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Orthodontics

There are several reasons why teeth or jaws may require orthodontic treatments, including hereditary factors, bad habits (like thumb-sucking), and breathing through the mouth.

As children grow, their upper and lower teeth may become misaligned, or the jawbone or some teeth may become asymmetrical. All of these situations should be checked.

How do orthodontic treatments work?

Orthodontics specializes in diagnosing, preventing and treating dentofacial anomalies.

Corrective procedures can realign teeth to improve appearance and function.  These procedures also improve your facial appearance and how your jaw muscles work.

By applying light pressure, braces and other orthodontic devices can reposition teeth. An orthodontic treatment usually lasts several months.

Orthodontics help with:

  • Overlapping teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Overbite, underbite and overjet
  • Supraclusions
  • Gaps (diastema)
  • Problems resulting from extra or missing teeth

Traditional treatments

Traditional orthodontic treatments have changed a lot in recent years. Today, the brackets are much smaller and available in metal, ceramic, plastic and other materials.

Thanks to technological progress, even traditional techniques have evolved. Brackets are self-ligating, meaning that ties aren’t needed, thus minimizing friction. Some devices can even reduce the duration of the treatment by several weeks.

Today’s braces look nice and are effective and comfortable!

Transparent, removable devices

Invisible, removable aligners are created using optical impressions, modelling and 3D printing. The aligners, which are made of medical-grade acrylic, are non-toxic, hypoallergenic and flavourless.

Since you need to remove the aligners before a meal, you won’t have any food constraints.

Although aligners can be used by both adults and teenagers, they require greater diligence to make sure they are effective. In addition, aligners may not be suitable for all situations.

Book an appointment so that we can assess your orthodontic situation and advise you on the right treatment option for your needs.

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Keep in mind that the information contained in this site is general.  All procedures are adapted to our patients’ unique needs. Contact us if you need more information or to book an appointment.