Dr. Agata Bartels - Branford Orthodontist
CT Braces - New Haven
881 Whalley Ave Rear
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 285-3750
|Monday||9:00am to 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am to 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am to 6:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am to 5:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am to 5:00pm|
|One Saturday per month||8:00am to 12:00pm|
Every Smile Starts with a Consultation
Come learn more about orthodontic practices and meet our experienced and friendly team when you come in for your first orthodontic consultation in Branford. During your initial meeting, we'll:
- Review your dental and medical history
- Perform a complete oral exam, with X-Rays, to determine whether treatment is necessary
- Work with you to create a customized treatment plan
- Discuss financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
After Your Initial Orthodontic Consultation
Following your consultation it is time to schedule your first appointment with your orthodontist, where you will be helped to complete your paperwork. A second appointment will need to be scheduled for x-rays. Our Branford team will be there for you to make sure you’re comfortable during your second appointment which generally last around 2 hours. At certain points, you may have questions about your new orthodontic appliance, fortunately our Branford assistants will always be there to help you.
Scheduling Orthodontic Appointments
We want to be sure that you have no problems after receiving your new orthodontic piece, which is why we do insist that you come in for visits every four to to eight weeks. We do our best to find times that work at your convenience, and allow you to live your life with as little disruption as possible.
Of course if something does come up that prevents you from making it to an appointment in Branford, we understand. As long as you are able to call our Branford office, our Branford Coordinator will work with you to find a time, where you are able to come in.
Common Orthodontic Issues
At CT Braces in Branford, we treat a variety of orthodontic issues, including:
- Crowding of teeth
- Missing lateral incisors
- Spacing of teeth
- Phase-one: early orthodontic issues
- Open bite: front teeth don't touch
- Deep overbite: lower front teeth bite into palette
- Underbite: lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
- Overjet: protruding front teeth
Branford Orthodontic Treatment Options
Child & Teenage Orthodontics & Teeth Straightening
While sometimes caused by late tooth loss of thumbsucking, it is often injuries or genetics children that cause a number of common orthodontic issues such as: crowding, widely spaced teeth, jaw growth problems, protruding teeth, or bad bites. While it is possible that Children’s Orthodontic issues may correct on their own, it is not always the case, and it is a fact that jaws harden by adulthood. So keep in mind that, adult orthodontic problems won’t get better with age and may require orthodontic surgery.
It is better to take preventive measures for your child, by bringing them into our Branford office, so that they do not have to deal with more complicated orthodontic issues upon reaching adulthood. It’s not a good idea to wait to see if your child's orthodontic issues simply fix themselves, if your child is 7 years or older. Contact our Branford orthodontic office to schedule your initial exam, CT Braces is happy to help correct any orthodontic issues your child might have, and give them a smile they’ll be proud to show off.
Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment
We want to give your child a perfect, healthy smile, and we’ve perfected a Two-stage, three step program to make it possible.
- Phase one is about making sure your child's permanent teeth grow in properly aligned. This phase involves meeting with your Branford Orthodontist so they recommend a treatment for any jaw growth, tooth crowding or spacing issues.
- After this, your child’s permanent teeth can naturally grow into place without the use of a retainer, during a resting period.
- In Phase Two, our Orthodontic professionals will fit your child with a full set of upper and lower braces that will help with the alignment any permanent teeth.
Contact our Branford office for further assistance, If you would like to learn more about our orthodontic practices.
Branford Adult Orthodontics
It isn’t just children who need orthodontic treatment. In fact one in five orthodontic patients are over 21 according to the American Association of Orthodontists. You deserve the perfect smile, that will let you feel confident, and CT Braces of Branford can give you that.
The adult adults jaw is harder, leading to higher risk of gum or bone loss, worn or missing teeth, or incomplete orthodontic treatment compared to the jaw of a child or teen.
Adult orthodontic needs are different from children’s and CT Braces in Branford knows the proper way to handle both. Begin by calling our Bethel orthodontic practice to request information and to set up an initial exam.
Branford Surgical Orthodontics (Orthognathic Surgery)
Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is used to treat severe issues in:
- jaw bone formation
- bad bites
- malocclusion – misaligned teeth.
Surgical orthodontics, then followed orthodontic braces, are the first steps to treating a jaw that does not have properly aligned, to move the teeth into their new, correct positions. CT Braces Branford Orthodontist will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who will perform your surgery in a hospital.
Orthodontic surgery takes several hours to complete, afterwards you will have a rest period of at least two to four weeks. The next step is to be fitted for braces, that you will wear for six to twelve months, then after that, a retainer to ensure the placement of your teeth. Surgical orthodontics (otherwise known as orthognathic surgery) is a major medical procedure which is commonly performed and has been successfully practiced for many years. When you are considering orthodontic treatments we place a high value on your comfort and well being, if you would like to discuss your options, get in touch with our orthodontic practice in Branford, we are happy to help.
Branford, CT Invisalign® Options
Branford CT Braces is certified provider of Invisalign®. Invisalign® treatment consists of invisible, removable aligners that will help you achieve a healthy, straight smile without the use of braces. With the use of these comfortable trays, you can still eat, drink, brush and floss during your treatment. You will simply need to have a new set of aligners every two weeks that will slowly but surely help move your teeth to the desired position.
We suggesting you visit your Branford orthodontist every six weeks, during the entirety of your treatment which on average takes around 9-15 months, these visits are to make sure your treatment is progressing as it should. If you would like to discuss the benefits or learn more about Invisalign® please contact your Branford CT Braces office for more information.
Branford's Trusted Orthodontist
CT Braces has been providing professional, reliable orthodontic care in Branford and Connecticut for years. The professional manners of doctors and hard work of our staff, have inspired loyalty in our patients and earned the trust of Connecticut, allowing us to expand our business across the state, in multiple offices.
We want to thank you for choosing or considering CT Braces for your orthodontic needs. Please call our Branford office for more information: 203-403-6273