Process - Dr. Banach
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The first consultation appointment

During this appointment, we carefully assess whether orthodontic treatment is sensible at the time. Please bring all your, i.e. the patient’s, relevant x-rays that are no older than 12 months.

Records appointment

During the so-called records appointment, we gather all diagnostic documentation necessary for planning the treatment. This includes, making impressions of your teeth – in our surgery we use an intraoral scanner (true definition from 3M), which replaces conventional impressions with a scan.


Minimal radiation  x-rays are processed digitally and we take photos to capture the actual state. However, we do not just examine the teeth and jaw –the position of the tongue and the way you speak is also very important. We manually check the functioning of your jaw-joint. This is the only way to deduce methodically, whether we should also consult other specialists, like ENT doctors (ear, nose and throat), speech therapists, radiologists and dentists. Usually at this stage, we can already provide you with an overview of the necessary treatment.

Treatment plan and cost schedule

Using a special diagnostic program, we evaluate the oral medical history, along with the x-rays, photos and impression models, and formulate an individual treatment plan based on the available data. The plan includes the anticipated treatment process, the equipment to be used and the estimated duration of the treatment. It also includes an accurate breakdown of costs. The plan provides clarification to patients and serves to communicate with health insurance providers concerning the cost coverage.

Approval of treatment plan

If you are a member of a statutory health insurance scheme, we will send the treatment plan to the insurer for approval. If you are privately insured, you will receive the treatment plan for submission to the insurer.


Start of treatment

For patients with statutory health insurance, we require the provider’s approval of the plan and costs before treatment can commence. This generally takes about six weeks.


For privately insured patients, we can start the treatment as soon as we are presented with a signed copy of the treatment plan.

Any further questions?

If you need advice concerning treatment or costs, please arrange an appointment with Frau Dr.Anika Bünemeyer or contact her by phone on 06174 931877

The first days of treatment

In general, the body usually needs time to adjust to any changes – especially inside the mouth. It reacts by producing excessive saliva, and there might be pressure on the teeth or heightened sensitivity in the gums. Speech might also be impaired. 
However, after a week, at most, your body should have adapted to these changes.
Should your appliance still trouble you after a reasonable adaptation phase, please contact us immediately.


The maintenance phase

After completing the active treatment, the treatment success must be permanently stabilised to retain teeth and jaw in their new position. This is done by using removable holding devices (so called positioners) or fixed treatment devices such as thin, discreet holding wires on the inner surface of the teeth. During this phase it is advisable to periodically arrange a check-up appointment in order to quickly respond to any unwanted changes if necessary.