• Board Certified
  • Tufts School of Dental Medicine 1996
  • University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine 1992
  • University of Colorado 1988
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    Dr. Carrie Webb
    102 Church Street
    Whitinsville, MA 01588
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    Mouthguards

    If you are an athlete, we highly suggest the use of an orthodontic mouthguard while you are in braces. This is not only used to protect your teeth, but also your lips and cheeks should a significant bump to the face occur.  Read More...


    Separators

    Welcome to the first part of your orthodontic treatment.  Today you received blue elastics called separators.  The separators are placed between your teeth to open a little space which is necessary for your next appointment.  Read More...

     

    How to care for your braces:

    When you first get your braces, teeth may become sore. Take what you would normally take for a headache until your teeth begin to feel better. (An anti-inflammatory such as Advil, Motrin, etc will typically work best.) Because everyone is different, soreness can vary anywhere between a few days up to a week.  Read More...

     

    Minor Emergencies and Braces

    Throughout the first few appointments as the teeth become aligned, the wire may become long and scratchy in the back behind the band. Wax can be used until a quick appointment is made to trim the wire. Read More...

     

    Appliances you may receive throughout your treatment

    The expander is designed to widen the palate and/or correct your child’s crossbite. Here are a few helpful tips for home.  Read More...

     

    Orthodontic Elastics

    Elastics create a continuous force causing the upper and lower teeth to move into alignment.  The elastics are connected to specific teeth to move the teeth in a planned direction. Read More...

     

    Retainers

    The essix retainer is made of clear durable plastic, it snaps into place over your teeth.  Our office uses the essix retainer as a temporary retainer to maintain your orthodontic results.  In a few weeks you will receive acrylic retainers which you will wear as instructed. Read More...

     

    While their teeth and jaws are not as easily manipulated as children’s, adults derive tremendous benefits from orthodontic treatment.

    Common problems with adults that may be corrected by orthodontia include tooth loss and degradation of the structures (jaw bones) that support the teeth. Adult tooth problems are generally far more complex, and an orthodontic appliance may be only one facet of an overall care plan involving such other specialists as an endodontist, periodontist, cosmetic dentist or oral surgeon.

    Here’s a brief look at why adult orthodontic treatment are different:
    • Jaw growth problems in adulthood often do not respond well to orthodontic appliance solutions alone. In many cases, jaw surgery – to lengthen or shorten a jaw or shift teeth – may be required to fully correct the problem.
    • Teeth that have become worn down, chipped/cracked or have fallen out are typically not problems seen in children. These kinds of problems involve orthodontic treatments that may entail appliances such as braces, as well as treatments from other dental specialists.
    • Adults are far more likely to experience gum loss or bone loss from gum disease.

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