Braces & Clear Aligners in Hamden & North Haven

You’ve Got Options

It’s good news when people all around Hamden find out that dental technology improves all the time, and Dr. Desai is committed to giving you the most up-to-date treatments available.

You and your family will find the newest orthodontic options at Elm Tree Orthodontics to make getting your new smile fast and affordable.

We are proud to serve you in Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, and the surrounding areas.

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Clear Aligners

Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners and Spark clear aligner systems don’t rely on a system of metal or ceramic brackets and wires.


InBrace Hidden Treatment

Dr. Desai places a hidden SmartWire behind your teeth so no one can see it, offering you a totally invisible way to correct your smile.

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Metal Braces

Metal braces at Elm Tree Orthodontics look smaller and feel more comfortable than traditional braces.

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Orthodontics for All Ages

We believe everyone all around Hamden & North Haven should have the opportunity to receive quality orthodontic care.

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FAQs About Braces & Orthodontics

Find answers to questions we hear most from patients in our Hamden & North Haven offices.

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Caring for Your Appliance

Learn how to take care of your smile during treatment with Elm Tree Orthodontics for lasting results.

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The Right Treatment for You

Dr. Desai pairs cutting-edge tech with the skill of moving teeth. This helps Elm Tree Orthodontics successfully treat many dental issues, like:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Impacted teeth

Metal Braces & More

Most patients we treat at Elm Tree Orthodontics choose traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth.

Metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment at our office in Hamden, but you have other options, too.

After your free consultation, Dr. Desai will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.

Fixed Appliances Vs. Removable Appliances

At Elm Tree Orthodontics, we believe you should be fully educated when it comes to your treatment. It’s helpful for patients in Hamden, North Haven, and our surrounding communities, to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances.

When Dr. Desai attaches fixed appliances, like braces, to your teeth, we won’t take them off until you complete your treatment.

Removable appliances, like the clear aligners or Spark clear aligner systems, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.

Besides the obvious differences, Elm Tree Orthodontics uses clear aligners to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Dr. Desai generally uses fixed appliances for comprehensive and serious and treatment.