Bellefonte Office: (814)353-9340
Lewistown Office: (717)242-2583
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Patient Information

The team at R. Paul Campbell, D.M.D looks forward to getting to know you! At your first free consultation, we will help you become acquainted with our practice while learning more about you which will allow us to determine if and what kind of treatment would be best based on your needs.

Young adult man with braces

Our Promise

In addition to providing you with beautifully straight and aligned teeth, we promise to always have open communication. Our team is united in the promise to speak candidly about diagnosis, recommendations, symptoms and any further diagnosis. During your first visit, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

Patient Forms

You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please complete the following form and click the “Submit” button at the bottom.

*We are committed to keeping your personal information secure. All of our online forms are submitted via a secure connection and are HIPAA compliant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why should an orthodontic specialist complete my treatment?
A. Teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, can permanently be altered by orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontic specialists will make sure each treatment is appropriate and properly completed. Orthodontic specialists have completed specialized education and training that allows them to provide patients with customized treatments.
Q. At what age should I schedule an appointment for an orthodontic screening?

A. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening at age 7. For most children, some of their permanent teeth have erupted at this age which allows the orthodontist to evaluate the patient’s condition.

Q. Is it too late to have braces if I’m already an adult?
A. No patient is “too old” to wear braces! A surprising percentage of our patients are adults. In fact, 25 percent of all orthodontic patients are adults. Our orthodontic treatment for adults can increase your self-esteem at any age!
Q. How long will it take to complete treatment?

A. Treatment time depends on each patient’s specific orthodontic plan. Treatment generally ranges from 12 to 30 months while the “average” timespan a patient wears braces is approximately 22 months.

Q. Does wearing braces hurt?

A. Generally braces do not “hurt.” After certain appointments your teeth can feel sore for a few days. To alleviate any discomfort, over-the-counter pain medications like Advil or Tylenol will work just fine.

Q. Do I need to see my general dentist while wearing braces?
A. Yes! Regular check-ups with your general dentist are important while in braces. You should continue to see your dentist every six months to have your teeth cleaned and examined.
Q. How often should I brush my teeth while I have braces?
A. The general-rule-of-thumb is to brush your teeth after every meal. We recommend patients brush their teeth a minimum of three or four times a day. If you snack between meals, you should brush afterward. Our orthodontist assistants will demonstrate how to floss your teeth with braces. Patients will also receive a bottle of a special fluoride rinse to be used each night once your braces have been placed on your teeth.
Q. Are there any foods I cannot eat while I have braces?

A. Yes. Once treatment begins, we will provide a complete list of instructions and a list of foods to avoid. Some of those foods include ice, hard candy and all sticky foods (i.e., gum, caramel and taffy). Following our instructions can prevent any future repair appointments!

Oral Hygiene

Throughout your treatment, it’s important to remember to maintain good oral hygiene. Braces, wires, bands, appliances and retainers can be challenging to keep clean which is why we recommend these helpful tips to best prevent plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease.

  • Brushing and Flossing
  • Rinsing with Antiseptic Mouthwash
  • Using an Interdental Toothbrush
  • Topical Fluoride
  • Clean Your Removable Appliance

Bellefonte Office

114 South School Street
Bellefonte PA 16823
Phone: 814-353-9340
Fax: 814-353-9361


Monday & Thursday: 8:20AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed
Occasional Fridays: 8:15AM – 12:00PM

*Practice Closes at 4:30PM During Summer Hours

Lewistown Office

30 Valley Street
Lewistown PA 17044
Phone: 717-242-2583
Fax: 717-242-6317


Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:20AM – 5:00PM

*Practice Closes at 4:30PM During Summer Hours