Types of appliances
We offer many treatment options. From your first meeting with our team, we will be aware of your
particular condition, your needs, your expectations as well as your budget. Our team will then be
able to determine with you the treatment option that suits you best.
Conventional orthodontic appliances, known as "braces", have proven effective in treating many
problems of malocclusion. These metal appliances require the use of elastic fasteners on the braces,
called ligatures, which serve to attach the wire connecting each of these braces. Ligatures, by
increasing the friction on the teeth, increase the resistance and decrease the speed of the desired
dental movements. This results in more discomfort for the patient, but also in a longer duration of
treatment. However, new technologies now make it possible to overcome these adverse effects related
to traditional braces. Dr. Zilio always favors the use of these new technologies, which are highly
profitable for his patients.
Self-ligating braces (as opposed to conventional braces, do not use ligatures to hold the wire in
place.) This type of braces has a kind of door that, when closed, keeps the wire in place. This
greatly reduce the friction so the teeth can then move more freely.
Self-ligating braces, combined with a wire better suited to the teeth, allow much less pressure to
be exerted on the teeth. This technology has many advantages for the patient:
Less discomfort as there is less pressure on the teeth;
* Self-ligating braces and new generation wires require less adjustment than conventional braces,
which means fewer visits to the orthodontist during treatment;
* The processing time is reduced by several months.
The technology surrounding the self-ligating braces is constantly evolving, as well as offering more
and more benefits for patients. Dr. Zilio uses this type of braces for his orthodontic treatments
because of the numerous advantages they provide, both in terms of aesthetics and functional
The time when conventional braces were only made of metal is a thing of the past! Indeed, many
technologies allow today the use of transparent braces.
The conventional braces can now be made of ceramic. This material, blending well with the natural
color of the teeth, makes it possible to obtain precise results, while being very discreet. Ceramic
braces therefore have many aesthetic advantages.
Self-ligating braces can also be made from transparent material. In this way, in addition to
offering the patient many of the above-mentioned benefits, they provide the desired results
Orthodontic treatments are no longer what they were. The many technological advances now make it
possible to obtain a more aesthetic, functional and healthier smile without having to wear visible
and uncomfortable devices. As mentioned earlier, Dr. Zilio always favors the use of these latest
technologies to allow his patients to get the orthodontic treatment they need without having to
change their habits.
Custom Orthodontic Treatment
Thanks to the expertise and experience of Dr. Zilio, you will be assured of the treatment that best
suits your needs, while respecting your budget.
The treatment options we offer to our patients are always personalized and tailored to their
particular circumstances. If you want to improve the alignment of your teeth, trust our skills!
Orthodontics for all
Although it is more common to see children or adolescents undergoing orthodontic treatment,
nowadays, individuals of all ages can benefit. Indeed, multiple treatment options are now available
to patients, so that one is adapted to the needs of each patient.
Children and Orthodontics
We recommend that you consult an orthodontist for your child when he/she is about 7 years old.
Indeed, it is during this period that the permanent molars erupt and that a professional is able to
assess whether the development of teeth and jaws is normal.
Therefore, an initial evaluation at an early age will not necessarily result in treatment in
orthodontics. However, it will make it possible to detect a problem at its source, in order to
undertake the necessary treatment without waiting, if the need arises.
Adolescents and Orthodontics
Adolescents are excellent candidates for orthodontic treatment. Indeed, at their age, the
development of teeth and jaws is advanced. Thus, an orthodontist will be able to detect an alignment
disorder that could cause problems in the future, to correct it before it causes harm.
Adolescents are often reluctant to get orthodontic treatment. However, today there are many
treatment options available to correct the alignment of the teeth, without having to wear very
visible or noticeable devices.
Adults and orthodontics
It is never too late to undergo orthodontic treatment. It is now possible to correct the alignment
of the teeth without having to follow an invasive treatment that will modify the daily life of the
patient. Following a treatment, even in adulthood, not only makes it possible to obtain a more
aesthetic smile, but it also makes it possible to have healthier teeth.
No matter your age and needs, come and meet our team without delay. We will give you the treatment
option best suited to your needs!
Modern orthodontic techniques lead to incredible results! Not only is the aesthetic appearance of
the patient's smile significantly improved, but it is also his or her oral health that benefits.