While age does not play a role in an orthodontic treatment, a healthy structure surrounding and supporting the teeth is an important prerequisite.
Requirements for treatment
- The teeth should be cavity-free.
- The structure surrounding and supporting the teeth and the roots must not show any inflammation.
- All fillings should at least have provisional treatment. However, we advise against comprehensive renewal of prosthetics before beginning orthodontic treatment. Quite often the bite and the tooth profile are changed as the teeth shift in position, so that some correction and readjustment by the orthodontist may be necessary.
We would be happy to coordinate the pre-treatment steps with your regular dentist. All teeth should be free of cavities. If pre-treatment with your dentist is required, we can coordinate this during the first appointment.
Remember to bring the following documents:
- We ask our patients to fill out a Anamnesis sheet (PDF, 144 KB), to get first impression of the patient's history.
- We also need the insurance card from legally insured patients.
- If current X-rays or models have been made, it would be helpful if you could bring these along to your first appointment. We can request any additional information from your dentist or orthodontist as needed.
At the first appointment, the orthodontic findings are examined and the possibilities of treatment described. You are also advised about the costs of each different treatment. You do not have to decide immediately; please consider our treatment proposals thoroughly before making a decision. In order to provide a detailed treatment plan, orthodontic analysis on the basis of a jaw model, radiographs and photos are required. These technical aids can be produced on site at any time. On the basis of this information we can provide an orthodontic treatment plan (with a statement of costs) that will be discussed in detail at the second appointment.
Then treatment can begin.