Prof. DDr. med. Erwin Jonke

medical specialist in orthodontics

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Removable dental appliances - your commitment is rewarded

  Removable dental braces Invisalign-Aligner
For kids Yes Yes
For adolescents Yes Yes
For adults Only as retainer after fixed dental braces Yes
Bite correction Yes Yes
Invisible No Yes (virtually invisible)
Initial articulation difficulties No Yes (only initially)
Custom-made Yes Yes
Easy to clean Yes Yes
Removable Yes Yes

Removable dental appliances have one decisive advantage: They are removable. As a result they can be cleaned easily and simply and do not cause any interference e.g. when eating, doing sports or taking pictures from you.

It goes without saying that only the regularly wearing of the removable brace leads to the desired therapeutical outcome. The recommended period of wear (mostly 13 hours) should therefore be strictly adhered to. The therapeutical success is closely linked to the motivation and the consistent cooperation of the patient. 

However, disadvantages of removable dental appliances are the tendency towards a longer treatment period and the higher risk of loss or damage to the dental brace.

Treatment with removable dental braces
 

Examples of removable appliances:

Active plates: Active plates work by means of a constant pressure, which usually originates from regulating screws on the plastic plate that has been adjusted to fit the patient's palate. Through the regular adjustment of these pressure or tension screws, it is possible to stretch the jaw and the dental arch.

Functional orthodontic appliances (FOA) (activator/ bionator/functional regulator): The active principle of FOA differs fundamentally from the active plates: In this case, only the body's own chewing force and muscle power is used or deflected in order to achieve an adjustment and levelling of the teeth.

Retainers: Retainers serve to secure the position of the tooth following an active orthodontic treatment.

Aligner: Aligners are practically invisible dental guards that can also be used to treat adults.

Oral screens: These loose, dummy-like plates are particularly used for infants in order to strengthen the mouth and jaw muscles and to break undesired habits such as sucking on thumbs or a dummy.

Would you also like to have a carefree smile? We would be pleased to advise you on what we can do to achieve your most beautiful smile.