Orthodontics at Centre Dentaire Anjou
Your smile is your greatest asset!
What is the first element that attracts your gaze when you observe your reflection in the mirror? Your hair, eyes or teeth … In addition to beautifying your smile, orthodontic treatment also promotes your health because the aligned teeth are easier to brush and therefore less prone to cavities and gum problems. If the appearance or functioning of your teeth displeases you, orthodontic treatment may be part of the solution.
What is orthodontic treatment?
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to align your teeth with a slight pressure exerted on them with different types of orthodontic appliances.
Who administers orthodontic care?
Our orthodontist, Dr. Julie Caron, has a postgraduate degree in orthodontics. This is the specialty of dentistry that deals with the prevention and correction of malocclusions.
Who can undergo orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is available at any age: children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. The ideal age in children for a first consultation is between 7 and 9 years. However, it is never too late!
The duration of treatment
The duration of treatment depends on your age, the severity of the problem and the treatment technique used. Treatment usually involves regular visits to the orthodontist over several months.
The cost of orthodontic treatment
The cost of orthodontic treatment depends on the type of treatment necessary. Our orthodontist, Dr. Julie Caron , will be happy to explain the different option available for the treatment of your case. Many financial plans are offered to patients of Centre Dentaire Anjou to help you obtain the smile of your dreams.
Depending on the severity of the malocclusion, the orthodontist may suggest one or more types of orthodontic treatments. Examples include :
- fixed orthodontic appliances (pins)
- Invisalign (invisible and removable orthodontics)
- myofunctional devices to modify growth
- palatine expansion devices (to enlarge the palate)
- removable devices
- retention devices
- oral surgery
How do fixed orthodontic appliances (pins) work?
To place the pins, the orthodontist glues boxes to each tooth using composite resin. Arc-shaped wires are then attached to all housings.
You may experience some temporary discomfort after the first setup of the fixed appliances or after the adjustment visits. It will take some time for you to get used to fixed fixtures, which can hinder your lips and the inside of your cheeks for the first week. Where appropriate, an orthodontic wax may be applied to the casings. In order to have less pain after adjustment visits, you should preferably eat soft foods and take acetaminophen if necessary.
Once the teeth are aligned, retention devices, fixed or removable, should be used to keep your teeth in place ideally for the rest of your life.
Information from : Canadian Dental Association