Unobtrusive braces, innovative TMJ treatments and a smile with individual perfection:
Welcome to the revolution in orthodontics!
Each patient has his or her own ideas and wishes. We meet these standards from the beginning, because nothing is more important to us than your personal satisfaction. Whether you are focussing on beauty, functionality, a holistic approach, accuracy, modernity or freedom: in our practice you are in good hands.
We know the needs of our patients and respond in exact accordance with them: for instance, a 4-year-old princess gets her pink sparkling braces with butterflies. A teenager gets braces that provide great teeth and thus a new self-confidence. An adult wins all favours with his dazzling smile and the stressed business person gets a quick fix for his unrepresentable teeth and his troubled stress-induced temporomandibular joints.
The temporomandibular joint plays a central role for the entire body. It is even responsible for back pain, facial pain and consistently recurring dysfunctions. Accordingly, we embrace this important topic in all its facets with a holistic approach.
In many cases, dysfunctions of the jaw become noticeable quite late. They manifest themselves for example by tense facial and mastication muscles, by loosening of teeth, loss of hard tooth tissue, clicking, mouth opening disorders, back pain, tinnitus, misalignment of the spine, fatigue, sleep and digestive disorders. The earlier any misalignments of the jaw are identified and treated, the greater the likelihood that any subsequent damages are avoided and the lower the treatment costs.
We provide for a harmonious jaw growth, but also a harmonization of the facial musclulature and the whole body posture. According to (dental) medical aspects, the optimal function of the masticatory system is more important than the "radiant smile*, because it affects health and quality of life.
Jaw treatment: Even minor imbalances can lead to severe pain. You sleep poorly and are always tired in the morning? An occlusal splint can eliminate the symptoms within a short time.
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea: We offer an anti-snoring therapy in cooperation with ENT doctors and sleep specialists. Snoring can shorten your life expectancy by several years.
Welcome to the 21st century: Your phone is wireless, your computer is wireless. In effect, why not your braces? Straight teeth without annoying wires are feasible!
The ZAHNWELT® - the specialists for invisible braces – offers this. We provide a variety of solutions.
True to the motto "Let's do something new!", the Zahnwelt® is different in many aspects:
Unique patients, different opening times, invisible braces, many adults, different ambience, scanners, cooperation with other specialists, and consistently teeth, laughing, jaws, joy, a bright smile, brilliance, Zahnwelt® .... - and treatment times shortened by half.
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR DAILY MOTOR.
From children and teens to adults: At any age people benefit from advanced orthodontics. It is essential to your masticatory function and provides, in the truest sense of the word, the "real bite".
If the correct bite is not preexisting, this can lead to problems throughout the supporting apparatus and the musculoskeletal system, such as headaches, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, back pain, hip and knee pain.
Not infrequently an incorrect bite leads to ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Even a burning tongue and other discomfort can be caused by an incorrect bite.
These stresses and strains arising from the masticatory system may be involved in all unexplained chronic functional diseases, such as susceptibility to infections, gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, headaches, back pain. Because of these correlations, we in the Zahnwelt® cooperate with other specialists and therapists. These include, inter alia, general practitioners, orthopedists, internists, neurologists, ENT specialists, naturopathic doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and many more.
An individual treatment concept is the result this professional collaboration. It is always tailored to the individual patient. Our job: We check whether a patient shows stresses and strains from the masticatory system.
The Zahnwelt® Orthodontics is mainly characterized by speed, invisibility and accurate long-term treatment results.
Since approximately 50 percent of our patients are adults, discrete braces are self-evident for us. An issue that is becoming increasingly important for children and teens as well.
In our practice, we prefer so-called non-extraction treatments. This means that we avoid the removal of teeth to the greatest possible extent. The functional optimum is our duty and that perfect look our choice. No one will see that you have done something to support your optimal laughter. Our services include inter alia:
You want to look good – that is your right. Whether at work, at school or in get-togethers with your friends: Invisalign can help you perfectly for that matter. Because it is not only extremely effective, but, thanks to its transparency, also almost invisible.
Is it suitable for you too? Whether your smile is to be slightly improved or major adjustments are required: Invisalign shows outstanding successes. Even complex problems such as overbite, underbite and crossbite can thus be treated in a short time.
AcceleDent is a clinically proven device that stimulates the periodontal membrane and the alveolar bone on the roots of the teeth, and considerably increases the tooth movement. This leads to a halving of the treatment duration for braces and transparent aligners.
