Full orthodontic treatment is performed when all adult teeth are present, i.e. from adolescence onwards. It may or may not be preceded by early-phase treatment. There are many reasons why teenagers may need orthodontic treatment. Whether your reasons are aesthetic or functional, we can meet your needs.
Correcting overlapping teeth
Orthodontic treatment corrects the position of permanent teeth to achieve, among other things, a more aesthetic smile.
Correcting an anterior or posterior crossbite
A crossbite is an inverse relationship of the upper and lower teeth. In a normal bite, the upper teeth are closer to the cheek than the lower teeth. If the lower teeth are closer to the cheek than the upper teeth, they are in a crossbite position. Orthodontic treatment can correct this functional aspect of the malocclusion by widening the palate and correcting the position of the permanent teeth.
Correct the anterior-posterior relationship of the jaws
During adolescence, it is possible to stimulate jaw growth in order to correct disharmony between the jaws. This correction will improve facial aesthetics and function between the upper and lower teeth.
Repositioning an impacted tooth
An impacted tooth is a tooth that has not fully erupted into the mouth and remains partially or totally blocked in the bone. The teeth most commonly affected are wisdom teeth, molars and maxillary canines. Tooth inclusion can be caused by a lack of space, a poor eruption pattern or an obstacle to eruption. With the right technique, orthodontic treatment can restore an impacted tooth to its correct position on the dental arch.
Promoting the correction of bad oral habits
Some skeletal problems can stem from bad oral habits, such as atypical swallowing, thumbing from an early age or mouth-breathing. Orthodontic treatment can help correct the damaging effects of these bad habits.
The duration of orthodontic treatment depends on a number of factors:
- Severity of malocclusion
- Patient cooperation and attendance
- Patient growth