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Orthodontic treatment involves using dental appliances, such as braces, to move teeth and/or jaws in order to create a healthy and attractive smile. At BU Dental, we treat both children and adults and often collaborate with other dental specialists, such as gum specialists or oral surgeons, to give our patients the best results at an affordable price.

Why choose BU Dental?

BU Dental’s orthodontic clinic is staffed by experienced providers with a wide range of special skills, which allows us to create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. As a teaching facility, we are at the leading edge of new developments in the field of orthodontics, such as 3D printing, and plan and carry out treatment using the latest technology and best techniques.


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Resident in Specialty Program
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MassHealth, Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Self-pay
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  • Youth and adult orthodontics
  • Invisalign (when appropriate)
  • Tooth-colored or clear braces
  • Early treatment for children, when necessary
  • TMJ-TMD (jaw joint) therapy
  • Multidisciplinary care for complex cases
  • 3-D dental and facial imaging for accurate diagnosis

What to expect

As a new patient, you will go through a three-step process before beginning treatment.

1. Screening: At your first visit, you will meet with a resident to assess what kind of treatment is best for you, as well as what BU Dental can offer. This initial screening visit is free and will take about 30 minutes.

2. Records / X-Rays: At your second visit, we will take a complete set of diagnostic records, and a faculty member will work with your resident to formulate your treatment options. This visit will take about  1 hour.

3. Consultation/Planning: At your third visit, we will discuss with you these options and decide on a plan. This visit will take 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Then, we’ll make you an appointment to start your treatment. While treatment length will vary based on the individual needs of the patient, the average duration of a treatment plan is about 18-36 months.


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