Why Choose Us

So Why Choose Us?

Family practice dedicated to taking care of your family

Convenient Office Hours

We offer convenient office hours from Monday to Saturday, including a limited number of early-morning and evening appointments.

Free Initial Visit

At your first visit to our office, the doctor will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and your bite. Treatment options will be discussed and your questions will be answered. At this time we will recommend a course of action, and we will decide when and how it should be implemented. There is no charge for this initial consultation. However there will be a charge if any diagnostic records are taken such as X-rays, study models or photographs.

Digital Imaging

Our practice uses the most advanced techniques available today, selecting the most effective methods and material for the diagnosis and treatment of  individual orthodontic problems.

As an example, our state of the art digital X-ray equipment decreases X-ray exposure 40-70%. In addition, these images are available instantly and are transferable through electronic communication.

Two Locations to Serve You

The Chesley office is located on the Chesley Office Campus on Baltimore Pike, halfway between the Blue Route (Route 476) and Route 252 in Media. It is less than a mile from Exit 3 (Swarthmore/Media) on the Blue Route. Our office is accessible for special needs.

The Wallingford Office (Spencer House) is located on the grounds of the Strath Haven High School and Middle School Campus. Students attending either of these schools can walk to the office without “leaving school.”

We accept most insurances

CIGNA, Delta Dental, Fidelio, MetLife, United Concordia

Flexible payment options

A doctor always on call

You are never alone. Our practice we ensure that one of the doctors can be reached at all times to handle any emergencies that may arise.

Expert opinions

Opinions of not one, but THREE doctors. Each doctor independently reviews each individual case.  They then met together and develop the most ideal treatment plan to help create a beautiful and healthy smile.

University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Each doctor is a member of the faculty of the UPenn Orthodontic department.

Saturday appointments

We offer convenient office hours from Monday to Saturday, including a limited number of early-morning and evening appointments.

Partners in Success

The success of orthodontic therapy, to a great degree, is reliant on the doctor patient relationship.

We are a second generation family practice that has served our community since 1980. The three doctors at our practice, Dr. Forwood, Dr. Christie and Dr. Drane, have over 53 years of combined experience in orthodontics. We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the highest quality of orthodontic care possible.  The doctors work together to evaluate, diagnose, and treatment plan each individual patient.  Our experienced team works closely with the doctors to create a patient centered environment in a fun, comfortable and efficient manner.  Our goal is to provide you and your family an orthodontic experience unlike the rest.

Contact us today to discuss treatment options for children, teens and adults.  Many options are available-from Invisalign, Invisalign teen, esthetic ceramic braces and traditional metal braces.