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  • Welcome to Tioga Dental & Orthodontics

    Choosing an orthodontic practice that meets the needs of your whole family can sometimesbe a challenge. At Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, we are proud to offer a wide array of Dental Services to Gainesville area residents. Using advanced technology and thorough treatment plans, Dr. Richard Donatelli looks forward to helping you and your family achieve optimal oral health. Read More
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Treatment Options

Orthodontists draw from a diverse array of “appliances” to move teeth and align jaws. But not all kinds of orthodontic appliances are right for correcting all kinds of orthodontic problems. Dr. Donatelli will analyze your mouth and jaws, formulate a treatment plan, set goals and recommend the best way for you to achieve those goals. The recommendation will include the type of appliance needed to reach the desired result; how to care for your appliance, teeth and gums; and how often to visit your family dentist for check-ups and professional cleanings.
  • Braces
  • Aligners
  • Retainers
Braces generally have two components: brackets and wires. Today’s brackets can be made of metal or of tooth-colored ceramic. They are usually attached to the front of your teeth, but some can be “hidden” behind your teeth. Wires, which do the work of moving your teeth, are threaded through slots in the brackets. You will need to see Dr. Donatelli periodically to adjust your wires. Read More
Aligners are generally made of a clear plastic or acrylic material, and are custom-shaped to your teeth. A series of aligners is necessary to reach treatment goals. Each aligner is worn for a few weeks. They progressively move teeth toward their desired positions. Aligners must be removed to eat, and to brush and floss. Because they are removable, patients must be sure to follow their orthodontist’s instructions on daily wear. Read More
Retainers preserve and stabilize your results from orthodontic treatment. They are the best way to control or limit changes in tooth position. Retainers can be removable or permanent. Removable ones can be traditional, with wires, or clear, similar to aligners. Permanent ones generally consist of wires bonded in behind either the bottom or top teeth. Wear your retainers as prescribed to maintain your healthy new smile. Read More

About Us

Orthodontic treatment is more than metal wires and brackets. Tioga Dental & Orthodontics offers comprehensive orthodontic services for children, teenagers, and adults, including contemporary treatments, like Invisalign invisible braces.

A comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff promote our ideals for patient comfort and satisfaction, while extensively trained and knowledgeable doctors uphold the quality of our dentistry services. Whether your appointment is a routine dental checkup or a complex oral surgery, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will be treated compassionately.

Like a family



A comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff promote our ideals for patient comfort and satisfaction.


At Ortho Dental & Orthodontics, we want you to feel comfortable with making decisions about your oral health.


We believe that patients armed with information can make the best decisions for their oral health.


We can give you a complete smile makeover, from teeth whitening to even the most extensive restorative procedures.
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