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We’re excited to be your orthodontist.

Starting braces, Invisalign, or InBrace treatment is an exciting time, and we’re thrilled to have you join us on the journey to your brightest, most confident smile.

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Dr. Berry has been treating patients in Largo, FL and St. Petersburg, FL for more than 25 years. As a patient, your smile really is our priority and we’re as invested as you into your success.

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— Welcome to Braces by Berry

A top-rated orthodontist in Largo and St. Petersburg.

As an orthodontic specialist, every day we get to create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Our resolve to provide our patients with the best orthodontic care means that we are constantly working to make treatment more effective, more comfortable, more affordable, with fewer appointments and less chair time to quickly reach the results you desire.

Dr. Berry is very kind to the dental professionals that bring their children to her. In the general dental side, we also refer many patients to her. All are very happy and satisfied.

The staff is amazing. Always in great moods and helpful. They always have creative ideas for the months of holidays and contests. This month they took impressions of their noses and put them in the middle of a flower for us to guess whose nose it is. It’s a fun office!

Dr. Berry’s office is located in the same office building as the oral surgeon in Largo and near an oral surgeon in St. Pete, which is very convenient.

Very grateful to her and her staff for the care of my child.

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Let’s get you loving your smile. We offer many orthodontic treatment options to achieve your goals!

  • Early Treatment
  • Adolescent Treatment
  • Adult Treatment
  • Braces
  • InBrace
  • Invisalign
  • Invisalign Teen
  • Retainers
  • Orthodontic Emergencies
  • Orthognathic Surgery

Choosing the best orthodontist for your journey

Choosing an orthodontist that you trust is an important decision.

Orthodontics can provide effective treatments that can be used to:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Ensure your teeth and jaw are aligned
  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Improve oral function (such as eating and speech)
  • Correct improper bites

During your consultation, don’t be afraid to ask any questions you have. After all, that’s why you’re here!

It’s really important to understand what type of issues you have with your teeth and the most effective ways to treat them.

A few common questions:

  • Do you offer extended hours?
  • What types of dental insurance do you accept?
  • What are the payment options for treatment?
  • How much do braces cost?
  • How much does Invisalign cost?

Orthodontists complete an additional three years of training at an accredited university residency program before passing national board examinations to become certified.

Once certified, orthodontists practice dentistry, but solely focused on orthodontic treatment.

Choosing an orthodontist over a general dentist is a decision that will really make a difference in your smile for braces, InBrace treatment, or Invisalign.

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Take a moment to hear from real patients with real stories and how orthodontics changed their life.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Orthodontics can change your life, but we understand there are several questions before starting your journey. We’ve summarized some of the most common questions for you below.

Scheduling your first consultation or next appointment with Braces by Berry in either Largo, FL or St. Petersburg, FL couldn’t be easier. Follow the link below to select the office most convenient to you and reserve your spot online.

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At the initial exam, a Braces by Berry Treatment Coordinator will take x-rays and pictures of the patient. Then, the doctor will review the images and meet with the patient to do an exam. The doctor will discuss treatment options with the patient and then prescribe the final treatment plan. The Treatment Coordinator will go over all financial paperwork. We verify the patient’s insurance beforehand, whenever possible, so that we can provide a full fee schedule. The patient can either start braces or Invisalign that day or take all the information home and think it over.

Braces by Berry typically sees patients on intervals of 6 or 10 weeks depending on the treatment plan and if they’re in braces or Invisalign.

We will need a parent or guardian present for the initial exam. However, children over 12 years of age are more than welcome to be dropped off while their parent waits in the car.

Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the alignment of teeth.

One important difference is that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are licensed orthodontists.

You can make an appointment with an orthodontist any time to discuss your orthodontic needs and set up a treatment plan. By the same token, if your dentist does make a referral, you do not need to choose that orthodontist. That doesn’t mean, however, that your general dentist has no role to play in your care.

Traditionally, treatment with dental braces begins when a child has lost most of his or her baby (primary) teeth, and a majority of the adult (permanent) teeth have grown in — usually between the ages of 8 and 14.

When your braces are placed, there may be some initial soreness or discomfort while your mouth is adjusting to your new braces, but any soreness is very short-term. Most soreness can be managed effectively with over-the-counter medication.

The cost of braces varies based on time in treatment, how much movement needs to happen within the mouth and the type of treatment. Typically, a full case at Braces by Berry can range anywhere from $3,000 – $6,400.

Most cases average $5,000, which includes all fees and adjustments.

For optimal results, Invisalign gradually aligns your teeth, which minimizes discomfort and ensures a precise, healthy smile. It is unrealistic to see changes in one to two weeks. While result speed varies between patients, some patients may begin to notice a subtle difference within 10 to 12 weeks.

There is not a right or wrong choice when it comes to Invisalign vs. braces — just a choice. Each has advantages, and both will require compliance from the patient. Today, both treatments can be done equally well with Invisalign or braces, and they both take about the same amount of time.

The cost of Invisalign varies based on time in treatment, how much movement needs to happen within the mouth and the type of treatment. Typically, a full case at Braces by Berry can range anywhere from $2,900 – $6,200.

The average treatment is $4,900, which includes all fees and adjustments.

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