Modern orthodontics in Erbendorf, district of Tirschenreuth
The way to a beautiful smile is paved with healthy and, above all, straight teeth. In case of malpositioned teeth and jaws, it is advisable to consult an orthodontist or dentist specialised in orthodontics at an early stage. Depending on individual tooth development and tooth position, orthodontic treatment should be started in childhood and adolescence. As part of regular prophylaxis, our dentists can recognise the necessity of braces at an early stage. Therefore, you and your child must be aware of this!
Orthodontic treatment for children and adults
But even if adults need a tooth or jaw correction, they are in good hands with us.
Dentist Sandra von Knippenberg has a specialisation in orthodontics and performs all services according to the latest scientific findings.
In our dental practice in Erbendorf (district of Tirschenreuth), we can offer you tissue-conserving, painless and fast orthodontic treatment for patients with private and statutory health insurance.
Invisible orthodontics with individually manufactured, thin and transparent plastic splints, so-called aligners, is also possible and particularly suitable for adult patients.
Loose or fixed braces – which treatment method to choose?
The decision for a removable or fixed appliance depends on the severity of the malposition and the growth phase of the child/adolescent. In most cases, removable appliances, i.e. loose braces, are started during the growth phase. The loose brace first corrects the jaws to each other – forebite, backbite and crossbite. The fixed brace then straightens the teeth in a further step.
Removable appliances are also colloquially often referred to as "loose" braces. They are usually used in childhood or adolescence to influence bone growth. They can also be used to improve space conditions. Removable plates can be used in orthodontics to correct misalignments of one or both jaws concerning each other.
They are used, for example, in:
- Forward and backbites
- Lateral crossbites
- Open bites
Loose braces are used as active treatment devices, especially during growth.
With fixed braces, also known as multibrackets, the teeth are moved by a wire. The fixed appliances are used when the movements cannot be performed by removable appliances, e.g. in the case of:
- Turning of a tooth
- A larger gap closure
- Lengthening or shortening of a tooth
Thus, in orthodontics, it has to be decided from case to case whether removable and/or fixed treatment is necessary.
Retention devices after orthodontic treatment
After the fixed braces we want to avoid that the teeth shift again. Therefore, retainers – small wires that are invisibly glued behind the teeth – will help here!
Dentist for orthodontics and other services under one roof
Make a non-binding appointment at our dental practice in Erbendorf to receive advice!
We are your contact in the entire region around Tirschenreuth, Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Grafenwoerthand Marktredwitz, if you or your child need treatment by an orthodontist.
With us, you will not only find a dentist specialised in orthodontics, but also an experienced team of dentists who are the experts in many other areas of treatment – all combined in one practice.
Questions about orthodontics
What are the different types of orthodontic functional appliances available?
Depending on the malalignment severity of the jaw and the age and growth phase of the child/adolescent, removable or fixed appliances are used. Removable appliances, for example loose braces, are usually used during the growth phase. The loose braces correct the jaw first – overbite, underbite or crossbite. The fixed braces straighten the teeth.