ver more adults and seniors wear braces and not without cause. The desire to have straight teeth and a good bite
is more than a fashion. Also adult and senior individuals are entitled to do something for their appearance and health.
Be aware: straight teeth and a normal interplay between both jaws is not just an esthetic issue but also a contribution to health.
OUR TREATMENT DEVICES ARE INCONSPICUOUS BUT YET EFFECTIVE
On the one side, orthodontic treatment of adults has to take into consideration that growth no longer exists. Therefore bite corrections are somewhat more limited. On the other side, teeth can be straightened independently of age with a stable result. Existing crowns and bridges will respected as will light to moderate gum problems.
It goes without saying that we will use in adults appliances which hardly show. These can be classical braces with brackets made of tooth-coloured ceramic for the front teeth. Many corrections can be accomplished with braces which are placed on the inner side of the teeth. Finally, most tooth irregularities could be treated state-of-the-art with clear plastic splints – so-called aligners.
The costs of such treatments are primarily orientated on its complexity and the chosen appliance. In private we will discuss the chances whether the costs are covered by your insurance. Exceptionally, even insurances and allowance of German civil servants will compensate the expenses. But even if you have to pay all costs out of your pocket we recommend a clarifying conversation with us. Our experience:
Often patients estimate costs for appliances higher than they really are.
BEATIFUL TEETH EVEN FOR BEST AGERS
With age spontaneous movements of a persons teeth become more frequent. This a consequence of their life-long usage. Also, the bone surrounding the teeth will change and thus increase tooth movement. This results often in an overlapping of the teeth. This clearly visible crowding will create problems for oral hygiene.
Also for seniors a critical cost-benefit-analysis should take place before initiation of treatment. Sometimes even a compromise with small tooth movements can result in an acceptable overall result. This can be very reasonable with regard to esthetics and stability.
DO NOT MISS YOUR PERSONAL CONSULTATION
This individual consultation is a golden rule in our office. Our suggestion:
Make a thirty minutes appointment with us so all your questions can be discussed and mutually we can come to an optimal conclusion.