Affordable Smiles

We want to fill Hamden, CT with beautiful smiles, so we make every effort to make sure your treatment fits your family's budget.


We’re confident that our Elm Tree Orthodontics team can find the best solution for you because we’re in-network with most PPO insurance plans in Connecticut.

We’ll verify your orthodontic insurance before beginning your new smile journey. You'll see this during our financial presentation to you, so you’ll be able to see how it affects your overall investment.

Elm Tree Orthodontics is in-network with most PPO insurance plans in Connecticut!

How Does Orthodontic Insurance Work?

We accept more Conneticut insurance plans than the average orthodontic office because we believe your greatest smile should be as affordable as possible.

Insurance is different for every insurance carrier and their subscribers, and you'll need to look at your plan to see how it applies to orthodontics benefits.

Orthodontics insurance is different than normal dental insurance because every person on your plan normally qualifies for a maximum benefit for orthodontic services.

We’ll file your benefit on your behalf and help maximize your benefit.

If your insurance provider isn't listed below, please call us at (203) 281-1022 and we'll do everything we can to help you out.

  • Aetna PDN
  • Anthem/Unicare 100/200/300 Specialist
  • Anthem/Unicare Traditional
  • Careington 501
  • Careington Care Series POS
  • Careington Platinum
  • Careington Platinum POS
  • Cigna DPPO
  • Connection Dental PPO
  • DBP/UHC National PPO
  • Delta DPO/PPO
  • Delta Premier
  • Dental Network of America
  • Guardian DentalGuard
  • Metlife PDP
  • Sunlife Dental Network
  • United Concordia NFFS

Cost of Braces

There’s never been a better time to consider orthodontic treatment, and your Elm Tree Orthodontics team is here to discuss financial arrangements with you.

Your fees for orthodontic treatment depend on your unique treatment plan created by expert orthodontist Dr. Desai.

Once we determine your treatment plan, our financial experts will cover all of the details of your investment.

It's important to Dr. Desai that payment does not become a barrier to achieving the smile of your dreams, so we’ll work with you to come up with a payment plan that works for you.


Dr. Desai and the Elm Tree Orthodontics team want to make your new smile affordable and make it easy to get the financing you need.

Our Hamden, CT office is proud to offer you OrthoFi, a financial software and service solution company to help you customize payment options to fit your budget.

OrthoFi also lets you easily manage your account online, letting you make payments online, view invoices, and print receipts.

OrthoFi Account Login