Orthodontist Serving Stamford, CT
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Garrick F. Wong DMD Orthodontics is proud to provide top quality orthodontic services to patients in Stamford, CT, including Invisalign, dentofacial orthopedics, and surgical orthodontics. Our office is conveniently located in Cos Cob, a short drive from Stamford, CT.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics
What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
Both dentists and orthodontists graduate dental school with a DMD or DDS degree, but orthodontists go on to receive up to three additional years of comprehensive training focused on the movement of teeth and correction of growth issues and facial irregularities. As specialists, orthodontists have more experience and knowledge in orthodontic treatment.
What is a good age to get braces?
Every patient is different, but in most cases, we will wait until a patient has lost all of their primary teeth before considering braces.
Am I too old for braces?
You’re never too old to achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted! As long as your teeth and gums are healthy, you are a candidate for braces. If you’re self-conscious about having braces as an adult, consider Invisalign, which uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth.
Which is better, braces or Invisalign?
If you’re a candidate for both braces and Invisalign, deciding which is better simply comes down to your preferences and lifestyle. Many patients prefer Invisalign because aligners are discreet and comfortable, while others choose braces because they are affixed to the teeth and working 24/7 to improve your smile.
What does interceptive orthodontics mean?
Interceptive orthodontics seeks to influence proper growth in the jaw as it is developing, rather than waiting for growth issues to occur and then correcting them. This approach can mean fewer years of orthodontic treatment when your child reaches their teens.
See What Patients Are Saying About Our Stamford Area Orthodontic Practice
“Great Orthodontist! If you are going to have braces late in life, he's wonderful at working with your needs. Highly recommended!” – A.M.
“Dr. Wong did all three of my children's teeth. My youngest had so many issues including extra teeth in her palate preventing the ‘real’ tooth from coming down and so many other obstacles to a nice smile. Her teeth look amazing now. Every time I go to the pediatric dentist she raves about the work that he did and thought that the results he achieved were nearly impossible. He is really a miracle worker!!!! And, a nice guy on top of that!!!!” – T.B.
Directions from Stamford, CT
Head north on Atlantic St toward Luther St
Turn left onto Broad St
Turn left onto Washington Blvd
Turn right to merge onto I-95 S
Take exit 5 for US 1 S
Slight left onto US-1 S
Garrick F. Wong DMD Orthodontics will be on the left