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Dr. LynAnn Mastaj

Orthodontics
BRYN MAWR, PA
38 years experience female

Locations

Office

Bryn Mawr, PA

Address

976 Railroad Avenue, Suite 100, Bryn Mawr, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Dental

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Delta Dental of Pennsylvania

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United Concordia

Office

Upper Darby, PA

Office

West Chester, PA

About

Bio

"I love being an orthodontist"! Ever since I was in the sixth grade I wanted to change the world one smile at a time. I grew up in Holyoke Massachusetts and had an expander, braces, extractions and a retainer 40 years ago! I was an accomplished athlete and inducted into the National Honor Society and graguated top in my class. I attended Wheaton College and continued my athletic, academic and artistic passions. Immediately after I graduated from college I attended The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In dental school I was vice-president of my class, I worked and participated in various community outreach programs. One of the best experiences of my life was when I did an internship then later a general practice residency at York Hospital. I obtained my post-graduate speciality training in orthodontics from Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. This three year program exposed me to academic courses at UPENN, orthognathic surgery in the OR, research and an outstanding orthodontic program at the Maxwell S. Fogal Department of Orthodontics. I am most proud of the fact that I was able to start and finish over 50 cases, participate in research projects, publish articles and become American Board of Orthodontics eligable. I enjoy the art and science of creating beautiful smiles for children and adults of ALL ages. My husband is a periodontist and a prosthodontist from UPENN and we have two beautiful and talented children. I still enjoy sports, skiing, gardening and I am passionate about cooking and creating...well anything! But most of all, I am very fortunate to have my faith and my family and a wonderful job being an orthodontist. LynAnn M. Mastaj DMD

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Orthodontics

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
A : A rapid moving jaw in children could be associated with a muscle spasam, cramping or chills. The excessive clear saliva indicates that the salivary gl... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Your : Your sons brace is pooping off the tooth because of pressure. Braces are bonded directly onto the enamel surface. This bond is very strong to withstan... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Botox : Botox is a neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin. It is produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. The protein used in small amounts causes ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
There : There is no contraindication to having invisalign orthodontic treatment and crown and bridgework in your paticular case. However, the teeth will need ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Great : Great question! patients ask me this all the time and i tell them that it is entirely different with every individual case. In addition, patient coop... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Overbites : Overbites can get worse with time. It is a good idea to correct it as soon as it is diagnosed. In addition, overbites can lead to future crowding, TMJ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Yes : Yes you should replace his night guard as his baby teeth fall out and his permanent teeth erupt in. Your son can break his grinding habit if he keeps ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Flouride : Flouride is toxic in large quanities and harmful to teeth if over injested.Too much flouride can cause flourosis of the teeth which appears as brown a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
No, : No, the tooth should not be weakened or slightly loose in the presence of healthy gingival tissue. Orthodontists use fiberotomies around lower anterio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Accelerated : Accelerated orthodontics is recommended for children after the age of 18 due to the fact that teens may still be growing. For an adult, the combinati... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Straightening : Straightening teeth with braces have health and emotional benefits. Crowded teeth attract more plaque and tarter which can cause cavities, gingivitis ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
I : I would recommend having the orthodontist close the space if possible. Your orthodontist would make the best recommendation based on your occlussion, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
I : I would recommend a neurologic consult. If you are continuing to get elbowed in the nose you could be experiencing another concussion. You also might ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Since : Since dental sealents fill the groves of the posterior teeth they can affect his bite and make his teeth feel uncomfortable. Typically, with normal ch... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Yes! : Yes! try a hydro floss http://hydrofloss.Com/ they have a small head, work well in the back of your mouth and work well with braces, implants and crow... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Invisalign : Invisalign aligners should be rinsed with water and brushed daily. Cleaning tablets can be used to clean and brighten aligners. I recommend retainer b... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
I : I have battled with thyroid disease and weight gain all my life so i hear you. I also had two children and had a difficult time getting back in shape ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Frenectomies : Frenectomies remove the tight attachment between the gums and the lip and also between the tongue and the floor of the mouth. I have seen improvement ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Yes! : Yes! your daughter could use a sonicare tooth brush and a hydro flosser. The technology is excellent and really helps prevent cavities, white spots a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
You : You may be having an allergic reaction to the bridge. I would seek a consultation with an oral medicine doctor. An excellent link to understand what t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Make : Make an appointment with an orthodontist immediately. An orthodontist will be able to adjust his retainer to make it more comfortable and give him a p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
No. : No. Keep your permanent retainer. Brush, floss and have it checked by your orthodontist. Permanent retainers are so worth keeping! other options invo... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
If : If your daughter has a crossbite and crowding your dentist should recommend an orthodontic consult. Orthodontist are specialists who can treat crossb... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Your : Your 1 year old has a virus. It is very contagious. He could of picked it up from day care, a pool, or contaminated surface such as a shopping cart or... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Accelerated : Accelerated orthodontics can be risky and should be performed by a very experienced orthodontist. In addition, your orthodontist should discuss all th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Snoring : Snoring in a child even occasionally can indicate sleep apnea, allergies, nasal congestion, enlarged tonsils and adnoids or poor sleeping position. Fi... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
General : General dentists can be trained to do invisalign treatment and do need to go through certification. Some dentists take orthodontic continuing educatio... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
I : I am an invisalign premier provider and recommend using invisalign aligners as bleaching trays all the time. Professional at home whitening systems i ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Yes : Yes your daughter will experience pain and tenderness. The movement of teeth always causes brief discomfort. Accelerated, traditional or invisalign or... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
A : A fiberotomy is not done on every tooth only those teeth that were severely crowded or misaligned. Fiberotomies cut away the memory fibers attached t... Read More

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Nov 30, 2012
Doctor Mastaj has earned herself a remarkable place amongst her peers as on of the finest orthodontists. Simply reading her reviews is enough to convince one that she is superlatively accomplished at...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I can encourage anyone, with confidence, that the orthodontic care provided my Dr. Mastaj will be excellent. She is a very kind, compasionate professional who is a respected fellow practioner in our ...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Mastaj is an experienced personable orthodontist. As a a general dentist, I have referred cases to her with outstanding results. Her eye for detail is impeccable. She is a wonderful colleague to w...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

Wheaton College
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
Top Orthodontist, Second Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Board of Orthodontics
American Association of Orthodontists
Mastaj Orthodontics LLC
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