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DR. ELLA

Dr. Ella loves being an orthodontist and experienced first-hand how a confident smile transforms how you feel about yourself! Dr. Ella was born in Tallinn, Estonia of Ukrainian and Jewish heritage and moved to Boston with her parents when she was nine years old. When she started fourth grade in America, she did not speak English, but she understood when kids would point at her teeth, which were VERY crowded and crooked, making her self-conscious and shy. When her parents invested five thousand dollars in her braces thirty years ago, it was a huge sum for a humble immigrant family, but it is an investment she is incredibly grateful for because it transformed her inner and outer confidence.


Years later, when she was thinking her career, she could not imagine doing anything else. When you meet Dr. Ella, you will feel her passion for transforming smiles and lives and the joy she gets from watching your confidence soar with your smile becomes your new favorite feature!  

Dr. Ella grew up outside of Boston, in Sharon and studied at Brandeis University and Boston University for her undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate degrees. In addition to a certificate of advanced studies in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics she completed an additional year of training to receive a Masters of Science in Dentistry. Shortly after graduating from residency, she realized that working as an associate for other practices did not allow for the level of freedom she envisioned when she was in training and decided to open her own practice so she could treat all patients how they wanted to be treated!  

 

She also that a large group of people that wanted straight teeth (adults) didn’t have options that catered specifically to their needs. So she decided to open Seaport Smiles, a fun, boutique practice with a refined approach. The way Dr. Ella puts it, Seaport Smiles is an upscale pizzeria to your childhood orthodontist’s Chuck E Cheese. Enter, Seaport Smiles! Modern, fun, hip and vibrant, with all the vibes and none of the chaos of your hometown orthodontist! 

Dr. Ella’s passion is perfecting your smile, and she loves working with her husband, Dr. Tim Osborn, on life changing jaw surgery cases [link to gallery]! Dr. Ella loves being a new mom to her son, Jack and is passionate about cooking, baking, traveling, fitness, skydiving and Korean beauty, Korean BBQ and Korean Dramas! She even has a tiny tattoo of a Korean idiom 칠전팔기! She is anything but an “average” orthodontist.  

Dr. Ella’s passion is perfecting your smile, and she loves working with her husband, Dr. Tim Osborn, on life changing jaw surgery cases! Dr. Ella loves being a new mom to her son, Jack and is passionate about cooking, baking, traveling, fitness, skydiving and Korean beauty, Korean BBQ and Korean Dramas! She even has a tiny tattoo of a Korean idiom 칠전팔기! She is anything but an “average” orthodontist.

we’re here to all your questions

Dr. Ella is here for you. These are your Top Invisalign Clear Aligner Questions answered.

 

The best way to clean your Invisalign aligners is to brush them with a little soap, water or toothpaste. For maximum cleanliness, you should do this ideally, after every meal if you want to keep them very, very clear. You can also use the cleaning crystals that come in your Invisalign kit, or denture cleaner solution that you can get at the CVS or Amazon. It works very well and you can do it once a day to keep them optimally clean.

You want to make sure that you’re wearing your aligners 22 hours a day. You only want to take them out when you’re eating and brushing your teeth. You want to put them back in as quickly as possible, because they’re only moving your teeth when they’re in your mouth.

Patients often want to know if their speech will change with Invisalign clear aligners. It’s very common for the first few days for there to be a slight lisp. Because there are different materials now on your teeth and your tongue has to adjust. The lisp can be minimized by making an extra effort to enunciate and to speak as much as you can. You’ll adjust within a couple of days and speak perfectly normally very soon.

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