Orthodontic treatments are grouped into different classes (called KIGs in Germany). The public health insurance system pays the full cost (100%) of KIG 3-5 treatments for children and teens. However, you will have to pay 20% of the cost upfront during the treatment. You do not receive reimbursement for that 20% until successful completion of treatment.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on a number of factors, including the treatment method and patient compliance. In children, orthodontic treatment takes place in several phases, and depending on the stage of tooth development from milk teeth to permanent teeth.
Yes! And not just for cosmetic reasons, either. Straight teeth are easier to clean, which lowers your risk of tooth decay and gum disease and keeps your teeth healthy for longer.
Tooth and jaw alignment issues can be evident in some children from a very early age. That’s why orthodontic evaluation is recommended no later than age 6. Some children start orthodontic treatment between the ages of 9 and 12 during the transition from milk teeth to permanent teeth.
Dental care is a lot more complicated and also more difficult with fixed metal braces.
Braces also create spaces where food particles can become trapped. Wearing braces means having to pay more attention to oral hygiene, brushing your teeth regularly and using interdental brushes.
A stabilization period with a retainer or removable brace is essential to prevent the teeth from moving back to their original position after orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign treatment is not included in public health insurance plans.
Patients have to pay for the treatment themselves.
Yes! Regardless of any orthodontic treatment, you should have a dental check-up every six months. This helps to detect and treat any dental health risks.