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Orthodontists For Children, Teens & Adults In Fairfield & Bridgeport CT Area

First Impressions Orthodontics is centrally located in Fairfield, CT and provides expert care to children, teens and adults all over the surrounding area. Our orthodontists are highly trained in the latest orthodontic technology and braces technology including:

  • Modern metal braces
  • Lingual braces (hidden behind the teeth)
  • Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Choose First Impressions Orthodontics Because...

First Impressions Orthodontics is a leading, family-focused orthodontics practice in Fairfield & Norwalk that provides outstanding orthodontic treatment to children and adults living, working, or going to school in the following communities:

  • Fairfield
  • Bridgeport
  • Stratford
  • Westport
  • Norwalk
  • Weston

We use the most advanced, modern practices in orthodontic medicine and offer several treatment options ranging from conventional braces to Invisalign® so we can accommodate the needs of each of our patients.

What Makes Us Unique

There are many reasons why you, your friends, and your neighbors should choose us as your family orthodontist including:

New Modern Office Dr. Cass Burrell is excited to share his recently opened new high tech office. While at First Impressions Orthodontics in Fairfield, you can expect state-of-the-art treatment and care. While many dental offices offer some types of orthodontics treatment, our office consists of certified orthodontic specialists. This means that our orthodontists have completed the required training general dentists need, as well as several years of post-graduate training in orthodontics.

We Offer You Thorough, Obligation-Free Initial Examinations Because orthodontics is a big decision to make, we want you to make that decision armed with as much information as possible. We provide comfortable, obligation-free consultation appointments that help you learn more about orthodontic treatment and its benefits. This way, you will better understand your needs and the treatment options available to you.

You Get Individualized Treatment We provide each patient with individualized, compassionate care and make you a part of our orthodontic family! Because every patient is unique, we always develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient we serve. This way, we can provide you with the best possible results, which is a straight, healthy and beautiful smile you can wear proudly for the rest of your life!

We Provide Convenient Online Services Thanks to the internet, we live in a very connected world. Our practice provides an abundance of information on our website for your convenience. From offering online directions to our Fairfield & Norwalk orthodontic offices, to allowing our patients to schedule appointments on our website, we make finding the information you need fast and easy.

We Focus Solely On Orthodontics While many dental professionals offer orthodontic treatment, we are orthodontic specialists who focus solely on orthodontics. Our doctors are certified orthodontic specialists wherein they have completed several years of post-graduate training in orthodontics. This allows us to provide you with the most effective and long-lasting treatment to ensure you have a beautiful, straight and healthy smile for the rest of your life.

We Use The Latest, Most Advanced Technology We use the latest, most advanced technology in orthodontics to provide you with accurate, fast and comfortable treatment. To help us stay abreast of the latest orthodontic technology and advances, we regularly attend continuing educational courses and seminars.

We Have Two Centralized Locations While many orthodontic practices have offices spread out over several cities, counties and even states, we have two centrally-located orthodontic offices in Fairfield and Norwalk, CT. This helps our patients gain easy access to the orthodontic treatment they need.

Sterilization We always adhere to the strict guidelines for bacterial control and sterilization set forth by the CDC and OSHA. We use disposable tools and materials whenever possible and what tools must be re-used are always thoroughly cleaned and sterilized between patients.

Retention The day your braces come off is when you start the retention phase of your treatment. Because we want you to enjoy your great new smile for a lifetime, the cost of a retention system is included with your orthodontic treatment.

 

Meet Our Doctors

    Profile photo of Dr. Cass D. Burrell, DMD

    Dr. Cass D. Burrell , DMD

    Dr. Cass Burrell (aka “Dr. Cass”) attributes his interest in orthodontics to being the son of a dentist. A lifelong learner, Dr. Burrell is committed to providing the latest, most innovative treatment available to his patients. Dr. Cass received his B.S. from Brigham Young University, his dental degree (with honors) from the University of Pittsburgh, and his orthodontic certificate from Boston University. He strongly believes in the importance of continuing his education and has developed skills in adult orthodontics, surgical-orthodontic treatment, early childhood orthopedics, Invisalign® and tooth colored braces.

