Clear Aligners are invisible biocompatible plastic splints, which make possible the treatment of small tooth misalignments. The splints can be removed at any time and they are easy to clean.
Several individual splints are made during the treatment period, depending on the malposition, in order to allow the gradual movement of the teeth, until the teeth are moved to a correct position.
A positioner enables fine corrections of the tooth position as well as their retention. It is made of silicone and includes the upper and lower jaw. The teeth are set in the desired position in the laboratory using a setup model. The silicone splint made on this model contains “suction chambers”. The resulting negative pressure forces the teeth to move in the right position.
A copyplast splint is a stable, biocompatible plastic splint that can be used to stabilize the treatment result.
A bioplast splint is a soft, biocompatible plastic splint. It serves as an initial solution for TMJ problems, as a bite splint in the cases of a deep bite, as an individual whitening splint or as a grinding splint.
The snoring splint consists of transparent biocompatible splints for the upper and lower jaw, which are connected through two side bars. The lower jaw is moved forward by this special connection and is held in this position. The forward movement of the lower jaw expands the throat and decreases the speed of the inhaled air. As a result, the snoring noise is reduced or completely disappears.
Removable Retention Appliance
Removable plastic appliances without active elements to stabilize the treatment result.
Consists of a delicate wire that stabilizes the teeth permanently. It is cemented to the inside surface of the incisors and canines and is practically invisible. After a short familiarization period, the retainer is very comfortable to wear. It is a particularly safe and recommendable method to ensure the long-term success of the orthodontic treatment for the patient.
Combined Orthodontic and Surgical Treatment
A combined orthodontic and maxillofacial surgical treatment is possible for severe jaw misalignments. In this type of treatment, orthodontists and oral surgeons collaborate together. First of all, the dental misalignment is corrected in our practice, then the oral surgeon corrects the jaw misalignment. However, the surgical intervention can only take place after bone maturation. At the end of the combined treatment, an orthodontic fine adjustment of the bite will be accomplished with different appliances.
Treatment. TMJ Diseases. TMJ Analyse
TMJ problems often occur in the form of TMJ noises, TMJ cracking, restricted mouth opening, with or without pain. The causes are various and diverse. For example, an incorrect bite due to incorrect dentures or jaw misalignment can lead to TMJ problems as well as myofunctional para functions such as pressing or grinding. After a detailed functional analysis, the orthodontist decides which therapy agent is convenient for the patient. Customised splints have been proved to be an effective treatment.
It protects the teeth from injuries during sports. Whether in soccer, cycling or martial arts
like boxes or karate, the teeth are very sensitive to injury. The consequences will mostly not be covered by the insurance.
The customised mouth guard will be established in the dental laboratory after the impressions are taken.
Combination Therapy with Speech Therapy
If individual muscles in the mouth and face area are too strong or too weak, this can lead not only to speech disorders, but also to a faulty tongue rest and a faulty swallowing pattern. These myofunctional disorders often cause tooth and jaw misalignments.
Training the muscles in cooperation with speech therapists is therefore important in many cases for the success of orthodontic therapy.
Since there are sometimes long waiting times for speech therapy, we recommend the following exercises until the agreed appointment with the speech therapist can be made.
- Look in a mirror and hold your lips a bit with your fingers.
- Now if you swallow, you’ll see your tongue press against your teeth.
- Put a little rubber or sugar-free candy on the tongue. When the tongue is relaxed, the small rubber or candy should lie on the front third of the tongue. When the lower jaw is at rest, that is, when you sit or stand normally relaxed, you shouldn’t feel the lower front teeth with your tongue and hardly the upper ones.
- Now press the small object with the tongue against the hard part of the palate, where the small folds are, approximately in the middle.
- If you do this correctly, the tongue should not be visible between the teeth. The only thing that can happen is that you swallow gum or candy, and that’s not a bad thing.
- If you practice diligently, the tongue will feel strange at first because you will get sore muscles.
- With daily training, you will soon notice that the position of your teeth improves.