September 26, 2017
Want a straighter smile but don’t want to wear traditional braces for the next few years?
Find the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted in half the time with cosmetic orthodontics at Lapalco Family Dental!
Here’s Dr. Landry explaining how we can correct your crooked teeth faster than traditional braces in our Marrero dental office!
August 18, 2017
Braces are such a common treatment among teens, it’s become almost as much a rite of passage about adolescence as homework and acne. However, orthodontics aren’t just for teens. Not anymore, at least.
At Lapalco Family Dental, we see patients all the time who wish they had straighter teeth but feel like they’re too old to do anything about it. If you’re an adult, the thought of having to wear traditional metal braces for a couple of years is less than appealing. Somehow, braces are easier to endure when you’re in school and many of your friends are going through it at the same time.
So where does that leave adults with crooked teeth? Keep reading to find out why orthodontics aren’t just a young person’s game anymore.
Adults Have Special Events That Warrant A Beautiful Smile
Teenagers look forward to prom and high school graduation, two important life events where there are certainly no shortages of photo ops. But think about all the special life events that follow.
Photos taken at weddings, baby showers and milestones, family and class reunions, and dream vacations will all be revisited and enjoyed long after the events themselves. For years and years, those pictures will decorate your walls and photo albums.
You’ll want a straight beautiful smile staring back at you when you look back upon your most special memories.
Adults With Crooked Teeth Are At Greater Risk For Dental Problems
Even if your need for orthodontics is merely cosmetic, meaning you don’t have headaches or poor bite alignment, you have reason enough to straighten your teeth. As you age, your risk for dental problems like decay, cavities, and gum disease increases.
If you have misshapen, crooked teeth, or gaps in your smile, it can make these problems easier to manifest themselves. By seeking orthodontic treatment later in life, you’re lowering your risks for these issues because you’ll have a better chance of keeping straight teeth cleaner and healthier.
Adults Can Benefit Personally And Professionally From An Attractive Smile
It’s an unfortunate truth, but as much as we’d like to think we’re all judged solely by our character and our efforts, appearances do matter. An attractive smile can take you further than one you’d rather hide behind.
This is true professionally and personally. With an attractive, straight smile that gives you confidence, you’re more likely to win people over, to feel free to be yourself, and to attract others to you.
Adults’ Teeth Are Still Moving
It might surprise you to know that even into adulthood, your teeth are still shifting. They don’t move as quickly or as much as they do during childhood and adolescence, but they do move. That means that even if you had braces when you were younger, it is possible you could have one or more teeth that have come out of step with the others.
Adults Are Enjoying Longer Lives
Advances in technology and modern medicine, along with a deeper awareness about the connections between nutrition and health, we’re living longer. This is certainly something to celebrate!
But with that comes the greater possibility that you may experiences problems with your smile caused by wear and tear. This only means that you’ll have to work more at achieving and maintaining a healthy, attractive smile for longer.
Now we can answer the question we posed at the start, which is where all of this leaves adults who want straighter teeth. At Lapalco Family Dental, we offer options that are perfect for adults such as Six Month Smiles and ClearCorrect.
Both options are just as effective in correcting crooked teeth as traditional braces, but both are also clear and much less likely to draw attention than metal brackets and wires. They also have the advantage of time. ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles take months in comparison to 2 years or longer with traditional treatment.
It’s as simple as that! An orthodontic solution for adults who want and deserve a beautiful smile, yet who prefer not to have to endure years of looking like a teen with a mouth full of metal to get it. You can explore your options in adult orthodontics right here in Marrero, LA.
Call Lapalco Family Dental today at 504-264-6461 today or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Landry. Find out if one of our orthodontic options is the right solution for your smile!
May 26, 2017
If you’re an adult with crooked teeth, you’ve probably assumed the only orthodontic solution for you is wearing traditional metal braces for the next few years before you can enjoy a beautifully straight smile.
That couldn’t be further from the truth! At Lapalco Family Dental in Marrero, LA, we offer two options that can give you straighter teeth in half the time. This is perfect for adults who don’t want to look like a teenager during treatment or who don’t have time to deal with the hassle of frequent, inconvenient dental appointments.
That’s why we’re answering two of the most common questions patients have about adult orthodontics in our Marrero dental office.
Common Question #1: What are the advantages of short term braces?
The most obvious advantage of short term orthodontics is just that: a shorter duration of treatment. Adults have busy lives with work and kids. The last thing you want to deal with are a steady stream of maintenance appointments to get your braces tightened. You also want to get your treatment out of the way so you can move on to other things.
If your bite alignment is fine and your teeth are otherwise in healthy shape, you can opt for a faster solution, and possibly one that only focuses on the front teeth that show when you smile.
Another advantage of our orthodontic treatment options is that they are much more discreet than traditional braces. A teen will wear metal braces for a couple of years, and it’s no big deal because most of their friends are wearing them, too. It’s almost like a rite of passage.
But when you’re an adult, you need a method of treatment that isn’t so obvious. You want to be able to speak to potential clients or impress your supervisor at work with your great ideas. Metal braces might make it hard for you to feel like you’re being taken seriously on a professional level. Our ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles options allow adults to get the straighter smile they’ve always wanted in half the time and in a less noticeable way.
Common Question #2: How do I know which treatment is best for me?
There are a few factors you need to consider when choosing either ClearCorrect or Six Month Smiles. Our team of specialists will make sure your mouth is as healthy as possible before starting your orthodontic treatment.
