New Haven Orthodontic Office

CT Braces - New Haven

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

Office Hours:

Monday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 5:00pm
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

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 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

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, then 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, just 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 palette
  • Underbite: lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
  • Overjet: protruding front teeth

New Haven Orthodontic Treatment Options

Child & Teenage Orthodontics & Teeth Straightening

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 7 and seems to need orthodontic care, or you have been recommended by your family dentist, 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,

  1. 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.
  2. Then, there is a resting period, during which your child’s permanent teeth can naturally erupt without being hindered by a retainer.
  3. In Phase Two, our Orthodontic Orthodonist sets full upper and lower braces to correct any remaining alignment issues in the permanent teeth.

If you believe your child can benefit from this treatment, or your family dentist has referred you, contact our office in New Haven today.

New Haven Adult Orthodontics 

One in five orthodontic patients are 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 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 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.

When a jaw is not correctly aligned, surgical orthodontics is used first, then orthodontic braces will be used to move the teeth into their new, correct positions. Your New Haven orthodontist at CT Braces will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who will perform your surgery in a hospital.

This procedure may take several hours, and we recommend a two-to-four-week rest period. After surgery, you will need to wear braces for six to twelve months, then a retainer to maintain your new smile.Surgical orthodontics (orthognathic surgery) is a major medical procedure, but it has been performed for many years. Your comfort is important to us, so please contact our New Haven orthodontic practice to discuss your individual case.

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.

New Haven's Trusted Orthodontist

For years, CT Braces has been serving New Haven and Connecticut residents with professional, reliable orthodontic services. 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