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Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic Care

We provide orthodontic diagnosis and treatment for patients of all ages!

Why Orthodontics?

Most people associate braces with a straight, symmetrical and beautiful smile. But did you know that orthodontics can play an important role in your overall dental health? A high quality orthodontic treatment plan can contribute to lifelong health and well being.


Pain, Bite Issues, And Occlusion

Patients of all ages can experience pain and difficulty chewing because of teeth that are crooked and crowded. Jaw alignment and occlusion, or the way teeth come together when we chew, can be optimized with a custom orthodontic treatment plan just for you that can dramatically improve comfort, function and appearance of your teeth.


Hygiene Issues, Tooth Wear

There are many unhealthy side effects that can occur with crowding and malocclusion. It can be very difficult to properly clean and care for teeth that overlap, are crowded, or meet in irregular ways. If you are unable to reach areas of your teeth with a toothbrush, or properly floss long term problems like unhealthy gums, broken teeth, uneven wear, cavities and even tooth loss are possible.


Comprehensive Orthodontic Care

We offer diagnosis and complete orthodontic care to patients of all ages. You are never too old to straighten your teeth and improve your health and appearance! We offer Invisalign clear aligners as an alternative to metal braces and no one will know that you are straighten your teeth.


Invisalign

You are never too old to straighten your smile! We offer adult orthodontic treatment using Invisalign technology at our practice. The Invisalign system uses a series of customized clear trays, or aligners, to gently and gradually move your teeth into better alignment for a straighter smile. During your treatment the aligners can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing, and regular cleanings. There are no wires and no brackets like traditional braces, and the aligners are practically invisible.


Ortho FAQ:

Do I have to get braces?

Without braces to correct malocclusion you can will experience dental issues later in life. Braces align your teeth in the optimal manner to avoid the accumulation of plaque and wear and tear on teeth and gums. They can also improve the way you feel about the appearance of your smile.

Do braces hurt?

Without braces to correct malocclusion you can will experience dental issues later in life. Braces align your teeth in the optimal manner to avoid the accumulation of plaque and wear and tear on teeth and gums. They can also improve the way you feel about the appearance of your smile.

Am I too old for braces?

Without braces to correct malocclusion you can will experience dental issues later in life. Braces align your teeth in the optimal manner to avoid the accumulation of plaque and wear and tear on teeth and gums. They can also improve the way you feel about the appearance of your smile.

At what age should my child see the orthodontist?

When your child begins to lose their “baby teeth” is the ideal time to have an orthodontic examination. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.

How long will I need to wear braces?

There are many factors that determine the length of your orthodontic treatment. It can depend on age, how quickly your teeth move, growth spurts and keeping the appliances in good order and position. The typical time range for braces is 18-24 months.

Are there certain foods I cannot eat with braces?

Hard crunchy foods may break the brackets and wires and thus extend the length of time you’ll need to wear them. Avoid carrots, gum, popcorn, ice, hard chips and peanuts.

How do I brush and floss with braces?

Ask your clinician or orthodontist about the way to maintain your regular brushing and flossing regimen to remove plaque and avoid cavities and decay.

Contact Us & Location



Brookline Dental Specialists is conveniently located on the "C" line, Harvard St. Station. Off Street Parking is available. Call today to schedule your appointment 617-738-0806
Phone: 617.738.0806
Fax: 617-232-8933
Office Hours:
Monday: 9AM-6PM
Tuesday: 9AM-6PM
Wednesday: 8AM-6PM
Thursday: 9AM-6PM
Friday: 8AM-5PM
Saturday: 9AM-2PM