Trusted Orange Park Orthodontics
We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Orange Park and the surrounding areas.
518 Holly Berry Ln #105
Orange Park, FL 32065
Your Orange Park Orthodontist
Dr. Thomas Gardner is an orthodontist in Orange Park who cherishes the privilege to provide patients of all ages with healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.
Dr. Gardner graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University in 2010. He received his doctor of medical dentistry from the prestigious Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in historic Philadelphia.
Upon graduation, Dr. Gardner spent three years as a dentist in the United States Air Force with assignments in Arizona, Alabama, and Texas.
After serving his country, Dr. Gardner studied orthodontics at Jacksonville University where he received a Masters of Science in Dentistry and a certificate in orthodontics.
Dr. Gardner met his wife while at school in Philadelphia. Together they have three children.
When he is not spending time with his wonderful family, Dr. Gardner enjoys surfing, wood and leather-working, and exercising.
Orange Park Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Orange Park braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Orange Park braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Orange Park Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Orange Park clear aligners system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Clear aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The clear aligners system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Clear aligners are at their most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, clear aligners may not be a good option. A free consultation with Gardner Orthodontics will allow us to determine your clear aligners eligibility.
Orange Park Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Orange Park office for a free consult, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces or clear aligners treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.
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