    While born in Maryland, Dr. Cass actually grew up in Tacoma, Washington, which made him an avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks. On the East Coast, Dr. Cass is a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox—a risky move living in the tristate area. His love for sports stems from a lifelong interest in athletics, having played many himself. From football to wrestling, Dr. Cass has an aptitude and passion not only for the orthodontic profession, but for all things active and outdoors. His hobbies include fishing, camping & archery, much of which can be attributed to his youth as an Eagle Scout. He has proudly served as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster, teaching new generations the joys of the outdoors.

    Dr. Cass’ passion also extends to music, as he is a great lover of karaoke, and even owns his own professional karaoke system! His love of music comes from his mother’s influence, and also contributed to his interest in playing both the saxophone and guitar. In addition to his many interests, Dr. Cass enjoys quality time with his family. His wife Amy and their four children are very involved with their church and devote much of their time to serving in various capacities, from teaching children to leading youth groups.

    Dr. Cass is thrilled to meet you at any of our three offices, located in Fairfield, Norwalk & Monroe. He is committed to providing high end, quality treatment to his patients, and applies a deep passion toward providing the best care possible at all times.

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    Dr. Sydney Schneider , DMD

    Dr. Schneider was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Fordham University in New York, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After dental school, she moved to Houston, Texas for her orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she earned her orthodontic certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry. Having gained an appreciation for all that the Northeastern region has to offer and feeling most at home in Connecticut, she decided to return to the area and joined the team at First Impressions Orthodontics.

    Dr. Sydney Schneider understands the profound impact that a smile can have on ourselves as well as those around us. As an orthodontist, she has a passion for crafting a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile for every patient that she has the privilege to treat. Through her own personal experience as an orthodontic patient when she was a teenager, she witnessed the significant and long-lasting impact that orthodontic treatment had on her own self-esteem. She ultimately pursued a career in orthodontics so that she could make a positive impact on her patients by improving their confidence and oral health. In addition to creating beautiful smiles, her goal is to make every patient feel like family and provide a comfortable, positive experience throughout the journey of orthodontic treatment. During the course of treatment and beyond, she strives to give her patients more reasons to smile.

    She has been involved in several academic research studies throughout her career and has authored publications in peer reviewed journals. In addition, she is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the University of Texas Orthodontic Alumni Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Stamford Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.

    In her free time, she enjoys fitness, cooking, outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

    Profile photo of Dr. Cass D. Burrell, DMD

    Dr. Cass D. Burrell , DMD

    Dr. Cass Burrell (aka “Dr. Cass”) attributes his interest in orthodontics to being the son of a dentist. A lifelong learner, Dr. Burrell is committed to providing the latest, most innovative treatment available to his patients. Dr. Cass received his B.S. from Brigham Young University, his dental degree (with honors) from the University of Pittsburgh, and his orthodontic certificate from Boston University. He strongly believes in the importance of continuing his education and has developed skills in adult orthodontics, surgical-orthodontic treatment, early childhood orthopedics, Invisalign® and tooth colored braces.

    While born in Maryland, Dr. Cass actually grew up in Tacoma, Washington, which made him an avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks. On the East Coast, Dr. Cass is a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox—a risky move living in the tristate area. His love for sports stems from a lifelong interest in athletics, having played many himself. From football to wrestling, Dr. Cass has an aptitude and passion not only for the orthodontic profession, but for all things active and outdoors. His hobbies include fishing, camping & archery, much of which can be attributed to his youth as an Eagle Scout. He has proudly served as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster, teaching new generations the joys of the outdoors.

    Dr. Cass’ passion also extends to music, as he is a great lover of karaoke, and even owns his own professional karaoke system! His love of music comes from his mother’s influence, and also contributed to his interest in playing both the saxophone and guitar. In addition to his many interests, Dr. Cass enjoys quality time with his family. His wife Amy and their four children are very involved with their church and devote much of their time to serving in various capacities, from teaching children to leading youth groups.

    Dr. Cass is thrilled to meet you at any of our three offices, located in Fairfield, Norwalk & Monroe. He is committed to providing high end, quality treatment to his patients, and applies a deep passion toward providing the best care possible at all times.

