Kieferorthopädie Dr. Jos van den Hoek | Bern - Düdingen

What are orthodontics?

Treatment of misalignments of jaw and teeth

Orthodontics is concerned with the treatment of congenital or acquired misalignment of jaw or teeth. There are two options for treatment:

  • Treatment by means of an appliance 
  • Treatment by means of surgical intervention

Orthodontic treatment sometimes takes several years. The impact of growth and weak forces must be able to function over an extended period of time. In addition, the treatment result achieved must be stabilised during the retention phase. The treatment is cost-intensive and demands a high degree of cooperation from the patient.

What are orthodontics - Orthodontics, Dr Jos van den Hoek