Effective and non-invasive orthodontics

Just right for active teenagers

Your toddlers have now turned into teenagers. Not only does puberty become a factor at the age of nine to 13 but their teeth continue to change too. Posterior teeth and the back molars take their place as the jaw grows.

An orthodontic check-up is very worthwhile in order to keep an eye on the healthy and aesthetically pleasing development of teeth and the jaw during this period of rapid growth. Because now it is possible to support the body’s growth in a non-invasive but effective way. If the upper and lower jaw are correctly positioned in relation to each other, possible undesirable developments can be avoided. The undesirable developments include, for example, problems with posture or stiff necks in young people.

Fixed visible or invisible dental braces

A fixed braced remains in the mouth during the entire treatment period and thus guarantees that individual teeth can be corrected reliably or the young person’s jaw growth can be influenced effectively.

Small plates known as brackets are attached to the teeth and connected together using a fine wire arch. As such, you can choose from various bracket materials and systems – such as tooth-coloured, very inconspicuous ceramic brackets, widely available and robust metal brackets as well as mini brackets. Because they are worn permanently, these fixed dental braces are quick and effective. However, thorough oral hygiene is always required.

(Almost) invisible inside brace

Hardly noticeable by anyone else and therefore very popular with young people, who do not like appearing in public with a brace on, this is one orthodontic option. Thanks to the lingual technique method with its modern WIN system® the fixed dental brace can be attached to the inside of the teeth.

The superior level of discretion is only one advantage of the lingual technique. Because on the inside of the teeth, i.e. facing the tongue, the WIN system® with its superior, individual fit is just as effective as a fixed brace on the outside of the teeth. In addition, the lingual technique is a winner with its lower risk of caries.

Metal-free treatment

Virtually invisible, individually produced and completely free of metals, screws, brackets or wires – this is what metal-free treatment provides. Not only highly recommended for allergy sufferers but in particular for young people too, who are not keen on wearing a visible dental brace and are most concerned about achieving a look that is as inconspicuous as possible.

The Invisalign® rail system uses transparent plastic rails that are individually produced with computer support. In many cases, this system can be used to correct misaligned teeth in a non-invasive but effective way. As the rails are not attached permanently to the teeth, they can be removed easily and conveniently for eating and dental care. A very welcome benefit. However, the success of the treatment requires that young people use it conscientiously. The rail system must be worn for at least 20 hours every day.

Removable dental brace

The removable devices are often used as a preparation for an orthodontic treatment to fit a fixed brace. In addition, they provide the opportunity to make the best use of growth during puberty to specifically influence development of the jaw and correct an incorrect bite.

As teenagers are only rarely enthusiastic about the idea of wearing a dental brace, the success of an orthodontic treatment with a loose dental brace also depends on your influence as parents. In addition to the initial days of having an unusual foreign body in your mouth – an unpleasant feeling that passes after a few days – the discipline of young people is very important. This means your child must certainly wear the removable dental brace for 16 hours a day in order to ensure the desired treatment result is achieved.

Long-term retention

Once the time for wearing a brace is over, teenagers are delighted – and their parents are too of course. However, in order to maintain a positive result in the long term, a stabilisation phase is required.

What we refer to as retention is just as crucial for long-term treatment success as actively wearing the dental brace itself. Because otherwise the teeth and jaw will follow their natural urge to move back into their original position again. A wide range of retention options is provided – always adapted to the individual situation, age and previous therapy.

Combined orthodontic and maxillofacial treatment

The range of disorders that make combined treatment of orthodontics and maxillofacial surgery necessary includes very pronouncedly incorrect bites to serious facial asymmetries due to an unfavourable growth of the upper and/or lower jaw and even to a cleft lip.

We accompany our patients from the initial comprehensive consultation to fine-tuning and follow-up care after surgery. The detailed treatment planning is carried out in close cooperation with selected experts in oral, orthodontic and maxillofacial surgery.

Sports mouthguard

Helmet, knee, shin and elbow protection or padded protective clothing – an extensive range of protective equipment exists for all kinds of sports. But the safety of teeth is often neglected. The risk of damaging your teeth in an accident is very common in many sports activities.

You can protect yourself from this risk and the resulting damage or possible expensive subsequent costs with a personal sports mouthguard. Unlike a prefabricated standard mouthguard, an individual sports mouthguard provides many advantages. Your personal sports mouthguard is exactly adapted to your teeth and jaw and therefore offers more security and improved comfort than other solutions.

Snoring therapy

Snoring may involve a variety of energy-consuming and health-threatening effects. Your sleep is interrupted repeatedly and you fail to get the rest you need. You may also be disturbing your partner’s nighttime rest. In combination with any possible fear of sleep apnoea, all of this may result in a permanent stress factor and secondary disorders as well.

It may be useful to have the cause of your snoring disorder examined in a sleep laboratory. Following a diagnosis, therapy with individually produced snore-guards is recommended in many cases. These guards shift the lower jaw in such a way that a sufficient supply of air in the pharynx is guaranteed even while sleeping.