Show nothing but your beautiful smile: with fixed braces, which, invisible to the outside, are secured to the inside of the tooth. So you can smile freely and participate in social life without any restriction.
With the use of modern lingual methods, misaligned teeth of any kind are sustainably corrected. It is the invisible, easy to clean, and aesthetically pleasing alternative to conventional braces.
Lingual braces are "tailor-made" for each individual patient: The arches and extremely flat allergy-free brackets created to the highest precision allow an unrestricted speaking comfort. No one will notice that you are being treated with fixed appliances. By the way: tooth position corrections can be performed at any age if the periodontium is healthy. Especially in the case of fixed lingual braces, also more complex problems can be solved individually. Here are the benefits in an overview:
Yellow teeth make you old. Look significantly younger in just 2 hours! With "White Smile", the professional and secure bleaching.
Unlike other methods, in this case trained dental specialist staff monitor each section of the professional teeth whitening.
The White Smile treatment complies with all legal requirements and is the only only which can show clinical studies that have been carried out by leading dental research institutes. With a duration of two hours it is fast, simple and very effective.
The costs of the effective Whitesmile Bleaching amount to 350, - Euro.
In most of the cases, there are several ways of getting closer to the goal of your radiant smile. In a counseling session you will be shown all kinds of treatment. You decide upon the height of the cost and the kind of treatment.
Of course your wants and needs prevail in this session. We want to provide you with the exact care that meets your personal ideas. In our practice you get both, treatments that are paid by the statutory health insurances as well as services that are borne by your private insurance or that are possible for public health patients via self-financing. It is our duty to perform an optimum medical treatment, but also to put your wishes into reality.
The private supplement to the statutory health insurance
The variety of dental supplementary insurances offered on the market are very diverse in terms of the secured services. While some tariffs offer a comprehensive coverage for orthodontics, denture and dental treatment measures as well as prophylaxis, others only provide cover for certain treatments.
In this case, the contribution is not always an indicator of the scope of services. A comprehensive comparison of numerous dental supplementary insurances is recommended so that there are no unpleasant surprises in a claim event .
Here is a rough guide to the cost of the treatment. Of course an individual treatment plan and cost overview will be created for each patient:
"If it clicks, the mouth no longer opens properly or even ringing in the ear occurs and it hurts ..."
This description of the complaints makes it clear that the focus of a TMJ treatment and a treatment of muscle and joint pain inside (CMD) and outside of the masticatory system is an interdisciplinary investigation.
Have you ever thought about that for
an incorrect bite can be responsible or partly responsible?
Almost all people handle their stress by night gnashing their teeth. This results in extremely high forces that can overload the muscles and joints inside and outside the masticatory system. These forces not only affect the masticatory musculature, but also and especially the throat, neck and back musculature. They are particularly high when the bite is not right.
We make your children laugh; in our practice small patients are treated without fear and with fun.
For many parents, the question arises: Does my child need fixed or removable braces?
In the case of removable braces, a distinction is made between active plates - for small tooth movements in the maxilla and mandible - functional orthodontic appliances - to promote growth of the jaw and the normalization of a functional impairing musculature - and Invisalign splints that have the same effect as fixed braces.
Many of these braces are offered in a child-friendly colour and design (football, Tigerenten-, rainbow or penguin design) to facilitate wearing the brace for the children.
Another type of removable braces are aligners made of plastic. Unlike traditional braces, they have no adjustable elements. Instead, after creating a scan and determining the treatment goal using a 3-D computer graphics method, several intermediate steps are calculated - and a corresponding number of transparent plastic splints are manufactured. Aligners are each taken 11 days successively. They are easily removable when eating and cleaning the teeth, nearly invisible and do not impair the articulation. In addition, aligners have a chip with a colour indicator, so that we can control the wearing time reliably and thereby ensure that your child wears the braces also in school.
More and more patients suffer because of their faces. Nowadays, congenital and acquired jaw malpositions can be treated successfull. We cooperate with the best surgeons nationwide, will happily prepare you for the surgery and of course take care of the aftercare.
Yes, we scan - more precision, less pain by scanning!
