We Want To Treat Our Patients Like Family

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At Appel Orthodontics we get to serve patients and families that we've known for over 40 years. We want people to have relationships with our doctors and our team.

We Value Our Patients’ Stories

We want you to love visiting us as much as you love your smile. We want every time you visit us for you to feel like family. We are going to be together for a while, so we want to make sure you feel special every time.

Dr. Steven Appel

Dr. Appel has been a practicing orthodontist in Philadelphia, PA since 1978.

"I love coming into work every day because I get to hang out with my son, Andrew. To see his commitment to being better, rather than sitting on my coat tails: he’s really a remarkable human and I'm proud to work with him."

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Dr. Andrew Appel

Dr. Andrew has wanted to be an orthodontist since he was 7 years old.

"I've had orthodontic work myself as a child, so I know how it feels to sit in the chair. I can understand the many emotions and attitudes that my patients might have toward their treatment."

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Dr. Steven Appel

Philadelphia orthodontist Dr. Steven Appel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1952. He has been a practicing orthodontist in Philadelphia, PA since 1978. He graduated from Hofstra University, Temple Dental, and NYU Orthodontics. He was a Clinical Instructor in Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics at University of Pennsylvania from 1978 – 1981. He taught future orthodontists the best ways to improve the smiles of children ages seven to ten.

He is a past President of the Temple Dental Alumni Association and currently serves on its Board of Directors. Dr. Appel is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists. He serves as an orthodontist consultant to the orthodontic industry, giving his opinions on new products and services from orthodontic companies. Dr. Appel’s orthodontist consulting work also puts him on the edge of the latest trends in braces so he can pass this knowledge along to you!

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Dr. Andrew Appel

Philadelphia orthodontist Dr. Andrew Appel was born and raised in Philly, and as the son of Dr. Steve Appel he’s always been a familiar face here at the office. Dr. Andrew has wanted to be an orthodontist since he was 7 years old, and in July 2013 he officially joined our team.He graduated summa cum laude from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honor society that recognizes excellence in dental school graduates. He has a certificate in orthodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Andrew had orthodontic work himself as a child, so he knows how it feels to sit in the chair. “I can understand the many emotions and attitudes that my patients might have toward their treatment,” he says. “Recognizing a patient’s feelings is what helps me partner with patients to achieve our goal of a creating a great new smile.”

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Dr. Andrea Appel