    Profile photo of Dr. Cass D. Burrell, DMD

    Dr. Cass D. Burrell , DMD

    Dr. Cass Burrell (aka “Dr. Cass”) attributes his interest in orthodontics to being the son of a dentist. A lifelong learner, Dr. Burrell is committed to providing the latest, most innovative treatment available to his patients. Dr. Cass received his B.S. from Brigham Young University, his dental degree (with honors) from the University of Pittsburgh, and his orthodontic certificate from Boston University. He strongly believes in the importance of continuing his education and has developed skills in adult orthodontics, surgical-orthodontic treatment, early childhood orthopedics, Invisalign® and tooth colored braces.

    While born in Maryland, Dr. Cass actually grew up in Tacoma, Washington, which made him an avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks. On the East Coast, Dr. Cass is a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox—a risky move living in the tristate area. His love for sports stems from a lifelong interest in athletics, having played many himself. From football to wrestling, Dr. Cass has an aptitude and passion not only for the orthodontic profession, but for all things active and outdoors. His hobbies include fishing, camping & archery, much of which can be attributed to his youth as an Eagle Scout. He has proudly served as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster, teaching new generations the joys of the outdoors.

    Dr. Cass’ passion also extends to music, as he is a great lover of karaoke, and even owns his own professional karaoke system! His love of music comes from his mother’s influence, and also contributed to his interest in playing both the saxophone and guitar. In addition to his many interests, Dr. Cass enjoys quality time with his family. His wife Amy and their four children are very involved with their church and devote much of their time to serving in various capacities, from teaching children to leading youth groups.

    Dr. Cass is thrilled to meet you at any of our three offices, located in Fairfield, Norwalk & Monroe. He is committed to providing high end, quality treatment to his patients, and applies a deep passion toward providing the best care possible at all times.

    Profile photo of Dr. Sydney Schneider, DMD

    Dr. Sydney Schneider , DMD

    Dr. Schneider was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Fordham University in New York, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After dental school, she moved to Houston, Texas for her orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she earned her orthodontic certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry. Having gained an appreciation for all that the Northeastern region has to offer and feeling most at home in Connecticut, she decided to return to the area and joined the team at First Impressions Orthodontics.

    Dr. Sydney Schneider understands the profound impact that a smile can have on ourselves as well as those around us. As an orthodontist, she has a passion for crafting a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile for every patient that she has the privilege to treat. Through her own personal experience as an orthodontic patient when she was a teenager, she witnessed the significant and long-lasting impact that orthodontic treatment had on her own self-esteem. She ultimately pursued a career in orthodontics so that she could make a positive impact on her patients by improving their confidence and oral health. In addition to creating beautiful smiles, her goal is to make every patient feel like family and provide a comfortable, positive experience throughout the journey of orthodontic treatment. During the course of treatment and beyond, she strives to give her patients more reasons to smile.

    She has been involved in several academic research studies throughout her career and has authored publications in peer reviewed journals. In addition, she is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the University of Texas Orthodontic Alumni Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Stamford Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.

    In her free time, she enjoys fitness, cooking, outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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    Dr. Brijesh P. Chandwani , DMD, BDS, FOP

    Brijesh Chandwani is board certified in Orofacial Pain and he focuses on management of complex facial pain disorders in New York and Connecticut. Dr. Chandwani currently holds an academic position as Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of Diagnostic Sciences at Tufts University, Boston and at the St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Chandwani underwent his dental training (DMD) at Tufts University in Boston, where he also did his post graduate fellowship training in Temporomandibular Disorders and Sleep apnea. He completed his Acupuncture training from Harvard Medical School, Boston.

    He has authored a number of publications and has presented at National conferences on Headaches and Bruxism. He incorporates mainly physical medicine approaches to managing these problems including acupuncture, trigger point needling, and stretching in addition to Oral appliances, Botox injections and nerve blocks.

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    Dr. Ian Gibbs , DMD

    Dr Gibbs is double Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He works in private practice and is an Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT. His educational credits include dental school at Temple (Kornberg) University, Graduate Practice Residency at the University of Southern California, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Howard University Hospital.

    Dr. Gibbs is disciplined in all branches of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with a concentration in Pathology, Orthognathic and Trauma surgery as well as wisdom teeth extractions, biopsies, dental implants, and sedation for anxious patients.

    He is an active member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and Connecticut Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

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