Connecticut Orthodontist - Dr. Mark Schpero of Hamden CT
Having a hard time finding a dentist that specializes in braces in CT? Or maybe you are having a hard time decided which type of braces you need? As a Connecticut Orthodontist, Dr. Mark J. Schpero knows how important it is for his patients to have healthy straight teeth. That's why he offers many different types of braces and orthodontic procedures for his patients in Hamden CT and surrounding areas. Below are a few examples of what Dr. Schpero does -
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces today. They are normally made out of high-grade stainless steel and sometimes can be combined with titanium for extra durability. Today metal braces are more comfortable and attractive than they once were and can be personalized with different colors. Typically metal braces can stay on from a year to three years depending on the patient.
Ceramic (Clear) Braces
Ceramic braces are far less noticeable than traditional metal braces. They are made of white ceramic instead of stainless steel or titanium. For this reason, it is the preferred choice for adults who might be self-cautious about getting braces. Although the wire surrounding the teeth is still metal it is very thin and hardly noticeable. Most people often mistake it for being a teeth retainer instead of actual braces.
Connecticut Orthodontist Dr. Mark J. Schpero knows one of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging. Invisalign® offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.
Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays. The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. A great number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results.