The Benefits of Seeing a Local Orthodontist

If you’re anything like us, you love the convenience that comes with online shopping! Here at Smile Studio of Zachary, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t have an Amazon cart full of goodies ready to go right now.

But when it comes to our healthcare, we don’t know about you, but we’d never feel comfortable going online for that. No, sir, I want to know my doctor!

And it’s the exact same when it comes to your orthodontic care! There are many reasons to look no further than the experts right here in Zachary to unlock the best possible smiles and leading orthodontic treatment you can find. But what exactly do we get when we see a local specialist that we can’t find elsewhere? Let’s find out! Here are a few of the benefits of seeing a local orthodontist.

What are the benefits of seeing a local orthodontist?

Professional consultation

In-person orthodontic care includes a personalized visit with one of our trained specialists. Dr. White will quickly put you at ease while providing an individual approach so that you will be confident knowing that you can have a great-looking and healthy smile!

Moment-to-moment updates

Oftentimes, treatment plans may need adjusting between visits based on reactions to your realignment procedures, newly-discovered issues, or a variety of other factors. Dr. White is on-hand and ready to make personalized adjustments to your care. 

Face-to-face Treatment Plans

Dr. White is an award-winning professional with years of experience. He will quickly put you at ease while providing an individual approach to your process that will ensure a great-looking and healthy smile!


Smile Studio is open Monday through Friday. We offer convenient appointment options and are conveniently located with offices in Zachary and Baton Rouge! Our phone is answered 24 hours per day- 7 days per week, in the event you experience an emergency outside office hours. 

What are some reasons to see an orthodontist?


In the case of an overbite, the upper front teeth overlap or cover part of the lower front teeth. This can lead to excessive wear of tooth enamel or inflammation of the palatal tissues. 

Traditional braces or clear aligners (Invisalign or 3M Clarity) are necessary to correct an overbite.


Also known as an anterior crossbite, this is where the lower jaw sits out in front of the upper jaw. When not corrected, underbites make chewing difficult and prevent normal jaw function.

Dr. White will work closely with you to help reshape the jaw or redirect jaw growth to develop a proper bite.


This refers to the misalignment of either the teeth, jaws or both, in which upper teeth sit inside lower teeth. Untreated crossbites may lead to chin asymmetries (deviation forward or to the left or right side of the face) which, left untreated, may become permanent.  

Also, crossbites resulting from a narrow upper jaw are easier to treat in 7-10-year-old patients. At this age, patients experience almost no discomfort while widening the maxillae. As patients age, the amount of pressure necessary to create expansion increases until the age at which the only way to widen the jaw requires surgery.


Crowding results from not having enough space for teeth to erupt normally. This may be due to the jaw being too small, the teeth being too large, or baby teeth being lost prematurely. As we monitor dental development and tooth eruption, we will help to ensure teeth have the space to erupt properly, which oftentimes will save the need to solve other problems later.

The Benefits of Seeing a Local Orthodontist

Call Today! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to learn more about the benefits of seeing a local orthodontist. Now you know, so it’s time to go! Here at Smile Studio, we’re proud to offer 100% free consultations to all new patients, and we love getting to know the people of Zachary and Baton Rouge while showing them just how amazing their smiles can be.

We can’t wait to show you yours!