The creation of the dental imprint is an unpleasant process for many patients: It is often associated with gag reflexes and therefore certainly not popular. The Zahnwelt® has an iTero scanner for taking digital dental imprints. The advantages:
The treatment with Invisalign eliminates the time-consuming dispatch of the plaster models to the United States by coupling with the server of Align Tech. About 15 minutes after the scan the digital model will be in Frankfurt for further processing. The treatment time is thus greatly shortened.
The new Invisalign. Straight teeth after 4 appointments.
Speed Align is a new concept designed by Dr. Frankenberger allowing a complete orthodontic treatment in 4 appointments. For business people, hotel guests, frequent travellers - and all those with little time.
The agenesis (aplasia) of teeth, usually called hypodontia (missing up up to 5 teeth), is one of the most common abnormalities. It preferably concerns the permanent teeth. The high-grade conditions of aplasia (oligodontia, missing over 6 teeth, anodontia, missing all teeth) are separated from the moderate conditions of missing teeth (hypodontia). Oligodontia and anodontia are usually inherited and may be accompanied by other disorders. Since aplasia usually has a genetic basis, the portion of the persons with hypodontia is far above population average in the case of siblings
Teeth can cause back pain. A millimeter of misalignment in the jaw means a compensation of one centimeter in the spine. This often leads to tensions in the neck and to twists on the vertebrae. Therefore, first of all a functional analysis should be made and then it should be clarified whether there is a link between the teeth and/or jaw malposition and the back pain.
The bionator is a removable function-orthodontic appliance that takes effect on both jaws. It corrects the bite and improves the biting as well as the occlusion. The appliance is very effective, particularly in the growth phase of children and teens.
Discoloured teeth affect each smile – as radiant as it may be. With bleaching methods teeth can regain their naturally fresh colour within a short time. The bleaching of teeth is a very old method and in principle nothing can be argued against it. It should, however, be performed by a specialist.
Brackets made of ceramic offer a white colour and a high quality. The tooth-coloured effect results from the high light permeability. Usually the patients feel better with the white brackets, because they show the natural beauty of their teeth and not the gloss of silver metal. Brackets made of ceramic get no marks and do not become discoloured. On the day of the removal they look just as attractive as on the day the orthodontist put them on the teeth.
The brackets are fastening elements lasered onto thin metal plates. The metal plates are being glued onto the teeth and this is enabling them to seize and move each individual tooth. There is a special bracket for each tooth. In modern brackets the information for the correct position of the tooth is stored in the trenches.
With a Carpus X-ray, the stage of growth of the body and therefore of the jaws is determined. In the case of teens, a carpus X-ray is made when the jaw growth is crucial for the treatment success. At the same time, the expected final body length at the termination of growth can be calculated relatively accurately.
The carriere distalizer is the invisible alternative to the external braces (headgear); its position is in the mouth and it has the same effect as a headgear.
The distraction osteogenesis is a procedure whereby the continuous pulling apart of two pieces of bone fragments a newly formed bone in the fracture gap can be used for an extension of the bone. The advantage of the method is that external bones or bone substitution material does not have to be used and thus the infection risk is reduced.
The double feed plate system serves the simultaneous adjustment of the sagittal receding of the lower jaw and the transversal stretching of the lower and upper jaw. The double feed plates are used for the elimination of the receding of the lower jaw, for the aid of lower jaw growth, for the growth inhibition of the upper jaw, for single-tooth transpositions, for the erection of mesially tilted molars after milk tooth loss, for the width development of the jaws, for the retroclination of the upper anterior teeth, for the proclination of the lower anterior teeth, for the arch coordination, and for the bite elevation.
"Functional jaw orthopedic device". These removable devices act jointly on both jaws; they correct the bite and improve the biting and the occlusion. The devices are the most effective in the case of children and teens during their growth phases. But even in the case of adults their deployment may be useful.
Shortened frenuli can lead to severe impairments in speech and swallowing. Therefore, the accresion should be resolved by surgery as soon as possible.
The clinical (manually operated) and instrumental functional analysis is a method of diagnostic assessment, treatment preparation and therapy control.
The face arch is used when the upper teeth or the upper jaw are too far forward. The headgear slows the frontward growth of the maxilla and enables the mandible " to catch up" with the maxilla due to its natural growth.
The Herbst appliance is a fixed appliance from bilateral telescoping attachments between the upper molars as well as the lower molars and the canines for adjustment of the lower jaw forward.
It became possible to treat without brackets using a revolutionary method. Invisalign (invisible: invisible align: straighten) is the name of the new therapy. A series of nearly invisible thermoforming sheets make it possible to move teeth into the desired position. State of the art computer technology and three-dimensional analyses are in use.
