The Benefits of a Beautiful and Healthy Smile

Smiling represents your inner warmth. Smiling brings a welcoming feeling to others that also makes them want to smile! Although there are many reasons to smile, unfortunately, many people may be concerned about their own dental health condition, including their teeth. If you have spacing between teeth which is uneven, underbite, overbite, tooth decay, headaches, TMJ or other issues; you probably aren’t smiling while you read this. Not surprisingly, a good smile has many advantages. There are many benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile. Smiles in Framingham orthodontists are, fortunately, specialized in the art of sculpting the smiles of our patient, and this really makes us want to smile too!

What are the Benefits of a Beautiful and Healthy Smile?

There are many benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile. From first impressions to moments where we feel immense joy, there is nothing as beautiful as a healthy smile. Studies point to smiling as a way to increase your overall mood and promote positive energy within yourself. While you do this, you are also undoubtedly promoting the same feelings in those around you. It’s hard to believe such a small gesture can mean so much, but it definitely does. Check out our Smile Gallery to check out some of the wonderful results our patients have experienced!

Putting Your Smile in the Right Hands

Smiling begins when you put your dental health in the correct team’s hands. A team that wants you to smile during and after therapy. You can rest assured that you will receive comprehensive treatment from start to finish by choosing Smiles in Framingham. That’s why our patients don’t need to look beyond our office. By always attempting to advance our field understanding and choosing to remain flexible and integrate enhanced treatments, we remain at the top of our game and will ensure that you do the same.

Getting Started

Successful orthodontic treatment will leave your mouth feeling renewed. When you choose Smiles in Framingham you can be confident in the care you receive. No longer will you have to be consciously concerned about the condition of your smile. Finally, our Smiles In Framingham team are orthodontic care experts. We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have about an orthodontist close to me in Framingham MA, Natick MA, Ashland MA, Wayland MA, Marlborough MA, Hopkinton MA, Holliston MA, and Sudbury MA. Call (508) 872-0555 to schedule a consultation!

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