Treatment Options


When you’re ready to explore braces or Invisalign®. Tighe Orthodontics is a great place to find out what all your options are. Dr. Tighe is a leader in orthodontics, and that means there’s no better place to get the answers you need to make the right decision for your family. No matter your age, we have options that can be custom fit not only to your teeth – but to your life, school and work.

We also make the best treatment affordable so you never need to choose between quality and affordability. Tighe Orthodontics has a number of flexible payment options including interest-free financing. We will work with you to maximize any insurance benefits you have so you can get set to smile.

Early Diagnosis

young-kids-2 We encourage parents to schedule their child’s initial exam at age 7. In some cases, Dr. Tighe will recommend early, interceptive treatment. With early treatment he can take the least invasive approach to address skeletal issues that, left unchecked, may require more invasive approaches in the future. However, in many cases, we recommend putting off treatment until the child has all of his or her adult teeth. If waiting for treatment is recommended, we’ll see your child once or twice a year to monitor their growth and assess their needs. These very important year to monitor their growth and assess their needs. These very important

Options for Adolescents

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites are highly visible. We can often take advantage of the remaining growth to make the necessary orthodontic corrections to create an exceptional smile for your child. Since many of their friends are in braces at the same time, most adolescents LOVE sharing the braces experience.  After school visits at Tighe Orthodontics feel a lot like friends getting together with friends.

Options For Teens & Adults

Whether you choose metal or clear braces, hidden braces or Invisalign, at Tighe Orthodontics you’ll have the benefit of personalized treatment. Like fingerprints, your smile is unique - and so is our approach to your treatment. We combine digital orthodontic treatment planning with specially made appliances (that’s what we call braces, aligners and the other tools we use) tailored to your specific needs. And regardless of which treatment option you choose, you can be sure your treatment will be unique to you. The process is simple. First, we take a series of diagnostic records. Then Dr. Tighe uses that information to create your treatment plan. Oh yeah . . . then you get your new smile!


The Invisalign® System straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. It's virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without announcing it to the world. Invisalign moves your teeth in small steps to the desired final position. Each of your aligners is precisely customized to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. You switch to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks and only remove the to eat, brush and floss. Before you know it you’ll be smiling like you never have before! At your complimentary consultation you can find out if Invisalign is a good option for you. It’s one of a number of virtually undetectable options we offer and is available for both teens and adults.