Our work
in orthodontics

Our orthodontic

  1. Acknowledging the importance of listening, welcoming and communicating.
    Before each treatment begins, we make sure to spend enough time explaining everything and answering questions during an appointment specifically dedicated to that. As for patient comfort, the projection of DVDs on a screen located directly above the chair makes it easier to focus one’s attention on a relaxing environment. We strive to reduce the waiting time to a minimum during each appointment through thorough time management.
  2. Choosing the most appropriate time to start treatment in order to reduce the overall duration of treatment.
  3. Selecting products and high-tech materials that bring both comfort and efficiency. We do not use recycled brackets.
  4. Motivating and teaching, if needed, oral hygiene.
    No orthodontic treatment can be considered without perfect brushing.

frequency of
orthodontic appointments

  • At your first appointment, clinical examination, X-rays, a dental impression and photographs will allow the establishment of a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan.
  • The second meeting is dedicated to explaining the planned treatment. You will be given a request for prior agreement (to be sent to CPAM) as well as a quotation. In order to be reimbursed by Social Security, orthodontic treatment must begin before the patient turns 16.
  • For multi-bracket treatments, the appointment during which the brackets are glued and the one during which they are removed can only take place in the morning or early afternoon (as well as on Wednesdays).
  • The frequency of appointments during treatment varies from 4 to 9 weeks, depending on the type of appliance and the stage of treatment.
  • Emergency appointments: if an arch wire pokes your cheek, or you notice a loosened bracket... Notify us so we can advise you, or, if need be, arrange an appointment on short notice.
  • All orthodontic treatments must be followed by a retention phase to stabilize the results: most often, a thin wire is glued behind the lower teeth (from canine to canine). As for the upper teeth, a night-time retainer is usually prescribed. When possible, a wire can also be glued behind the upper incisors. At this point, germs of potential wisdom teeth usually show on X-ray, making it possible to indicate a prospective extraction.
  • During orthodontic treatment, we recommend to keep seeing your dentist. The appliances do not interfere with cavities.

Prerequisites for a successful orthodontic treatment

  • Good cooperation from the patient and his entourage.
  • Compliance with the frequency of appointments.
  • Compliance with the instructions given by your orthodontist : you may have to wear elastics, avoid eating certain foods that favor the detachment of brackets (sweets, nougats, etc ...).
  • Excellent oral hygiene.

In the patient’s best interest, treatment can be interrupted in case of non-compliance with these rules.

Do not hesitate to inform your orthodontist of any life event likely to interfere with the treatment: illness, divorce, death in the family, so that we can adapt.


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