How Quickly Can Braces

How Quickly Can Braces Close Your Teeth Gap

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Braces are an effective and highly versatile orthodontic system. When you have braces, small gaps in your teeth will close relatively quickly, starting at about six to nine months. If you have multiple gaps in your teeth, it may take about 12 months to 2 years to close them with …

How Do You Clean Clear Braces?

How Do You Clean Clear Braces?

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Clear braces are a popular choice for teeth straightening. They combine a number of benefits from traditional braces with those of clear plastic aligners. This makes them a terrific choice for patients for whom aligners are not appropriate.  At Greater Hartford Orthodontics, we offer our patients clear braces with tieless …

How Much Do Clear Braces Cost in Newington, CT?

How Much Do Clear Braces Cost in Newington, CT?

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Clear braces are a popular choice for children, teens, and adults who need or want to straighten their teeth in a less noticeable way. Traditional metal braces are still the most common orthodontic treatment, but clear braces are becoming more prevalent. If you’re considering clear braces for yourself or your …

What Are Clear Braces?

What Are Clear Braces?

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Clear braces have become increasingly popular as the technology behind them has become more advanced and versatile. Clear braces are now equally as effective as metal braces in treating problems such as misalignments, overbites, crossbites, and underbites. If you’re looking forward to the beautiful smile orthodontic treatment can deliver but …

How Much Do Braces Cost For Kids?

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The cost of braces for kids depends on the type of treatment needed and the length of time the treatment is recommended. Just like every person, every mouth is unique, and every child’s straightening needs may be different. But the invaluable results of straighter teeth and a more confident smile …

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How Much Does A Retainer Cost in Newington, CT?

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After completing orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign, you’ll need to wear a retainer for some time. Retainers are used to keep your teeth in their newly aligned position after you’ve completed treatment.  There are a variety of types of retainers, and your orthodontist will let you know which …

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How Long Do You Have To Wear A Retainer?

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If you have worn braces for any amount of time, hearing the word that your treatment is over is cause for celebration. You will gain some freedoms back – and you will do so with a beautifully straight smile. That is, until your orthodontist hands you your new retainer.  While …

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How to Find a Qualified Orthodontist Near You in CT

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In order to practice as an orthodontist, a dentist must graduate from dental school and then go on to receive two to three additional years of education and training in orthodontics. This means that all orthodontists meet this basic criteria to provide care for patients. Finding a qualified orthodontist near …

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Clear Braces vs Metal Braces: Which is Better for You?

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If you’re feeling stuck deciding between clear braces and metal braces, you’re not alone. Many of our patients aren’t sure which option is best for them and conflicting information on the internet or from friends and family members doesn’t help either! Below, we discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages …

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How Do You Clean a Retainer?

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When your teeth finally align properly and your braces are removed, your orthodontist will transition you into using a retainer. This is designed to help you maintain your new, beautiful smile. After all, it was your braces that have straightened your teeth, but it is this retainer that will help …

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What Is the Best Age to Get Braces?

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Everyone has a general idea of what age is best to get braces. Some say teens or pre-teens while others believe it is best to start in early adolescence. This is likely because it is so common to see young ones wearing the shiny brackets on their teeth. Though, while …

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How Much Does Invisalign® Cost in Newington, CT?

Team Invisalign, Orthodontics

Invisalign® is the perfect option for patients who want straighter smiles, but don’t want to spend a year or two with metal braces. Instead of using brackets and wires to correct misalignments, Invisalign® uses a series of plastic aligners that place gentle pressure on your teeth to shift them into …

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How Much Do Lingual Braces Cost in CT?

Team Lingual Braces, Orthodontics

Many of our adult patients want a discreet orthodontic treatment option so they can improve their smiles without relying on traditional metal braces. If this describes you, you’re probably already familiar with Invisalign and clear braces, but have you heard of lingual braces? They’re an excellent option for many of …

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How Much Do Braces Cost in Newington, CT?

Team Braces, Orthodontics

Are you or your child in need of braces? One of the most popular types of orthodontic care, braces are quite common. In fact, statistics show that nearly 75% of kids/teens could benefit from having their teeth straightened.  As braces are recommended for an increasing number of people, many patients …