Orthodontic Care in Framingham, MA

Orthodontic Treatment in Framingham MA

Let us brighten your smile with Orthodontics

Dr. Himelhoch is trained and experienced in providing care for both pediatric and adult orthodontic problems. Dr. Himelhoch has a special interest in helping adults and adolescents — as well as children — reach their fullest functional and cosmetic results. Our primary concern is your care and comfort.

We use a variety of technologies to help shorten treatment time, improve cosmetics during treatment, and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. These technologies include self-ligating brackets, IQ indirect bracket placement, “cosmetic” brackets, and clear aligners, including Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®.

What is a Board Certified Orthodontist?

In addition to being a board certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Himelhoch is also a board certified orthodontist. An orthodontist is a specialist within the field of dentistry. The primary concern of an orthodontist is with fixing improper bites, or malocclusions. Some common types of malocclusions include overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Dr. Himelhoch treats all types of orthodontic conditions for the residents of Framingham, Southborough, Ashland, Wayland, Natick, Marlborough, Hopkinton, and the surrounding area.

In order to become an orthodontist, a dentist must not only complete a graduate program in dentistry, but also complete an additional 2-3 years of training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. After completion of this program, an orthodontist can achieve board certification, by passing a written examination given by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). This voluntary process of becoming board certified displays an orthodontist dedication to providing quality care to their patients.

New iOC™ Scanner

New iOC™ Scanner, a digital impression taking system, used in place of most impressions making your orthodontic experience more comfortable and more efficient! If you or your child have an issue with “gagging” or impression taking, this new optical scan is a great altenative!

For more information on Orthodontics in the Framingham, MA area call Deborah A. Himelhoch, DDS at 508-872-0555 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