6264 Canal Blvd #2
New Orleans, LA 70124
Monday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Your New Orleans orthodontist
Dr. David V. Scaffidi received his Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering in 1991 before pursuing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Louisiana State University Dental School. After graduating in 2005, he went on to study at the LSU Dental School Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic specialty program, graduating in 2007.
Dr. Scaffidi is firmly committed to continuing education in order to provide the latest treatment technology to every patient. With the constant developments in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Scaffidi seeks out continuing education courses at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
Dr. Scaffidi is a member of:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Louisiana Association of Orthodontists
- Louisiana Dental Association
- New Orleans Dental Association
New Orleans Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient and effective orthodontic tools in use. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Scaffidi, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
New Orleans braces are a great choice for fixing many tooth issues, both simple and complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Since braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes New Orleans braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
New Orleans Invisalign
Instead of brackets and bands, the New Orleans Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to slowly but consistently move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces!
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners have to be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Scaffidi Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
New Orleans Orthodontics: find the right treatment for your smile
Dr. Scaffidi and our skilled staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our New Orleans orthodontics office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
If you’re ready to get started, schedule your free consultation with Scaffidi Orthodontics today.