Invisalign in Framingham – What You Need to Know

Why Do Smiles in Framingham Patients Love Invisalign?

  • Nearly Invisible. Invisalign is made of a clear thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. To make this material was no easy task, in actuality, 260 different materials were put to the test. Eight years of research and development were undertaken to ensure the highest quality of this material. This is great news for anyone looking to improve their smile, without altering their appearance doing so.
  • Remove with ease. As opposed to traditional braces which are glued to teeth individually, Invisalign is easy to replace and remove. Invisalign provides a sleek alternative to traditional hardware. 
  • Indulge in the foods you love. When it comes to having traditional braces, there are definitely some foods better to avoid. Anything sticky like gum is your enemy, popcorn at movie theaters is no longer something you can indulge in, and teeth may be additionally sensitive to cold treats like ice cream because of metal materials used. Choosing Invisalign means not having to change your diet.
  • Non-irritable. Braces are traditionally made of metal, and we all know that metal isn’t necessarily the most comfortable material, although it is effective. Invisalign is different. There is no metal, and there is less pressure thanks to constantly applied and evenly distributed force made possible by advanced technology.
  • Similar cost to braces. The cost of braces and Invisalign, depending on the patient, is generally the same. There may be small differences, but Invisalign is actually 50% faster than before, thanks to new SmartTrack material.
  • Hygienic. Brushing teeth with braces requires a little bit more attention to detail, as well as special toothpaste with added fluoride. Since Invisalign is completely removable, you can easily go about your daily routine unchanged. Everything from flossing to brushing is a bit easier thanks to this advanced system. Only one additional step is necessary to ensure proper hygiene, and it’s quick and easy. This is cleaning the Invisalign retainers themselves. If you need help learning how, the team at Smiles in Framingham Orthodontics is here to help!
  • Fewer visits are required. With braces, visits and checkups with Dr. Deborah Himelhoch occur almost every four to six weeks. Invisalign, however, occurs less frequently and visits to Smiles in Framingham Orthodontics are extremely quick and painless.

Dr. Himelhoch and our team at Smiles In Framingham are experts in orthodontic care. We are here to answer any questions you may have involving Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Framingham MA, Southborough MA, Ashland MA, Wayland MA, Natick MA, Marlborough MA, Hopkinton MA, and Holliston MA. Contact Smiles In Framingham to schedule a free consultation today.

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