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Types of Braces

When you’re looking for an orthodontist in or around Marlborough, Northborough, or Newton Centre, MA, we hope you’ll make Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics your choice for all your orthodontic needs. We understand that undergoing orthodontic treatment can be nerve-wracking, which is why we strive to do all we can to make sure that your experience is as pleasant as possible. We’re proud to offer a friendly environment that’s suitable for patients of all ages along with a variety of high-quality and comfortable orthodontic treatment methods. Some of the treatment methods that we offer include the following.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the traditional form of orthodontic treatment that you probably first think of when it comes to straightening teeth. They won’t just straighten a patient’s teeth, but they’ll also treat malocclusions (bad bites) such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and various other teeth and jaw abnormalities. Today’s metal braces are lighter, more durable, and even come with band bracket color options to personalize your braces.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are similar to metal braces, except that the brackets in these braces are ceramic and blend in with your teeth, offering for a more discreet form of orthodontic treatment. Even the tiny rubber bands that hold the wires in place are tooth-colored so that they won’t be as easily noticed. This is a perfect alternative for adults who are looking for an orthodontic treatment that’s more aesthetically pleasing.

Invisalign

Invisalign is known as the alternative to braces, using removable aligners to straighten teeth instead of the brackets and wires used in traditional braces. Because these aligners are made of clear plastic, Invisalign offers a virtually discreet orthodontic treatment process, which is perfect for those adults who would prefer to not be seen in braces. Some of the added benefits of Invisalign are that they provide more comfort and you won’t have to avoid certain foods while undergoing this treatment.

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen is just like Invisalign, only it’s catered to the teenagers of the family. While Invisalign was considered unsuitable for teens for a few reasons (namely, that all the teeth haven’t fully grown in and also the worries about teens not wearing their aligners the recommended amount of time), Invisalign Teen offers solutions to these problems. Invisalign Teen comes with eruption tabs that are designed to hold space for teeth that haven’t fully erupted yet. These aligners also feature compliance indicators, which reveal whether the teenager is wearing his or her aligners as prescribed. In addition, because we understand that younger patients can sometimes be prone to losing things, we offer six free replacement aligners.

Contact Your Marlborough, Northborough, and Newton Centre, MA Orthodontist!

If you’d like to learn more about any of our treatment options, please feel free to contact us. If you’re interested in seeing if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, we encourage you to fill out our online appointment request form. Alternatively, you can give us a call at one of our three convenient locations. Our Marlborough office phone number is (508) 485-8788, our Northborough office phone number is (508) 393-5400, and our Newton Centre office phone number is (617) 332-2434. We look forward to hearing from you!

Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics

  • Marlborough - 126 Union St., Marlborough, MA 01752 Phone: (508) 485-8788
  • Northborough - 1 E. Main St., Northborough, MA 01532 Phone: (508) 393-5400
  • Newton Centre - 4 Lyman St., Newton Centre, MA 02459 Phone: (617) 332-2434

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