What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that allows us to prevent and correct malocclusion, tooth alignment issues, and other tooth abnormalities. Braces and other ortho appliances can help our patients — men, women, and children — get the straight smile they've been dreaming about. At Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA, our team is proud to offer comprehensive orthodontic care using state-of-the-art techniques and technologies. Orthodontist Dr. Michael J. Cognata and the rest of our skilled team are here to provide you with a variety of orthodontic services, like traditional braces, Invisalign® clear aligners, retainers, palatal expanders, and more. If you think you or someone in your family may benefit from orthodontic care, call us to set up a consultation at our family-friendly office today.
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"I was in an emergency situation and needed immediate care. Had a painful infection in an important tooth holding my bridge in place. I have rheumatoid arthritis and was facing an infusion of a powerful biological medication the next day which lowers the immune system. I had never seen Dr Canesi before though my husband happily had been his patient for years. The doctor took me in, eased the pain and gave me a referral for needed Endodontist to complete the job and hopefully save my tooth. I love this dental practice and the compassion and professionalism of Dr Canesi and his entire staff. Thank you for calming my fears and taking such good care of of me. Dorothea Guild"- D.G. / Google / Oct 09, 2021
"Fantastic experience. Caring, proactive - highly recommend!"- A.M. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"This practice is wonderful. I've never seen a hygienist who wasn't friendly, component and concerned with my comfort. The Dentists are conscientious and considerate and best of all collaborative. If my schedule doesn't mesh with my primary (Dr. Kitsos -DMD extraordinaire) one of the other partners step in and handle with ease. When specialty services were needed (endodontic surgeon) they were quick with an exceptional reference. Overall, a great place to get your dental care."- S.S. / Google / Sep 28, 2021
"Dr Ryan Canesi and his team are the best of the best when it comes to dentistry!"- R.W. / Google / Sep 22, 2021
Can I Have Orthodontic Treatment?
If you need help improving your oral health, eating, speaking, and physical appearance of your mouth, Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA, is here to help you find the best orthodontic treatment to match your goals. Using cutting-edge technologies, we can help correct a number of oral issues, including:
- Crossbite, underbite, overbite, and open bite
- Crooked, rotated, or poorly positioned teeth
- Overcrowding in the mouth
- Gaps between the teeth
- A narrow jaw or palatal arch
- Jaw misalignment
- Insufficient space for tooth eruption
What to Expect From Orthodontics
Orthodontic treatments at Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA, are completely unique and custom to each of our patients' specific needs and desires. During your consultation, we will take x-rays so we can evaluate your teeth and jaws. From there, impressions of your upper and lower arches will also be taken so we can create molds of your mouth and plan your treatment with them. We will carefully explain your options and help you choose the right ortho treatment for you or your child. In some cases, braces or other appliances will need to be worn for a few months to a few years before we reach your desired results.
Following Ortho Treatment
During your ortho treatment, you can expect to have periodic appointments so we can monitor your progress and make any adjustments as necessary. It's so important to maintain a healthy at-home routine by thoroughly brushing and flossing. This process can be unique with braces so we'll show you the proper brushing and flossing technique to clean around brackets and wires. Routine dental cleanings and exams at Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA, are also vitally important to keep your smile healthy and bright.
Insurance Coverage for Orthodontics
Orthodontics may be covered by dental insurance, depending on your family's individual plan. Someone from our team will happily call your dental insurance provider and review your benefits. If you don't have dental insurance, we can work with you and offer various payment methods to help make getting your oral care easier to afford.
A Beautifully Healthy and Straight Smile
Enjoy a beautifully healthy and straight smile with the help of Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA. Our office offers a wide range of orthodontic treatments for men, women, and children, like braces, Invisalign aligners, expanders, and more. Schedule a consultation with our skilled orthodontist, Dr. Michael J. Cognata today.