Meet Dr. Kyle Fagala, your Germantown Orthodontist

Dr. Fagala spent 4 years studying Biology at Harding University, a Christian college in Searcy, AR. At Harding, he achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It was there that he met his wife Anna, a former missionary kid from Moscow, Russia. The two were married in 2006 and moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. Kyle began dental school.

It was in dental school at the University of Tennessee that Dr. Fagala developed an interest in orthodontics. Having never needed braces as a child, it was a relatively unknown profession to him. However, his several years experience as a youth intern, volunteer, and teacher for youth groups lent itself well to working with teenagers. Combining this with his appreciation for the beauty of natural and healthy teeth plus his borderline obsessive attention to detail, orthodontics seemed a perfect match.

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Why an Orthodontist in Germantown? Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. 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 Germantown 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 an orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

  • Providing additional treatment options.
  • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s primary area of care.
  • 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.
  • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

You may think it’s easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn’t be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Germantown 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 Germantown area.

Testimonials from Germantown orthodontist patients

I decided to finally face the fact that I needed braces at 27 years old. So glad I did my research and found the best options for me. I was a challenging case, needed 4 teeth removed plus my 4 wisdom teeth. Dr. Kyle worked with my dentist, my surgeon, and 2 years later I'm getting my braces off! Friendly, fun staff. I wish I had done this forever ago, but better late than never. - RJ

I currently have 3 children in braces with Saddle Creek Orthodontics. We are having experience with them. We have been here now for over 3 years now and every visit has been a treat. The kids are very pleased and I am very pleased. They make every step of the process very exciting. We look forward to all the drawings, contests, holiday celebrations, movies, gatherings, etc. My journey is almost at an end. Two of my kids have had their braces removed and one more to go. I must say their teeth look great, the staff is AWESOME with a capital A....we will continue to recommend them with such beautiful smiles. - Rebecca

I was referred to Dr. Kyla Fagala by a good friend who recently got her braces removed and was a patient of his. Her teeth look great! I went for my consultation and the whole staff is very friendly. They answered all the questions I had and made me feel comfortable. The office is neat and organized. I am excited to be getting my braces done by him! - Kenya