Serving children, teens & adults
Here at Elizabeth Blake Orthodontics, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to receive quality orthodontic care and a beautiful straight smile.
Dr. Elizabeth Blake and Dr. Chris Peluso proudly provide a full suite of orthodontics for children, teens, and adults at our office in Hopkinton.
Starting at the right age
Orthodontists Dr. Elizabeth Blake or Dr. Chris Peluso can successfully correct most problems regardless of any age. But, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter when you or your child begin treatment.
Age may play a significant role in the total time and expenses required for the completion of the orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontics for children
The American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Elizabeth Blake, and Dr. Chris Peluso recommend that an orthodontist see children all around Hopkinton when they’re around seven years old.
We believe there’s a benefit to the early treatment of certain orthodontic problems. At Elizabeth Blake Orthodontics, we routinely see patients between the ages of seven and ten to monitor their growth and development, but we only intervene when necessary. It’s important to note that:
- Dr. Elizabeth Blake and Dr. Chris Peluso can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.
- While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only our Hopkinton orthodontists can detect.
Early treatment may prevent more serious problems in the future.
- Early treatment may make treatment at a later age less complicated.
- Some treatments may not be possible once the face and jaws finish growing.
- Monitoring growth and development earlier allows the orthodontist to guide jaw growth, correct harmful oral habits, and guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position.
Because patients differ in physiological development and treatment needs, our goal at Elizabeth Blake Orthodontics is to provide your child with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time.
Orthodontics for teens
Teenagers make up most of the patients at our office in Hopkinton. We pride ourselves on our ability to get our adolescent patients excited and motivated about their orthodontic treatment!
Dr. Elizabeth Blake and Dr. Chris Peluso understand that teenagers have concerns with how they look or feel about their treatment. At Elizabeth Blake Orthodontics, teens can choose between different aesthetic treatment options, like:
- Clear ceramic braces
- Invisalign® clear aligners
- Modern metal braces
- Lingual (braces placed behind the teeth)
Orthodontics for adults
Dr. Elizabeth Blake and Dr. Chris Peluso routinely work with adults from Hopkinton and the surrounding areas. One of the many misconceptions out there is that orthodontics is only for kids and teens.
There’s no age limit when it comes to having a beautiful smile! In fact, 40 percent of our orthodontic patients are adults! We also offer a semi-private treatment room that’s perfect for adults.
For those who can benefit from orthodontics, age is not a factor. Many adults realize that improving the health of their mouths and the attractiveness of their smiles and facial appearances can result in changes for the better in their personal, social, and professional lives.
At Elizabeth Blake Orthodontics, we can treat adults with highly aesthetic orthodontic appliances, like:
- Clear braces
- Lingual braces (braces placed behind the teeth)
- Invisalign clear aligners
With new advances in bracket and archwire technology, Dr. Elizabeth Blake and Dr. Chris Peluso are able to spread out appointment intervals to every 8-10 weeks in many instances. With virtual care for Invisalign patients we are able to cater to your lifestyle and schedule with weekly doctor check-ins all done virtually.