Patient information

Patient Information

Orthodontics in Scranton, Pittston, and Wilkes-Barre, PA

Welcome to our Office!

Emergencies

In case of emergency, contact Dr. Cohen immediately and we will do our best to schedule as soon as possible.

When it comes to creating beautiful, radiant smiles, there should only be one name that comes to mind! With more than 25 years of experience and thousands of happy, healthy smiles, Dr. Mitchell Cohen is the one to trust.

Once you experience Dr. Cohen’s friendly and warm approach, you’ll understand why generations of families return again and again. With offices in Scranton, Pittston, and Wilkes-Barre, PA, we are never too far away. Throughout all our locations, we know that treating people like family, with kindness and respect, keeps them coming back.


Appointments

Our staff is always ready to listen to your concerns and questions as well as help with your scheduling, insurance or anything else you may need during your time with us.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at Scranton at 570-346-2132, in Pittston at 570-654-7117 and in Wilkes-Barre at 570-822-7700 or you can use our online Request an Appointment form.

Cancellations

If at any time you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance and we will help reschedule your appointment for a better time. We greatly appreciate your time and consideration and look forward to seeing you.


New Patient Forms

For prompt treatment at your first visit, please complete and bring in the following patient health information forms.

Payment

Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. Please feel free to give us a call to verify that we are participating with a particular insurance company.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although rates of development may vary, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends age six as an appropriate time for a child’s first evaluation by an orthodontic specialist. Early diagnosis and treatment can help guide tooth eruption and facial growth, avoiding more serious problems. Addressing certain problems early on can make further orthodontic treatment more efficient and economical.

  • Overlapping or crowding of erupting permanent teeth
  • Flaring of front teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Thumb or finger-sucking after age six
  • Open-mouth breathing
  • Obvious abnormal bite or facial profile

Properly aligned teeth are both easier to clean and maintain. By correcting their bite problems you can improve speech, chewing, and swallowing. When you straightening teeth, you can also prevent excessive wear and stress on the teeth, gums and surrounding tissue.

Adults seek orthodontic treatment for many reasons:

  • Years of frustration, not being able to resolve their smile concerns at a younger age
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Aiding in the repair of bones and gums
  • Preparation for tooth restoration and replacement
  • Improving self-esteem, self-confidence, and quality of life

Orthodontic problems can be quite complex, involving the growth and development of teeth, soft tissue, and facial bones. Teeth and sometimes faces are permanently changed by orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists, Like Dr. Cohen receive extensive specialty training and utilize the most advanced techniques available today. Specialists can apply the most cost-effective, time-efficient methods and materials, tailoring treatment plans to specific problems.

Dr. Mitchell Cohen is an orthodontist specially trained during a residency program in orthodontics, following his degree in general dentistry. His areas of concentrated study are in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, biomechanics, and physics. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

At Mitchell Cohen Orthodontics, our practice focuses on always being responsive to your needs. We make orthodontic treatment as pleasant and convenient as possible. We continue to grow through the recommendations from enthusiastic patients and parents and never forget that the patient is the most important part of our practice.

At the initial visit, an orthodontic evaluation will be performed. Dr. Cohen will evaluate growth and development, the facial profile, and the bite and alignment of teeth. If treatment is indicated, a set of orthodontic records will be obtained.

Orthodontic records usually include X-rays, photos, and models of the teeth. After a thorough and complete evaluation of these records, an appropriate treatment plan will be developed.

We strive to keep our fees among the most reasonable in the area. We also make every effort to provide flexible payment plans. There is no fee for the initial consult and, unique to our practice, there is no fee for the orthodontic records. We want all who are in need to share the lifetime of benefits orthodontics can offer.

We participate with most insurance plans and are eager to assist you with getting the maximum benefits available from your coverage. Please remember, most plans only cover a portion of the fee and are based on a lifetime maximum.

Active treatment time is approximately two years. This can vary depending on the difficulty of the case, treatment plan and patient cooperation. Patient cooperation can become one of the most important issues when determining the length of treatment time. After active treatment, all patients should expect some type of retention phase.

There is no discomfort associated with the placement of braces. Minor discomfort is sometimes felt for a short period of time after routine adjustments. The soreness is a result of the tooth movement that occurs. Whatever you take for a headache should be more than enough to handle any discomfort from orthodontic tooth movement.

No!! There are no procedures done at our office that require the use of needles.

Retention is a means of preserving the new position of the teeth and bite while the bone and gum stabilize. Retention is equally as important as active treatment.

We share your concerns about missing school or work. We try to minimize the number of appointments that are necessary in the morning and always provide written excuses when necessary.

On average, we like to see our patients every five weeks during active treatment. After the initial phase of the treatment and during retention, appointments are then progressively spaced farther apart.

Orthodontic emergencies seldom occur, but if they do, Dr. Cohen is always available to all patients

Absolutely! While under orthodontic treatment, regular dental checkups become even more important to prevent and detect tooth decay. Healthy teeth and surrounding tissue make tooth movement more comfortable and efficient. Regular professional examinations and cleanings are critical to any successful orthodontic treatment plan.

Invisalign® uses a clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without traditional metal wires or brackets. Our office proudly offers Invisalign as a treatment option.

Using brand-new technology, we are excited to offer impression-free digital scans! This allows for more precise records with no discomfort and better serves our Invisalign patients.

Call Dr. Mitchell Cohen in Scranton at 570-346-2132, in Pittston at 570-654-7117 and in Wilkes-Barre at 570-822-7700.