You've Got Options
Types of Treatment
Dental technology is always getting better. You’ll always get the most comfortable and effective treatments at Scaffidi Orthodontics.
Find Your Right Fit
By pairing state-of-the-art technology with our thorough understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws, Dr. Scaffidi can successfully treat many dental issues, like:
- Impacted teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Protruding teeth
Metal Braces and More
Most patients we treat choose traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth.
While metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, you have several other options at our Kenner, New Orleans, and Slidell, LA offices.
After your first free consultation, Dr. Scaffidi will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.
Fixed Vs. Removable Appliances
It’s important to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances. Fixed appliances, like braces, are attached to your teeth and aren’t taken off until you complete your treatment.
Removable appliances, like Invisalign’s aligner system, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.
Aside from the obvious differences, Invisalign aligners are best at treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Fixed appliances are generally needed for more serious and comprehensive treatment.
Invisalign® & Invisalign for Teens
The Invisalign system is made up of a series of custom clear trays called aligners that are removable and nearly invisible.
Unlike traditional braces, this kind of orthodontic treatment doesn’t rely on a system of metal or ceramic brackets and wires.Invisalign Invisalign for Teens
While traditional metal braces remain the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces can be a great choice for some patients.
Sometimes known as clear braces, ceramic braces provide a much less noticeable method of treatment.Learn More
Traditional metal braces are the most popular type of fixed orthodontic appliance.
Traditional metal braces are a reliable, effective, and economical option that have stood the test of time for over a century.Learn More