The different steps: from consultation to installation of the device
Before the installation of a device, it is necessary to study each case precisely. Each case is different, and you need to know which treatment is best for each patient. An orthodontic file should therefore be realised which includes:
- Exobuccal (face) and endobuccal (teeth) photographs
- palster casts obtained from impressions
- an X-ray analysis prescribed by the orthodontist
From these elements; the orthodontist will be able to determine the most appropriate device most adaptable to the patient and give an estimate treatment duration.
We are equipped with the latest-generation radiology device; to perform conventional orthodontic x-rays and dental panorex of a very high precision within the office. These snapshots are diagnostic elements essential to the treatment of a childhood and adult orthodontics, as well as the detection of any caries. In particular, they orient the orthodontist on the movements to be expected during the treatment. The implementation of this radiology equipment within the office; facilitates immediate diagnosis, which means the patient is no longer required to move to another facility. This saves our patients valuable time and allows for comfort, although each case is unique.
Each case is particular
Attention: Each case is unique. The duration of the treatment will depend on the hardness of bone within each patient; for instance, the more the bone resists, the slower the teeth moves. Treatment is also guided by patient cooperation (attending appointments) and adherence to instructions and aftercare concerning removal devices, wearing of the elastics, hygiene and compliance with food instructions such as not taking off braces.