Tips for Choosing an Invisalign Provider

Most of us are not born with that red-carpet-ready celebrity smile. In fact, most well-known celebrities are not born with their red-carpet smiles either. However, that fantastic smile is now within reach near Hopkinton MA with the help Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the team at Smiles in Framingham.

 Invisalign clear aligners

Adults are often reluctant to wear braces as a method of orthodontic treatment. Dr. Deborah Himelhoch can prescribe treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is virtually invisible, are removable by the wearer, and causes less irritation for the wearer than traditional methods for straightening teeth.

 What can Invisalign do for me?

Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces that can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. The Invisalign treatment option is available for anyone who is a candidate for and can be used to treat all types of orthodontic issues. However, before you decide on a treatment plan with Invisalign, it is important to contact an orthodontist near Hopkinton MA and ask their team these important questions:

  1. Are you certified by Invisalign?
  2. How long have you been using Invisalign to treat your patients?
  3. Do you prefer to use Invisalign or braces in my or my child’s case?
  4. Do you use the latest advancements in technology (like Invisalign) to obtain the best results?
  5. Do you have before-and-after pictures of your patients who have used Invisalign?

The Invisalign system, using a 3D computer imaging system, creates precise scans of your bite. The Smiles in Framingham team will then use those scans to design your personal Invisalign aligners for each step as your treatment progresses.

 Invisalign versus Braces.

Dr. Deborah Himelhoch has extensive experience using Invisalign clear aligners to straighten patient’s teeth, and the team at Smiles in Framingham find that treatment with Invisalign is typically as effective as regular braces. There are differences between treatment with braces and treatment with Invisalign, and each has their unique benefits.

  • Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable to wear and nearly invisible.
  • Braces are indicated most often for the most serious orthodontic issues.
  • Invisalign clear aligners are removable for easier eating and cleaning.
  • Braces cannot be removed, and thereby lost, by the wearer. 

The team at Smiles in Framingham can help you get started using Invisalign today. They have all the information you’re looking for to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you or your child. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the team, call us today at: 508-872-0555 

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