Orthodontic Information

Ortho health month 2 2014Did you know that October really is National Orthodontic Health Month? Our Team at Porter Orthodontics wants you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October. Whether you are 12, 16 or 60…a perfect smile is one of your best assets. People everywhere appreciate a friendly smile so make sure yours is maintained on a daily basis. Of course, if you need help in getting that perfect smile you always wanted, Porter Orthodontics is here to help you get it. We help patients of all ages gain self-esteem and confidence in how they present themselves to the world.

So help us spread the word in Baton Rouge LA that October is #National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an #orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction. Read more on Be Proud of Your Smile – Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month…

Porter Orthodontics Baton Rouge LA Why choose an orthodontistIf you are having a problem with your bones or muscles you trust an orthopedist. For a skin, hair, or nail condition you trust a dermatologist. A cardiologist specializes in heart issues or you consult with a neurologist for frequent headaches or back issues related to the nervous system. When straightening teeth and correcting jaw problems, your smile is treated best in the hands of an orthodontic specialist.

Specialist” has a double meaning in the health profession. It refers to the individual practioner’s education and verifies they have limited their practice to one specialty, unlike a general dentist or general physician which can treat all areas of dentistry or medicine. Read more on Who Would You Trust with Your Smile?…

Kids' sports injuries-Baton Rouge LA-Porter OrthodonticsWhat sport do you think causes the most dental injuries with kids? If you guessed football… you are right.

The ADA estimated that faceguards and mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football alone. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states the children between the ages of 7-11 are the most susceptible to injury. When all is said and done, it is up to parents to ensure their kids are protected during practices and games at a younger age and train their kids of the importance of wearing #mouth guards when they are older and on their own.

At Porter Orthodontics our goal is to ensure parents and patients are well informed when it comes to the importance of wearing a mouth guard during any type of contact sport to protect their beautiful smile over a lifetime. Once adult teeth erupt, there are no second chances. Wearing a #mouth guard can make the difference between losing or fracturing a tooth which requires a lifetime of #dental repair or owning your own pearly white smile.Read more on Guarding Against Dental Sports Injuries to Children…