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More About Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the dental specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis and correction of misaligned teeth, jaw irregularities and facial development.

Orthodontists focus on these issues in order to provide patients with a healthier smile which results in dramatically increased overall health for years to come. Common orthodontic issues, such as crowding, spacing and protrusion are known as malocclusions. While some malocclusions are hereditary, others are the cause of:

Dental Disease


Habits (like thumb sucking)

Orthodontic methods are not only used for aesthetic improvement, they can also correct:

  • Long Term Oral Health
  • Speech Impediments
  • A Bite (the realignment of a bite can make eating, smiling and speaking feel effortless, as it should)

When to see an orthodontist?

It is never too late to setup an appointment with an orthodontist. Although the American Association of Orthodontists recommend that kids check in with an orthodontist near the age of seven, orthodontic treatment does not discriminate and is not solely for children and teens.

One in five orthodontic patients are over the age of 21. Whether the treatment being sought is for a child, teen or an adult, it is important to remember that the main reason for orthodontic procedures are to improve oral health and this starts at any age.

Common Questions

At what age can I start orthodontic treatment?

The American Association of Orthodontists suggests that children should be evaluated for orthodontic care beginning around age 7. Older children and adults can begin orthodontic treatment any time, even seniors, although some issues are easier to correct if you start treatment earlier.

Will I need a retainer after my treatment is completed?

Almost all orthodontic patients need to wear a retainer after their braces come off, otherwise the teeth will begin to shift back to their original position.

We strive to...

Value what you have to say and constantly work to satisfy your needs

Maintain an excellence in dentistry through continuing education courses and seminars.

Provide you with an environment that is calm, clean and collected

Invest in the latest modern technological advancements to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible

Insurance & Billing

We make the financial aspect simple and will direct bill major insurance providers. We know it’s not always easy to finance a dental situation but we are happy to work with you on payment arrangements to take some of the stress off your shoulders. We accept CareCredit at our practice.

Why Choose Our Practice


You can talk to us. We will ease your anxiety and assure that you are fully informed by answering all of your questions. When all is said and done, we can even have fun.


We know that dentistry is not what is used to be. At our practice we use the latest modern technological advancements to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible.


We value what you have to say and we constantly work to satisfy your needs. Our first-rate service is because of you. Check out some of our online patient reviews!

Our Satisfied Patients

We are so thankful to all of our amazing patients who have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.

I have used Dr. Owens for 15+ years and he has always made sure I am comfortable and ok during procedures. Great dentist and his staff is always super friendly and welcoming!

Dog M.

Rating: 5/5

Contact us and let us help you achieve your smile goals today.

3511 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA 71291

Office Hours

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri - Sun: Closed

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