Orthodontics

A beautiful, healthy smile can change the way a person feels about themselves, promote self-esteem, and help to maintain the health of the entire body.

Family Orthodontics at KidZdent

Dr. Nancy Villa & Dr. Tara Savage

Orthodontics

  • Clear or metal braces for children and adults
  • INVISALlGN for teens and adults

At one time, most people believed braces were “just for kids”. The fact is of the millions of Americans now in orthodontic treatment, more than one in four are over 21 years old. The truth is you are never too old to look your best.

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The invisible way to straighten your teeth, without braces. Invisalign can give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. It works through a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and in dental and orthodontic practices nationwide.

How Does Invisalign Work?

  • You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  • As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist  has prescribed.
  • You’ll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
  • Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

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Meet Dr. Nancy Villa!

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Dr Villa grew up in Jersey City and became interested in the art of orthodontics during high school while working as a part time assistant for a local orthodontist. Having good hand eye coordination skills made the job an absolute pleasure. In addition, helping patients achieve a beautiful smile that they loved was incredibly rewarding.

As a child, she and both of her older brothers had the most crooked teeth anyone had ever seen. In those days, dental insurance was rare and her dad needed to get a second job to help pay for his children’s dental care. They were all lucky to have had orthodontic treatment in their teens and the results were amazing.

After graduating from the Newark campus of Rutgers University with a biology degree, Dr Villa attended dental school in Newark at UMDNJ’s New Jersey Dental School which is now part of Rutgers. By this time she had been working for the same orthodontist for ten years! Her passion was to specialize in orthodontics, so after mastering all other aspects of dentistry, she continued on to a postgraduate program at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. Luckily, it was in a much nicer neighborhood than where UMDNJ was located.

Dr Brunsden met with Dr Villa at a dental society meeting in 1992 and instantly decided that he needed to add an orthodontic department in his busy pediatric dental office. They were married the following year and have successfully managed to live and work together peacefully, most of the time…

Both doctors have been very active volunteers with the dental society having served as state trustee for the New Jersey Dental Society and president of the Middlesex County Dental Society. They also volunteer for the Dental Lifeline Network and Donated Orthodontic Services providing free dental care for those patients who cannot afford treatment.

Our office team is dedicated to providing excellent quality dental treatment in a fun, caring environment. We all strive to help our patients learn to love going to the dentist. The best compliment we receive from patients is when they tell us they have chosen dentistry as a career because of their positive experience in our office.

Dr Brunsden and Dr Villa work together to treat patients with special needs who are in need of orthodontic care. They have also helped to fund the new Brunsden-Villa Pediatric Dental Clinic at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. This new state-of-the-art facility will be the training center for future Pediatric Dental Specialists. A section of this clinic has been designed for training dental residents to care for patients with autism and special needs.

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