Failla and DeFrancesco Family Dentistry
976 Main StreetWaltham, MA 02451
Fantasia, Failla and &DeFrancesco Family Dentistry

Orthodontics Braces in Watertown

Nicholas P. Zafiropoulos, DMD – Orthodontist

Dr. Nick is a native of the Boston area and a lifetime summer resident in Mashpee since 1971. He completed his undergraduate education at Tufts University in 1988, with a BA in Biology. After graduating valedictorian of his class at Tufts Dental School in 1994, summa cum laude, he continued on to the Tufts Postgraduate Orthodontic Program, where he spent an additional two years of full-time training in the art and science of orthodontics. Along with his private practice, Dr. Nick enjoys the beaches of the Cape, boating, basketball, golf, traveling and building relationships with the families in his practice. He resides in Mashpee with his wife and his son Payi. Dr. Nick is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeast Society of Orthodontists, Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. He is on the executive board of the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, as well as a past president of the Tufts Association of Orthodontists.

Using the most cutting-edge orthodontic technology we ensure you receive optimal results and maximum comfort in the least amount of time.

We offer the latest advancements and technology:

Invisalign®, invisible braces

If your a candidate, Invisalign can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted all while being invisible, removable and comfortable.

About Invisalign

Mini and Clear Braces

Mini braces are smaller than their traditional counterparts and thus less noticeable. Although they are smaller, they are made from a stronger grade of stainless steel so you won’t have to sacrifice strength for size. Additionally, they are easier to clean and more comfortable than regular braces.

Clear braces are another alternative available to most. While they are still placed on the front side of the teeth, they blend with the natural color of your teeth. Although they may look better, they are slightly weaker than traditional or mini braces and may break more easily.

Early-childhood treatment or Phase I treatment

Orthodontics during early childhood can be essential to the correct formation of the jaw and alignment of teeth. Problems caught at this stage can be treated simply while if left untreated may require surgery or extractions as a teenager.

Early-Childhood treatment, or Phase 1 treatment can lay the foundation for solid Phase 2 treatment results.

Adult Orthodontics

In addition to the morale boost that a gleaming, perfectly aligned smile can give to someone who once had imperfect teeth, orthodontics have a number of health benefits that make getting braces as an adult even more worthwhile. Uneven teeth affect your ability to chew and speak correctly. Additionally uneven teeth can often cause a clicking jaw, lead to gum disease and make it cavities more likely.

And now there are several less noticeable alternatives to getting your teeth straightened with traditional metal braces. Invisalign and Lingual Braces are excellent options that allow you to correct your smile without drawing attention to it.

It all starts with a consultation, schedule your appointment today!
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