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Really, it's not that hard to get a beautiful smile. What can you expect? Find out more about the individual stages of your treatment process here:
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
During your first appointment, we will determine whether you need treatment and if so, when we should start it. We can usually indicate at this point whether the statutory health insurance companies will help cover the cost of the treatment.
TAKING A CLOSER LOOK
During the diagnostic consultation, we generally make an impression of both jaws to enable model fabrication.
In addition, we also take a panoramic x-ray (OPG, panoramic picture), a lateral x-ray (FRS), photographs and we draw up an initial report. We use the model to measure, for example, the width of the teeth, so we can determine the precise spatial alignment. Using the panoramic x-ray, we check the state of the teeth, bones and jaw joint and also whether all teeth are in place. The lateral x-ray is consulted to determine the growth conditions, the skull structure and dentition.
During your initial consultation, we will explain the results of the examination in detail and discuss the resulting therapy. Together, we will evaluate all the advantages and disadvantages for you to find out which treatment fits you best.
DEVELOPING A TREATMENT AND COST PLAN
Following the initial consultation, we will prepare a treatment and cost plan for the statutory health insurance company or private patient. This always relates to a time period of four years, regardless of how long treatment is expected to take. If this time period is exceeded, a new plan or an extension will be prepared.
The first important steps have now been taken. We can start active treatment once the plan has been approved (for statutory health patients by the health insurance company, for private patients by signing the plan).
The patient's cooperation is needed during active treatment. Teenage patients and children are ideally supported by their family. And we will also do our very best to provide positive motivation.
Because it is not just essential to wear the braces according to instructions and to keep all appointments conscientiously. It is also important to take good care of your teeth, as there is an increased risk of tooth decay during any orthodontic treatment.
There is a post-treatment phase (retention phase) after any active orthodontic treatment. The achieved treatment result should be consolidated during this time. The length of this treatment phase depends both on the previous therapy and on the individual factors of each patient. We remain available and ready to help throughout - including in the post-treatment phase.