Orthodontist in Geneva: treatments for children and adults

A bad position of teeth and jaws can have serious consequences, both aesthetic and functional. To correct such a problem, it is necessary to act as early as possible, usually during childhood or adolescence.  However, it is never too late to correct teeth alignment. Orthodontic treatments are also suitable for adults. If you are looking for a dentist in Geneva specialized in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, contact our dental office. Our team will  establishes a treatment plan adapted to your problem.


Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics: what are we talking about?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that deals with issues related to the position of teeth, while dentofacial orthopedics (DFO) focuses on correcting the improper alignment of the jaws.

How does orthodontics work?

The principle involves applying forces, more or less intense and over a period, to move teeth and their underlying bone structures into a position deemed correct from both a functional and aesthetic standpoint. Orthopedic treatments can begin as early as age 4 and during a child’s growth phase. However, adults who wish to alter the position of their jaws may need maxillofacial surgery. As for the correction of tooth positioning, orthodontic treatments are possible during childhood, adolescence, and also in adulthood.

  • Forces

  • Move teeth

  • Age 4

  • Maxillofacial surgery

When to call an orthodontist?

Several situations should lead you to consult an orthodontist:

  • Occlusion problems:
  • Deep bite: upper teeth that cover the lower incisors too much
  • Open bite: the upper and lower teeth are not in contact when the mouth is closed
  • Reverse occlusion
  • Lack of space: teeth lack space and tend to overlap
  • Diastema: a more or less wide space between the teeth


  • Maxillofacial abnormalities:
  • Prognathia: the lower jaw is forward over the upper jaw
  • Retrognathia: the lower teeth are too far back compared to the upper teeth
  • Asymmetry of the jaw

The origin of these problems is usually genetic or functional. They have an impact on the aesthetics of the smile, but also on:

  • Speech
  • Swallowing
  • Chewing
  • Breathing

These disorders can also cause headaches, pain in the temporomandibular joint, back, shoulders, neck … What’s more, misaligned teeth are more difficult to brush. Oral hygiene is compromised, which can lead to more frequent cavities, periodontal disease, etc.

  • Occlusion problems

  • Deep bite

  • Open bite

  • Reverse occlusion

  • Lack of space

  • Diastema

  • Maxillofacial abnormalities

  • Prognathia

  • Retrognathia:

  • Asymmetry

Orthodontics for adults

Adults can also undergo orthodontic treatment to enhance the appearance of their smile and improve dental health. Nowadays, apart from traditional metal braces, there are discreet, even invisible, orthodontic options. Among them are:

  • Ceramic braces, which match the color of your teeth.
  • Lingual orthodontic systems: brackets are placed on the inner surface of the teeth.
  • Transparent aligners like Invisalign: these clear, removable aligners are custom-made and should be worn for several hours during the day and night to modify teeth alignment.
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Orthodontic Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Anomalies in teeth and jaws typically become noticeable around the age of 6-7. During growth, treatment usually occurs in three distinct phases:

  1. Dentofacial orthopedics: The dentist applies an appliance, often removable, to correct the underlying bone structures.
  2. Orthodontic treatment: Fixed appliances, typically multi-bracket (braces), are placed on the surface of the teeth to correct their alignment.
  3. Retention: A retention wire is used to maintain the teeth in the position achieved through treatment.
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Our rates
Invisalign : From 3000.-

A consultation with our orthodontist will help determine the best treatment plan for you and provide you with a detailed quote.

Orthodontic Treatment : From 3000.-
First Orthodontic Consultation : Between 120.- and 200.-

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it too late to start orthodontic treatment as an adult?

No, it is never too late. Many adults choose orthodontic treatment to improve their smile and dental health.


Are orthodontic appliances visible?

There are several options, some of which are discreet, such as transparent aligners or lingual appliances (placed behind the teeth).

How long does orthodontic treatment for an adult typically last?

The duration varies depending on individual needs, but on average, it ranges from 18 to 24 months.

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We are committed to combating healthcare avoidance, believing that in our current environment, every citizen should be able to maintain their health and enhance their appearance, especially their smile. Our rates are designed to be not only competitive but also, and most importantly, affordable. Nevertheless, they never compromise the quality of our service, which we strive to make impeccable.