Braces & OrthodonticsEditorial Team
For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for wanting Braces.
If you’re self-conscious about your smile, having braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off!
Metal or “Clear” braces?
Due to the nature of your mouth, the type and extent of correction necessary, some patients require the strength of metal braces.
The science of braces has come a long way, and today they are more comfortable and take less time than ever before! For those with less need for extensive correction of alignment, clear braces such as Invisalign® may be the perfect solution for you.
Regardless of type, braces are a lifetime investment in your smile, self-confidence, and oral health!
Great Hill Dental – somerville is certified in the use of Invisalign® clear (“invisible”) Braces.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.
Learn more about Invisalign™ by clicking HERE.
Contact us today by phone or with our form below, for more information about braces and the best choice for your needs – financing is available.
Types of Braces
These are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene, as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. Ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Invisalign Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment
Free consultation and records appointment must be completed, financial agreement signed, and braces banded by 9/7/19 to qualify. Missed and canceled appointments are not eligible. Not valid on previous or current treatment. “No Money Down” applies to traditional metal braces, Invisalign requires a $1500 down payment. Not valid with other offers. No additional discounts may be applied. Not valid with Essential Dental Plan. Dental benefits may affect actual discounted amount.