Orthodontics Specialist

Trusty Dental

General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Greenwich and Stamford Area, Riverside, CT

Orthodontics care is the best way to improve your tooth alignment and encourage a healthy bite. It’s also a sure path to a gorgeous smile. At Trusty Dental in Riverside, Connecticut, the talented team is ready to help with a variety of orthodontics options, including Invisalign®, metal braces, and ceramic braces. Schedule a consultation with the on-site orthodontist by calling the office or clicking online booking now.

Orthodontics Q&A

What is the right age to start orthodontics?

The best time to start orthodontic treatment is when your bad bite becomes obvious. Usually, this means anywhere from age 8-14. Although starting treatment at a young age before your teeth are completely set in place is ideal, you can still get excellent results from orthodontic treatment as an adult.

You can start orthodontic care at any point in your life. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is over 21.

What are the different teeth-straightening options?

Trusty Dental offers several teeth-straightening options, including:

Metal braces

Metal braces are the traditional option for teeth straightening, but metal braces today are very different than a few decades ago. Today, the metal brackets are slimmer, lighter, and more comfortable. Similarly, wires that go through the braces brackets are lightweight and highly durable. 

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces have the same bracket-and-wire system as metal braces, but they’re tooth-colored ceramic rather than metal. This type of braces can be a good solution if you need braces but don’t like the idea of prominent metal on your teeth. 


Invisalign is an aligner system that has you wear removable clear molds that shift your teeth gradually. It’s a very popular option because Invisalign doesn’t require brackets on your teeth. But because it’s removable, consistent wear may be an issue for some patients. You need to wear the Invisalign aligners 20-22 hours a day to get optimal results. 

The Trusty Dental team can discuss all the different teeth-straightening options with you to help you decide which is ideal for your needs. 

How can I keep my teeth straight after orthodontic treatment?

Trusty Dental generally recommends wearing a retainer after orthodontic treatment, as it’s the best possible tool to minimize tooth shifting. Usually, you’ll start out wearing the retainer full time, but eventually you’ll transition to only wearing it overnight. 

If you want to straighten your teeth, enhance your appearance, and increase your self-confidence, orthodontic treatment at Trusty Dental can help. Start your journey to a beautiful smile by booking a orthodontics consultation online or over the phone today.