The Effects of Biting Your Nails

May 11th, 2022

Also known as onchophagia, the habit of nail biting is one of the so-called “nervous habits” that can be triggered by stress, excitement, or boredom. Approximately half of all kids between the ages of ten and 18 have been nail biters at one time or another. Experts say that about 30 percent of children and…
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Wishing all our moms a happy Mother’s Day!

May 4th, 2022

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning We would like to take this moment to thank all the great moms out there for being so great during their child’s visits to Jones Orthodontics. Whether it’s driving their kids to regularly scheduled appointments or for “being there” while their child is treatment, the…
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Orthodontics: From Tooth Fairy to Retainer

April 27th, 2022

You might be surprised to learn that Dr. Jones and our team recommend an orthodontic appointment even before your child has had that last visit from the Tooth Fairy. In fact, orthodontic assessments at our Gretna or Metairie office can be beneficial at many stages of your child’s life. Let’s look at some of the…
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Every Day is Earth Day

April 20th, 2022

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a time of change, and assertions that we needed to pay more attention to the Earth's atmosphere were generally dismissed. But within a couple decades, it…
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