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Aligner – the invisible solution for your tooth misalignments!

What are Aligners?

There is a solution for straight teeth without having to wear metal braces. Computer-assisted tooth movements, with almost invisible aligner splints (such as Invisalign), extend the treatment spectrum in a way that was previously thought impossible. Results can be achieved in a relatively short time (4-6 months) for which conventional orthodontic treatment would sometimes take years.

This is often a good option for adults who have a career and do not feel comfortable wearing metal braces. The technology behind invisible orthodontics is very advanced and often offers patients a much shorter treatment time, depending on the individual case.

The following information will help you to better understand the treatment:

  • You also have to get used to the very inconspicuous aligner rails. This process usually takes 2-3 weeks.
  • The rails should be worn 22 hours a day. Only then can you get used to it quickly and only then can the short treatment time be adhered to.
  • Orthodontics straightens teeth and improves position, but does not make them more beautiful, neither in shape nor in colour.
  • If colour and/or shape are to be changed, other forms of treatment such as bleaching (whitening of teeth) or veneers (change of shape and size by ceramic shells) should be considered after the Aligner treatment.
  • Shrinkage in the bone will lead again and again to constrictions in the jaw, therefore a Retaining is compellingly necessary after the treatment by the Alignerschienen for the receipt of the result. This can be done either with plastic splints worn at night, for example, or with wire retainer splints glued behind the rows of teeth.

Computer-aided result calculation is almost always available, but also depends on whether your teeth can be moved. This is sometimes impossible:

  1. Existing implants cannot be moved.
  2. Bridge constructions cannot be moved in combination.
  3. Dental accidents can lead to adhesions with the bone (ankylosis), in which case tooth movement may be impossible.

For this reason, an X-ray image before the start of treatment is a prerequisite, along with other documents.

aesthetic dentistry

Scientific studies have shown that 80 % of German women and men think that good looks is important.

Impeccable teeth have been given a significant status. Those who were asked, thought that social acceptance, security with social contact such as food, talking, and kissing had priority in the quality of living.Most of the people would be willing to accept a more expensive treatment, if there would be an aesthetic appealing result or fixed teeth.Here the aesthetic dentistry falls into place. Teeth should besides helping to chew and speak, look good and give you a great feeling. Your special, individual, and very personal wishes shall become our priority.

The whole spectrum of dentistry may be addressed. As an example there are two disciplines of aesthetic dentistry which may be singled out:

  • Change of the tooth color
  • Change of the tooth shape

Also belonging to aesthetic dentistry are:

Bleaching:You do not like your tooth color after cleaning them? Then feel free to experience bleaching!

Veneers:Substantial protective ceramic tooth tray. Beautiful teeth are the business cards to your personality.

Protective way to enlighten your natural teeth!

You do not like your tooth color after cleaning them?

Then feel free to experience bleaching!

There a lots of reasons for tooth coloring. The most common are the consumption of tinting groceries (f. e.g. coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco) as well as antibiotics or tooth injuries.

Beautiful teeth are the business cards to your personality

A veneer is 0, 4 mm ceramic tray that will be glued onto your teeth. The loss of tooth hardening substance is reduced to a minimum.

A veneer features high tissue tolerance and its glazed surface obviates accretion.

Earlier teeth which were harmed by coloring, cavity, fillings or aborted corners were being capped. A veneer is extremely accurate and almost not distinguishable from real teeth. Hereby we restored the positive impression of healthy, white teeth.

Why do Veneers have to be applied?

Applying Veneers is part of aesthetic dentistry and is usually to straighten out the front teeth. VFor that reason many wish to have the perfect looks, also perfect teeth: Movie stars are already leading the way!

Because constant, shiny teeth tend to appear more attractive and are a sign for vitality and health. A nice smile has an impact on our self-esteem. People who have nice teeth, tend to smile rather and more than people who would rather hide their unattractive teeth.

  • Ugly fillings
  • Broken teeth
  • Colored teeth
  • Teeth with different sizes
  • Front teeth gaps

What advantages does Veneer offer?

A veneer is compared to the over capping of teeth much more protective, because less tooth substance has to be removed in order to install it. The surface of the tooth has to be grind down by 0, 5 – 0, 8 mm. This means that tooth substance will be lost but not as much as when you would put on a cap.

Moreover, veneers proof to be very long – lasting if not overloading them with chewing nails or pens. It will make them last 15 years if the production from the dental technician is exact, if there is an equally good adaption by the dentist, and a good care.

Veneers disadvantages

One disadvantage was already mentioned: In order to stick the Veneers on, the surface of the teeth have to be sand backed. But merely 0, 5 mm – 0, 8 should be removed.

The second disadvantage is the price- which you have probably already suspected- you would have to pay of your own pockets. Clinic experiences have shown that people accept that in order to have a beautiful, shiny smile.

With Veneers you will experience a cosmetic makeover for which you might have to spend money in the beginning but which you will not regret for the following enjoyable decades.

Last word to oral care

Once Veneers is brought on, there is no special care needed. Meaning no special care that will exceed over an excellent mouth care and the regular check – up visits to the dentist. An excellent mouth care for any kind of teeth is brutal.

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