Orthodontics for adults: Aesthetic treatment with braces in Munich

Adults often have discerning demands regarding orthodontic treatment: They wish to have inconspicuous braces placed and expect detailed consulting. Our dental practice in Munich Neuhausen offers exactly this service. We only treat adults and are looking forward to helping you realise your dream of attractive, straight teeth.


Why braces make sense for many adults

Braces are not just for teenagers. There are many convincing arguments in favour of orthodontic treatments for adults as well. Many adults missed the opportunity to realign their teeth as children and are not satisfied with their crooked set of teeth as a result. Others developed misalignments at a later age, or redeveloped misalignments as a result of insufficient after-treatment. However, it is never too late to correct misaligned teeth!

Corrections may be advised in the following cases:

  • Aesthetics: Braces can remedy unattractive gaps and crowded teeth positioning as well as straighten out tilted teeth.
  • Preparation for dentures treatment/preprosthetic treatment: Tilted teeth often require correction to allow for aesthetically appealing prosthetic treatment. A brace can also help with bone augmentations with dentures or guarantee minimally invasive treatment.
  • Pre-implantological/surgical treatment
  • Reconstruction after severe periodontitis
  • : Orthodontics treatment can remove the black triangles between teeth that might form as a result of periodontitis. It additionally guarantees proper support and interlocking with incisors that are tilted inwards.
  • Bite correction: If the upper incisors clearly cover the front teeth of the lower jaw, this is called a deep overbite. If this is combined with a closed bite, they are additionally tilted inwards. These misalignments can be fixed with braces. A forced bite – incorrect clenching of the jaws – can also be fixed.

What modern orthodontic options are there?

We will gladly consult you on the various types of braces at our dental practice in Munich. Which treatment type is right for you depends on the misalignment situation on the one hand, and on your preferences on the other hand. As a rule, adults have the same systems available to them as teenagers. Older patients usually place greater value on cosmetically appealing braces, as they take the demands of their professional lives into consideration.

Fixed fittings have the benefit of staying in one place, day and night. This allows them to effectively realign the teeth. With removeable braces, the success and duration of the treatment depends on how regularly they are worn. They do offer the opportunity to remove your braces before important appointments.

We offer common fixed braces as well as invisible lingual technology at our practice. We do not work with regular removeable fitting braces, as many adults would rather opt for inconspicuous splints instead, such as Invisalign®. Your sense of well-being is our top priority with brace treatments!

All orthodontists who normally treat children can also treat adults; however, not every practice offers the invisible models that adults usually prefer.


Dental correction procedure

The treatment is very similar for adults and teenagers. However, skeletal growth cannot be influenced anymore with adults, which means that functional orthodontic treatments are no longer possible. The removeable braces used for these treatments use the natural forces of the masticatory muscles.

Many patients are referred to a specialist practice for orthodontic treatments by their general dentist. Of course, you can also schedule an appointment with us without a referral. The first consulting session carries no obligations and usually takes around half an hour. We are looking forward to your visit!

At the beginning of the treatment, we perform an accurate analysis of the condition of your dental apparatus. Besides the clinical assessment of the misalignment, X-ray images, photographs, impressions, and plaster models help us make a diagnosis. We use these data to draft an individual treatment and cost schedule, which we gladly discuss with you in detail. If there are various therapy options available, we of course explain all benefits and downsides to you. This offers you a comprehensive picture of the situation and a solid foundation to base your decision on.

The further treatment procedure depends on the type of braces you receive. Fixed dental instruments are fitted in around two hours, removeable models are fitted much faster; however, it is very important to observe the scheduled follow-up appointments. This way, we can ensure – together with you – that you can soon flash your attractive, straight smile.

You will visit our Munich practice once every four to eight weeks. This allows us to assess the progress of the corrective measures. The duration of this treatment phase depends on the initial misalignment and your expectations. The therapy rarely lasts longer than two years. Smaller misalignments can be fixed faster.

The chances of success vary, and also depend on your cooperation. We will gladly elucidate your possibilities during a personal consultation. As a rule of thumb, teeth move around one millimetre per month with braces. The first changes can be seen after a few weeks.

After the treatment is completed, it is necessary to stabilise the result. You will receive a so-called retainer at our practice in Munich to support this process. These retainers are either fixed, delicate wires or removeable braces that you wear at night. They ensure that your teeth stay straight for a long time to come.


Does my insurance cover the costs for braces?

Statutory health insurance usually does not cover the costs for adult orthodontic treatments. Private health insurance providers sometimes reimburse all costs, sometimes only in part, and sometimes not at all. The exact costs vary greatly and, above all, depend on the scope and duration of the treatment.


Fixed braces with aesthetic brackets in Munich

Many people dream of an attractive, straight set of teeth. The tried-and-tested option to correct misaligned teeth – fixed braces – remains the standard treatment, even for adults. New models with self-amalgamating ceramic brackets meet the discerning aesthetic standards our patients often place great value on. We look forward to welcoming you at our dental practice in Munich to provide you with more information on this treatment option.


