is also a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Tennessee Association of Orthodontists
- Memphis Association of Orthodontists (Secretary, Treasurer)
- American Dental Association
- Tennessee Dental Association
- Memphis Dental Society (Vice President, Treasurer, Communications Chair)
- Mid-South Mission of Mercy (Digital Marketing Chair, Media Ambassador)
- Smiles Change Lives
When it comes to straightening smiles and correcting misalignment between the teeth and jaws, traditional braces are one of the most efficient and time-proven orthodontic tools we have. They are normally made up of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustment appointments with Dr. Fagala, the brackets, wires, and bands will work together to apply gentle, continuous pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Braces have a long history of successfully correcting a number of orthodontic issues,from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Traditional braces also tend to require less of the complicated technology and expensive equipment that newer treatments rely on, making them a cost-effective option for straightening smiles.
Instead of brackets, wires, and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This treatment option is popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces. The aligners are made of a clear plastic material that has been designed to fit comfortably over a patient’s teeth, and they are switched out approximately every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps teeth moving in the direction we want them to go. Patient compliance is crucial to the success of the Invisalign system, and aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment to be effective. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as recommended by Dr. Fagala can impede the results and also add time to the overall orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some cases that are complex, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A complimentary consultation with Saddle Creek Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Saddle Creek Orthodontics: find your perfect smile
Dr. Fagala provides customized treatment plans and individualized care to all his patients. We have three office locations for your convenience, located in Germantown, Collierville, and Midtown. Our talented team offer high-quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages! When you visit our Germantown office for your FREE initial consultation, Dr. Fagala will pay careful attention to your specific orthodontic needs, and take the unique shape of your teeth, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face into consideration when creating a treatment plan for you. Using these as the basis for individualized treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
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