Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of alignment or positioning issues of the teeth and jaws. Unlike general dentists who can practice orthodontics at the limit of their knowledge, an orthodontist has more than 5000 hours of additional training after obtaining a diploma in dentistry. By practicing orthodontics exclusively, the orthodontist develops essential knowledge and experience in order to help you regain your comfort, your well-being but above all, your most beautiful smile!
Orthodontics, a matter of well-being and not only aesthetic
In addition to correcting the general appearance of your face, orthodontic treatments can correct deformities and problems with the alignment of your teeth and jaws. Orthodontics are a great way to prevent health problems related to malocclusion or misalignment.
Proper alignment of teeth and jaws improves phonation, breathing, chewing and offers better prevention of problems such as cavities, teeth loosening and other problems.
The orthodontist can be called upon to treat several problems such as:
- correction of spaces between teeth
- malocclusion of the jaw (deformity)
- periodontitis dysfunction
- lack of space for alignment of teeth
- genetic abnormalities
Depending on the individual patient, an orthodontist may suggest:
- an orthodontic appliance with fixed housings (commonly called braces)
- a removable transparent plastic orthodontic appliance (Invisalign)
Orthodontics, an investment for life
The majority of people are reluctant when it comes to consulting an orthodontist. They are often afraid of being faced with a high bill for specialized care. During your consultation, your specialist will be able to guide you through the process and explain in detail how the treatment stages take place as well as the costs associated with these. You will see that it is possible to manage payments by spacing them over the orthodontic treatment period and therefore budget your investment more efficiently. There are several solutions that will allow you to reach your dream of having a perfect smile!
It is essential to remember that an orthodontics investment, is an investment that will last a lifetime! Orthodontic treatments are a great way to improve the health of your teeth and jaw, as well as improve self-confidence.
The F. Lavoie orthodontic clinic brings together a team of qualified orthodontists who care about your well-being and satisfaction. Put your smile in the hands of a specialist and schedule an appointment for a consultation now!