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Keeping our patients informed about the benefits of excellent oral health is the cornerstone of our Metairie practice. We think you’re more likely to take steps to protect your oral health when you know the impact that healthy teeth can have on your life.
We don’t expect you to be an expert about dentistry, and we’re here to answer any and all of your questions. The more information you have, the better prepared you are to make important decisions when the time comes.
If you don’t see your question listed here, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our convenient online contact form.
Yes! Braces are not just for kids anymore! Adults tend to get braces for numerous reasons besides just to make their teeth straight. A lot of adults feel that they can improve their professional lives with a straighter smile and regain their confidence.
In adults, braces can make teeth straight to make them easier to brush and clean, adjust and correct issues in the bite, avoid excessive wear and fractures. New technology in orthodontics has helped shorten the time in braces and has made them look better. Age is not a reason to not do braces!
Invisalign Clear Braces
We also offer Invisalign clear braces here in our office. Invisalign works by using a set of clear aligners that push your teeth into place without the need for metal braces.
Invisalign is great for people who do not have complex orthodontic cases and want their teeth straightened. Invisalign clear braces are a discreet way to straighten your teeth, perfect for the working professional.
First, we take an impression of your teeth. From this impression, a 3D model is made and put into a computer program. The computer will show you just how your teeth will move. You wear a clear retainer set for about 2 weeks. Each set pushes your teeth into alignment. Next, you put in another set and it pushes the teeth a little more. You wear the clear mouthpiece just about all the time except when you eat, brush and floss.