Hamden Braces & Clear Aligners
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Please reach out to your friendly team at Elm Tree Orthodontics with any questions or concerns.
Elm Tree Orthodontics
2989 Dixwell Avenue, Suite 1
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: (203) 281-1022
Fax: (203) 407-1002
Monday | 8AM–5PM
Tuesday | 8AM–5PM
Wednesday | 8AM-5PM
Thursday | 8AM–5PM
Friday | Closed
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed
We proudly serve patients of all ages from Hamden and the surrounding areas, so come in for your first free consultation with Dr. Desai.
A Trusted Orthodontist in Hamden, CT
Dr. Shamik Desai is passionate about creating smiles for children, teens, and adults. As a board-certified orthodontist, he has the knowledge and expertise necessary to provide individualized, compassionate care for patients of all ages throughout Hamden. Dr. Desai offers traditional orthodontic solutions using esthetic and low-friction metal braces and is a certified clear aligner provider.
Dr. Desai is an esteemed graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, he fulfilled his specialist residency in Orthodontics at Columbia University in the City of New York. He then earned his board certification in orthodontics from the American Board of Orthodontics.
Braces in Hamden, CT are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.
Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Hamden braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.
These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Hamden Clear Aligners
Invisalign and Spark clear aligners are incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Hamden and are the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign and Spark systems use a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign and Spark aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every 1-2 weeks as directed by Dr. Desai. These clear aligner systems can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign and Spark aligners are at their most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, they may not be the best option. A free consultation with Dr. Desai at Elm Tree Orthodontics in Hamden, CT will allow us to determine your eligibility for clear aligners.
Hamden Braces & Clear Aligners: the Right Treatment for Your Smile
Dr. Desai has years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our office in Hamden for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape.
Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
To learn more about Hamden orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Elm Tree Orthodontics.