Praxis Prof. Tepper

Orthodontics – Alignment of Teeth

Even in adults, misaligned teeth should be treated for medical reasons. Especially if the misalignment has already led to excessive wear of healthy teeth, if the aesthetics or dental hygiene are suffering from the misalignment or if it’s causing jaw muscle tension, head and neck pain or snoring. In addition, TMJ (temporo-mandibular-joint) disorders are a serious entity which can cause pain and damage to anatomic structures and function.


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Even in adults, misaligned teeth should be treated for medical reasons. Especially if the misalignment has already led to excessive wear of healthy teeth, if the aesthetics or dental hygiene are suffering from the misalignment or if it’s causing jaw muscle tension, head and neck pain or snoring. In addition, TMJ (temporo-mandibular-joint) disorders are a serious entity which can cause pain and damage to anatomic structures and function.

Inconspicuous braces are usually very important to adult patients. That’s why we also offer tooth-colored brackets in addition to the classic metal brackets. We only use self-ligating brackets and super-elastic wires, guaranteeing gentle yet effective tooth alignment. If the tooth alignment tools should be invisible, we also offer the almost transparent aligners by the Master-Coip-specialized and Invisalign-certified Dr. Christina Tepper. Leading systems for this are Invisalign, Clear Correct and Clear Align.

This innovative splint-system-treatment is an effective way to correct misaligned teeth in a gentle and predictable (due to 3D computer planning) way. The splints are made of transparent plastic and are made individually for each patient after careful analysis and preparation.

We also offer Digital Smile Design.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need braces?

Our first orthodontic consultation is free of charge. The following are signs that your child should be seen by an orthodontist:

  • Circular gap between the upper and lower teeth (missing bite or open bite)
  • Crowded teeth due to lack of space (because the jaw is too small and the teeth are too large)
  • Crossbite
  • The upper is too wide and the upper teeth are in front of the lower teeth (Overbite)
  • Missing teeth

Why and when are braces necessary for adults?

Misalignment of the teeth or the jaw can lead to discomfort in the temporomandibular joint and to increased pressure on teeth. Some muscle groups – especially in the face and neck area – are used unevenly. The medical use of adult braces can improve existing conditions (such as neck and headaches). Corrected ideal occlusion of teeth provide for healthy loading.

Teeth also wear off unusually quickly when they are misaligned. Furthermore, if the teeth are too close together, oral hygiene is hardly possible anymore due to crowding, making stains and dirt accumulate. This not only damages the teeth, but also the periodontium, and can cause long-term severe damage (periodontitis).

Last but not least, more and more patients simply wish they had “beautiful straight teeth”. Orthodontics are not only recommended for functional problems, but also for high-end aesthetics.

Especially after treatment for adults, we hear the same sentences over and over again: “I should have had this done a long time ago. I am glad I made this decision. It’s never too late.”



What do braces/tooth regulations cost?

Every patient is an individual – every mouth is different. You will receive individual cost estimates from us that are tailored to your individual wishes, so you are always aware of the costs beforehand. We also try to give you a reliable prognosis about the duration of the orthodontic treatment.


What about eating and hygiene?

At the beginning of an orthodontic treatment, you will have a feeling of pressure and tension. The teeth have to move, and that can be uncomfortable the first few days. Especially if you have fixed braces, you should try to avoid hard and sticky foods in the first few days. Since unclean teeth and gums cause tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease – especially during orthodontics – the daily thorough tooth cleaning is a prerequisite. We will help you and show you exactly how to take the best care of your teeth. Oral hygiene of course is easier with the removable aligners (“transparent braces”), because you can take them out for eating and dental care. You therefore do not have to do without certain foods and are also not restricted in oral hygiene.




Especially after treatment for adults, we hear the same sentences over and over again: “I should have had this done a long time ago. I am glad I made this decision. It’s never too late.”


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