Tips for Choosing an Invisalign Provider

Most of us are not born with that bold, beautiful and perfect candid celebrity smile. In fact,most well known celebrities are not born with their smile either! However, that near-perfect smile is now at your reach with the help Dr. Deborah Himelhoch of Smiles in Framingham near Marlborough, MA.

Basic orthodontic treatment is here to help your teeth stay strong, healthy, and well-aligned; however, we’re often reluctant when it comes to the prospect of having to wear unsightly and uncomfortable braces for any amount of time. The good news is Dr. Himelhoch can provide you with that beautiful straight smile and healthy mouth you’ve always wanted without the use of braces at all!

What can Invisalign provide for me?

If used properly, Invisalign is the new and clear alternative to braces that can help you get the smile you’ve been working toward! The Invisalign treatment option is available for anyone who is ready for regular , and can be used to treat all different types of orthodontic cases. However, before you decide on a treatment plan with Invisalign near Marlborough, MA, it is important to contact us at Smiles in Framingham and ask Dr. Himelhoch and her team these questions:

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

To answer the first question right here for you, our team here at Palo Alto provides you with the proper orthodontic care and treatment necessary for you to start using Invisalign today! We’re here to help you get any and all the information you’re looking for to see if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you or your child. Upon deciding between both Invisalign and braces, you want to know that there are significant differences between both treatment plans; both having their own benefits and downfalls.

Invisalign VS. Braces:

Invisalign treatment is very innovative in comparison to , due to their comfort fit and convenience. Although Invisalign is found to treat most cases, there are some patients who are found too far-gone for treatment with Invisalign that only other treatments such as braces can give a quicker and more affordable fix. One upside that many patients find as a benefit for Invisalign over the is that the aligners are removable, giving you the flexibility in both your dietary needs and an easy cleaning. Where some find this a convenience, others may find as a downfall. In the end, it all comes down to what you’re looking for, and Dr. Himelhoch can help you see if this is the right treatment option for you.

Since it’s relatively new to the field of orthodontics, it’s important to choose an orthodontist like Dr. Himelhoch who has quite a few years of experience using this method to straighten patients’ teeth. This high-tech system revolves around creating precise scans of your bite using our 3D computer imaging system. We will design personal Invisalign aligners at the Smiles in Framingham office via computer, and gradually shift each tooth individually until they are perfectly aligned.

Due to our experience with Invisalign near Marlborough, MA, we find that treatment with it is typically as effective as regular braces in the most frequent orthodontic issues we treat at Smiles in Framingham. 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