Orthodontic treatment appliances
In orthodontics, we differentiate between fixed and flexible appliances, so-called braces, because they differ in effect and application. A modern orthodontic office offers the entire range of therapeutic possibilities which are not only accepted by academic medicine but are also unobtrusive, comfortable and painless.
Apart from regulating tooth displacement, flexible removable braces additionally impact the teeth’s growth. These so-called functional orthodontic treatment devices are very effective, especially when worn by children, teenagers and young people during their process of growth. These appliances do not only operate perfectly in the oral cavity; they also have a positive effect on head and body alignment. Additionally, there are other methods of treatment, such as oral vestibular shields for children to give up sucking habits, or mouth protectors for sportspeople.
Fixed orthodontic appliances
More distinct mal-positions of teeth should be treated with multi bracket appliances, so-called fixed braces. We only use the latest self-ligating brackets and high performance arches made from high quality materials, such as employed in aerospace technology. This allows us to achieve esthetically and functionally outstanding results carefully and in a short time period. For highest esthetic demands – also during the treatment – it is possible to use white ceramic brackets which are hardly visible. If appliances to straighten the teeth should not be seen at all, we can make special individual brackets which can be fixed on the inner surface of the teeth. The whole treatment then takes place “incognito”.
Thanks to the most innovative and convenient Invisalign method, a regulation of teeth malpositioning can be carried out invisibly. The ultra-thin transparent synthetic splints work without any metal. This makes for a stunning smile even in the course of an orthodontic therapy. The so called “aligners” are designed and produced in a computer-aided state-of-the-art procedure. Depending on of the kind of malposition, various numbers of splints will be needed which must be exchanged by the patient regularly according to the therapy design. For adults, this method is already established. However, juvenile patients now can be treated with InvisalignTeen.