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 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
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, 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 seven 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. Contact our office in Stratford today if you believe your child can benefit from this treatment or your family dentist has referred you.
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.
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 conventional 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, it could lead to misshapen teeth.
Orthodontic Retention in Stratford, CT
You’ve worked hard for your beautiful smile; keep it that way!
When it’s time to have your braces removed at our CTBraces Stratford clinic, it will surely be an exciting time. You can finally see that beautiful smile of yours. Although your braces have been removed, the staff here at CTBraces wants to advise our Stratford patients that they have one more step to perform. To maintain your new straight teeth, you must wear a retainer for a bit of time.
Types of Retainers
Here at CTBraces in Stratford, we customize retainers that are either fixed or removable. Clear removable retainers are appealing and fit right over the arch of your teeth. Permanently fixed retainers are bonded with wires and must be worn forever.
Here at CTBraces, we want our Stratford patients to know that removable retainers can be taken out to eat or brush and can be lost easily. In comparison, fixed retainers leave you no worries about losing them but require special floss threaders when flossing, which can be somewhat tricky.
To learn more about orthodontic retention, talk with one of our CTBraces staff members today.
Stratford’s Trusted Orthodontist
CT Braces has been providing better smiles in both Stratford and the Connecticut area for many years with our professional, dependable orthodontic services. Due to our success with the loyalty of our patients and dedicated doctors, we’ve been able to grow our business with multiple offices in the area.
Thank you for choosing CT Braces in Stratford. We are confident that you will be able to achieve a healthy and bright smile. Please call our Stratford office to schedule an appointment: 203-375-8332