CT Braces - New Haven
1467 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 285-3750
|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
At your initial orthodontic consultation in New Haven, you will meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and explore which treatment options are best for you. During this consultation, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history
- Perform a thorough 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
After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment with the orthodontist to complete your paperwork, as well as a second appointment to take photos and x-rays. One of our New Haven orthodontic assistants will place your new orthodontic appliance. This second appointment generally takes 2 hours, and our New Haven team will be available to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.
Scheduling Orthodontic Appointments
Visiting the orthodontist every four to eight weeks is essential to treatment. Our New Haven orthodontic practice will work with you to make your appointments as convenient as possible.
We understand that, sometimes, “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, call our New Haven office, and we will do what we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your appointment, get in touch with us, and our scheduling coordinator in New Haven will assist you.
Common Orthodontic Issues
At CT Braces in New Haven, 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 palate
- Underbite: lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
- Overjet: protruding front teeth
New Haven Orthodontic Treatment Options
Orthodontic problems such as crowding, spacing, jaw growth problems, protruding teeth, or bad bites in children can be inherited or caused by injury, early or late tooth loss, or thumb-sucking habits. Adult orthodontic procedures often take longer and could require orthodontic surgery, as a child’s jaw hardens by the end of their teenage years.
Receiving treatment as a child at our New Haven office can straighten your child’s teeth and could prevent the need for orthodontics as an adult. If your child is age seven and seems to need orthodontic care, or your family dentist has recommended you, contact our New Haven orthodontic office for an initial exam. We are here to help your child straighten their teeth to a smile they are happy to show.
Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment
Two-Phase treatment is a three-step process to ensure that your child develops a healthy, beautiful smile. In phase one,
- Our New Haven orthodontist will treat jaw growth or tooth crowding or spacing issues in your child’s mouth to encourage proper alignment of permanent teeth.
- Then, there is a resting period, during which your child’s permanent teeth can naturally erupt without being hindered by a retainer.
- In Phase Two, our Orthodontic Orthodonist sets full upper and lower braces to correct any remaining alignment issues in the permanent teeth.
Contact our office in New Haven today if you believe your child can benefit from this treatment or your family dentist has referred you.
New Haven Adult Orthodontics
One in five orthodontic patients is over 21, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. At CT Braces in New Haven, we will work with you to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted without disrupting your life.
Adult orthodontics differs from children’s because adults have harder jaws, have a higher risk of gum or bone loss, may experience worn or missing teeth, and may have had incomplete orthodontic treatment as a teen.
CT Braces in New Haven understands that adults have different needs and is ready to work with you. Please contact our New Haven office to learn more about your treatment options.
New Haven, CT Invisalign® Options
New Haven CT Braces is a certified Invisalign® provider. Invisalign® helps you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted without braces, as the process uses virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable trays to align teeth. You can freely eat, drink, brush, and floss during this treatment, which involves a new set of aligners every two weeks to move your teeth, little by little, with each new set.
Total treatment time averages nine to fifteen months, and you will visit your New Haven orthodontist every six weeks to ensure your treatment is going well. If you are interested in Invisalign®, contact your New Haven CT Braces office for a consultation.
Orthodontic Retention in New Haven, CT
At CT Braces New Haven, we work hard to make your smile as beautiful as it can be, and we are here to help you keep it that way.
After your braces have done their work and they can finally be removed, you may want to admire your new, beautiful smile. However, teeth can’t stay straight on their own. As such, CT Braces of New Haven recommends that you undergo the final step of teeth fixing: orthodontic retention. A retainer helps keep your teeth straight and your smile as stunning as it can be.
Types of Retainers
You are given the option of having a removable or fixed retainer. Typically, removable retainers are used either throughout the day or when going to sleep at night. They are easy to fit over the arch of your teeth. As such, they are quite appealing for many of our patients. Permanent, fixed retainers are typically worn forever, as your teeth are held in place with a metal wire.
Removable retainers must be cleaned on a regular basis so they don’t get stained and dirty from your mouth, although they can be lost easily. Meanwhile, fixed retainers will always be in the same spot in your mouth, but require special floss threaders when flossing. Reach out to the CT Braces of New Haven staff for any information you need about orthodontic retention today.
New Haven’s Trusted Orthodontist
CT Braces has been serving New Haven and Connecticut residents with professional, reliable orthodontic services for years. We have grown to include multiple offices in the area thanks to the professionalism of our doctors and the loyalty of our patients.
We thank you for choosing CT Braces, and we are so glad that we can help you develop a confident and bright smile. Please call our office serving New Haven: (203) 285-3750