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Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Specialty Practice

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics is the dental specialty that most frequently is associated with braces.

Referrals to the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Specialty Practice are accepted from general dentists, specialists and from within Pitt Dental Medicine. Patients may self-refer.

Patient Self-Referrals

To schedule an appointment in the Orthodontics Specialty Practice, new and existing patients should call 412-648-8689 option 1.

Professional Referrals

Patients in the Orthodontics Specialty Practice may be seen by professional referrals.
Healthcare professionals should complete our referral process at the link below.

Refer your patient to Pitt Dental Medicine Orthodontics Specialty Practice

Services Provided by the Orthodontics Specialty Practice

The Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Specialty Practice provides comprehensive orthodontic treatment utilizing a range of treatment options such as traditional metal braces, ceramics, and clear aligners. We also work cooperatively with the other Pitt Dental Medicine Specialty Practices and will internally refer you to ensure you receive all of the care your dentist recommends.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment to complete your medical history.
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance information with you.
  • Upon arrival, please check in at the reception desk and present your appointment and insurance information to the receptionist.
  • Patients younger than 18 years of age will need the signature of a parent or guardian on required forms.

What to Expect

A patient's first appointment is a consultation to determine treatment needs. An orthodontic resident and faculty member will perform a brief oral examination and screening. If accepted as a patient, an orthodontic resident will be assigned, and a second appointment scheduled. At the second appointment, the resident and faculty will review medical history, radiographs and orthodontic records. At the third appointment, treatment options will be presented and discussed. Orthodontic treatment generally begins on the third appointment.

Fees and Payment Options

There is a $30 fee for orthodontic screenings.

Learn more about insurance and fees

Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Salk Hall 2189
3501 Terrace St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261