First-time Patients

Whether you are looking in Gainesville for dental braces, Invisalign, or some other type of service, Dr. VonMoss and her professional team offer individualized care, compassionate service, and friendly smiles. You are our primary concern from the moment you walk through our door. Our customer care is exceptional and continues even after you have arrived home. We do our best to transform each of our first-time visitors into long-time patients, providing everything you need to feel comfortable and confident that you have chosen the perfect dentist to handle your oral health needs.

Here at Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, we respect your time, so we offer downloadable forms for new patients, allowing you to complete these documents prior to your appointment and eliminating the need to arrive a full fifteen minutes ahead of your scheduled time. Our friendly staff is more than happy to answer any questions that you have over the phone or when you arrive at our Gainesville orthodontics office.

Tioga Orthodontics Office Outside

Expressing Our Commitment

At Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, we offer a comprehensive approach to good oral health. Therefore, we give our patients the tools needed to create and maintain healthy smiles, including each of the following:

  • Guidelines for proper brushing and flossing techniques
  • Dental advice for parents
  • Clear explanations for diagnoses
  • Illustrations of diagnoses on chair-side monitors

Our entire team is here to help our patients feel confident about the decisions they make regarding their oral health. Please browse through our informative website to learn more about our Gainesville orthodontics services, staff, and quality of care.

Common Questions

Children and adults who are experiencing any of the following issues should be seen by an orthodontist:

  • Early eruption or delayed loss of baby teeth
  • Problems biting or chewing food
  • Crowded teeth
  • Biting the inside of the cheek
  • Protruding teeth
  • Problems closing the mouth and/or lips
  • Missing teeth
  • Poorly aligned teeth
  • Upper and lower teeth aren’t touching
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry involving the jaws and teeth

Most orthodontic problems are caused by genetic issues inherited by the patients. They include jaw abnormalities, extra teeth, missing teeth, poor spacing, protrusions, and crowding. Of course, accidents, disease, and poor oral habits as a child such as thumb sucking can also lead to the need for dental braces.

Poorly aligned teeth are harder to clean and easier to damage. When the teeth are crowded or crooked, they wear abnormally, make it difficult to chew properly, and can increase the likelihood of damaging the gums and supporting bone tissue. Treatment can resolve these issues, while decreasing the need for dental procedures in the future.