Invisalign or lingual method: by the means of both methods the teeth can be corrected almost invisibly. Which method is the best for you depends on the objective of the treatment and should be clarified during the counseling session.
“Lingual” means „on the side of the tongue“. By means of the lingual method a correction with the help of fixed braces that are fixed to the inner part of the teeth is possible. The fixed apparatus behind the teeth cannot be seen. Especially for adults this presents a crucial advantage.
In the case of the mandibular prognathia the lower jaw is extended, the chin and the lower lip are protruding. The anterior teeth of the lower jaw bite before those of the upper jaw. Depending on the anatomical relations and the forms the lower jaw is being separated in the area of the jaw angle and the tooth-carrying lower jaw is being set back. The separated parts of the jaw are being fixed at the right position by means of screws and mini plates.
In the case of the mandibular retrognathia the lower jaw is shortened and the chin is receding. The anterior teeth of the lower jaw often bite into the palates. During the surgery, the lower jaw is separated in the area of the jaw angle and the tooth-carrying lower jaw is being forward-spaced. The separated parts of the jaw are being fixed at the right position by means of screws and mini plates.
In the case of the maxillary prognathia, the anterior tooth row of the upper jaw is placed too much in the front. The upper lip is pre-curved and an unconstrained lip closure is not possible. Frequently the lower front teeth bite into the mucous membrane of the palate. During the surgery, the bone of the upper jaw basis is excavated and the basis of the upper jawbone including the mucous membrane of the nose is being separated on both sides. That way it is possible to set the upper jaw forward and/or back and if necessary somewhat higher. In this position it is fixed with the help of screws and plates.
In the case of the maxillary prognathia, the anterior tooth row of the upper jaw is placed too much in the rear. The upper lip appears too short and the face appears haggard. Frequently the anterior teeth bite scarcely one on the other in an end-to-end bite. If the maxillary retrognathia is not being treated, an early damage of the periodontium and a premature loss of the anterior teeth of both the upper jaw and the lower jaw can occur.
A mouthgard is recommendable especially in the case of the following sports: ice hockey, moutain biking, roller-skating, boxing, etc. For the individual production of the mouthgard, the orthodontist must take a dental imprint of the upper and lower jaw. The mouthguard completely encloses the upper tooth row. A “bite relief” between the tooth rows flexibly absorbs suddenly impacting pressure and protects the teeth against blows, and head, arm and shoulder impacts.
The cost of treatments for Grade 3 to 5 are being taken over in accordance with statutory conditions of the statutory health insurance.
The OPG is an overview X-ray. It shows the current conditions of the tooth change, the tooth arrangements in the jaw, deformities of the teeth, the conditions of the tooth roots and the periodontium.
The pendulum apparatus is a fixed set of braces in the upper jaw in order to move the molars to the rear. It serves for the space procurement e.g. in the case of lack of space for the canine teeth. That way the removal of the permanent teeth can be avoided. It is an alternative to the external braces.
The positioner serves for the ideal micro-adjustment of the teeth and brings the teeth into an ideal position during the final stage of the treatment. It is made of elastic rubber material and enables tooth movements on all three levels.
Teeth can cause intervertebral disk problems. At least once in his or her life every second German citizen has had back pain. Intervertebral disk problems are furthermore the most frequent cause for sick leaves at the working place. The teeth are firmly rooted in the jaws and have influence on the position of the spine via the skull. Our masticatory musculature can unfold on the one hand enormous power when biting and on the other hand it can control motions up to a preciseness of a few hundredths of a millimeter. In the intact dentition, each tooth is located in a completely determined contact to its counter-tooth. Thus the teeth are afflicted perpendicularly; the masticatory power is distributed evenly on the jaw. If the contact between tooth and counter-tooth is perturbed, for instance, by the loss of a tooth or by badly adjusted bridges and crowns or by poorly aligned residual teeth, this can bear far reaching consequences. The musculature of the jaws tries to adjust the false contact by stronger tightening. A chain reaction is put in train. If the false contact remains over a longer time, this can have consequences for the spine and down to the feet. A millimeter of poor alignment in the jaw means a compensation of a centimeter in the spine.
At the end of the active treatment the patient gets a retainer, which ensures that the teeth remain in their positions. The retainers are small wires, which are glued onto the inside of the teeth. It is important that they are not being bent or broken by biting off hard food.
