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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialized area of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of conditions affecting the alignment of the teeth and jaw. 

At Dental Arts, we take a holistic approach to dentistry, and Orthodontics is no different. From initial consultation to treatment, we believe oral health and alignment issues are critical for overall oral health. Let’s learn more about orthodontics!

Why Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment not only shapes an aesthetic, beautiful smile, it also helps to establish and correct the function of any misaligned teeth. When your teeth and jaw are well-positioned and aligned, you’re able to bite, chew, and speak more clearly and comfortably. 

Misaligned teeth also make cleaning more difficult. This may lead  to cavities and abnormal erosion of tooth enamel, resulting in extensive, costly dental treatment.

Dental Arts addresses these issues for our orthodontics patients, helping them look and feel great. Here are just a few of the benefits of receiving orthodontic treatment with Dr. Benoit at Dental Arts:

  • Beautiful, Straight Smile
  • Improved Bite & Speech
  • Easier Brushing
  • Reduced Cavities & Gum Disease
  • Less Grinding And Chipping


Whether you are a parent researching the right path for your child or an adult who is finally ready to achieve the smile you deserve, Dental Arts is here to help. 

It’s critical to begin your child’s dental journey with a professional evaluation, so that we can create a plan and prepare for any potential orthodontic issues. The American Academy of Orthodontics recommends consultations with children at the age of 7 years old so that they are set up for success.

You’re never too old to start taking care of your teeth!! There’s a clear increase in the number of adult patients we’re seeing who have decided that they are finally ready to invest in their oral health. At Dental Arts, our board-certified Orthodontist, Dr. Brent Benoit, has achieved excellent results with patients of all ages. 

What to Expect at Dental Arts

It all starts with a plan. Our orthodontist, Dr. Brent Benoit, offers complimentary consultations to meet with you one-on-one to assess your current status. He then creates a custom plan designed specifically to improve your long-term oral health. 

Our team has the ability to provide custom appliances for you, depending on your treatment plan. From braces and clear aligners to retainers and night guards, we are fully equipped to restore your smile and help you get beautiful results that last a lifetime.

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Ready to get started? Schedule a free consultation with our orthodontic team to learn more about your treatment options. No strings attached!

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Dental Arts is a full-service general dentistry and orthodontic practice for the entire family. For more than three decades, we have been providing the highest quality dental and orthodontic care available to the residents of New Orleans. Explore the Dental Arts difference today.