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TMJ Therapy

TMJ Therapy

Temporomandibular joint disorders are a common clinical picture of our time. Orthodontic treatment, which physically moves the teeth into their optimal biologically correct position, can lead to significant improvement. We also offer various splints to relieve the jaw joint and work together with physiotherapists and temporomandibular joint specialists on an interdisciplinary basis.

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Bleaching

Bleaching

For Bleaching we normally use 10% Carbamide PeroxideGel. This Gel, the patients could directly apply into the Clear Overlay Retainers after braces. After around 10 days, the teeth look lighter, if patients want, they can use the Gel again for another 10 days.

After 12 months, the Bleaching could be done again.

The 30% Hydrogen Peroxid Gel is used usually for single dark colored teeth. 

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Ortho in adults

Ortho in adults

Minor problems in patients smiles can also be treated with removable trays called aligners. Fixed braces are used with severe malocclusions, a late treatment start or when there are further special indications. In these cases clear or metal precision devices called brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth and a wire arch is deflected to them. This arch made of super high tech metal possesses a precision amount of flexibility in the form of an ideal dental arch, which corrects the dental abnormality gently, but on a continuous basis for the most efficient tooth movement possible.

Because this appliance ist not removable, the duration of the treatment is often shorter and speech is definitely less inhibited, since the inside of the oral cavity remains mostly free of any material at all.

Regarding the brackets, it should be pointed out that many adults dread fixed braces due to the appearance, because they believe it would alter their looks. Dr. Scherngell completed the main part of his orthodontic education in the USA and observed there that dental braces have almost become a status symbol. In Dr. Scherngell’s office, the manager wears braces, just as the young student or the teenager might and it makes her look more youthful. In the U.S. fixed braces are considered „in“ to the extent of even marketing colorful or golden brackets during the past few years.

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Ortho in children

Ortho in children

Already in the younger years, malocclusions can be treated with removable appliances. One device, which can already be used at the age of three to five for the treatment of the open sucking bite, is the Mundvorhofplatte.

Although children between the age of eight through eleven can already be treated with braces. Detachable devices are frequently used at this age by taking into account the children’s growth and often are a preliminary treatment for fixed braces.

Functional appliances: These are a kind of treatment device, which influence the jawbone and the entire mouth and chewing muscles to the extent that the teeth can be positioned into a correct bite. These appliances are always positioned loosely in the mouth and are considered as training-appliances for the mouth and jaw area.

Schwarz Platten: These are detachable appliances, which can be fixed on the tooth rows with the help of retaining devices. With the help of these plates, the jaw can be widened or slight repositioning of individual teeth can be effected with the help of screws and springs.

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