What connects these two?
A: Children? B: Orthodontics? C: Work?
A: Children? B: Orthodontics? C: Work?
The range for adults
The treatment of adults has been a core focus ever since opening our practice. Through on-going training and development, we are able to offer our adult patients treatment options readily compatible with their everyday working environment.
The orthodontic treatment in adults is an important link between periodontology, implantology, oral surgery and dental prosthetics. Improved aesthetics and the desire for healthy, functional teeth are the key reasons for undergoing treatment.
Often today’s adults missed out on treatment during childhood or adolescence. However, the range of modern orthodontics offers sensible medical solutions for these dental misalignments even in adults.
By offering specialised treatment techniques (see e.g. LINK “lingual treatment”, “Invisalign®”, treatment of snoring patients, jaw-joint patients), different materials (e.g. unobtrusive ceramic brackets) and flexible appointment times (e.g. on Saturdays and Thursdays until 20.00 hrs), we take the professional and social obligations of our adult patients into consideration.
We have been carrying out lingual treatment since establishing our practice in 1997, actively following, shaping and applying all the development steps of this method. Across Germany, Praxis Dr. Banach is one of the practices that most frequently applies lingual treatment – we thus have the greatest possible experience.
When the brackets of a fixed brace are attached to the inner side of the teeth, it is referred to as lingual technique.
The advantage of the lingual technique is that the teeth can be moved in all dimensions, yet the brackets are completely invisible from the outside and meet the highest aesthetic requirements. So, if you are in a meeting, nobody will notice that you are wearing braces. The inner side of your teeth is also more resistant to de-mineralisation, due to the self-cleaning attributes of saliva. Lingual brackets are either universal miniature brackets e.g. 2D, or can be custom-made for the patient, e.g. WIN- bracket.
Invisalign® is a treatment method used to correct moderate tooth misalignment and works by inserting a series of individually crafted, transparent and removable plastic aligners.
For more serious misalignments, Invisalign is only partially suitable, or not at all, unless there has been preliminary treatment.
Based on the actual situation of the jaw captured in a virtual model, a special computer graphics process is used to show a three dimensional image of the predetermined treatment target and divides it into various treatment phases. For each of these phases, individual customised aligners are made. Every tray is worn for about 2 weeks. During this time, the exertion of pressure steadily moves the teeth in the pre-calculated direction.
Once in position, the next tray (aligner) is used, until gradually the optimal target is reached. On average the whole treatment takes between 12 to 24 months, depending on the degree of misalignment.
Due to its vast experience with the Invisalign system, Praxis Dr. Banach has been awarded the designation of ‘platinum provider’.
Most jaw-joint problems are caused by the relocation of a cartilage disc (discus, comparable to meniscus in the knee). Those affected often complain of mouth-opening disorders, popping joints and pain in the ear. Even tensions in the cervical vertebra and relative disparities in the length of the legs, can be attributed to jaw-joint complaints. By using a special diagnosis (“manual functional analysis”), and if necessary consulting a radiologist (for an MRI of the joint), we can fairly easily determine the cause of the complaints described above.
A custom-made bite splint (by Prof. Gelb, New York) releases the jaw-joint and promotes healing.
If treatment with a bite splint was successful, it is worth considering whether to bring about a more optimal position of the jaw-joint through orthodontic treatment, i.e. extensive prosthetic care. This brings permanent relief and eliminates the causes of discomfort.
The latest insights in sleep research show that snoring is caused by the backward tilt of the lower jaw during sleep. Snoring not only disturbs the peaceful sleep of your partner, but can also be dangerous to the snorer due to temporary respiratory arrest.
With the aid of a simple treatment appliance, to be worn at night, snoring can be kept in check.
The most recognised device worldwide is Somnodent, which we will adjust to fit the individual needs of our clients. Compared to other devices, this apparatus offers the highest wear comfort and greatest success.