How Much Does Invisalign® Cost in CT?

Invisalign® is quickly becoming as common as braces for orthodontic treatment. For many people, Invisalign® is just as effective as traditional braces for correcting common orthodontic issues from misaligned teeth to overbite.  Many patients choose Invisalign® because the clear aligners are less obvious than metal or even clear braces. They are also removable, making eating and caring for your teeth …

How Long Does Invisalign® Take?

Most people are familiar with Invisalign® these days—they see the ads, they have friends who have straightened their teeth with the system, and they understand exactly what it is and how it works. There are, however, some questions that people still have about Invisalign® before the start treatment. One of the most common is, “How long does Invisalign® take?” You …

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What is the Typical Cost of Getting Braces?

It is difficult to determine what the typical cost of getting braces is. Estimates suggest that the cost of getting braces ranges from $3,000-$10,000. However, it is unclear which expenses this accounts for. Treatment with braces is highly personalized. Even treatment for two different patients from the same orthodontist could cost a different amount. Here are some factors that can …

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Can You Get Braces Just on Your Bottom Teeth?

When it comes to orthodontics, every patient has different needs. Not all treatments are appropriate for everyone. Orthodontic services are customized based on the specific way each patient’s teeth need to be moved in order to be in proper alignment. That means that some patients may only require braces on their bottom teeth.  That may seem unusual, and it is …

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Can You Get Braces During Pregnancy?

Getting braces as an adult can be stressful enough, but it can be even more stressful if you need them while you are pregnant. Pregnancy can change your dental health significantly, but that does not mean that you will need braces or can’t get them if you need them. There are just a few things that you need to focus …

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Adult Braces: Are they Right for You?

Benefits of Getting Braces as an AdultStraighter Teeth. The ultimate goal of orthodontics is to straighten teeth and properly align the bite. Teeth don’t always naturally come in straight and perfect for everyone. In fact, more people need orthodontic intervention than those that don’t. Improved Appearance. Having straighter teeth can help you feel more confident about your smile. You may …

Top 7 Braces Questions and Answers

Top 7 Braces Questions and Answers

While there are numerous solutions for straightening your teeth, metal braces are still the most popular choice. Yet many people are nervous about getting braces, as they do not know exactly what to expect. Here are the top 7 braces questions and answers. 1. What Are My Options?Invisalign, billed as “the clear alternative to braces,” is one of the most common …

Retainers After Braces: What You Should Know

Retainers After Braces: What You Should Know

Retainers are an important part of orthodontic treatment. They are often worn after the patient has his or her braces removed. Without retainers, your all of the work that you put into your braces may be ruined. Here is what you should know about retainers after braces. What Do Retainers Do?Retainers hold the position of your teeth after braces are …

Getting Braces: What You Should Know

Getting Braces: What You Should Know

Although many people are now turning to Invisalign or other solutions such as clear or lingual braces, metal braces remain tremendously popular. Yet you may wonder exactly what getting braces will be like. Here is what you should know. The Right Age for BracesWe recommend an initial orthodontics screening around your child’s 7th birthday. This lets us evaluate the teeth as …

Common Problems with Braces and How to Fix Them

Common Problems with Braces and How to Fix Them

Braces have been the treatment of choice for straightening teeth for over a century. Newer options such as Invisalign are gaining traction, but braces remain incredibly popular. Unfortunately, braces can cause some minor oral trouble. Here are some common problems with braces and how to fix them. SorenessIt is common to feel some soreness for three to five days after …