Expert Orthodontic Services at Reduced Fees
for Children and Adults
Smile with confidence! Orthodontic treatment benefits people of ALL ages.
- Orthodontic Services for Children and Adults
- Benefits of Orthodontics
- When to Go to an Orthodontist
- Orthodontics for Adults
- 8 Reasons to Use Tufts Orthodontic Clinic
- New Patients
- Payment and Insurance
- What Patients Say
- Contact Us
The Orthodontic department at Tufts is considered to be one of the best in the world. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, we offer comprehensive orthodontic care. Services include early treatment for children, traditional braces for teenagers and adults, clear aligners for adults, and the most up-to-date and sophisticated orthodontic procedures, including surgical and implant orthodontics, for patients with complex problems.
Our services are provided by highly skilled residents — dentists who graduated at the top of their dental school classes. The residents are supervised and taught by expert faculty who are leading-edge practitioners and who conduct research to advance orthodontic practice and improve oral health.
Orthodontic Services (e.g., Braces) for Children & Adults
Tufts Orthodontic Clinic offers a full range of orthodontic services in our convenient, downtown Boston location:
- Traditional metal braces
- Tooth-colored braces
- Clear aligners
- Removable appliances
- Surgical orthodontics
- Implant orthodontics
- 3-dimensional digital imaging
- Orthodontic services for adults as well as children & teenagers
Multiple Benefits of Orthodontics
Orthodontics can be a great investment at any stage of your life. Orthodontists are dentists who have 2-3 years of additional training in the specialty of orthodontics. Orthodontists straighten teeth, correct bites and help patients with more severe jaw and/or facial problems. At Tufts, you can make this investment in orthodontic services at a lower cost than at private practices.
Straight teeth and correct bites can:
- Improve your smile and self-confidence
- Make it easier to clean your teeth
- Help prevent cavities, gum disease and even tooth loss
- Improve chewing and speech
- Improve oral health
- Improve overall health and quality of life
When to Go to an Orthodontist
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children should visit an orthodontist as early as 7 years of age for the following reasons:
- With early detection and treatment of problem bites, orthodontists can help guide tooth and jaw development as children grow and adult teeth come in. This may prevent more serious problems from developing and make treatment at a later age shorter, less complicated, and less expensive.
- Early evaluation can help orthodontists determine the ideal time to start treatment.
Orthodontics for Adults (e.g., Braces for Adults)
Recent advances in orthodontic procedures (e.g., esthetic braces, clear aligners, and 3-dimensional digital imaging) have made orthodontics an appealing option for adults as well as children. At Tufts, we also work with other dental specialists to offer coordinated treatment for adults with complicated problems such as those that involve periodontal (gum) disease, missing teeth, and jaw problems.
8 Reasons to Use Tufts Orthodontic Clinic
- A full range of orthodontic services for children & adults
- State-of-the-art facilities & services, including digital x-rays
- Caring people committed to improving oral health
- The most advanced health & safety protocols
- Reduced fees (versus private practices)
- Multicultural clinical staff who speak numerous languages All patients are welcome at our Orthodontic Clinic.
- Convenient location in the heart of downtown Boston easy to reach by subway (Orange Line Tufts Medical Center stop), bus, train and car
Please call (617) 636-6887 to make an appointment.
At your first appointment, you will receive a basic orthodontic evaluation by a faculty member or a senior orthodontic resident (a dentist who is completing an additional 2-3 years of training in the specialty of orthodontics).
Please bring the following to your first appointment:
- Dental insurance card and photo identification (if you have Mass Health or Delta Dental insurance)
- Dental or orthodontic x-rays, photos, or models of your teeth from the last year (if you have any)
- $30 payment (or consult fee) for the first appointment ? We accept cash, check, or MasterCard, Visa, or Discover credit cards.
- If you do not speak English and need an interpreter, please bring someone to assist you.
If, at the end of your first appointment, orthodontic treatment is recommended at this time, your treatment plan as well as costs and payment plans will be explained to you, you will be assigned to your own orthodontic resident and supervising faculty member, and your next appointment will be arranged.
Payment & Insurance
Monthly payment plans are available that take into account applicable insurance coverage and make orthodontic treatment more easily affordable.
Tufts Orthodontic Clinic accepts Mass Health*, Delta Dental, & Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental (MA & RI) insurance: Mass Health often covers orthodontic services for children under 21; Delta Dental and Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental (MA & RI) may cover orthodontic services for children and adults. Coverage will depend upon your individual insurance plan. Please check with your insurance plan or employer if you have questions about your coverage. If you have one of the insurance plans specified above, please bring your insurance card, photo identification, and applicable co-payment with you to every appointment.
If you have dental insurance other than those specified above, we will provide you with payment documentation (i.e., a claim form listing the services that we provided and stating that you paid for the services in full) so that you can file for reimbursement from your insurance company. It is each patient’s responsibility to know your dental insurance benefits.
*Please note that Mass Health requires prior authorization for orthodontic services, Mass Health does not cover orthodontic services for ages 21 and over, and Commonwealth Care does not cover any orthodontic services. Please consult Mass Health for more information.
Tufts Orthodontic Clinic accepts cash, personal checks (with valid photo identification), and credit/debit cards with the official Visa, MasterCard, or Discover logo as payment for services.
What Patients Say
“Tufts Orthodontics is a great place to receive high quality care in a comfortable environment… I came to Tufts because of its convenient location in Boston and its proximity to the ‘T’… My treatment results surpassed my expectations, and now I cannot stop smiling. Even as an adult, I am so happy I went through braces.”
– Betsy Shenk (adult orthodontic patient)
“At Tufts Orthodontics, the staff are very friendly. My doctor is very kind and nice. They take care of you and comfort you.”
– Grace Agrasuta (14 year-old orthodontic patient)
“I am very happy with the services I receive at Tufts… The receptionists, students, and doctors are very well trained and provide me with great customer service.”
– Johanna Medina (adult orthodontic patient)
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
School of Dental Medicine
Tufts Orthodontic Clinic
One Kneeland Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617) 636-6887
Fax: (617) 636-2740