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Orthodontie pour Ados

Soins orthodontiques

When Should Children and Adolescents Consult?

Seven years old is the ideal age for a first consultation because this is when adult or permanent teeth appear in the mouth and certain anomalies, such as palatal constriction, can be corrected. With early treatment, proper guidance for jaw growth and permanent teeth development can be provided through what we call a first-phase (interceptive) procedure, thereby avoiding worse complications such as surgery in adulthood and/or future extraction of permanent teeth required for correcting a palate that is too narrow, creating space for new teeth to come, correcting bad habits such as thumb-sucking or atypical swallowing. In addition, if a second phase of treatment were to become necessary during teenage years, this follow-up treatment would be shorter and less complex.

We offer white brackets (3M Clarity), customizable devices, and coloured elastic and/or ligatures that can be changed during each appointment.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and correction of abnormal teeth positioning and malocclusions for functional and/or aesthetic purposes. Orthodontic treatments improve functions like chewing, breathing, swallowing and growth. Well-aligned teeth are also easier to clean, which helps prevent cavities, gum disease and, in extreme cases, tooth loss. Patients who receive orthodontic treatments for aesthetic reasons notice a significant increase in self-esteem following their treatment.

Orthodontics can correct the following:

  • Over-bite or under-bite
  • Long face
  • Excessively gummy smiles
  • Too much (or not enough) spacing between teeth
  • Lips that do not close completely
  • Asymmetrical smiles
  • Cleft lip and/or palate (harelip)
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Orthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dentofacial irregularities. Orthodontists receive advanced academic training. At first, they must complete four or five years of dentistry study at a university recognized by the Canadian Dental Association.
They must then successfully complete a two-to-three-year residency in orthodontics. Their post-graduate studies cover topics such as genetics, embryology, biophysics and the growth and development of the human body. Only dentists who have successfully completed such training can call themselves orthodontists.
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Invisalign Teens
Invisalign offers a range of treatment options for teenagers. The great benefit of Invisalign is that it provides an aesthetic, more flexible way to give teenagers the confidence of a great smile. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are comfortable, removable and nearly invisible, which means teenagers can carry on enjoying life without the restrictions, irritation and self-consciousness associated with the metal brackets and wires.

Invisalign aligners are also removable, so teenagers can continue brushing and flossing normally. This can lead to better overall dental health in the future.

What options are available to teenagers?

Invisalign has several treatment options available for teenagers, depending on the stage of teeth development. Some teenagers will be suitable for the same Invisalign treatment as adult patients. Younger teenagers, or those who haven’t got all of their adult teeth erupted can be treated with Invisalign® Teen – a treatment designed specifically for teenagers. Your dental practitioner will determine which treatment best suits your individual needs and the condition of your teeth.
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