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Adult treatment

Metairie Office and Lutcher Office

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.Adults also look to orthodontics to facilitate periodontal, cosmetic and restorative work and help prevent the need for dental restorations later in life.

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces or transparent aligners that can be worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.

During the initial examination, we will be able to determine if orthodontics is right for you.

A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile.

To start treatment, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maldonado today. We look forward to seeing you!