DDR. Christiane Baier Kieferorthopädie


Orthodontics at any age

Orthodontic movements are not only carried out for aesthetic reasons. The main indication is for functional reasons. Only correctly positioned teeth can carry the functional load in an ideal way and can be kept clean well. In this sense orthodontic treatment plays an important part in prevention of dental problems and lifelong tooth retention.

Part of the cost of treatment is usually covered by health insurance.

The right braces will make children smile.

Age 4+:

this is the right time for the first orthodontic check up. Some dental malpositions like cross bite, mandibular protrusion or anterior open bite can be treated from very early on. Usually this if followed by a treatment pause with monitoring of the condition and often enough no further treatment is required.

Age 8-12:

This is time for removable orthodontic appliances. Sometimes it may be necessary to pre-treat the anterior teeth with fixed braces for a short time.

Age 12+:

At this age usually orthodontic treatment is carried out with fixed appliances. There are two options availbable – either metal brackets, the cool type – or less visible ceramic brackets for the upper jaw – for those who like this to be a little less striking. Very important during this phase of treatment is oral hygiene carried out at an excellent level. It is possible to do so – even with brackets.

Invisible braces (Invisalign)

Invisible braces/Invisalign: For adult we offer removable invisible braces. The teeth are moved by transparent aligners step by step in the right position. Since the splints are not visible it is easily possible to wear them the recommend 22 hours during the day. And if really needed you can take them out for a few hours.

Fixed braces

Fixed orthodontic appliances: As an alternative we have the option of treating adult patients with fixed braces. You have the choice between white inconspicuous ceramic brackets that do not stain and white wires. The duration of your treatment depends on the severity of your dental Problem.


Surgery: In cases of severe malpositions with skeletal origin, e.g. severe retrusion of the lower jaw in relation to the upper jaw with receding chin or vice versa relation, I have been working together with a highly experienced maxillofacial surgeon for many years in order to treat such situations with a combined orthodontic/surgical approach.

Late orthodontics

Late orthodontics: It is never too late to have your tooth position changed. The only condition is that you are in good periodontal health. Your dentist will advise you accordingly. If a tooth has been missing for a long time and the neighboring teeth have tilted into the gap and so prevents the placement of a dental implant or bridge such teeth can be uprighted with partial appliances as a preliminary therapy.