Trusted Orthodontics Near Bristol
We proudly serve patients of all ages from Southington, Cheshire, Bristol, and the surrounding communities.
27 Meriden Ave #2a
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 276-0333
Your Bristol orthodontist
Dr. Don Demas received his dental degree from the University Of Illinois College of Dentistry and completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Prior to becoming an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Demas was in private practice for four years specializing in pediatric dentistry. He then earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s Degree at the University of Maryland. From there, he attended the University of Kentucky for a one-year fellowship in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and the use of dental appliances in sleep apnea.
Dr. Demas also maintains memberships in several professional organizations, including:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Northeast Society of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
In addition, he’s the orthodontics for Southington’s regional chapter of Smiles for a Lifetime.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Demas, these brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Bristol braces are an excellent choice for correcting tooth issues from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Bristol braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Rather than brackets and bands, the Bristol Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The nearly invisible trays are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. The Invisalign system can only work if these recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Team Demas Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Bristol Braces and Invisalign: finding the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor and staff have many years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit one of our office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face.
To learn more about Bristol orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Team Demas Orthodontics.