There is really no age limit to start an orthodontic treatment and more than 30% of the patients are adults. An orthodontic treatment in the midst of adulthood can improve the harmony of the face and sometimes reinforce your self-esteem. Today orthodontics for adults is a really widespread practice thanks to the new technologies of treatment like the clear aligners. Aligners can now correct most of the malocclusions and no one will notice the dental appliance.
We offer you different orthodontic treatments whether with fixed appliance (metallic or ceramic braces) or clear and removable aligners.
A treatment by fixed appliance consists of fixing brackets or braces on each tooth. Each tooth can be moved by the help of a wire that joins each of the brackets.
Class I malocclusions are characterized by a gap of teeth between the superior molars compared to the inferior molars.
Class II malocclusions are characterized by a forwarded position of the superior molars compared to the inferior molars.
Class III malocclusions are characterized by a forwarded position of the inferior molars compared to the superior molars.
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We will realise a first diagnosis during the first visit with the help of x-rays and dental impressions to know if a treatment is required.
According to the results the practitioner will decide if a treatment is required or not. A treatment plan will be provided according to the results.
The treatment starts with the orthodontist fitting the dental appliance.
The visits are usually scheduled once a month and will last for 12 to 27 months depending on the type of malocclusion that was diagnosed.
Teeth tend to move continuously throughout your lifetime. This is a perfectly normal phenomenon. But to ensure the result after your treatment a retention phase is essential.
The retention for the upper arch is a removable appliance that will be worn approximatively 8 to 9 hours at night.
The retention for the lower arch is a wire fixed at the back of the canines and incisors.
A treatment usually lasts between 12 to 27 months depending on the type of malocclusion diagnosed.
The treatment is not painful. However it is normal to feel some minor discomfort for a few days.