At our specialist orthodontic practice for children, adolescents and adults, as well as dental sleep medicine, we offer you and your family various types of invisible braces.
What types of system exist?
We distinguish between two main areas of treatment. On the one hand, we work with the lingual technique, including the WIN™ appliance and the Incognito™ system. On the other hand, our practice also uses aligner technology – specifically the Invisalign®, Orthocaps® and OrthoFolio® varieties.
In recognition of his work in this field, Professor Rose received the Research Award 2014 from the German Association for Aligner Orthodontics (DGAO), which was jointly awarded to a research group at the University of Freiburg. Regular scientific studies into the aligner method result in continual optimisation of the technique and therefore the improvement of our practice’s therapeutic concept.
Please note that these invisible braces are suitable for both adolescents and adults. The aligner technique is used at our specialist practice for orthodontics in accordance with the latest findings.
At this juncture, we’d like to focus on some of the common features of the different invisible braces systems. These transparent, elastic aligners are used to correct malpositioned teeth. One common advantage of all such systems is that they offer discreet treatment, with the splints acting on the position of the teeth on the dental arch while remaining almost invisible to other people. Accordingly, they represent an excellent alternative to conventional fixed braces.
This therapeutic technique is a form of orthodontic treatment that requires specialist medical knowledge as well as clinical experience in orthodontics. Sound knowledge of the biology of tooth and jaw development, and of biomechanics, is essential in order to deliver excellent results that are tailored to individual patients – and in order to minimise side effects.
Professor Rose would be delighted to hold a personal consultation in order to explain which system is right for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
What should I expect?
After a thorough consultation and diagnostics, your jaws will be scanned and converted into a digital model. Thanks to the miracle of computer modelling, your orthodontist will then be able to show you how treatment will progress and what the result of the aligner therapy will ultimately look like. The digital data serves as the basis for manufacturing a set of aligner pairs, which must be replaced at regular intervals (every two to three weeks). Step by step, these special, transparent aligners gently move the teeth into the desired position.
The aligners should only be removed for eating and cleaning. Apart from that, it is important that our patients wear them around the clock in order to achieve the best possible treatment results. New splints cause a feeling of slight tension, but this passes quickly and is completely normal. Clean the splints with lukewarm water and avoid hot drinks, as heat can cause the materials to deform.