Orthodontics and Clear Braces in West Roxbury
Westbrook Family Dental Care offers full-service orthodontic care. Our specialist provides a variety of options, including early intervention for children who are showing signs of orthodontic issues. Dr. Robert Petrosino has also had great success with Invisalign aligners or clear braces.
A Straighter Smile is a Healthier Smile
When teeth are correctly aligned, they can be thoroughly cleansed both at home and during professional cleanings. Straighter teeth are less likely to be worn down due to grinding which lessens the chances the patient will develop TMJ symptoms.
Some of the complications that arise from misaligned teeth and bites include:
- Self-consciousness – Kids and adults alike can become concerned about their smiles and may feel less able to express themselves authentically.
- Vulnerability to Tooth Decay – Because it is hard to clean between crowded teeth, cavities have more time to develop.
- Bruxism and TMJ Pain – Teeth grinding is common, especially among those with a misaligned bite. Continued bruxism can lead to worn down teeth, muscle stiffness, pain, and TMJ disorder.
- Oral Health Care Complications – Receiving dental care becomes more complex due to crowding, and slanting of teeth.
Individualized Orthodontic Care
At Westbrook Family Dental Care, Dr. Petrosino can address any number of issues with options that meet yours or your loved one’s needs.
Traditional Metal Braces
For severe bite issues and extensive slanting, or other more complex issues, metal braces are often the best choice. When intervening in the dental development of a young child at risk, a short course of metal braces can help reduce their need for more extensive procedures in the future.
A palate extender is used in children whose teeth are growing in too fast for the jaw to accommodate. It works to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will have space to emerge properly.
Invisalign Clear Braces in West Roxbury
For moderate to complex orthodontic issues, we offer standard Invisalign® clear braces, three express options for milder cases, and Invisalign Teen.
The team at Westbrook Family Dental Care closely monitors your progress with Invisalign clear aligners. These trays are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing, but must be worn at least 22 hours per day.
For teenagers who may need encouragement, the teen version features an indicator so that parents can help keep their kids on track.
Invisalign’s form-fitting clear trays are also ideal to use with our professional take-home teeth whitener and can be used at the end of treatment for truly stunning results.
Call Our West Roxbury Orthodontist to Learn More
For more information on how Westbrook Family Dental Care can help you or your family achieve a healthier more appealing smile, contact us today.
We provide orthodontic services including Invisalign clear braces for Brookline, Roslindale, and West Roxbury.