swissmom: Why should parents take out supplementary insurance to partially cover the costs of orthodontic treatment?
Claudia Bruckert: The demands to have harmonious, aesthetic interlocking are high today. Through the annual school dental check-ups, parents become aware that treatment might be necessary. There is not exactly any pressure, but there is a high demand in the aesthetic area. About half of the tooth corrections are functionally necessary, the other corrections are aesthetically justified. The supplementary insurance covers part of the costs of these desirable corrections; in really difficult cases with a medical background, the costs are partly covered by the IV or the basic insurance. In the case of accidents, the costs are borne by the accident insurance.