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Never Miss School For Braces!

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The #1 frustration I hear from families with kids in braces is how challenging it can be to schedule appointments with their orthodontist, and, subsequently, how often their kids have to miss school for adjustment visits. 


I get private messages all the time from relatives asking me why their orthodontist in their town says that their child can only get braces put on in the morning, why the office they go to is never open after 5:00 PM, why can't they get a new patient visit after school, or how are they supposed to make a 10:00 AM visit when both parents are working.   


I honestly don't have a good answer for them, but I've heard these complaints often enough that I knew I absolutely did not ever want my own patients to have these issues.   In fact, I wanted to guarantee that my patients would NEVER have to miss any school or have their lives upended on their journey to get a great smile.   


Therefore, I'm just going to say it here before you even have to ask:

- Yes, you can get your braces on at 6:30 in the evening!  

- Yes, you can have your first visit on a Saturday!  

- Yes, you can work your visits around sports practice schedules!  

- Yes, you will be seen AND finished on time for your appointments!

- Yes, you don't EVER have to miss school for ANY visits (unless you want to)!  

I know that's a bit different than most healthcare providers who operate on the same hours as the bank or the post office.  However, those hours aren't helpful to busy, working families.  Also, it's not fair for you to rush around to get to your appointment in mid-day traffic only to wait 30-40 minutes before being seen, or worse, be told you have to reschedule the visit.  

That's disrespectful, and not what I want for you or any of my patients.

As a resident of the Kennett Square community, I feel orthodontics is about more than just creating amazing smiles; it is about forming strong relationships and friendships with the patients, families, dental colleagues, and the community.  It about mutual respect and creating a "wow" experience - in addition to the beautiful smiles!

Therefore, my goals for patients are as follows:    

  • To shatter preconceived notions of what a healthcare “experience” is or might be!

  • To 100% guarantee my patients’ satisfaction with whatever it takes to do so!

  • To give my patients a radiant smile that fits seamlessly into their lifestyle and affordably into their budget!

  • To be approachable, honest, and available as a resource for any questions, big or small, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

  • To have them join me in giving back generously and without hesitation to their communities!


If you are ready for braces or Invisalign and want a healthcare experience free of hassle, inconveniences, and frustration from missing work or school, click the orange button to set up a complimentary, low stress, no obligation visit with me.  Let's meet each other, sit down to talk about your smile goals, and see if we are a good fit.   

Thanks for reading this message, and I look forward to helping you and your family add another great smile to our community :)



Ryan K. Tamburrino, DMD 

Orthodontist, Author, Teacher, Husband, Dad  

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Dr. Ryan Tamburrino

Expert Snaggletooth Slayer for Kids and Adults




Duke University (BSE – Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science)

Dental School

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (DMD)

Orthodontic Residency

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Chief Resident)

Former Faculty

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


Orthodontic Treatment Design textbook, several book chapters, and scientific articles


Dynamic speaker at international, national, and local dental and orthodontic conferences


Center for Orthodontic Excellence, with locations in Kennett Square, PA and Princeton Junction, NJ




Wife, two amazing sons, and two ridiculously crazy cats, Tomato and Basil


Golf, fitness, cooking, and model railroading


Kennett Square, PA

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