Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on straightening teeth and aligning misaligned jaws to give the patient a more harmonious dental appearance. This discipline of dental medicine has made considerable progress in recent years with the development of new appliances and techniques that are both efficient and comfortable.
Our orthodontist in Geneva has been a specialist in this field for many years and uses the latest technology to ensure optimal results. In addition to traditional metal braces, we offer self-ligating bracket systems that eliminate the need for elastic bands and reduce friction between the wire and the teeth. This system allows for faster treatment times and fewer appointments.
The most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful, unimpeded smile. However, there are also several health benefits associated with properly aligned teeth and jaws:
-A misaligned bite can lead to tooth wear, gum disease and the loss of bone around the roots of the teeth. These problems can also cause chronic headaches and pain in the face and neck. -Incorrectly aligned teeth are harder to clean, which can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. -Misaligned teeth and jaws can affect the proper function of the mouth and may result in jaw joint disorders (TMD).
Early orthodontic treatment is recommended for children between the ages of eight and nine. This can help correct poor growth of the jaws, certain bite problems and overcrowding of teeth. It can also make room for permanent teeth to come in more easily, reducing the likelihood of extractions in the future.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced orthodontists. We will perform a thorough examination, take any necessary X-rays and discuss your concerns and goals. We will then recommend the best course of treatment for you. There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” treatment, but we will work with you to find the most efficient and comfortable method of straightening your teeth. We offer a wide range of treatments, including clear aligners and self-ligating brackets.orthodontie geneve