East Haven, CT Orthodontist

We serve East Haven residents from our New Haven office. 

881 Whalley Ave Rear
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: 203-285-3750

Office Hours:

Monday 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

For your initial consultation in East Haven, you’ll get together with our team, learn about orthodontics, complete an initial exam, and find out which treatment options work best for you. During your consultation, we will offer to:

  • 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

One Step Closer to Your Dream Smile

After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment to complete your paperwork, as well as a second appointment to take photos and x-rays, then one of our orthodontic assistants will place your new orthodontic appliance. This second appointment generally takes 2 hours, and our East Haven team will be available to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.

After Your Initial Orthodontic Consultation

Once you complete your consultation, we’ll schedule your first appointment with the orthodontist, help you complete your paperwork, and schedule a second appointment for x-rays. Later, one of our East Haven orthodontic assistants will help you situate your orthodontic appliance. During your second appointment that will take around 2 hours, our East Haven team will create a comfortable atmosphere that you can relax in.

Scheduling Orthodontic Appointments

We suggest that you visit your orthodontist every four to eight weeks, this involvement is essential to your treatment plan. Our East Haven orthodontic office will help make scheduling your appointment as easy as it should be.

We know that unexpected circumstances may occur, in the event that you cannot make your scheduled appointment, we will help you reschedule. When you’re ready, get in touch with us and our scheduling coordinator at our East Haven office and we’ll be able to better assist you.

Common Orthodontic Issues

Here at CT Braces in East Haven, we can help treat a number of different orthodontic problems, 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 palate
  • Underbite: lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
  • Overjet: protruding front teeth

East Haven Treatment Options

Child & Teenage Orthodontics & Teeth Straightening

There are a number of different orthodontic problems that you may face. A few could be crowding, spacing, jaw growth problems, or protruding teeth. Bad bites can occur in children due to an inherited feature or injury, early or late tooth loss or thumb-sucking. Usually, adult orthodontic procedures are lengthy and can require orthodontic surgery. A child is less likely to have surgery due to the fact that their jaw will only harden by the end of their teenage years.

To prevent orthodontic issues as an adult, it’s best that your child receive orthodontic care, if necessary, at an early age. Treatment at our East Haven office will help straighten your child’s teeth, as we recommend children around the age of 7 to receive an initial exam at our orthodontic office. We want to help your child achieve a straighter, radiant smile that they are happy to show off.

Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

To help you with any orthodontic issues, we recommend our Two-Phase treatment plan that consists of three steps. This is to ensure that your child will achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

  • During Phase One, our East Haven orthodontist will assist you with any jaw growth, tooth crowding or spacing issues your child is experiencing. With our expertise, we’ll be able to help properly align your child’s permanent teeth.
  • Then, during your resting period, your child’s permanent teeth can naturally grow without the burden of a retainer.
  • In Phase Two, our Orthodontic professional will put in place full upper and lower braces to correct any other alignment issues with your child’s permanent teeth.

If you are interested in learning more about our treatments or to set up an appointment, get in touch with our East Haven orthodontic office today.

East Haven Adult Orthodontics

One out of five orthodontic patients will be over the age 21, reported by the American Association of Orthodontists. Here at CT Braces in East Haven, we’ll help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamed of.

Adult orthodontics is different from children’s orthodontics because adults have harder jaws, leading to high risk of gum or bone loss, worn or missing teeth, especially if you haven’t had orthodontic treatment as a child or teen.

CT Braces in East Haven knows about the differences adults face, and we’re ready to help you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our East Haven office.

East Haven Surgical Orthodontics (Orthognathic Surgery)

Surgical orthodontics, also recognized as orthognathic surgery, can be used to treat issues with:
          jaw bone formation
          bad bites
          malocclusion – misaligned teeth.

When a jaw has not been properly aligned, surgical orthodontics is a must, followed by orthodontic braces that will help correct and move your teeth into the desired position. Your East Haven orthodontist at CT Braces will designate an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will perform your surgery.

The procedure will take several hours and for your recovery period, we recommend at least two to four weeks. Afterwards, you will also need to wear braces for six to twelve months as well as a retainer to maintain the alignment of your teeth. Surgical orthodontics (orthognathic surgery) is a major medical procedure that we want you to feel confident and comfortable with. If you ever have any questions or would like to discuss the procedure further, please contact our East Haven orthodontic office.

East Haven, CT Invisalign® Options

East Haven CT Braces is an official, certified Invisalign® provider. Invisalign® is an alternative way to gain a healthy, beautiful smile without the use of braces. The process usually involves invisible, removable and comfortable trays that help to align your teeth. You can even eat, drink, brush and floss with this type of treatment that involves new sets of aligners every two weeks. Changing the aligners help to keep up with the changes your teeth will face.

The total time for your treatment will be an average of nine to fifteen months and you will need to visit your East Haven orthodontist every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is going smoothly. If you are interested in using Invisalign® or need more information, contact our East Haven CT Braces office for an initial consultation.

East Haven's Trusted Orthodontist

For the past few years, CT Braces has been assisting the East Haven and Connecticut area with our professional, reliable orthodontic services. Due to our professional doctors and loyal patients, we’ve gratefully been able to open multiple offices in the Connecticut area.

Thank you to all of our previous and new patients that are choosing CT Braces as their primary orthodontist. We are so happy to help you achieve a confident, bright smile that you are proud of. To set up an appointment or simply ask us questions, feel free to call our East Haven office: 203-285-3750