ORTHODONTICS

If teeth are malpositioned, this does not just have an aesthetic effect. Most malpositions of teeth and jaw may damage the chewing system and therefore need to be corrected. There is no age limit.

Orthodontics specialises in correction of dental and jaw malposition at an academic level. After the initial diagnosis, patients are informed on whether they need orthodontic treatment. If the patient decides that he/she wants to be treated, they need to sign in so the clinical assessments are made to plan for the orthodontic treatment. In EDG we offer the most modern bracket systems, including self-ligating brackets. Since we aim at a “biological” dental movement, we prefer to use techniques with minimum use of force. If the patient does not want metal brackets due to aesthetic reasons, we can also use tooth-coloured ceramic brackets, lingual brackets or aligners. Complex treatments, in which orthodontic measures are not sufficient, are coordinated with specialists in periodontology, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.

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Our Orthodontists keeps up with the times. Patients immediately benefit from this in their orthodontic treatment.

About 40% of all children and adolescents exhibit dental malpositions (maloclusion), which often remains unnoticed. Because of this, it is recommended to have them examined by an orthodontist at three intervals. First at the age of 3 (primary dentition), a second time at the age of 7 (early mixed dentition), and a third time at the age of 12 (late mixed dentition). The timely treatment of certain malpositions reduces the treatment period and ensures stable results. Malpositions of jaw or teeth can partially be corrected with removable braces. After exfoliation of the deciduous teeth, we most often recommend fixed braces, however. The following images show selected malpositions which might make orthodontic treatment necessary. During the free first assessment, we are happy to inform you about treatment options and costs.

Orthodontic treatment is possible at any age. We have a lot of experience and expertise in the successful treatment of adults. For this patient group, the “visibility” of the braces is an important topic. This problem can be solved via a lingual treatment (“invisible” braces).

With a self-ligating bracket system and highly-elastic wire materials, crowding can be corrected. For self-ligating brackets, the arch wire is kept in the bracket with a sliding or tilting mechanism without additional ligature.
Tooth-coloured ceramic brackets have a highly-polished surface which does not absorb colouring from food or drink. For many patients, this makes them an aesthetic replacement for the metal brackets.
For patients who want to correct their teeth without attracting attention, lingual braces are the ideal treatment method. Custom-made wires and brackets link and move individual teeth to one another. The braces are not visible from the outside. In general, lingual treatment is suitable for all age groups and can be used to correct almost every kind of tooth malposition.
Certain teeth malpositions of adolescents or adults can be corrected using the so-called aligner method. To achieve this, transparent aligners are used to treat the malpositions. Patients wear the aligners 22 hours a day and only remove them to eat and to brush their teeth.

At the EDG , we take impressions digitally and plan treatment with digital data in 3D. The individually manufactured aligners are changed at regular intervals.

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