Where Can I Find Braces Near Me In Ashland MA?

At Smiles In Framingham, we specialize in braces and clear braces in Ashland MA. As a leading orthodontist near Framingham, Dr. Himelhoch will be there every step of the way throughout your treatment. We offer a free complimentary consultation to all new patients in order to properly evaluate your needs and create a custom treatment plan.

Do Braces Hurt?

Modern technology has made braces less noticeable and more comfortable than ever before. We understand that every case is different, so some patients may experience soreness or sensitivity when braces are first applied or tightened. However, this only means that your orthodontic treatment is working properly. Braces are designed to gently and gradually shift teeth into alignment, giving you a healthier, beautiful smile.

Am I Too Old For Braces?

braces ashland maDr. Himelhoch is experienced in providing top quality orthodontic treatment for teens and adults. It is never too late to have that beautiful smile that you have always wanted. Adult braces are very common and options such as ceramic braces or Invisalign offer a more discreet appearance, to avoid affecting your professional or personal daily life.

What Foods Can I Eat With Braces?

Braces may prevent you from eating certain types of foods during treatment in order to avoid damaging your dental appliances. Many patients ask, “What foods should be avoided with braces?” because they don’t want to encounter additional costs or unexpected visits to a Framingham orthodontist. If you have braces you should avoid:

Chewy foods Bagels, hard rolls
Crunchy foods Ice, popcorn, carrots
Sticky foods Caramel, taffy, gum
Hard foods Pretzels, nuts, pizza crust
Sugary foods Candy and sweets

What Are The Benefits Of Braces?

Aside from straighter teeth, braces also provide additional lifelong benefits. Misaligned or overcrowded teeth can lead to additional health complications including tooth decay, infections, gum disease, and more when left untreated. The benefits of braces include:

  • Reducing tooth damage
  • Preventing jaw problems
  • Improving appearance
  • Boosting self-confidence

Finding Braces Ashland MA

Dr. Himelhoch and our team at Smiles In Framingham are experts in orthodontic care. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding braces or clear braces in Ashland MA, Wayland MA, Framingham MA, Southborough MA, Natick MA, Marlborough MA, and the surrounding areas. Contact Smiles In Framingham to schedule a free consultation today. Call now 508-872-0555.

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To all my wonderful patients and their families:

 

The greatest pleasures of my career are watching children grow strong and healthy and seeing smiles become more beautiful. It has been a tremendous privilege to be a part of that growth and transformation. Now, however, it is time for me to slow down and share the care of my patients.

 

Starting in September 2022, Smiles in Framingham will merge with Moynihan Dental Specialists. I will remain with the practice, but will reduce my hours and give up administrative responsibilities. The wonderful team of people you and I have come to rely on will be staying. They will continue to help care for you. There will also be new faces, new people who will get to know and care for and about you.

 

Dr. Michael Moynihan is a second generation dentist and orthodontist practicing in Framingham. Dr. Mike, as he is known, is on the faculty of Boston University in the department of orthodontics. We spent two years as teaching partners supervising the Boston University orthodontic residents as they treated special needs children at Franciscan Hospital for Children. It was during that time I came to appreciate both how skilled Dr. Mike is and how much he cares about his patients. I retired from teaching prior to the pandemic, but Dr. Mike still puts much of his time and energy into teaching the next generation of orthodontists.

 

I met Dr. Daniel Moynihan when he was my student in 2017. Even at that time he was one of my most conscientious students. He cares deeply about all of his patients and I am proud to be associated with him. Dr. Dan is highly skilled with all aspects of orthodontics, including treatment using Invisalign and other aligners.

 

Dr. Katherine Moynihan and Dr. Christine Chiao are other members of the Moynihan team. Dr. Katherine Moynihan finished her orthodontic training at Boston University in 2021. Dr. Christine Chiao is a pediatric dentist, who also teaches at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

 

Life is an adventure with many chapters, twists, and turns. I enter this chapter of my life looking forward to what comes next and feeling some sadness that this phase of my life is changing. For now, we will be keeping all appointments as scheduled. We will contact you individually about any appointment changes. All orthodontic contracts will be honored with care provided by the orthodontists. I have every confidence that the doctors of Moynihan Dental Specialists will provide you with excellent care for many years to come.

 

My very best wishes to all of you,

 

Dr. Deborah Himelhoch