A treatment started in early adolescence is often simpler, shorter and can avoid teeth extractions or complicated procedures such as jaw surgery. A consultation by one of our orthodontists will help you determine the right time to start a treatment for your child.
The front teeth don’t touch when your mouth is closed.
A difference of length between the upper and lower jaws.
Difficulty to express themselves, to articulate
Breathing with their mouth open
Crowded teeth due to lack of space
Missing permanent teeth
A dysharmony of the lips
A receeding chin
Braces are the number one choice in orthodontics for children and teens. A treatment by fixed appliance consists of fixing metallic or ceramic brackets or braces on each tooth. Each tooth can be moved by the help of a wire that joins each of the brackets. Small colourful elastics can be used to attach the wire to the brackets. The wires are changed regularly during the treatment depending on the movements required. Wearing elastics is often needed to complete the treatment to work on the occlusion.
Class I malocclusions are characterised by a good occlusion but with a gap (open bite) between the upper and lower arches.
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 of the type of malocclusion that was diagnosed.
To ensure long term results it is important to wear a retention appliance at the end of the treatment to stabilize the teeth alignment thanks to a hidden wire at the back of the teeth.
A treatment lasts usually between 12 to 27 months depending on the type of malocclusion diagnosed.
The treatment is recommended in the following cases:
Open bite between the jaws.
Crowded teeth and lack of space due to an abnormal growth of the jaw.
Upper and lower jaws are not in the right position for a good occlusion due to a lack of growth.
The treatment is not painful. However it is normal to feel some minor discomfort for a few days.
The price depends on the complexity, the type of appliance and the length of the treatment.