When the time for dental care comes around, you’ll want to read on some of the benefits of braces in Framingham MA. Additionally, you may have questions about the cost of braces in Framingham MA. Furthermore, at Smiles in Framingham, we ensure you have every piece of information and affordable option available for your disclosure. Dr. Himmelhoch graduated from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and has over 30+ years of experience in orthodontics. When you come to Smiles in Framingham, you’re coming to receive expert dental & orthodontic care in a welcoming environment. Simply schedule a free consultation here today to learn more directly from a hygienist about braces options that could work for you.

What Are The Benefits of Braces in Framingham MA?

Braces are a tried and true orthodontic treatment method. To elaborate, braces are an affordable treatment option for the following issues: misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, crowded teeth, or improper bites (such as an overbite or underbite).

At Smiles in Framingham, we offer 3 types of braces:

  • Metal Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Invisalign Clear Aligners

When you schedule a free consultation, our team at Smiles in Framingham makes sure you have a clear understanding of the various benefits of braces in Framingham MA. Those benefits and price points are greatly dependent on your particular case, however. Consequently, we can’t currently provide you with instant, accurate numbers on your treatment plan. However, if you schedule a free consultation with us today, we’ll be sure to answer any and all of your questions.

Benefits By Material

Metal braces are outstanding treatment options for nearly every sort of unique smile. However, metal braces especially excel in cases where a patient is experiencing severe underbite or overbite. This is due to the strong tensile nature of the metal wiring used within the braces. The most blatant drawback of metal braces is the appearance. For example, some patients may dislike the presence of visible metal within their mouths.

Clear braces stand out as a nice alternative to traditional metal alloys. For example, clear braces use durable 3M Clarity plastic to provide the durability of traditional braces. Additionally, these provide outstanding alternatives to patients with an allergen to metal alloys. However, the ceramics used in some of the brackets can be quite pricey, so be sure to ask your technician about costs.

Invisalign is the new standard for orthodontic treatments. Most patients choose Invisalign due to the “invisible” nature of the retainers. Furthermore, Invisalign is entirely removable. This allows increased flexibility in diet, dental care, and professional preferences. However, Invisalign clear retainers must still be worn at 22 hours a day.

Schedule A Free Consultation

When deciding where to receive braces in Framingham MA, look no further – it’s in our name. At Smiles In Framingham, we are dedicated to getting you on the path to a healthy, beautiful smile in as few steps as possible. Simply click here to schedule a free consultation, and we’ll take care of the rest. We look forward to seeing you soon!



Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday* 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
* Two Saturdays per month

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