You also would need to discuss your smile goals with Dr. Landry, plus any other dental concerns you might be having. With ClearCorrect, you have the advantage of using clear, plastic aligners that you can take out when you brush, floss, and eat, which make good oral hygiene and social outings easier and more enjoyable. With Six Month Smiles, you wear clear brackets and tooth-colored wires only on those teeth that show when you smile, so the treatment doesn’t take as long as traditional braces.
But the only way to know for sure which of our treatments is right for you is by visiting Lapalco Family Dental for an examination with Dr. Landry. We will do all we can to help you achieve the straight, attractive smile you’ve been wanting for a long time. It’s just a phone call away!
April 21, 2016
Welcome to the Lapalco Family Dental blog. We are your trusted source for dentistry solutions in Marrero, Louisiana.
Basically, what makes us unique is that we are a one stop shopping site when it comes to dental solutions. We do some orthodontics, we do implants, we replace teeth, crown and bridge, and it’s always the same doctor.
Some of the new clinics that are popping up all over the place, you might see one doctor one time, another doctor the next time. There’s no continuity of treatment. With us, you’re getting thirty-two years of experience every time you walk through the door there’s only one doctor here.
One of our favorite things to do is help adults who have given up. Not on life! But rather, they have given up hope of ever transforming their crooked, crowded, or gapped collection of teeth. They assume that it is impossible to do anything about their issues now that they are all grown-up. To that, we say, anything is possible! ANd we are poised to make the unthinkable happen for you!
We can get you a better smile at any age through a forward-looking technique known as ClearCorrect. We like to tell our patients that ClearCorrect is a new approach to an old problem. ClearCorrect braces tackle the problem differently by moving your teeth through a series of transitional stages, each one getting you closer to your desired results.
This system truly expanded the opportunities for orthodontics in the modern era. ClearCorrect is perfect for older teenagers, college students, working professionals, parents and anyone who wants a discreet way to straighten their teeth. Maybe it will be the perfect solution for you, too!
How Does It Work?
During your appointment, we will scan your mouth and take photos and impressions of your teeth. The images are sent to ClearCorrect company that creates a 3D model of your current teeth and teeth after treatment, including the stages in between. ClearCorrect will use the models to create a series of custom plastic aligners that are ready to be worn in a few days.
Then you’ll just switch them out on your own every two weeks instead of coming in for monthly hardware adjustments!
Rather than making use of stark metal wires and brackets, ClearCorrect aligners are made of a gentle yet durable plastic that feels natural on your gums, cheeks and tongue. And the good news is that they won’t be noticed by outsiders. So, no unwanted questions or comments will be aimed at you,
These smooth, comfortable aligners are also removable, which means that your eating habits won’t have to be modified. And cleaning your gear is as simple as rinsing the aligners under warm water!
In our experience, we have found ClearCorrect to be safe, subtle, and effective. Treatment time is usually only a matter of months, depending on the severity of the problems we are correcting.
ClearCorrect works well for many busy adults seeking to straighten out the situation in their mouth, but it is not the best fit for all patients.
Let’s Get Going!
To see if you are a good candidate for ClearCorrect, call the Lapalco Family Dental office at (504) 264-6461. We can’t wait to help you smile with confidence!
April 18, 2016
Hello! Thanks for stopping by the virtual dental office of Lapalco Family Dental.
We proudly serve Marrero, Louisiana and nearby communities. So, if you are looking for a family dentist in the region, you should come check us out.
Around here, we do a little bit of everything. We are well-versed in the science but our style is folksy and approachable. Like we said, we offer comprehensive solutions aimed at meeting your ever-changing dental needs, because we know that keeping your mouth clean is important, but so is delivering the best possible smile.
What sets us apart is our commitment to investing in modern technology and to providing exceptional dental care. You’ll soon see that we genuinely care about our patients.
No matter how old you are, we are of the opinion that it is never too late to start working towards a better smile. In fact, we make it easier than ever for adult patients to straighten out crooked, overcrowded, and gapped teeth. We’d love to turn you on to a great new solution known as Six Month Smiles!
With Six Month Smiles, we’re basically looking to help people that are unhappy with the front of their smile. If you chew adequately, have no headaches, but just have those few teeth in the front that you’re unhappy with, this might be the solution for you.
Cosmetic Orthodontics In Louisiana
Sure the name is catchy. But you may be wondering, what can be done for a messy set of teeth in just six months? Lots! While it does depend on the severity of your issues, with Six Month Smiles, your unruly smile can generally be completely transformed in a handful of months (as the name implies).
You know, sometimes in orthodontics we’re talking four to five years of wearing braces. But we’re only talking six to eight months in braces with this method. We’ve seen many wonderful results, and everybody has been happy with it. We really can’t say enough about it.
Six Month Smiles is a great new teeth-straightening method that is certainly as effective as metal braces and as subtle as Invisalign aligners.
We are confident that you will love that this system relies on nearly invisible brackets and tooth-colored wires to gently and quickly move your teeth to the places we want them to be.
This modern treatment only takes a fraction of the time that traditional braces would require, and no one will ever know you are a work-in-progress. Short treatment time means better compliance and less discomfort. Six Month Smiles is also typically more affordable than traditional braces, aligners and veneers. So there you go! What are you waiting for? The clock is ticking!
Let’s Get Started!
At Lapalco Family Dental, YOU are the top priority. We strive to make every visit as rewarding as possible. Contact us right away to learn more about what short-term orthodontics can do for you! Call 504-264-6461 to speak to a member of our team about Six Month Smiles!