3909 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06606
|Monday||9:00am to 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am to 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am to 5:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am to 4:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am to 4:00pm|
Every Smile Starts with a Consultation
When you attend your orthodontic consultation, our Bridgeport team will inform you about the basics of orthodontics, give you an initial exam, and discuss treatment options that suit you best. During your consultation, we will:
- 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
Once your consultation is finished, we’ll help you schedule your first appointment with an orthodontist and the second, which will be to take photos and x-rays. Your second appointment will usually take 2 hours and includes one of our Bridgeport orthodontic assistants helping you place the orthodontic appliance of your choice. Our Bridgeport team will always want you to feel comfortable when you visit our office.
Scheduling Orthodontic Appointments
To help your treatment progress positively, we recommend that you visit your orthodontist every four to eight weeks. Here at our Bridgeport orthodontic office, we want to make your appointments as convenient as possible.
We know that life isn’t always predictable, so we’ll help you with any rescheduling as best we can. Just inform our Bridgeport office if you cannot make your appointment or simply running late. When you’re ready to schedule a new appointment, reach out to us, and our scheduling coordinator in Bridgeport will help you.
Common Orthodontic Issues
Here at the CT Braces orthodontic practice in Bridgeport, we can assist with a variety of orthodontic issues that include:
- 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 palate
- Underbite: lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
- Overjet: protruding front teeth
Bridgeport Treatment Options
Child & Teenage Orthodontics & Teeth Straightening
If your child is facing issues such as crowding, spacing, protruding, jaw growth problems, or bad bites, it could be the result of a few different factors. This could be as simple as inherited features, injury, early or late tooth loss, or thumb-sucking habits. Adult orthodontic procedures will take longer and may need orthodontic surgery compared to children because a child’s jaw will only harden toward the end of their teenage years.
When your child receives orthodontic treatment at our Bridgeport office, we can help them straighten their teeth and prevent further needs for major orthodontist requirements as an adult. If your seven years old seems to need orthodontic attention, or you’ve been recommended to our Bridgeport office, please reach out to us for an initial exam. This way, we can lead you on the right path to straightening your child’s teeth and helping them achieve a beautiful, bright smile.
Our Two-Phase treatment includes a three-step process that is in place to make sure that your child will receive a healthy, beautiful smile.
- In Phase One, our Bridgeport orthodontist will assist you with any jaw growth, tooth crowding, or space issues in your child’s mouth. This will help to encourage proper alignment with their permanent teeth.
- Next, you will need a resting period where your child’s permanent teeth can gradually grow in without the disturbance of a retainer.
- During Phase Two, your orthodontist will place full upper and lower braces to help with permanent teeth’ further alignment issues.
If you are looking into this treatment for your child or have any additional questions, please contact our Bridgeport office today.
One in five orthodontic patients will be over 21, reports by the American Association of Orthodontists conclude. Here at CT Braces of Bridgeport, we will always aim to provide you with the bright, straight smile that you’ve always dreamed of.
Compared to child orthodontics, adults will face more permanent damage or needs, such as a higher risk for gum or bone loss and worn or missing teeth. These can also be caused by incomplete orthodontic treatment as a teen.
CT Braces of Bridgeport understands the needs of adults, and we want to help you take care of any orthodontic issues you are facing. To learn more about our offerings, please contact our Bridgeport orthodontic practice today.
Bridgeport, CT Invisalign® Options
Bridgeport CT Braces is a trusted, certified Invisalign® provider. Invisalign® can help you achieve a healthy, bright smile without the use of braces. These nearly invisible, removable, and comfortable trays help align your teeth, and you can freely remove them to eat, drink, brush or floss during your treatment. Overall, your treatment will include changing out your aligners every two weeks to keep up with the changing movement of your teeth.
On average, your entire treatment may take between nine to fifteen months, and you will need to visit your Bridgeport orthodontist every six weeks for updates and changes. If you want to learn more about Invisalign® or set up an appointment to get started, please contact your Bridgeport CT Braces office.
Orthodontic Retention in Bridgeport, CT
You’ve worked hard for your beautiful smile; keep it that way!
When you have your braces finally removed here at CT Braces in Bridgeport, it is such a rewarding experience to see your new beautiful smile with those straight, metal-free teeth. You feel like a whole new person. Though your braces have come off, however, the team here at CT Braces wants our Bridgeport patients to understand that there is yet another part of your orthodontic journey still ahead. To keep your teeth straight and your smile beautiful, you will need to wear a retainer for a period of time.
Types of Retainers
Here at CT Braces in Bridgeport, we offer all our patient’s customized retainers that can be fixed or removable. Clear retainers can be aesthetically appealing and can fit over an entire arch of teeth. We also customize clip-on clear retainers that fit from canine to canine.
The permanent retainers we offer here at CTBraces in Bridgeport are customized with wires that are bonded to the teeth. These are typically required after the removal of wisdom teeth and are normally kept in place forever.
Pros and Cons
Here at CTBraces, we want to share with our Bridgeport patients some simple pros and cons of retainers. Removable retainers can be taken out when eating or performing oral hygiene routines, but they can be easily lost. Fixed retainers are the ideal option if you don’t want to keep track of your retainer or the number of hours you are required to wear it each day; require the use of floss threaders with dental floss to floss between the teeth and fixed retainer. This can be quite challenging for many individuals.
To learn more about the right orthodontic retention for you, talk to one of our friendly staff members here at CTBraces today.
Bridgeport’s Trusted Orthodontist
CT Braces has offered the Bridgeport and Connecticut area for years with our reliable, professional orthodontic services. During this time span, we’ve been able to multiply our offices throughout Connecticut. It’s all thanks to our loyal patients and professional doctors.
Thank you for choosing CT Braces for your orthodontic care. We are so happy to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed about. To schedule an appointment, please call our Bridgeport orthodontic office: 203-374-1911