Types of Braces
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Gold braces are similar to traditional metal braces in many ways. They are made of stainless steel, but are uniquely coated in gold. The gold coating may be considered a more cosmetic option than traditional metal braces. And, the cost of gold braces is surprisingly comparable to most clear braces.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it’s invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Dr. Aubin has worked in the wonderful field of orthodontics for 20 years, and he can’t imagine doing anything else. He loves working with patients to create beautiful smiles that help open doors to bright futures. In his own words, “Seeing the changes my patients go through, both with their smiles and in their confidence level, lets me know that I am truly making a positive difference in their lives”. In the pursuit of excellence, Dr. Aubin is committed to achieving the highest quality of patient care in orthodontics, TMJ therapy, and obstructive sleep apnea. His goal is to customize treatment in a caring, fun, and comfortable environment.
Outside the office, he enjoys kayaking, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and traveling with his family. Working with his hands-on home improvement projects, in and around his home and office, are vital to his balanced approach on life.
Dr. Aubin attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry graduating summa cum laude with his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. After dental School, he spent a year at a residency program at New England Medical Center in Boston. He then continued on to Tufts University School of Orthodontics for his specialty training and Certificate in Orthodontics.
He is committed to learning about new techniques that are instrumental in bringing the best possible care to his patients. He attends monthly lectures, learning about advanced products and technology, as an active member of the national dental and orthodontic societies. He also lectures through dental and medical organizations about the benefits of orthodontics.
Commitment to the Community
Giving back to the community is an integral part of Dr. Aubin’s office policy. He believes that supporting children in their extracurricular activities enhances academic performance and general well-being. Locally he has donated free mouth guards to numerous towns in the Northborough Southborough Lacrosse and Northborough Pop Warner Football Teams, ensuring their dental safety as they had fun. He has also sponsored teams in the Northborough Baseball & Softball Association, as well as teams with Shrewsbury Little League. He has also donated free services and products at the Northborough Applefest & St. Mary’s Family Fair.
Recently, he has formed an accredited study club, the Northborough Council of Continuing Education (NCCE). This study club, hosting approved Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Lectures, was established for dental professionals. Please see the following link (NCCE STUDY CLUB) for study club information, registration and upcoming AGD approved lecture meetings.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- Tufts Alumni Association
- Approved AGD Provider