10-15 years old: it is the ideal period to start an orthodontic treatment!
Indeed the period of growth is a key factor in correcting the imbalances of the jaws.
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.
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.