3226 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 375-8332
|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 consultation in Stratford, 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
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. One of our orthodontic assistants will place your new orthodontic appliance. This second appointment generally takes 2 hours, and our Stratford team will be available to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.
Visiting the orthodontist every four to eight weeks is essential to treatment. Our Stratford practice will work with you to make your appointments as convenient as possible. Please let us know what days and times work best for you when making your appointment.
We understand that, sometimes, “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, just call our 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 Stratford will assist you.
Common Orthodontic Issues
At CT Braces in Stratford, 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
Stratford Treatment Options
Early Orthodontic Treatment
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 could prevent the need for orthodontics as an adult. If your child is age 7 and seems to need orthodontic care, or your family dentist has recommended you, contact our Stratford office for an initial exam.
Two-Phase treatment is a three-step process to ensure that your child develops a healthy, beautiful smile. In phase one, our Stratford 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. Finally, phase two usually involves 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 Stratford today.
One in five orthodontic patients is over 21, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. At CT Braces in Stratford, 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 Stratford understands that adults have different needs and is ready to work with you. Please contact our Stratford office to learn more about your treatment options.
Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is used to treat severe jaw bone formation, bad bites, and 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 Stratford 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 is a major medical procedure, but it has been performed for many years. Your comfort is important to us, so please contact our Stratford practice to discuss your individual case.
Stratford, CT Clear Braces (Invisalign®) Options
Our dedicated team of specialists at CT Braces in Stratford can supply you with Invisalign® or clear braces. They are essentially plastic aligners that are easy and comfortable alternatives to the more cumbersome traditional braces. Many people prefer the feeling of clear braces over traditional orthodontic solutions. They create a perfect, healthy smile while allowing you to keep drinking, eating, brushing, and flossing habits without a problem.
Clear aligners move teeth to a specific position in the mouth and must be replaced every two weeks. The complete treatment runs anywhere from 9 to 15 months, including routine follow-up appointments. They can be an ideal treatment option for those who are hesitant to change the look in their mouth, particularly as adults. It’s imperative that the patient stays on top of the treatment and keeps up with it consistently - without the patient showing up to their appointments on a consistent basis, it could lead to misshapen teeth.