Orthodontic Braces

Orthodontic braces involve applying brackets and wires to move the teeth for the purpose of correcting the patient's bite.

About This Procedure

Mass General Dental Group maintains a full-service orthodontic staff to serve your family's orthodontic needs--children to adults.

Orthodontic braces or appliances refer to metallic, clear, or ceramic brackets and metal wires that are applied to the teeth to correct a patient's bite.  The course and duration of treatment are developed by the orthodontist following a comprehensive exam that includes x-rays and creating models of your teeth by taking impressions.  In some cases our orthodontists work closely with oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the Mass General Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to prepare the position of the teeth prior to jaw surgery.

Our practice also provides a newer method of moving teeth called Invisalign.  Invisalign utilizes clear, thin trays that conform to the shape of your teeth and are nearly invisible.  This technology can be a good alternative to patients--particularly adults--who wish to have their teeth straightened but may not be able to live with brackets and wires for a sustained period of time.



Contact Us

Mass General Dental Group – Boston

Suite 401165 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-1076
  • Fax: 617-724-6681

Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.

Mass General Dental Group – Danvers

Endicott Medical Offices
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA 01923

Phone: 978-882-6600
Fax: 978-882-6677

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Danvers dental center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.

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