An orthodontist is a specialist in orthodontics, a type of dentistry concerned with crooked teeth and bite problems.
After graduating as a dentist, you are enrolled in a further education program lasting 3 years at a university. After the final exam, you acquire your specialization approval.
The technical materials used in orthodontics are very expensive. The personnel needed to fit and service orthodontic appliances are specially educated and trained. The procedure, materials and x- ray equipment it takes to make a treatment plan are expensive, and planning takes time. Often other specialists are included in the process. The treatment duration is long and requires many control visits and adjustments.
No, only if your malocclusion is caused by extreme growth development of the jaws. The private insurance company “Danmark” gives a minor subsidy for orthodontic treatment if you are a member, usually around DKK 2000. You will receive the subsidy after the treatment has concluded.
Not unless you are already a member.
An average treatment lasts about 1½ – 2 years with fixed appliances. After this, the final result is stabilized with a retainer you’ll use at night on the upper teeth. The lower teeth are stabilized with a thin wire that is glued on the back of your teeth.
Yes, please use the reference questionnaire.
That depends on the severity of the problem. The price ranges from around DKK 10,000-55,000. Read more under prices. A consultation is necessary before we can give an estimate of the price. The final price will be determined after the treatment plan has been made.
That depends on the problem. Usually treatments around the age of puberty are ideal. We prefer to see the child as early as possible to assess the problem.
Yes! Make an appointment for a consultation.
If your teeth are severely crowded, some extractions may be necessary.
Yes, sometimes, particularly the lower face. But this is usually part of the treatment plan.
No, but remember that the last two years of treatment is passive. After the first year of passive treatment, maintenance of the retainer is your responsibility.
Yes, we advise on treatment plans regarding malocclusions, we treat TMJ problems, and even make mouth guards, especially for people with braces.
Yes, you can get the braces on the backside of your teeth (lingual braces).
Your bite will be more stable with optimal function. You’ll have a beautiful smile. Cleaning and maintenance of your teeth will improve. Damage to your teeth, gums, TMJ and jaw muscles due to malocclusion will end.
Yes, for an additional fee.
Yes, but you need to use retainers at night – usually for 2 years, but in some cases longer.
In some rare cases the roots of the teeth can become significantly shorter than before. This does not affect the vitality of the teeth or their function in the future.
You can eat anything except very tough or hard foods. When you eat, you need to take care not to strain the braces unnecessarily.
Yes, it is because there are many more places for plaque to accumulate in a mouth with a fixed appliance. Having braces can also make it more difficult to get access to the plaque and remove it.
Yes, patients with a nickel allergy can have a reaction to braces.
Yes, in this case we will use a different type of appliance.