Our expertise in orthodontics means healthier and more beautiful smiles for our patients. This specialization focuses on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of facial and dental irregularities, such as malocclusion – misalignment of the teeth or jaw. Patients can begin seeing an orthodontist from age seven, enabling our doctors to guide the growth of the jaw and the proper placement of incoming permanent teeth. In turn, early treatment helps to avoid future tooth impaction or extraction, gaps and spacing, and potential speech impediments. Adult orthodontics, on the other hand, encompasses corrective treatments – traditional or lingual braces and Invisalign – that result in straight, symmetrical teeth and a brilliant smile.
HOW IT WORKS
01. Book Appointment
Easily schedule your appointment in a few simple steps by booking online, calling our offices, or visiting your nearest location. New patients can schedule a virtual consultation online.
02. Preliminary Examinations
Our team coordinates any necessary x-rays, intraoral or extraoral imaging, and scanning of the dentition prior to treatment. With that, you and your orthodontist determine a custom treatment plan to give you your best results.
Based on your custom care plan, your orthodontist meticulously prepares and applies whichever treatment you’ve chosen with gentle care and masterful technique – making sure the process is clear, efficient, and as comfortable as possible.
04. Personalized Aftercare
Your orthodontist will detail the aftercare instructions to you, for how to best achieve and maintain the results of your treatment. For many, retainers are a part of aftercare, for which your doctor will guide you through fittings and frequency of wear.
POINTS OF DIFFERENCE
At Boston Dental, building trust with our patients means being transparent about pricing. We participate in most major dental insurance plans and provide our patients with cost estimates prior to treatment. Please visit our payment and policies page for more information.
Yes - we offer early treatment for children from age seven and adult orthodontics for older patients.
We offer conventional braces, either ceramic or traditional, lingual braces (affixed to the inside of the teeth), and Invisalign treatments (clear aligners) for straightening and correcting teeth.
Traditional braces are the most common treatment. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel brackets bonded to the teeth with wire, but made lighter, smaller, and stronger for comfort and effectiveness. Ceramic braces are an alternative option for patients who prefer nonmetal materials or have a metal allergy.
Clear aligners, most commonly Invisalign, are a great solution for adults who have minor corrective needs, providing another low-key orthodontic treatment with effective results.
Lingual braces are made of the same components of traditional braces, but fixed to the back of the teeth, in front of the tongue.
In order to maintain optimal oral health, orthodontic patients benefit from quarterly cleaning visits with a hygienist. This ensures your teeth remain clean of any build-up of plaque and avoid decay. For at-home care in-between visits, patients are encouraged to gently brush and floss their teeth more regularly.