We found 8 orthodontists near Lake Charles, LA.

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Dr. Craig Hannie Crawford DDS
Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 701 West College Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Dr. John Ferrell Moffett Jr. DDS
Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
Address: 1509 West McNeese Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Dr. James A. Leithead Jr. D.D.S.
Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 615 West College Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Dr. Alan Carl Perry D.D.S.
Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
Average rating 3.58 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1837 1837 Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Dr. Troy Michael Lefort D.D.S.
Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
Address: 2628 Country Club Road, Prien, LA 70605
Dr. Jude Paul Fairchild D.D.S.
Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1837 West Prien Lake Road, Prien, LA 70605
Dr. John Edward 'jet' Trahan II M.S.D., D.D.S.
Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 3098 3098 Lake St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Michael Hebert DDS
Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
Address: 1616 West McNeese Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605
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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the specialty concerned with moving and adjusting the teeth within the mouth in order to enhance their appearance and improve their function. Orthodontists are dentists with additional training, which allows them to straighten teeth and align jaws in order to give their patients a healthier bite.

When teeth are crooked or don’t bite together well it can lead to social embarrassment as well as serious health problems. Poor jaw alignment can strain the muscles that move the mouth, leading to jaw pain and headaches. Crooked teeth are significantly harder to clean effectively, leading to an increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay. In addition, teeth that are seriously out of place can lead to difficulty speaking or eating.

To move the teeth within the jawbone, orthodontists use dental appliances to put pressure on the teeth. Some are fixed in place; others are removable. Examples of appliances include:

  • Braces, made of metal, ceramic, or plastic
  • Components that enhance braces, such as archwires, elastics, or headgear
  • Clear aligners, or invisible customized trays that fit over the teeth
  • Retainers to prevent teeth from shifting out of their new position

Whether you have overcrowded teeth, a misaligned bite, an overbite, or some other alignment issue, an orthodontist can help you have a healthy and beautiful smile.

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