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Orthodontics – Metairie, LA

Moving Smiles in the Right Direction

young girl at dental examAs a dentist in Metairie, LA, Dr. James Nelson has been helping Louisiana residents improve their smiles since 2013. As a professional who is Invisalign certified, he and our team at Nelson Dental Care are pleased to offer patients both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners to fix crooked teeth, overcrowding, gapped teeth, and misaligned bites. We offer in-house, start-to-finish treatment, which saves patients time and money, forgoing the need to provide a referral to an outside orthodontist. And the best part is that it’s affordable! As an in-network provider for many dental insurance plans, we also offer financing options to reduce the financial stress of achieving a new smile! To learn more about our available services and how you can get started, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Traditional Braces

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For decades, traditional braces have been and continue to be one of the most effective and reliable orthodontic solutions on the market. Consisting of metal brackets and wires that gradually shift teeth into the proper position, patients undergoing this type of treatment are required to maintain frequent dental visits with the team at Nelson Dental Care to allow for adjusting and tightening of the wire.

Although each patient is different, it is not uncommon for individuals with traditional braces to spend between 12-24 months watching their smile fully transform.

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Invisalign clear aligners offer patients a more discreet, subtle way to improve their smile without compromising their daily appearance. Made from clear plastic, Invisalign trays are worn 20-22 hours each day for 1-2 weeks at a time before moving on to the next set in the series. With each new set of trays, patients will notice their teeth being to gently shift and mold to the new aligners. As a flexible solution that allows for removal when eating, drinking, or attending an important event, there is a higher level of responsibility that comes with wearing Invisalign. Fortunately, treatment only lasts about 12 months for most patients.

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