At Somerville Orthodontics we’ve noticed a trend over the past year: more and more adults looking to straighten their teeth with orthodontics. Adults have always been interested in having a great smile but we think there’s a reason for this sharp increase in requests: Zoom. 

Think about it, pre-Covid you’d finish your morning routine at the mirror and then you wouldn’t see yourself again until it was time for your bedtime routine – other than the occasional trip to the bathroom or to take a fun selfie. Now that we’re on Zoom and FaceTime for all our meetings (sometimes even if you’re back at the office) and virtual gatherings, we’re busy staring at ourselves, and our smiles, ALL DAY LONG! 

No wonder more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment. And it’s not just any orthodontic treatment they’re after – Invisalign is the most highly sought. Invisalign Clear Aligners are the way to go for adult orthodontic treatment. Not only do they take less time than traditional braces, but they’re virtually invisible! Plus, we can treat only the elements of your smile that are most important to you.

Get that new smile before we go maskless again!

Here’s how it works: we start with a 3D scan of your teeth and then Dr. Lee uses our 3D imaging technology to map out a unique treatment plan and create custom aligners to guide your teeth along their journey. It will be important that you wear your aligners 22 hours per day – and since we’re all home more often these days, good hygiene will be easier to attain. 

We know there are a lot of direct to consumer options out there – here’s why we think it’s important to seek orthodontic care at a local practice: Orthodontists MOVE TEETH IN YOUR FACE. Your teeth live within your jaw bones and can only be moved a certain amount! Without proper evaluation and guidance, you could cause serious damage to your gums, jaw, bite and smile. A local orthodontist, Dr. Lee is a top Invisalign provider in Somerville, MA. Dr. Lee and his team utilize state-of-the-art treatments and technologies to provide the most effective, safe, and comfortable experience for their patients. 

Dr. Lee, an ABO Board Certified Orthodontist, is a native of Massachusetts. He was born and raised in Belmont and received his Bachelor’s, Doctorate of Dental Medicine and Master’s in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Tufts University. As a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor societies, Dr. Lee has a passion for continued learning, education and research. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals and was the Orthodontic Program Director at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY for over three years. Dr. Lee is dedicated to his patients and loves how orthodontic treatment involves a delicate balance between teamwork, personal relationships, art and science.

You’ve figured out your Zoom background, it’s time to focus on the foreground.

If you’ve been staring at your smile wishing it was straighter, don’t waste another minute. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation – yes, free! We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve the smile of your dreams.