At Parker Orthodontics, we believe it’s NEVER too late to straighten your smile. In fact, over half of our patients are adults! A healthy bite is as important at 60 as it is at 16. Although most patients receive orthodontic treatment to achieve a straight smile, treatment also positively affects your overall health. Crooked, crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain which can negatively impact your oral health and in some circumstances your overall health.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, research has shown a strong link between crooked, unhealthy teeth and periodontal disease, heart disease, stroke and more. A straight healthy smile can not only help boost your self-esteem; it can help prevent these types of diseases from occurring. Orthodontic treatment is a smart investment for your dental, physical and emotional well-being.
Technology continues to advance in the orthodontic industry and there are always exciting new treatment options that are both effective and discreet. As your Baton Rouge Orthodontist, Parker Orthodontics believes in staying on top of the trends and offer our patients the most advanced treatment options available on the market.
A popular option among our adult patients is Damon Clear, which uses self-ligating bracket technology to gently move your teeth into place. Virtually invisible, Damon Clear has clear advantages over traditional braces. Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System of Braces, which combines tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortable to achieve a spectacular smile. Dr. Parker is a Certified Provider of Damon Clear.
Incognito lingual braces are another treatment option popular among our adult patients. As the name suggests, this is a treatment option that is invisible because the braces are affixed BEHIND your teeth. Your wedding day, a new job, that big presentation, a public performance – you know a great smile can make a difference not only in your personal life but in your professional life as well.
Invisalign are “braces” that consist of strong plastic trays that are fabricated especially for you. Invisalign is truly invisible. No one will know that you are straightening your teeth. Invisalign uses 3D computer graphics to design and manufacture these customized clear aligners. These aligners are comfortable to wear and removeable so you can eat whatever you want and brush and floss your teeth normally.