Brackets are specified as elements which are glued onto teeth. Together with a high-elastic treatment-arc they are applied when fixed plates are needed. In order to fasten the arc onto the brackets, gummy rings ans threads are being used. Self-ligating brackets, though, habe a special fastener for the treatment-arc. Brackets are suitable for persons at any age. Basically, a comparison between the two systems should be done in order to come to know the individual advantages or disadvantages.
Some dental deformities/misalignments are caused by a muscular imbalance of the cheek, lips and tongue. We are also experienced with problems of this nature and are able to refer you to appropriate speech therapists, if necessary.
The treatment with the almost invisible plate is especially for teenagers a very popular handling and treatment in orthodontics. Made very thin and perfectly fitting, these transparent runners/ tracks can be removed and this is why they are so popular. Apart from the wearing-comfort, this treatment fulfills the highest esthtic demands. The fexible transparent runners/ tracks are made from a medicinal PET (without plasticizer) and are all made to size, they are nearly invisible and are hardly noticeable in daily life. After a short time of getting used to them, they do not hinder neather while speaking nor while laughing. The most important thing is that the track/ runner is worn all day long except while eating or cleansing.
The invisible tracks/ runners are mainly suitable for corrections and adjustments of the frontal teeth and are not always suitable for all kinds of malpositions of the teeth. In addition to that, there are several possibilities in order to make the result permanent. The invisible tracks/ runners have to be paid by private insurances. Please address to us, we like to give information about the treatment durations and costs.
In order to stabilize treatment results, we work with lingual retainers. The retainer is a thin thread that is fixed by a plastic substance on the backside of the frontal teeth in the upper and lower jaw. The retainer takes care that the teeth do not move back into their original position.
Permanent beautiful teeth and a self-confident, bright smile can not always be taken for granted even after orthodontic treatment, unfortunately. The long-time stabilisation is the best means to a permanent beautiful set of seeth. Sometimes it can be necessary to wear the retainer for a long time, maybe even all life long in order to avoid malpositions of the set of teeth. The retainer is hardly noticeable and comfortable and because it is fixed onto the teeth, one does not forget to wear it. It is reasonable to let the retainer be conrolled twice a year by an orthodontist.