At the end of the active treatment the patient gets retention plates, which provide for the straight teeth in order to remain in their position and not to migrate back until the new situation and the new bite has been stabilized.
Intra oral rubber bands are made of latex or they are latex-free. They produce energies, which move the teeth by normally having a group of teeth “work” against each other.
Rubber rings, so-called Alastics serve to fasten the arch to the brackets. Alastics come in many different colours, but also in a transparent version.
In some braces there is a screw for adjustment. The screw is to be adjusted the way it has been shown by the orthodontist. The direction in which it is to be turned is particularly important; it is marked with an arrow. After turning the screw, the braces exert a little pressure, and that is normal. If the braces do not fit after turning the screw, the braces were worn either too little or the screw was turned too much. Please make an appointment for an intermediate check-up in this case.
Early contacts lead the lower jaw into a bad position without consideration of the ideal temporomandibular joint position. A continuously strained musculature cannot only lead to emissive muscular pains and temporomandibular joint problems, but can also have lasting temporomandibular joint damages or arthroses as a consequence.
Typical pain zones within the range of the participating muscle groups can be formed due to incorrect occlusion and eradiate into wider ranges.
Clicking noises point to a diseased alteration within the joint. The most frequent cause is the subsiding of the joint disk from the joint head and the jumping back into the original position.
Thumb sucking is the most frequently occurring bad habit in children. It should be stopped after the completion of age 3 because the thus caused deformations of the jaw will not find a natural adjustment lateron. Children with a craving for a sucking finger are nowadays given a pacifier, which can later be overcome more easily than the sucking finger. Sucking belongs to the most frequent causes for the emergence of the sucking related open bite. If the sucking is not stopped in time, the open bite can be transferred to the permanent dentition. Thumb sucking can lead to a narrow jaw in the upper jaw and a layback in the lower jaw. A vestibular plate or a function-orthodontic appliance can help when breaking the habit of sucking.
The application areas of the vestibular plate are tongue dysfunctions, lip biting, lip chewing, too weak lip musculature, thumb sucking and fingernail gnawing. Since these habits can sometimes lead to tooth position anomalities, unfavorable growth of the jaws, speech problems (lisping) and lack of masticatory function and sometimes as well as to mouth breathing, they should be stopped as early as possible. The vestibular plate restores the normal balance on the one hand between the tongue and the lips and the cheek pressure on the other hand, the position of the tongue is being trained, the breathing through the nose is established and the tooth position anomalies are corrected.
The wisdom teeth usually break through at adult age. Many people have problems with them. Nearly half of all wisdom teeth have to be removed. The older one gets, the more difficult the surgery becomes. If you let the wisdom teeth be removed in time, you can avoid complications.
It might occasionally happen that Dr. Frankenberger is sitting at her desk until late at night in order to prepare particularly scrupulously for the next day: "It’s not just about the perfect teeth and the professional know-how, it is also important that my team and I leave a personal impression. "
The Zahnwelt® has big plans. The creation of a center of excellence is our top priority. The collaboration with established colleagues, especially with other areas of specialisation, shall lead to the intensification of patient care. We want to be a modern practice with highly dedicated and motivated employees - with this goal and all our energy, we want to make the Zahnwelt® a special place.
"The secret of success is never to be satisfied with being satisfied."
Please regard the Zahnwelt® as your partner.
Because we take care that you get exactly the right therapy. And we will always try to put your ideas and dreams into reality.
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The Zahnwelt® looks after several kindergardens in Frankfurt in order to already teach the little ones a good contact with dentists and teeth.
The orthodontic profession is a responsible job. You are responsible for the looks, the appearance, the future of children. The appearance and the success of adults. Every day people we are helping people to gain more success and self-confidence. Or as one of our patients said: "I 'm not here to get a smile. I 'm here to get THE SMILE! " Here is an insight into the sports camp that teaches its small footballers that the correct bite is important for athletic performance.
Our team goes through life with the spot-on bite. At this point we would like to give you the latest insights into our activities: Read about the accomplishments we are very proud of, what we think is great - quite simply – what makes us different. Have fun with our Facebook Live Feed!
In the Zahnwelt® it is possible to make an appointment 24 hours a day. Outside of our opening hours, we offer appointment bookings via email.
Dr. Angelika Frankenberger
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