Boston Center for Oral Health can help you achieve healthy, straight teeth and a confident smile. Whether it’s traditional braces or custom-made oral appliances such as Invisalign, we have a number of options to treat jaw, face and bite irregularities. We see patients of all ages — from pre-teens and teens to adults and seniors looking to makeover their smiles.
Our team of Boston orthodontists includes board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Eric Gheewalla, who has been designated by Invisalign as a “Premier” level provider, reflecting his extensive experience in treating patients with the brand’s clear aligners.
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities.
Reasons for getting orthodontic treatment:
- Crossbite: One or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth
- Deep overbite: Lower front teeth bite into the upper tissue of the upper teeth
- Underbite (lower jaw protrusion): Lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw
- Overjet (protruding upper teeth): Upper teeth protrude over lower teeth, usually associated with a short lower jaw
- Missing or extra teeth: Caused by tooth decay, injuries or inherited problems
- Crowding: Caused by extra teeth or malpositioned teeth
- Spacing between teeth: Teeth are missing or may be too small or too large
- Speech, chewing or biting problems: Result from improper jaw alignment
- Self-image: An attractive smile can boost a person’s self-image and confidence
- Disfiguring of the face & mouth: Impact development of the jaw and position of the teeth
What types of improvements can you make?
Our team at Boston Center for Oral Health can:
- Change the alignment of teeth
- Improve or correct bites
- Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth
- Create straight, confident smiles
What treatments do you offer?
We offer a variety of treatments, including:
What does getting orthodontic treatment involve?
Orthodontic treatment involves three main stages:
- Planning Stage: The first phase of orthodontic treatment typically involves a medical and dental history and evaluation, taking molds of your existing teeth, photographing your face and mouth, and taking X-rays of your teeth and jaws. After the planning phase, your orthodontist will design and apply braces or have custom-made oral appliances created for you.
- Active Stage: Once your orthodontic treatment begins, you can expect to have regular checkups during which your orthodontist can make adjustments. You will be expected to follow some specific treatment requirements to ensure successful results.
- Retention Stage: When treatment is completed, braces and/or oral appliances will be removed and a new appliance will be made called a retainer. This device will help to maintain the new positioning of your teeth when worn at night on a regular basis.
Treatment and retention times vary depending on each individual case. However, retention is a lifetime process and teeth will continue to move unless you wear your retainer(s) as directed.