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1st appointment

Consultation

1st appointment

Consultation

Consultation with the orthodontic specialist
  • first impression on the necessity of the treatment
  • course and time frame of procedure
  • needs assessment
  • general information on possible treatments
  • questions and answers
  • treatment plan not yet presented to patient
Diagnostics, status assessment to reveal the necessity of treatment
  • X-rays are taken
  • impressions are taken either by applying elastic materials or by using a 3D oral scanner (Zirkonzahn Detection-Eye oral-scanner)
  • 2D and 3D measurements are carried out (OnyxCeph orthodontic software)
  • photos are taken
Consultation between specialists
  • orthodontic specialist considers and plans the treatment lasting even several years; consults with other specialists of related professions (e.g. dento-alveolar surgeon)
  • personalized treatment plan is elaborated
  • crucial in your life
  • making a precise diagnosis and plan requires background work that is the most time-consuming phase of the whole treatment
2nd appointment

Treatment plan

2nd appointment

Treatment plan

Consultation with the orthodontic specialist
  • detailed treatment plan is presented and discussed with the patient
  • decision on the means of the treatment; the optimal appliance is chosen by mutual agreement
  • detailed price quote and payment schedule
  • planning of dentoalveolar surgery procedure; discussion on dental hygienic treatment and general dentistry tasks prior to orthodontic treatment
3rd appointment

Procedure

3rd appointment

Procedure

  • professional dental and oral hygienic treatment
  • general dentistry and/or dentoalveolar procedures prior to orthodontic treatment
  • dental treatments are carried out by patient's own doctor or by our dentists
  • speech therapy (if necessary)
4th appoinment

Appliance handover

4th appoinment

Appliance handover

  • installation of fixed appliance
  • adaptation of removable appliance
  • video instructions for wearing and cleaning the appliance
5th–10th appointments

Implementing the orthodontic treatment, adjustments

5th–10th appointments

Implementing the orthodontic treatment, adjustments

  • the treatment's phases are implemented (in accordance with treatment plan)
  • in case of fixed appliances: orthodontic archwires, elastic components and braces get replacements and clean-up etc.
  • in case of removable appliances: adaptation, adjustment and refinement
  • new X-rays and photos are taken
  • the goals of the treatment are under timely control
  • cooperation on patient's behalf is monitored
  • oral hygienic treatment may be necessary
  • speech therapy (if necessary)
  • consultation in case of teamwork
10th appointment

Treatment's
conclusion

10th appointment

Treatment's conclusion

  • conclusion of the treatment
  • removal of appliance
  • professional dental hygienic treatment
  • retainers are fixed or handed over
Tasks in the 2nd year

Control treatments

Tasks in the 2nd year

Control treatments

  • treatment is not finished with the removal of the appliance
  • retainers are to be worn according to doctor's instructions
  • control treatments occur every two months initially
  • regular control treatments become less frequent later on
  • time frame of the treatment may vary
Tasks in the 3rd year

Yearly controls

Tasks in the 3rd year

Yearly controls

  • inspecting and maintaining achievements
  • yearly control and oral hygienic screening
  • if necessary: professional dental hygienic treatment