Dr. Ravin and Hospital Dental Group are committed to providing the most effective means of giving you or your child a beautiful, healthy smile by using the most up-to-date standards in modern orthodontics. Our experienced staff will make your visit pleasant and comfortable, placing YOUR needs above OURS, because at Hospital Dental Group, it’s all about our patients.
We are concerned with maintaining and improving the dental health of infants, children, adolescents, and adults, as well as those patients who have special needs. Early detection of problems can help you or your child maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime and help prevent the need for extensive, costly dental treatment. We do our best to give you and your family the care you deserve and we are committed to providing for you or your child’s total help.
Invisalign is an extraordinary system that discreetly straightens teeth without the nuisance of metal brackets. Made of durable, clear plastic materials, the Invisalign aligners gently guide teeth into proper position comfortably and invisibly. And everyday life is a breeze since the aligners are removable, allowing you to eat, drink, and care for your teeth without worry.
Hospital Dental Group and Dr. Ravin begin your Invisalign treatment with a comprehensive evaluation of your mouth. Regular or soon to be digital impressions will be made of your teeth using computerized 3D imaging technology. Hospital Dental Group and Dr. Ravin will then create a custom treatment plan just for you, and fabricate your new aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for 2-3 weeks, depending on your individual progress and treatment plan. As you move into each series, your teeth will move little by little until they’ve settled into their final position.
Invisalign is a great choice for adults who want a straighter smile without the hassle and look of metal braces–and often in less time than traditional orthodontics! On average most Invisalign treatments are complete in around one year. Accomplishing a straighter smile really is that easy!
By combining their high level of experience with exceptional education, years of training and creative individualized treatment planning, our Hartford, CT doctors are able to provide you with the results you deserve.
Six-Month Smiles is a highly innovative orthodontic treatment that reduces treatment time dramatically, and is designed to provide better comfort and a less noticeable effect on your smile compared to traditional braces. Six-Month Smiles moves teeth quickly and effectively using clear, titanium wires and brackets, and toot-colored titanium wires, creating a very subtle appearance.
The benefits of Six-Month Smiles are amazing:
- Average treatment time is about six months
- Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are very subtle
- More predictable results compared to other methods, such as aligners
- Quick, more comfortable appointments
The Six-Month Smiles treatment process is simple. First Dr. Ravin will take photographs and impressions of your teeth. This information is then used by the Six-Month Smiles lab to design your treatment plan. There, they’ll custom-design your Six-Month Smiles Patient Tray Kit. Once your kit is ready, Dr. Ravin will bond the wires and brackets to your teeth. You’ll return for routine adjustments until treatment is complete.
Many of our Six-Month Smiles treatments are completed between 4 and 9 months, with the average being 6 months (hence, the name “Six-Month Smiles”). At the end of your treatment, Dr. Ravin will provide you with a retainer, which should be worn at night to keep your smile perfectly aligned for good.
Not everyone is a candidate for Six-Month Smiles. Our motto is to treat children idealistically and treat adults realistically. With that we primarily offer Six-Month Smiles to our adult patients who need minor improvements to the alignment of their smiles. For children, or those who need bite adjustment, particularly for crossbite, overbite, or overjet, traditional braces may be a more viable option.
Six-Month Smiles has truly changed the way Dr. Ravin performs orthodontics today! Find out if you’re a candidate for Six-Month Smiles by calling our Hartford, CT area office to schedule your consultation today.
A smile full of shiny, perfectly aligned teeth can work wonders for your confidence and oral health. Metal braces are among the most common orthodontic treatments used to improve the appearance and health of a smile. At Hospital Dental Group, we offer the very latest in metal braces to Hartford area patients, making orthodontic treatment more comfortable and convenient than ever before.
Dr. Ravin offers metal braces designed of high quality stainless steel or titanium. Brackets are bonded to the teeth and connected using an archwire. The archwire is a thin metal wire, held to the brackets using elastics, or rubber bands. The brackets, arch wire, and elastics all come in different materials and colors to give you a personalized appearance. Once placed, metal braces put constant pressure on your teeth to help guide them into their proper position. During follow-up appointments, the archwire will be adjusted and tightened, slowly correcting the teeth. The length of treatment varies.
Due to affordability and a proven reputation for success, metal braces are among the most popular treatment options. In fact, many of our patients choose metal braces in our Hartford, CT office to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. To find out if this method is right for you, call us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ravin today.