Skills and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in orthodontics in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.
I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this orthodontic practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.
Grace W. Simco, DMD, MSD
Dr. Grace Simco leads the orthodontic team at Lower Bucks Braces. After gaining her medical and dental degrees at Nanjing University in China and practicing as a prosthodontist and orthodontic emergency room doctor in Nanjing, Dr. Grace chose to continue her education with a six-month orthodontic program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She enjoyed the culture so much that she decided to stay in the United States to pursue her personal and professional dreams.
As a result, Dr. Grace doubled her dental degrees and orthodontic training both in China and in the United States. She also engaged in research focused in the Bolton-Brush Growth Study Center and the Craniofacial Imaging Center at Case Western. The Bolton-Brush Growth Study Center is the top facial growth center in the world while the Craniofacial Imaging Center is a leader in the advancement of 3D imaging and the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technologies.
By combining this growth focused research with leading imaging technologies, Dr. Grace is uniquely qualified to provide modern orthodontic treatments to her patients. Insights from her research help her determine when and how to treat children considering their varying growth patterns. She started practicing orthodontics in the United States as the Clinic Director Chief at the Case Western Orthodontic Program and then in several private practices in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Her use of modern imaging approaches enhances her ability to diagnose, whether regarding traditional braces, Invisalign aligners, TMJ symptoms or sleep apnea challenges.
Dr. Grace continues her research and maintains a teaching role at Case Western. She is also a periodic guest lecturer at other universities, including her alma mater in Nanjing in China.
In her free time, Dr. Grace, her husband Steve, and their four-legged companion, Murphie, enjoy hiking and biking in the local parks, fishing on the local rivers and lakes and experiencing the history and international culture of the greater Philadelphia area. Thanks to Murphie, Dr. Grace learned a lot about dog behavior and now enjoys training dogs whenever she gets the chance. Grace also loves cooking for her family and friends, both authentic Chinese dishes and recipes from around the world.
Raphael T. Schach, DDS, MS
Raphael T. Schach, DDS, MS is a highly trained orthodontist who is committed to creating beautiful and healthy smiles. Following dental school at Georgetown University, Dr. Schach began a career as a military dentist. He completed a General Practice Residency in Georgia, served as a general dentist, and then specialized in orthodontics. He was awarded a Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and a Master of Science Degree from Alabama's graduate school in Birmingham.
Dr. Schach came to Lower Bucks County in 1999 from San Antonio, Texas where he culminated his military career by serving as the Chief of Orthodontics for Brooke Army Medical Center. While on active duty, Dr. Schach earned several awards and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit.
With over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Schach has contributed to three of the most respected professional orthodontic journals in the United States. In 1998, Dr. Schach earned the title "Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics" by successfully completing the rigorous requirements for the highest level of board certification in the specialty of orthodontics.
Dr. Schach remains a student of orthodontics, striving to deliver the level of care that his patients deserve.