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Ville Platte Orthodontist, Orthodontist in Ville Platte, LA

Luke Chapman Orthodontics, LLC

 

Orthodontics for Children and Adults

337.363.7666 or 337.896.4880

Braces

Complimentary Exam

 

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We understand the apprehension some adults and children may have towards getting braces. Because of this, Dr. Chapman offers a variety of options to meet your unique orthodontic needs, including ‘invisible” ceramic braces, traditional metal braces, and ClearCorrect.

 

Metal braces

Traditionally, metal braces have been the standard 103863.jpgof orthodontic treatment. Their strength and durability make them very effective and desirable for orthodontic therapy. Because of his desire to use the most technologically advanced products, Dr. Chapman uses a self-ligating bracket, which provides many advantages to the older braces with colored ties. The new self-ligating brackets offer smaller, more hygienic appliances that are easier to clean, more narrow brackets that provide more gentle forces to the teeth, quicker appointments as they are very easy to open and change wires, and possibly quicker treatment times. These newer self-ligating braces have been proven to hold less plaque than the traditional braces with colored ties. To see the metal self-ligating braces we use, check out Damon Braces.

 

Ceramic tooth-colored braces

Ceramic tooth-colored braces are a great option for patients who really don’t want metal braces and who want their braces to show very little. Dr. Chapman uses a self-ligating ceramic bracket, which provides many advandages to the older metal braces with colored ties. The new self-ligating ceramic brackets offer superior esthetics as they look great and blend in with the natural teeth, and appointments are shorter and quicker because of the easy-to-open self-ligating technology. Also, Dr. Chapman currently offers these tooth-colored braces at no extra charge to his patients! To see the ceramic tooth-colored braces we use, check out Damon Clear Braces.

 

Invisalign® and ClearCorrect

Dr. Chapman is a Certified Invisalign® and ClearCorrect Provider

Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Chapman can determine if Invisalign is right for you.

 

What is it?

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.

 

Why would I want it?

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

 

How does it work?

You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position Dr Chapman has prescribed. You'll visit Dr. Chapman about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

 

Learn more about Invisalign and ClearCorrect on their web site at clearcorrect.com . 

 

 Patients looking to improve their less-than-perfect teeth now have a new option to achieve the smile of their dreams quickly and comfortably. Dr. Chapman is now offering Insignia™, a new 3-D Advanced Smile Design™ system that provides customized braces to fit each patient’s unique features.

Insignia’s computerized digital orthodontic system uses hi-tech 3-D computer modeling along with the patient’s unique dental anatomy to manufacture brackets and wires made specifically for each patient. Patients get a digital 3-D preview of their new smile so they’ll know what results to expect before treatment even begins. And, because everything is custom-designed, Insignia braces are more comfortable than traditional braces and may require fewer office visits to get the best smile.

What are the benefits to being treated with Insignia?

There are several benefits to being treated with Insignia. Insignia will make your orthodontic treatment quicker, more efficient, and more comfortable than traditional orthodontic care.

 

 

Lingual braces

Braces are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. Lingual braces have the correct prescription that your orthodontist wants for you built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With lingual braces you get efficient, effective tooth movement and great esthetics.

 

Almost anyone can wear Lingual Braces.

Lingual braces have been used to treat men and women of any age, but more commonly in adults. Most people who can be treated with regular braces can be treated with lingual braces, but only your orthodontist can tell you if lingual braces are the right treatment option for you.

 

Who wears Lingual Braces?

Adult professionals

People who want to avoid damage to the front surfaces of their teeth

People who are concerned about wearing braces that show

For more on lingual braces, check out Incognito lingual braces.

 
 
 
Straighten your teeth with braces from Certified Orthodontist Dr. Luke Chapman,. We offer an excellent way to straighten your teeth. We proudly offer braces at our convenient location in Ville Platte, LA.