An orthodontic treatment will help you have perfectly aligned teeth to improve their appearance and functioning. To do this, the dentist will advise you to wear fixed or removable orthodontic appliances. These devices will bring your teeth to the desired position by exerting light pressure on your teeth for a few months or even a few years.
Contrary to what you might think, orthodontic treatment is not reserved exclusively for children and adolescents, because the position of your teeth can change at any age. Note that the processing time might be a little longer for an adult compared to a child. However, most of our patients at the Cousineau Dental Center wear braces for about 2 years.
The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents bring their child around the age of 6-7 for an initial orthodontic evaluation. Our dentists will be able to detect any dental and skeletal problems and possible functional deviations of the jaw. This does not mean that the child will need orthodontic treatment immediately, but depending on the case, treatment could be prescribed. In addition, orthodontic treatment at this age will be shorter, less complex and less expensive.
The period between 11 and 13 years old is the ideal time to begin orthodontic treatment. It is around this age that the permanent dentition is normally completed and the jaws are well developed. This is the perfect time to correct a problem with the alignment of the teeth or jaws. Nowadays, there are discreet and effective treatments such as Invisalign or ClearCorrect or other types.
Today, 25% of patients who consult for orthodontic treatment are adults. At the Cousineau dental center, we believe that it is better to carry out orthodontic treatment later than never. This is why we offer more aesthetic and more discreet techniques such as Invisalign or ClearCorrect as well as “invisible” lingual braces. In order to know the difference between all these treatments, here is an explanation of each of them.
At the Cousineau Dental Center, in addition to traditional metal braces, we offer more discreet treatments.
This is the treatment commonly used by orthodontists for children and adolescents. The dentist will stick brackets (rings) on each of your teeth, then wires are attached to all the boxes. However, there are some disadvantages such as aesthetics, but also the restriction of certain foods such as foods that are too hard or sticky.
New orthodontic techniques have emerged in recent years, transparent shells made to measure for each patient such as Invisalign or ClearCorrect. These treatments represent a discreet, removable and comfortable solution. Although this type of treatment can be used in the majority of cases, this solution may not be applicable in very complex cases. This treatment is a little more expensive than metal braces, but will give you discretion and easy cleaning of your teeth and the device.
At the Cousineau dental center, we offer two types of brands, Invisalign and ClearCorrect.
Contact our Cousineau dental center and benefit from a free consultation to find out which treatment is best suited to your situation.