Peabody & Newburyport Braces

Pavlo Orthodontics is proud to provide exceptional orthodontic care in the Peabody and Newburyport areas. A straighter smile is a healthier smile, and we love preparing our patients for a lifetime of great oral health.

Orthodontic treatment is considerably more popular today than it used to be. Adults and teenagers are no longer afraid of how they’ll look with their appliances because of their added discretion and comfort. Patients of all ages have discovered the true worth of orthodontics and now know the various ways in which this specialized treatment can change their lives for the better. It doesn’t matter if you’re 11, 31, or 61. Orthodontics is worth it and can change your life!

Pavlo Orthodontics is proud to provide exceptional orthodontic care in the Peabody and Newburyport areas. A straighter smile is a healthier smile, and we love preparing our patients for a lifetime of great oral health.

Reason That Brings You To Orthodontist Office

The reason that brings you to a Peabody orthodontist’s office is as personal as your smile, but the goal is always the same; to create a healthy, stable bite that is aesthetically pleasing and functions properly. Malocclusions, or bad bites, can cause many issues beyond just cosmetic. A bad bite can cause problems with speech and can lead to premature wear of the enamel and teeth. A bad bite can wreak havoc on your life, from jaw, head, and neck pain, to decay and gum disease.

Braces can prevent all of the above. Thanks to today’s technologies, there are more options for treatment than ever before.

Options include:

  • Metal braces are the most commonly considered orthodontic appliance. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and are extremely effective and efficient at moving teeth. They are still the most common type of treatment used today. The good news is that today’s metal braces are much sleeker than ever before, with increased comfort levels.
  • Ceramic braces work in the same way metal braces do, utilizing a bracket and wire system. However, the brackets will be made of clear or tooth-colored material, allowing them to blend in better and make treatment less conspicuous.
  • Self-ligating braces are one of the newer technologies that is becoming more popular. They are metal braces, but without the traditional bracket that utilizes a ligature tie to hold the wire. Instead, self-ligating brackets use a sliding door mechanism that allows the wire to move teeth with less friction. This system results in increased comfort levels and faster treatment times.
  • Invisalign is the almost completely invisible way to straighten teeth. It utilizes a series of clear, removable, plastic aligner trays that gently guide teeth to their ideal locations. Because the aligners are removable, they make it a breeze to maintain your oral health. Without brackets and wires to work around, your oral care routine does not have to add time to your already busy schedule. Because they are completely clear, they are the most cosmetically-pleasing option.

What to expect after braces

Oral hygiene

Food and plaque can easily get trapped in the brackets and wires of your braces. If not removed, they can lead to decay and staining of your teeth. It is essential to maintain a good oral hygiene routine while in orthodontic treatment. We recommend carrying a braces care kit with you and keeping a travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash for on-the-go cleaning. Remember to visit your dentist regularly, even while in orthodontic treatment. Your long-term results are dependent on having healthy teeth during treatment.

Please keep in mind you’ll have to continue brushing your teeth at least twice every day. However, it may be preferable if you brush your teeth after every meal whenever possible. And don’t forget about flossing your teeth at least once a day. It can be more challenging to floss around brackets and wires, so we suggest you invest in floss threaders, interdental flossers, or a water irrigator to remove all the food debris that remains between your teeth more effectively.

How Will Braces Feel?

Once your orthodontist places your brackets and wires, you won’t have to wait too long until you barely notice them in your mouth. On the first day to several days after your orthodontist installs your braces, you can expect a bit of tenderness and a little discomfort as your mouth adjusts to them. The pressure that is needed to move the teeth can be a bit uncomfortable. It can help to eat soft foods, and you can use an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen, to help with any mild pain.

The inside of your mouth will also take a bit of time to get used to having brackets and wires present all the time. You may notice that there are areas where the braces rub and can cause some irritation. Orthodontic wax can help prevent this irritation. You can also rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to help relieve any discomfort.

How Long Will Treatment Last?

There’s no one right answer when it comes to answering this question. The average orthodontic patient will be in treatment for anywhere from 18-36 months. Unfortunately, treatment varies too much from one patient to another to say outright that you will spend a set amount of time. There’s no one-size-fits-all or magic formula to knowing how long it will take, but you should know a bit about the various factors that determine treatment time. First of all, the severity of your malocclusion is one of the factors. Your orthodontist may have an idea of how long some treatments take, but the most difficult malocclusion or bad bites need the most extended treatment times. How your mouth responds to treatment is another factor. Some people, especially younger ones, respond much better to any type of treatment. Older adults will need more time with their orthodontic appliances. Another important factor is patient compliance. Dietary habits are crucial as orthodontic emergencies delay your treatment; likewise, failure to wear elastics or clear aligner trays when you should might delay everything. Please follow the instructions your orthodontist gives you.

Will My Diet Have to Change?

Patients who choose a treatment with traditional metal braces or other types of braces will have to make adjustments to their diet. After all, there are several foods and drinks you cannot eat with braces. Some food particles or smaller pieces can peel away your brackets or loosen wires. We ask that you avoid any foods that are too hard, sticky, crunchy, or chewy, as all these food types increase the risks of braces damage and tooth decay. We know; that means you have to say bye for a time to apples or popcorn. At least cut some of the foods into bite-sized pieces rather than biting directly into some foods that can damage your braces.

Contact Peabody & Newburyport Orthodontics Office For More Help!

If you’ve chosen Invisalign for your treatment, you are fortunate. Your aligners are removable, so simply pop them out before eating, and you can enjoy all of your favorite foods. It is important to remember to remove them every time you eat to avoid damaging how they fit over your teeth. For more on your braces, call Pavlo Orthodontics now!

Types of Dental Braces Treatment:


What kind of braces works the fastest?

All types of braces in Peabody are designed to help you get your perfect smile, but there is no straightforward answer. There is no magic formula to know exactly how long your treatment will take. We can generally offer an expected time frame; instead, multiple factors determine treatment time. The average orthodontic patient will be in treatment for anywhere from 18-36 months. But you must comply with all your orthodontist’s recommendations throughout treatment.

Can I speed up my braces treatment in Peabody?

Unfortunately, there is no way to make your orthodontic treatment go any faster. When we model your teeth treatment in the initial consultations, we try to make it as short as possible without potentially harming your teeth or dental nerves. We want to avoid applying too much pressure during your teeth’ alignment.

How long does braces treatment last in Newburyport?

The average orthodontic patient in Newburyport will be in treatment with braces anywhere from 18 to 36 months. To achieve your dreams smile, you must comply with all your orthodontist’s recommendations throughout treatment. Patient compliance is one of the most determining factors in treatment length.

When should braces be removed?

In Newburyport, if your upper and lower teeth are finally aligned and adequately overlap, it may be time to remove your braces. However, your orthodontist will always check with you to determine if you have managed to achieve the treatment’s purpose. Remember that the average patient is in treatment for 18 to 36 months.

Do braces move your teeth every day?

Yes, braces in Newburyport apply constant pressure and shift the position of your teeth every day. However, the speed at which your braces move your teeth’ position means that you will have to wear these orthodontic appliances for a significant amount of time. Always consult with your orthodontist about the estimated treatment length.