Interceptive/Early Phase Orthodontic Treatment
At Somerville Orthodontics, we provide effective and efficient interceptive treatment to correct developing malocclusions, including crossbite, underbite and overbite. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends each child to have an initial orthodontic evaluation prior to the age of 7. Many patients can wait until most or all of their primary teeth have exfoliated before starting orthodontic treatment. In certain situations, however, it is necessary and beneficial to intervene at an earlier period of dental and skeletal development.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
Most patients are ready for comprehensive orthodontic treatment when all of their primary teeth have exfoliated. At Somerville Orthodontics, we provide comprehensive care for adolescents, teenagers and adults using standard braces, ceramic/clear braces or Invisalign/clear aligners. Because every patient is unique, we offer a detailed patient specific treatment plan to address all of your concerns. Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Limited Orthodontic Treatment
Some patients do not need or want comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Whether your teeth have shifted over time, or you just want a nicer smile without braces on every tooth, we are here to help. At Somerville Orthodontics, we provide limited treatment options for adolescents, teenagers and adults using standard braces, ceramic/clear braces or Invisalign/clear aligners.
Invisalign is a technique that utilizes a series of custom aligners to straighten teeth and create beautiful smiles. The aligners are clear and nearly invisible, and do not limit patients from enjoying certain foods during treatment. The removable nature of the aligners also allows for simpler brushing, flossing and oral hygiene. At Somerville Orthodontics, we provide Invisalign treatment to adolescents, teenagers and adults as an alternative to standard braces and ceramic/clear braces. Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Ceramic braces are clear or tooth colored, and can be worn by patients of any age, who are looking for confidence to smile during any and all occasions throughout orthodontic treatment. The translucent nature of ceramic braces offers a major esthetic advantage compared to traditional metal braces, but it is only one of many tools that we, at Somerville Orthodontics use to help create your perfect smile.
Metal braces have undergone a transformation over the past few decades. They are made of stainless steel and are much smaller and more comfortable compared to the braces you or your parents may have worn in the past. Metal braces are the most common type worn by teenagers, but at Somerville Orthodontics, it is one of three effective treatment techniques that we offer to all of our patients.