Meaning: to make everything perfectly positioned.

One thing is clear: Regular and well-tended teeth make us feel good. They underpin our self-esteem and help us to an open smile that will leave a lasting impression.

However, apart from the aesthetic aspect, we always bear in mind that optimally aligned teeth help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and frequently contribute to remedying painful tensions. In addition, they improve chewing and digestion, correct speech impediments, and alleviate a host of other conditions.

Thus, dentistry in general and orthodontics in particular have a great impact on your quality of life.

Thanks to medical developments, there is now a series of sophisticated treatment techniques available –including invisible ones – that we would like to share with you.

Kieferorthopäde Dr. Axel Benkeser
  • for adults

    For the right bite.

    The number of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment increases continuously. The emphasis is usually on aesthetics. When teeth and gums are healthy, an alignment is basically possible at any age.

    Regardless whether crowded, crooked, spaced or twisted teeth ’are in the way,’ our recent treatment concepts offer more than ever both a functional and an aesthetic optimization. Tooth colored ceramic brackets, and similarly also aligners and lingual orthodontics can replace the conventional tin-grin braces. So nobody in your daily life will realize that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment at the time.

  • for children

    When teeth need remedial support.

    Conventional orthodontic treatment normally starts at the age of 9 or 10. Nonetheless, if misalignments are recognized early on, even 6 year old children can be treated with comparatively little effort. In general, tooth and jaw corrections should ideally be made in childhood, because of the ongoing growth process. Today, 40-60 percent of all adolescents undergo orthodontic treatment.

    Depending on the case, the teeth are treated with removable or fixed appliances. In case of simple malalignments, removable braces may be an excellent solution. A so-called combination therapy is used for more complex tooth and jaw problems. In a first step, removable or partly fixed braces are used to correct occlusion. In a second step, fixed appliances — in other words brackets and arches — are inserted for individual tooth movements.

    It is important that children and parents know that persistence, consistency, patient participation, and tooth care are necessary to achieve good results. The time needed is approximately 3-4 years.

  • Lingual orthodontics

    „...that you won’t see in the dark.“

    Unlike minor misalignments that can be treated with removable braces, fixed appliances have to be devised for more complex and longer lasting orthodontic treatments. The most aesthetically convincing solution is lingual orthodontics.

    Lingual orthodontics is based on the same principles as the conventional fixed braces. However, in contrast to these, a special protective technique is used to glue the brackets to the inside of the teeth. The appliance is invisible when the mouth is opened normally. This technique may only be applied by specially qualified orthodontists.

Dr. Georg Benkeser
Dr. Axel Benkeser Kaiser-Joseph-Straße 263
79098 Freiburg
Phone 0761 2021 088