Button close
When to call
Tel. 030 / 339 379 370
Fax 030 / 339 379 399
Email:
info@kfo-charlottenburg.de
Saturday appointments available by prior arrangement.
Banner Orthodontic practice Dr. Seekamp Berlin Charlottenburg Westend
Orthodontics in Berlin – Dental practice of Dr Carola Seekamp for orthodontic treatment in Berlin-CharlottenburgService box
Registration forms and more to download.
When to call
Tel. 030 / 339 379 370
Fax 030 / 339 379 399
Email:
info@kfo-charlottenburg.de
Saturday appointments available by prior arrangement.
Orthodontics in Berlin – Dental practice of Dr Carola Seekamp for orthodontic treatment in Berlin-CharlottenburgContact
We look forward to hearing from you. > Contact form
Praxis f.Kieferorthop�die C. Seekamp Berlin Charlottenburg WestendPrivacy
Please read our
> Privacy Policy
Orthodontics in Berlin – Dental practice of Dr Carola Seekamp for orthodontic treatment in Berlin-CharlottenburgCertification

Treatment


Step by step

Treatment begins

Removable braces

Fixed braces

Invisalign for teens

Stabilisation (retention)

Interdisciplinary measures

Step by step

We use the diagnostic records (models, X-rays and photos) to plan treatment and specify timings. We then explain each step to you in an in-depth consultation. In this session we also explain the different treatment options and describe the various types of braces available.

Treatment begins

Children develop their final permanent teeth between the age of nine and twelve, making this the best age to start orthodontic correction. This treatment can last right to the end of puberty, when the last back baby teeth fall out and are replaced by permanent teeth, and when the facial bones are still growing. In order to prevent malalignments we guide the process of tooth eruption and monitor the proportions of the jaws and skull in our practice. We also check the positioning of upper and lower jaws on a regular basis. We usually treat our patients with removable braces at this stage. Depending on the type selected, these will not only influence the position of the teeth and jaw, but can also improve the chewing pattern and facilitate lip closure. If all permanent teeth have developed, we correct existing malalignments with the aid of fixed braces (multi-bracket appliance).


Removable braces

The flexible alternative

Removable braces are available for both upper and lower jaw. They are made of plastic and are attached to the teeth with wires. We adjust them during treatment with the aid of springs and screws, thus controlling all necessary movement. What is more, removable braces come in a whole range of colours, and all of the plastics used by us are completely healthy to use.

Fixed braces

Shining prospects

This is how it works: brackets (small metal locks) are bonded onto the teeth and are connected up with highly elastic archwires and small rubber bands or stainless steel wires (ligatures). This enables us to apply precisely the right amount of pressure to the teeth needed to make them move to the desired position in the jaw. Sometimes it also makes sense to use additional rubber bands or other aids, but this is something the patient decides for him or herself.

Spoilt for choice

Self-ligating brackets are a state-of-the-art variation of the fixed appliance. Their advantage is that they exert gentle pressure on the teeth, offer more efficient and thus shorter treatment periods, and that there are longer gaps between appointments. They are also easier to clean and therefore more convenient for the patient. You don’t want your fixed braces to be noticeable? There are alternatives to the shining metal brackets: ceramic brackets the colour of your teeth, transparent brackets made of sapphire, or invisible brackets attached to the inside of your teeth (lingual brackets). 

Invisalign for teens

Almost invisible yet very effective

Now also available for children and teenagers, Invisalign braces are transparent aligners that must be worn around the clock, but can be taken out for around two hours each day. They are very thin and thus very comfortable to wear. Their advantage is that eating, dental care, engaging in sports or playing an instrument are all a lot easier and more convenient than with other braces. An examination will quickly determine whether Invisalign is an option for your child.

Stabilisation (retention)

When it’s nearly done

Your child’s teeth are now looking neat and healthy. For them to stay this way they need to be fixed into their new positions with a retention appliance. The stabilising phase (retention) follows on from active therapy and is an integral part of the treatment. It’s the best way to keep that healthy smile on your child’s face.

A mutual objective

Full patient cooperation is essential for successful orthodontic treatment. You should take our recommendations on how long to wear removable braces or elastics on fixed braces seriously if you want results to be proud of. Our advice on how long to wear the braces is tailored to each patient, taking into consideration the long, hard school day. But please note that wearing the braces only during the night when asleep is seldom enough.

Interdisciplinary measures

Also part of the programme

An orthodontist is not always able to correct all malalignments alone. It is sometimes important to work with colleagues from the field of ENT, orthopaedics, logopaedics, physiotherapy and osteopathy to treat muscle disorders and bad habits properly. We are proud to be able to make full use of an interdisciplinary network of specialists.


Oral hygiene


Unbelievably important

We never tire of emphasising the importance of proper and regular dental care, and so we show our patients how it is done. Again and again your child will practice proper oral hygiene in our surgery. We also provide your child with regular, professional dental cleaning.
top
© Dr. Seekamp/ Dr. Nasiri 2016
Dr. Carola Seekamp and Dr. Sara Nasiri � Specialists in Orthodontics - Reichsstra�e 105 - 14052 Berlin-Charlottenburg/Westend � Telephone 030 / 339 379 370