Elm Tree Orthodontics is your North Haven braces expert
The team at Elm Tree Orthodontics is here for you if you're looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the North Haven area. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for braces patients of all ages in North Haven, New Haven, Hamden and surrounding communities.
Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment, and we're proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options, including traditional metal braces and ceramic braces.
What your North Haven braces offer
Modern metal braces are better than ever. They can correct simple and complex problems more quickly than other treatment options might. This is because they don't require some of the advanced technology that other methods used to align your teeth and close gaps. They're often a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional braces are a big part of why they've withstood the test of time and are still the top orthodontic treatment year after year.
These are what most people think of braces, they think of trusty metal braces because they prove how well they can treat simple and complex problems year after year. They straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires that are typically made out of medical-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are more comfortable and also more fun than ever. You have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a splash of personality to your treatment! But if you prefer a more subtle approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.
Ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with a clear ceramic material instead. They're another great option for straightening your teeth. They're very popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a discrete treatment option. Since the brackets tend to be a bit larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, we normally won't recommend them for our younger patients. Ceramic braces tend to be used on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth.
Using traditional braces, you can often see visible signs of improvement relatively quickly, which can help increase your confidence in both your smile and the orthodontic process!
Braces treatment with your North Haven braces experts
Our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth before we put your braces on. Our orthodontist, Dr. Desai will then use this data to formulate a customized treatment plan based on your particular orthodontic needs. This will include information about how each tooth needs to move to achieve its best position. This will determine how we place your braces.
Wire is inserted after the brackets have been attached to provide customized pressure on all the teeth that need to be moved. Through a process called remodeling, bends in the wire will encourage specific and precise tooth movement. This process involves minor changes in the bone that surrounds the roots of your teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around the root. Together with the wire, this creates negative pressure on one side of the tooth, where bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed. This pressure and bone remodeling slowly moves teeth into the correct position.
Remodeling requires constant pressure to be put on a tooth. This means that teeth will often begin drifting back towards their old positions over time after your braces have been taken off. Fortunately, regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep your teeth in their new and improved positions!
Your trusted North Haven braces experts
At Elm Tree Orthodontics, we care customized to the patient is always the best choice, especially when paired with a great experience. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile and your life! Dr. Desai and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter their age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, our doctor will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!