“Smiling is the most elegant way to show your teeth to your opponents!”
With our aligner 3D scanner therapy, nothing stands in the way of your most beautiful and straight smile.
But what exactly does aligner therapy mean, and why is this treatment method enjoying ever-increasing popularity?
In the following article, we will give you an overview of the therapy performed in our practice to straighten misaligned teeth.
By means of millimeter-thin plastic splints, your teeth are straightened over several months and brought into the desired position.
How does the therapy work?
First of all, your oral situation will be thoroughly examined in a first appointment, a dental status will be determined and, if necessary, X-rays will be taken. This is important to exclude periodontal diseases, to plan carefully and to ensure a long-term stable result.
Afterwards, we will discuss your wishes, ideas and expectations and clarify the duration of the therapy (6-18 months) as well as the necessary cooperation, such as a consistent wearing time of 12-14 hours per day.
In principle, most movements of the teeth can be carried out with the help of the splints. Thus, crowding and gaps in the anterior region can be treated, as well as individual teeth can be rotated, tilted or even ex- or intruded (optically lengthened or shortened). However, there are also limits to the splints, as they cannot replace orthodontic therapy using fixed brackets or dignathic appliances.
We then digitally shape your teeth using a 3D scanner, and digitally realize the joint planning with a dental laboratory that cooperates with us.
In a next appointment we will show you the treatment result on the computer after the therapy has been carried out, we will discuss with you the duration of the therapy determined by the number of splints to be worn and of course we will inform you about the treatment costs. Of course, there are no costs for consultation and planning beforehand.
If you decide to undergo the therapy, it is often necessary to apply so-called attachments to the teeth. These are made of tooth-colored composites and are about 2 to 3 mm in size and therefore almost invisible. They help to organize the movements of your teeth by splints in an optimal way and act as force transmission points for eg rotation and thrust forces.
The splints themselves are made of transparent plastic, wafer-thin and also barely visible. You will then wear these splints for about 14 days at a time. In the first few days of each new splint, you may experience a slight feeling of tension, but this is so slight that it does not affect the necessary wearing time. 3D scanner is especially important for an optimal result that the splints are only taken out for eating and brushing your teeth.
After a few weeks, it may be necessary to perform a so-called proximal enamel reduction to ensure optimal space conditions for the new tooth position. Of course, this is also painless, as we perform it under local anesthesia for particularly sensitive patients.
We accompany you during the treatment and take care of a long-term stable result by fixing a retainer after the end of the therapy. Our goal is, of course, to ensure that your teeth remain straight and healthy in the future, so that you will be happy to show off your radiant smile.
Smile design and aligner therapy at the dental practice, dentist Frankfurt
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