Orthodontic Treatment in Wakefield and Westerly, RI

DeQuattro Orthodontics: Your Trusted Partner for a Beautiful, Healthy Smile

Regular dental check-ups are essential for maintaining good oral health, but when it comes to correcting misaligned teeth and jaw issues, you need the expertise of an orthodontist. At DeQuattro Orthodontics, Dr. Frank DeQuattro and our Wakefield and Westerly, RI, orthodontic team are dedicated to providing personalized orthodontic care to help you achieve a stunning, functional smile that lasts a lifetime. Call our Wakefield office at (401) 783-9890 or our Westerly office at (401) 596-2264 to learn more about our treatments.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance and function of your teeth, jaws, and overall facial structure.

Common orthodontic issues that can be addressed with treatment include:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth (diastema)
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Misaligned jaw
  • Improperly positioned teeth

These orthodontic problems can be inherited or caused by various factors, such as thumb-sucking habits, early or late loss of baby teeth, or facial injuries.

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At DeQuattro Orthodontics, we offer a range of cutting-edge orthodontic treatments to address your unique needs and desired outcomes. Our services include:


Invisalign® is an innovative and discreet alternative to traditional braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. This treatment option is popular among our patients due to its convenience, comfort, and virtually invisible appearance. With Invisalign, you don’t have to sacrifice your lifestyle or confidence to achieve your dream smile.

LightForce Orthodontic System

The LightForce Orthodontic System is a state-of-the-art treatment that utilizes 3D printing technology and digital imaging to create customized braces tailored to your specific needs. This advanced system offers a more comfortable treatment experience, shorter treatment times, predictable outcomes, and fewer office visits.


After completing your orthodontic treatment, it’s crucial to maintain your newly aligned smile with a retainer to prevent shifting after treatment. Retainers can be made from various materials, including clear plastic or wire. We offer custom-made removable and fixed retainers to ensure your teeth remain in their corrected positions.

Tooth Width Adjustment

Tooth-width adjustment is a minimally invasive procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile by adjusting the width of your teeth, creating a more symmetrical and balanced look.

Two-Phase Treatment 

For children with orthodontic issues, we recommend a two-phase treatment approach. The first phase (typically between ages seven and 10) addresses jaw or bite problems, while the second phase (starting around ages 11 and 12) focuses on aligning the teeth once all permanent teeth have erupted.

Palatal Expansion

Palatal expansion is a non-surgical orthodontic procedure that gradually widens a narrow upper jaw with an appliance on the roof of the mouth, creating more space for proper tooth alignment and preventing overcrowding or bite issues.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers numerous benefits beyond achieving a beautiful, straight smile. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, proper alignment of the teeth and jaws can have a positive impact on your overall oral health and well-being. Here are some of the key advantages of orthodontic treatment: 

  • Improved Oral Hygiene: Properly aligned teeth make brushing and flossing easier, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Enhanced Chewing and Digestion: Correcting bite issues allows for proper chewing and digestion of food.
  • Reduced Risk of Dental Injuries: Aligning protruding teeth minimizes the chance of dental trauma during sports or accidents.
  • Better Speech and Breathing: Treating orthodontic problems like open bites and crowding can improve speech clarity and breathing.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: A beautiful straight smile boosts self-esteem and confidence in social situations.
  • Long-Term Dental Health: Orthodontic treatment prevents excessive tooth wear and the need for extensive dental work later on.

Why Choose DeQuattro Orthodontics?

At DeQuattro Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing personalized, high-quality care to our patients. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout your orthodontic journey. Here are a few reasons why you should choose us:

  • Experienced and knowledgeable orthodontists
  • State-of-the-art technology and techniques
  • Personalized treatment plans tailored to your needs
  • Convenient locations in Wakefield and Westerly, RI
  • Flexible financing options and assistance with insurance claims

Frequently Asked Questions

When should my child get their first orthodontic evaluation?
What happens if I don’t visit an orthodontist?
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
When should my child get their first orthodontic evaluation?

​​The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation around age seven. This allows the orthodontist to monitor jaw growth and development and address any potential issues early on.

What happens if I don’t visit an orthodontist?

Receiving orthodontic treatment isn’t just for cosmetic reasons. Orthodontic treatments can help keep your oral health from worsening. When teeth are misaligned, it doesn’t just give a flawed smile but may lead to:

  • Gum disease
  • TMJ disorder
  • Digestive issues
  • Speech and eating difficulties
How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the severity of the case and the type of treatment chosen. On average, treatment can take anywhere from 12 to 36 months, but your orthodontist will provide a more accurate timeline during your consultation.

How much does orthodontic treatment cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment can vary based on the complexity of the case and the type of treatment required. Many dental insurance plans cover a portion of the cost and offer flexible financing options to make treatment more affordable for our patients.

Unlock Your Smile’s Full Potential with DeQuattro Orthodontics

At DeQuattro Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a confident, healthy smile. Whether you’re seeking orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, our experienced team is committed to providing personalized care and achieving exceptional results.

Call our Wakefield office at (401) 783-9890 or our Westerly office at (401) 596-2264 to schedule your consultation today. You can also fill out our online contact form, and a member of our friendly staff will get back to you promptly. We proudly serve patients in Narragansett, South Kingstown, Charlestown, Weekapaug, and surrounding areas in Rhode Island.

Orthodontists receive an additional 2 to 3 years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align teeth and correct bites. Only those who successfully complete this formal education may call themselves orthodontists, and only orthodontists can be members of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Learn more: aaoinfo.org.

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