Welcome to OrthoLine
The Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics practice of France Van Tiggelen is located in Waterloo in the heart of Walloon Brabant and on the outskirts of Brussels. We provide you with quality, modern and innovative orthodontic care that meets the strictest hygiene standards.
The evolution of orthodontic techniques (skeletal anchorage, orthognathic surgery, piezocision) and the advent of cosmetic appliances (ceramic brackets, lingual orthodontics or thermoformed aligners) have considerably expanded the therapeutic possibilities for adult patients to offer them faster and more effective treatments without compromising their quality of life and social interaction.
If there is a jaw line discrepancy after the end of the growth, an orthosurgical treatment can be proposed to correct it and guarantee a stable orthodontic treatment on the long term.
These treatments are carried out in close collaboration with the treating dentist, the periodontologist and the implantologist, especially when a prosthetic rehabilitation has to be carried out after orthodontic treatment.
These treatments are performed by placing multibanded appliances (commonly called "braces") with the aim of correcting all dental malpositions, malocclusion and dysmorphia in order to restore an aesthetic smile as well as a stable and functional occlusion guaranteeing optimal chewing.
Parallel to these treatments, an orthopedic dentofacial correction can be performed thanks to the residual growth during the peak of puberty. The management of these treatments is also done in a multidisciplinary way.
Interceptive and functional treatments
Treatments with different types of fixed or removable appliances applied during childhood to correct a lack of space during dental permutations, a jaw growth disorder or a dysfunction such as thumb or pacifier sucking and infantile swallowing among others.
Treatments using conventional braces.
A more discreet and aesthetic treatment using ceramic braces.
Aligners (Invisalign® and Orthocaps®)
Treatment with a series of removable and transparent thermoformed aligners, custom-made to fit your teeth to correct mild to moderate tooth malpositions.
Lingual orthodontics (Incognito® and Win®)
Invisible treatment with custom-made and concealed lingual "braces" bonded on the lingual/palatal face of your teeth.
3D digital prints
Thanks to our new intra-oral digital camera and its accompanying software, we can quickly and easily take a 3D digital impression of your teeth to replace traditional dental impression pastes. The advantages of this impression technique are a greater comfort offered to the patient and the visualization of orthodontic movements and treatment results on a screen in 3D.
Dental radiography is an essential technique for orthodontic analysis and the establishment of a treatment plan. Our latest generation of radiological equipment allows us to take high-precision digital images while limiting radiation to the lowest possible doses. In order to ensure maximum safety, specific protective measures must be taken during the taking of X-rays.
Skeletal anchorage represent the set of bone supports (implants or mini-implants) that we can use in combination with orthodontic appliances. These devices allow us to push the limits of orthodontic treatment by offering greater therapeutic possibilities, faster treatments and a reduction in the need for permanent tooth extractions.
Piezocision is a technique that is mainly intended for adult patients. This minimally invasive surgical procedure, performed by the periodontologist, consists of creating micro-incisions (by piezotome) in the bone surrounding the teeth to reduce its resistance to orthodontic movement in order to facilitate and accelerate treatment.
The child's treatments, also called "first intention treatments", are aimed at preventing a lack of space during the phase of dental permutations as well as correcting growth disorders such as dental crossbites or bone shifts between the jaws during growth peaks.
Practised in close collaboration with the attending dentist, the ENT doctor, the speech therapist and the physiotherapist, these treatments also have a functional purpose and aim to correct bad habits linked to early childhood such as thumb or pacifier sucking and the persistence of infantile swallowing or mouth breathing.
The goal of these treatments (by means of fixed or removable appliances) is to minimize the negative impact on your child's development and dentofacial growth while promoting the proper development of all his/her permanent teeth.
France Van Tiggelen
Dentist specialising in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, graduated from the UCL (Université catholique de Louvain).
Bachelor's Degree in Dental Sciences
University Certification in Adult Orthodontics 2017
Certification of treatment with Orthocaps® 2014 and Invisalign® 2016 aligners
Certification in Lingual Orthodontics Win® 2015 and Incognito® 2019
Master's Degree in Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopaedics
the Francophone Union of Belgian Orthodontists
the Dental Medecine Society
the Belgian Society of Orthodontics Sobor-Bevor
the European Orthodontic Society
the American Association of Orthodontists
It is in a soothing and reassuring setting, where the key words are professionalism and listening, that we ensure your orthodontic care or that of your children.
Ideally located in close proximity to downtown Waterloo, major highways and nearby schools, you benefit from personalized care that meets your expectations and needs. Our objective is to give you the smile of your dreams thanks to modern equipment and the latest technology.
The practice is easily accessible via public transportation (buses TEC 126 and 127) and several car parkings are at close proximity.
Contact - Schedule a consultation
Appointment by phone at 02/463 17 44
The practice is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you are unable to attend the consulation please give at least 48 hours notice.
In case of emergency during weekends and public holidays, please contact the on-call duty organised by the Union Francophone des Orthodontistes de Belgique.
Chaussée de Bruxelles 47b
(only for administrative purposes)
Wednesday: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am to 1 pm
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