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Key Terms When Looking for an Orthodontist

If you or a family member is in the need for an orthodontic work, there are several things you should know before getting started. If you have a regular dentist, they may be able to refer you to an orthodontist. Surgery is not always necessary. The resolution may vary depending on whether the problem is crooked teeth or a chipped tooth. If the teeth or gums ache, then emergency surgery may be necessary. Your dentist will have a recommendation. If the problem is cosmetic, there is no immediate rush to resolve the issue. The following are key terms when you are looking to have orthodontic work done.

  • Appliance - A term that refers to any device that is used to move the teeth or hold the teeth in place. Removable items such as dentures are also considered orthodontic appliances.
  • Braces - An orthodontic appliance that is used to straighten and align teeth. Braces are made up of archwires, brackets, bands and ligatures.
  • Archwire - An orthodontic appliance that attaches to brackets to move the teeth. An archwire is a metal wire.
  • Bracket - A metal, ceramic or plastic attachment. The brackets are bonded to each tooth and has a slot for the archwire.
  • Band - A ring that is used to strengthen the tooth and keep it in place.
  • Ligature - An elastic or twisted wire that is used to hold the archwires and brackets together.
  • Dentures - A device used to replace missing teeth. These are usually removable and are commonly referred to as false teeth.
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    Biggio Dental Care
    8480 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste E, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    Dr. Chad Biggio is a dentist in Baton Rouge, LA offering services as a general & family dentist providing orthodontics, dental implants, teeth whitening, emergency, pediatric, and cosmetic dentistry.
    (225) 767-4491
    Porter Orthodontics
    4451 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste B, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    Orthodontist at Baton Rouge and Denham Springs Dr Joseph Porter offers a quality Orthodontic treatment for children and adults specializes in providing outstanding state-of-the-art orthodontic care such as types of braces and invisalign treatment services.
    (225) 291-9900
    Richard H Maness DDS MSD
    202 Feu Follet Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 232-2012
    John M Oubre DR
    1605 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 988-2025
    John C Daire DDS
    858 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 291-9141
    Kirby J Guidry DR
    1101 S College Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 233-4800
    Donald B Balhoff DDS
    3909 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Ste E, Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 761-7070
    Dore', Danielle Ardoin DDS
    1144 Coolidge Blvd Ste F, Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 267-7645
    Phil D Mayers DDS MS
    3703 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 981-9811
    Stephen E Searcy DR
    3839 W Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70506
    (337) 984-0178
    Noel P Dragon Jr DDS MSD
    301 Rue Beauregard, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 412-6281
    S Jay Waguespack DDS
    4906 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 233-3677
    Melanie Fowler DDS
    4906 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Ste 1501, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 981-4350
    Guidry & Balhoff Orthodontics
    1101 S College Rd Ste 308, Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 233-4800
    Joseph R Porter DDS
    126 Hospital Dr, Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 232-0689

    Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in the alignment of teeth and jaws. They often use braces, retainers, rubber bands, and wires to rotate and move teeth so that they are straight. Some think of this as a cosmetic procedure, but maintaining a straight bite with wires and rubber bands can also improve overall oral health. Today's orthodontists have many more products for teens and adults than those of the past. For instance, it is common for modern orthodontic dentists to use clear braces. Many patients prefer the aesthetics of these invisible braces because they do not want other people to know that they wear them. They can, therefore, use the devices for improved dental cosmetics in the future without sacrificing their looks in the present. Some dentist offices focus on specific types of patients. They might, for instance, concentrate on providing services to kids. Many of them, however, work with children, teens, and adults. If you are looking for an orthodontist to straighten your teeth or jaw, you should contact them to make sure they can address your specific needs. You can learn more about the crowns, bridges, and tooth implants that dentists offer by reading about the orthodontic profession. There are several websites devoted to dental care techniques that address crowded or crooked teeth. This is a good place to start learning about the different types of hygienic and cosmetic services that orthodontic dentists offer. You can learn about the specific offices that serve your area by using an internet search that includes keywords, such as the name of your town and “orthodontist.” Many sites offer information about pediatric services and insurance plans to lower costs.
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