Orthodontics: beautiful and straight teeth
"Always smile. It makes you look ten years younger." - Jane Birkin
ORTHODONTICS - WHAT IS IT?
Orthodontics is for children and adolescents as well as adults. With the goal of improving oral function and aesthetics, this dental specialty corrects misaligned jaws and teeth by optimizing the occlusion ( the fitting together of the two jaws). Orthodontic treatment can improve many aspects, such as chewing and breathing. It is also an efficient way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease.
WHAT IS AN ORTHODONTIST?
An orthodontist is a dentist who, after graduating from dental school, has pursued post-graduate studies and has received clinical training in orthodontics for 3 to 4 years at an accredited university hospital. Upon completion of this training, orthodontists spend 100% of their time treating uneven teeth and jaws. They have extensive knowledge and experience that they apply to help harmonize the action of your jaws and teeth. We are fortunate to have a renowned expert on our team, Dr. Wolfgang Johannes.
AT WHAT AGE SHOULD A FIRST CHECK-UP TAKE PLACE?
Dental care begins at an early age! At Cabinet Dentaire de Satigny, we specialize in caring for the smiles of children from 3 years onward. If you notice that your kids' teeth are growing irregularly and if there are obvious misalignments, let us know, we will check out the situation.
Although orthodontic treatment can improve your smile at any age, there is an optimal time to begin treatment. An early evaluation can help some patients identify developmental problems and intercept a variety of issues that will be managed in a timely manner to ensure the best possible results.
This may avoid the need for tooth extractions or even surgery in adulthood. Often, this so called early treatment will make up the first phase and will have to be completed in adolescence.
IS ORTHODONTICS ONLY FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS?
Adults can also be bothered by improperly positioned teeth. For them, there is the possibility of correcting irregularities with the help of invisible aligners. For this purpose, Dr. Johannes works with the best-known of all systems, Invisalign.
Provided that the oral structures such as teeth and gums are healthy and well maintained, orthodontic treatment is feasible at any age.
Dr. Wolfgang Johannes will be happy to meet you and explain your situation and options in detail.