Meet Dr. Kyle Fagala, Your Memphis Orthodontist

Dr. Kyle Fagala, your Memphis Orthodontist, graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology before completing dental school at the University of Tennessee. He was then accepted as one of four residents into the University of Tennessee Department of Orthodontics.

Dr. Fagala is a Board Certified Orthodontist, a designation that is held by only 30% of orthodontists. Dr. Fagala is also a member of the following professional organizations:

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Why an Orthodontist in Memphis? Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. Not all dentists are orthodontics, even though every orthodontist is a dentist. Dr. Fagala continued her formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Fagala has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your Memphis Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

Seeing a specialist like your Memphis orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

  • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s primary area of care.
  • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
  • Providing additional treatment options.

You may think it’s easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn’t be a reason to choose a dentist over an orthodontic specialist, because you will only be stopping by your Memphis orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.

And don’t let price be a problem either! Saddle Creek Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Memphis area.

Testimonials from Memphis orthodontist patients

Service just doesn't get any better than this. Excellent friendly staff, exceptionally clean cozy office with modern technology. They really make you feel welcomed and like family. If I could give 5 million stars, I would! I’m sure my son would too just based on the Dipping Dots and seeing his name on the door when he arrived! - Ro

Very welcoming staff. This place is all about a great smile. The staff makes everyone feels like they are the only patients. When you walk in you feel like you are in great hands. My son loves the place and staff as I do. Saddle Creek Orthodontics ROCKS!!!!! - Lamarr

I guess you can call me old fashioned but I am always looking for a personable company to care for my child in any way. Besides the staff being unimaginably amazing, I loved the fact that they treated my daughter with such care. They always addressed her by her name and talked to her like family. I loved how they involved the children in so much of the steps during the visit. They were genuinely sweet every visit and would help to work around any type of schedule. Another thing I really liked was the response time. If they were closed I was still able to contact them for any emergency. I would highly recommend them for any orthodontist needs. I hope to be able to use them when I can get braces even at my age. Thank y'all again for being so wonderful! - Kristen