Orthodontic treatment for teens and adults

Ortholaval orthodontie pour adolescents et adultes

Various treatments for teens and adults

Today, more than of orthodontic patients are over 18 years of age. Regardless of their age, many people are now correcting the position of their teeth, whether they have crowded or protruding teeth, or a bad occlusion. The main difference in orthodonctic treatment for children and adults is that adults’ bones have stopped growing. This means that it often takes a bit longer to move adults’ teeth to their proper position. The duration of orthodontic treatment for adults usually varies between 18 and 30 months. To get a beautiful smile, teens and adults have more choices than ever before. From traditional brackets to «invisibles» appliances, the number of aesthetically pleasing and effective treatment options is continually increasing.

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Invisible orthodontics

Invisalign is a cutting-edge, popular treatment option that involves wearing a series of transparent removable trays that move teeth gradually without wires or brackets. To obtain the expected treatment result, these trays must be worn at all times (except during meals and dental hygiene measures). It is an increasingly popular treatment option for both teens and adults.

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Recent technological advances have led to smaller, more comfortable, more efficient and more discreet brackets. Metal brackets are the best known, but aesthetic brackets are also now available. These aesthetic brackets are commonly called white or transparent because their colour matches the teeth, which makes them much more discreet. Dr Dumoulin now uses aesthetic braces on the upper and lower arch for all their patients. There are braces for the treatment of teenagers and adults that are invisible, meaning that a person at a normal conversational distance won’t notice them. Recent imaging and computer simulation technologies have enabled the development of such appliances, and we are proud to offer you such cutting-edge treatments. These treatment options cannot be used in every case, since they are not as versatile as brackets placed on the visible surface of the teeth, but your orthodontist will be able to tell you which ones are applicable to your orthodontic treatment.

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