How to Brush Your Teeth with Braces

How to Brush Teeth With Braces

Braces are still a common choice for straightening teeth. It is important to brush your teeth and braces regularly. If you need braces in Hamden, CT, you’ll want to work with a skilled orthodontist who can install them and show you how to maintain your braces. Here is how to brush your teeth with braces. The first step is to …

Getting Braces: What You Should Know

Getting Braces: What You Should Know

Today there are numerous options for straightening teeth, but metal braces are still the most popular choice. Yet many people have questions and concerns about what to expect from braces. Here is what you should know. We follow the guidelines of the American Association of Orthodontists, which recommend an initial orthodontics evaluation at the age of 7. This lets us examine …

Shamik Desai of Brace-Asaurus

Shamik Desai of Brace-Asaurus Featured on FindaTopDoc.com

Get to know Orthodontist Dr. Shamik Desai, who serves the population of Connecticut. Dr. Desai completed his undergraduate degree from Villanova University where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Economics, graduating in 2008. He then completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Harvard University in 2012. Wanting to further his education he went on to receive his Masters …

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign® is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces that involve a series of aligner trays worn in an order that gradually shifts your teeth into better alignment. The aligners are clear, so they aren’t immediately visible. This means that you won’t have to worry about your metal braces showing in pictures. The cost per case depends on the severity, …

Common Problems with Braces and How to Fix Them

Common Problems with Braces and How to Fix Them

Although newer treatments such as Invisalign are quickly gaining traction, braces have been the treatment of choice for straightening teeth for more than 100 years, and they remain highly popular today. Unfortunately, minor issues are not unusual with braces. Here are some common braces problems and how to fix them. Soreness is extremely common for the first three to five days …

Do You Need to See an Orthodontist for Invisalign?

Do You Need to See an Orthodontist for Invisalign?

Invisalign is an excellent, thoroughly modern approach to straightening teeth. It has become incredibly popular, and many dentists now offer Invisalign services. However, you might wonder whether seeing an orthodontist would be a better choice. Here are some considerations. While traditional braces use wires and metal brackets, Invisalign uses a customized series of clear, smooth, medical grade aligners to gently …

Invisalign Alternatives: What You Should Consider

Invisalign Alternatives: What You Should Consider

“The clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign has become tremendously popular in recent years. It is highly effective in many cases, and it can be an excellent solution to many orthodontic issues. However, Invisalign is not the only clear alternative on the market. Here is what you should know. While Invisalign works extremely well to correct many orthodontic issues, clear braces are …

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

Known as “the clear alternative to braces” since the ‘90s, Invisalign has recently become the treatment of choice for legions of orthodontists and patients. If you are considering Invisalign, you likely have several questions. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign. Invisalign gently shifts your teeth with a series of clear, comfortable, medical grade aligners. …

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

At Brace-Asaurus, we have placed quite a few sets of traditional metal braces. The treatment of choice for straightening teeth for decades, they still play a vital role in orthodontic care today. Increasingly, though, pre-teens, teens and adults are asking for Invisalign, billed as the “clear alternative to braces.” Unless there are unusual circumstances, both braces and Invisalign can work …