At Old Metairie Orthodontics, we offer the full scope of orthodontic services to patients in the Metairie region, including braces, Invisalign®, and even treatment for adults.
Old Metairie Orthodontics in Metairie, LA, serves the Greater New Orleans community and prides itself on its welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. Whether you are interested in seeking traditional braces for your child or are looking into orthodontic solutions for yourself, it’s important to us to provide every one of our patients with individualized treatment and the very best outcomes. We use state-of-the-art techniques in our practice and offer the full scope of orthodontic treatment, from traditional braces and Invisalign® to palatal expanders and assisted eruption of impacted teeth. Our orthodontist, Dr. Celeste Block, is highly experienced and board-certified. The entire staff at Old Metairie Orthodontics loves to watch the confidence of our patients bloom from the beginning of their treatment to the end — those happy smiles are why we do what we do!
Great communication between you, Dr. Block, and her team will keep you well-informed throughout your treatment so that you can relax during your appointments. We are very good at explaining things clearly and welcome your questions — all questions are good questions at Old Metairie Orthodontics! If you would like to look forward to a beautiful, healthy, and confident smile, we encourage you to come see us. We are located in Old Metairie Village (2nd floor) in the heart of Metairie, LA.
Dr. Celeste Block is a board-certified orthodontist who provides many treatment options to patients of all ages at our office in Metairie, Louisiana. Orthodontic treatment corrects bite problems and misaligned teeth, which improves dental health, oral function, and self-esteem. Children, teens, and adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment. In fact, a child should visit an orthodontist for the first time around age 7.
Helping a child's mouth prepare for adult teeth early can reduce or eliminate the need for future orthodontic treatment. Nasoalveolar molding (NAM), palatal expansion, bite correction, and in some cases Invisalign® can ensure a child's mouth and teeth develop properly. Braces and Invisalign are popular treatments for teens and adults to straighten teeth and boost your or your child's confidence. Dr. Block also provides emergency orthodontic services in the event of broken oral appliances or severe pain. When it comes to your family's orthodontic needs, we invite you to visit Old Metairie Orthodontics where you can expect the highest level of care.
Braces are used to treat a variety of orthodontic conditions such as an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, dental overcrowding, spaces between teeth, crooked teeth, and more. Braces are combined with some oral surgery procedures such as jaw surgery or exposing an impacted canine tooth. Many teens and adults wear braces to achieve a straighter smile and feel more confident about their teeth. Straight teeth are easy to clean and contribute to easier chewing and speaking abilities.
Braces work by using brackets and wires to move the teeth using continuous, gentle pressure. The wires are tightened by your orthodontist and over time, will pull each tooth into its proper position. At Old Metairie Orthodontics, we offer traditional metal brackets, as well as, clear or ceramic braces, allowing you to personalize the braces experience to your needs and budget. Dr. Block and her team will guide you throughout each step of the braces process and our staff will instruct you on how to keep your braces clean and cared for to ensure an optimal treatment outcome. Learn more about braces in Metairie, LA.
Invisalign is a clear aligner system that children, teens, and adults can use to straighten teeth. These clear aligners are designed to look virtually invisible, so most people won't be able to tell you're wearing them! Dr. Block will provide you with new aligners every two weeks, which will be slightly more aligned than the previous set. Similar to braces, they work by using gentle force to move teeth into their proper positions. The aligners are removable and you take them out when eating, playing sports, or brushing your teeth. Because there are no brackets or wires, there are no dietary restrictions, giving patients more freedom and flexibility during orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners can treat gapped teeth, overcrowding, overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, and general misalignment. They are ideal for teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth without the look and feel of traditional braces. The average treatment time for Invisalign is about 15 months, which can vary depending on the severity of the issues you're looking to correct and how often you wear your aligners. Learn more about Invisalign in Metairie, LA.
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