Effective 10/1/2022 Dr. Ogunjimi, Dr. McQuattie, and the team from Fresh Pond Dental will be joining the team at Gentle Dental Cambridge. The Fresh Pond location will no longer be seeing patients.
Gentle Dental Cambridge and All Dental Watertown, like Fresh Pond Dental, are 42 North Dental supported practices. This means the experience will be seamless for patients with records and x-rays immediately available with no lapse in treatment. Patients can simply arrive in the new location without needing to transfer records. Patients can also seamlessly receive treatment from any Gentle Dental practice. Find a full list at gentledental.com.
Questions? Please call us at 617-547-0700 and speak to our patient care team.
Thank you for supporting Fresh Pond Dental.We look forward to caring for you in our new location.
Traditional braces in Cambridge have been around for generations. Today, they remain one of the most popular and reliable ways to correct dental misalignment. Here at Fresh Pond Dental, we are proud to offer this treatment in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Get in touch with us today to schedule your consultation, or read on below to learn more about braces and how they may be able to benefit you.
Traditional braces include brackets, which a dentist in Cambridge bonds onto the teeth. A wire connects the brackets. As the wire is tightened at periodic appointments (every 6 – 8 weeks), it applies pressure to the teeth. Eventually, the teeth shift into their proper positions. In some cases, additional accessories work along with the brackets and wires to address bite alignment issues. Treatment time with braces varies from case to case, but on average, it takes 18 – 36 months to achieve final results.
During your consultation, we will learn about your dental misalignment and determine whether braces are right for you or if another solution would be better for helping you gain a healthier smile. Braces are able to address a wide range of orthodontic issues, including most cases of:
Problems like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite are all forms of malocclusion. Malocclusion can contribute to a variety of symptoms, ranging from aesthetic issues to teeth grinding to TMJ disorder. Braces, usually with the help of elastics and other accessories, can both shift the teeth and train the jaw to rest in the correct position.
Overlapping, crowded teeth can trap food between them, increasing your risk of bad breath, cavities, and gum disease. They can even affect your ability to speak clearly. After possible extractions, braces can shift the teeth into their ideal places, resulting in a better bite and a lower risk of oral health issues.
A gap between the teeth is widely regarded as unattractive. That extra space can also leave your gums vulnerable to harm. Braces may be able to move your teeth closer together, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile and a lower risk of gum problems.
Caring for braces requires that you use special oral hygiene tools to clean around your brackets and wires; our team will coach you on the techniques you should use to maintain a fresh mouth. You should also avoid certain foods. For example, hard foods may break your braces, while sticky foods could easily get stuck in them. If you play sports, you should wear a mouthguard that is specifically designed to be used with braces.