When Can My Child Get Braces?

While orthodontic treatment can start in patients as young as six years old, it is less about what age one can get braces than it is at what age they are ready for braces. Each child’s teeth develop differently, and that makes the appropriate age for braces differ as well. Some tips from. Dr. Deborah Himelhoch of Smiles in Framingham can help…

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What is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone special training to treat facial and dental anomalies like malocclusions (an abnormality in the alignment of the upper and/or lower teeth), similar to medical doctors that choose to specialize in fields like neurology and endocrinology. Something that many people don’t know is that all orthodontists…

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Invisalign in Holliston MA: What Foods Can I Eat

Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the professionals at Smiles in Framingham are used to advising their patients about food restrictions during orthodontic treatment near Holliston, MA. Their patients undergoing treatment with Invisalign and live throughout the Middlesex County MA area have less restrictive dietary guidelines than do those patients being treated…

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Pediatric Dentist Holliston MA

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Are you looking for a pediatric dentist and live in or work near Holliston MA or the Middlesex County area? If so, let Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the professionals at Smiles in Framingham help you learn what you need to know about pediatric dentistry near Holliston, MA. At Smiles in Framingham we know that taking your child to their first pediatric…

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How Do Clear Braces Differ From Traditional Braces?

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Changes in appearance may be a contributing factor that cause adults near Wayland, MA to choose NOT to get braces. Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the team at Smiles in Framingham know that adults who delay necessary orthodontic treatment may be damaging their mouth and negatively affecting their overall health. Traditional metal braces are very visible…

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Five Questions to Ask at an Orthodontic Consultation

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What questions should I ask? For folks who want to improve the appearance of their smile, the effectiveness of their bite, and/or their overall oral and dental health, feeling in charge of their orthodontic treatment decisions and feeling prepared for their initial consultation is important. During your initial consultation with Smiles in Framingham,…

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Can I Play Sports with a Mouthguard When I Get Braces?

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Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the team at Smiles in Framingham recommends to their patients who play sports that they wear a mouthguard so that their braces stay protected during their activity. Dr. Deborah Himelhoch believes it is important for all his patients to know exactly what mouthguards do and why they are important. Active patients can focus then…

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Tips for Choosing an Invisalign Provider

Most of us are not born with that red-carpet-ready celebrity smile. In fact, most well-known celebrities are not born with their red-carpet smiles either. However, that fantastic smile is now within reach near Hopkinton MA with the help Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the team at Smiles in Framingham.  Invisalign clear aligners Adults are often…

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What is an Age One Dental Visit?

A baby typically begins to grow teeth between 6 and 12 months of age. As a good rule of thumb, plan on bringing your child to a pediatric dentist near Wayland, MA before their first birthday. This is what we call the age one dental visit.  Did you know? Tooth decay can begin shortly after the teeth come into your child’s mouth. This is called…

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Why Get Invisalign as an Adult?

For adults, orthodontic treatment with may not be a treatment option. Braces are obvious, can be uncomfortable, and require conscientious care. Dr. Deborah Himelhoch of Smiles in Framingham near Marlborough MA knows that nearly twenty percent of people wearing braces today are adults, and not all of them are obvious braces wearers. For these patients,…

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