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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Five Problems That Braces Can Correct

If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment with braces, Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the team at Smiles in Framingham near Southborough, MA provide complete information to their patients considering treatment with braces. If you are curious if braces can help you achieve your orthodontic treatment care goals, here are five common orthodontic problems…

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How Do I Know if I Chose the Right Orthodontist?

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If you’re seeking an orthodontist for you or your child, then don’t make a commitment too quickly; every orthodontist is different. Some may prefer to use a specific treatment plan over others, and some may charge their patients more for treatments more than other orthodontists do. Orthodontics treatment (especially with traditional metal braces)…

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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

What is a Pediatric Dentist near Southborough, MA Do? Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of babies, children and adolescents. What are the benefits of taking your child to a pediatric dentist near Southborough, MA? We can: ·      Detect problems earlier ·      Prevent from further problems ·      Prevent problems ·     …

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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 you…

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