21 Muzzey Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7:50 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 7:50 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 7:50 am - 7pm (Close at 5pm in July and August)
Thursday: 7:50 am - 5 pm
Friday: 7:20 am - 3:30 pm
Your Lexington orthodontist
Dr. Chad Sears attended the University of California at San Francisco for his orthodontic education, where he was selected to be the Chief Resident. He graduated Cum Laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for his general dental program, and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for an undergraduate major in biology. He has published his research in peer-reviewed orthodontic journals and was awarded the prestigious Thomas Graber Research Award from the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Sears is also an eligible Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools available. The metal or ceramic brackets, which are connected to by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics, are attached to the teeth. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure to your teeth. This will gradually move the teeth into their new and improved positions.
Lexington braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of simple and complex tooth issues. Lexington braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can.
The Lexington Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment so they can do their job.
Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues, and may not be the best option for patients with especially complex cases. A free consultation with Coppe and Sears Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Lexington Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
When you visit our office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face! Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see.