Invisible braces at the inner side of the teeth: Lingual technology at our Munich practice

Lingual technology uses brackets that are placed on the inner side of the teeth, out of sight. What are the advantages and downsides of this method? On this page, you can read up on the treatment procedure with lingual systems, such as incognito™, at our practice in Munich.


Invisible splint therapy in Munich: Straight teeth with aligners

It’s never too late for splint therapy. If you wish to correct the crooked positioning of your teeth in an inconspicuous manner, this might just be the right method for you. The plastic splints, so-called aligners, are virtually invisible! We will gladly inform you about all treatment options at our practice in Munich and are looking forward to your visit.


Straight teeth for life: Retainer treatment in Munich

After completion of your treatment with braces, you will naturally want to preserve your beautiful set of straight teeth in future. So-called retainers prevent your teeth from moving again. You can read up on the exact procedure in our dental practice in Munich here. We will also gladly provide you with more details in person. We are looking forward to your visit!


FAQ Braces

No. Regardless of your age, you can have functional or aesthetic issues resolved. Even some aging celebrities are no longer hesitating to have brackets fitted. You can also opt for an invisible model that conceals the corrective measure.

Generally, yes. Dentures might even serve as a useful supporting function for the movement of the teeth. We will gladly assess your dental situation and draft an individual treatment plan with you.

At the beginning, your new braces might feel a bit strange, or even hurt. However, it only takes a few days for most patients to become accustomed to the sensation, leaving nothing but a mild feeling of tension. As a rule, discomfort is more likely with fixed braces than with removable splints.

A glass of water with ice cubes help relieve the pain. The cold water alleviates swellings and infections. Alternatively, you can apply special silicon brace wax on pressing brackets and arches. Of course, you can also visit our practice and we will have a look at your braces. Your well-being is paramount to us!

Although pronunciation problems can occur, they tend to be rare,especially with removable splints. Usually, people won’t notice a thing when you’re talking. However, many patients do tend to have a slight lisp at the beginning of treatments with lingual braces.

Smoking damages your teeth and general health, independent of orthodontic treatment. Nevertheless, wearers of braces have to ensure particularly good dental hygiene to avoid plaque formation. Nicotine also discolours the braces. Therefore, dental corrections might present an attractive opportunity to stop smoking.

 

There are no restrictions with removable splints. Fixed braces do require some more care: Please avoid biting on hard foodstuffs such as nuts or bread crusts. This might damage ceramic braces in particular. Chewy sweets and toffees are particularly notorious for sticking to the braces. It’s generally best to limit your consumption of sugary goods to reduce plaque formation on the braces and the resulting caries. If you regularly enjoy a glass of red wine or cup of coffee, you should additionally take into account that ceramic braces might discolour.

Make sure to clean your teeth thoroughly to support the effect of the braces. Plaque presents an unnecessary obstacle to braces and wires. Moreover, this helps protect your teeth from caries. Please keep your follow-up appointments, as this allows us to regularly readjust your braces. If you are wearing splints, your discipline will determine the duration and success of the treatment. Therefore, you should make sure you wear the splints for 22 hours each day, as prescribed. Before long, you will be able to enjoy a straight set of teeth.

Plaque might form on the braces, which in turn can lead to so-called white spots. These white spots are the first phase of beginning caries. The risk of caries is also elevated with removeable splints, especially if the teeth aren’t brushed regularly. Braces don’t just affect the teeth, but also the periodontium, which might aggravate the development of pre-existing gingivitis. However, by cleaning your teeth and gums thoroughly, you can counteract these risks. We will gladly offer you tailored advice on the optimal care of your teeth.

kllFixed braces might also result in pressure spots and mucous membrane irritation; however, these usually disappear by themselves after treatment. Allergic reactions are quite rare, as are cases of patients ingesting small parts of the braces. On the other hand, loose teeth are very common, as they must be loosened for their positioning to be corrected. After the treatment is finished, the teeth will anchor themselves firmly into the jawbone again.

Kissing with fixed braces might feel somewhat unfamiliar at the beginning; however, you will almost completely forget you’re wearing them after a while.
 

Braces change how the teeth are fixed, which in turn changes the way you play your wind instrument. However, it just takes some practice to get used to them, allowing you to play beautiful notes with braces as well. Many music teachers do advise against continuing to play during treatment. This ensures that no readjustment is necessary later on, which might be audible as well.

You need not worry about playing sports. Ice hockey players, boxers, and others who engage in contact sports should wear special brace protection. Please contact us if you need such protection!

Twisted and tilted teeth, as well as gaps, can be treated with veneers. Veneers look great and guarantee natural correction. We will work out the best treatment option for your dental issue during an in-depth examination.


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