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 to the residents of Framingham, Southborough, Ashland, Wayland, Natick, Marlborough, Hopkinton, Holliston, and the surrounding areas. 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 Framingham MA?
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.
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. Board certified orthodontists must re-new their certification every 10 years to demonstrate their continuous commitment to excellence.
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!