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Orthodontics in Vienna & Linz

Every smile has its own requirements, just as every tooth and jaw misalignment has its own symptoms. Fixed or removable as well as visible and invisible braces provide a remedy. As a specialist dentist for orthodontics in Vienna & Linz, I guide children and adults through the entire process of straightening their teeth.

 

Please note: At our Vienna practice on Mariahilferstraße, we are a private practice for dental and orthodontic services. Our practice in Linz is a purely orthodontic practice with a health insurance contract for free braces.

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When should I see an orthodontist?

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Correction of misaligned teeth: such as crooked, rotated or crowded teeth.
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Treatment of jaw misalignments: such as open bite, deep bite, forward bite, back bite or cross bite.
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Improving the occlusion: that is, the way the upper and lower teeth meet. In short: the bite.
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Prevention of dental and jaw problems: through early treatment in children and adolescents.
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Promotion of general oral health: by improving tooth alignment and jaw function, which facilitates oral hygiene.
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Treatments for craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD), i.e. disorders in the temporomandibular joint area

Orthodontic treatment with braces

The methods used in orthodontics range from removable and fixed braces to invisible aligners and orthodontic surgery (corrective osteotomies). Each treatment is individually tailored to the needs of our patients.

Visible Braces

Classic fixed braces consist of brackets that are bonded to the teeth. These are used to hold the wire that causes the teeth to be repositioned. Fixed braces correct misalignments by exerting continuous pressure or tension on the teeth.

The transparent, invisible braces in Vienna & Linz

Aligners: These are transparent, removable aligners that gradually move the teeth into the desired position. Unlike traditional braces, these are barely visible and are therefore very popular with teenagers and adults. Find out more about treatment with invisible braces in our practices here. 

 

Lingual braces: These are fixed braces with their own brackets and wires, which are bonded to the tongue and are therefore not visible from the outside. As we specialise in aligner treatments in our practice, we no longer offer this type of orthodontics.

Free braces Linz

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Open bite & modified Sato method

Braces without an impression: Yes we scan!

We work without impressions in our surgeries! With the help of a special intraoral camera, images of the jaw arches or tooth sections are taken. This is used to generate a 3D model on the computer, on the basis of which technical work can be carried out - either by printing out a model or directly on the computer.

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Orthodontics & oral surgery: everything under one roof

In collaboration with Dr Dr Felix Wick, we can offer the majority of all necessary treatments under one roof at our joint practice in Vienna.

Exposure of impacted teeth: If teeth are displaced in the bone and have not erupted into the row of teeth, surgical exposure of the displaced teeth may be necessary for alignment using orthodontic appliances.

Removal of wisdom teeth: This is a prerequisite for the treatment of an open bite in particular. For all other orthodontic treatments, it is clarified in advance when and whether removal is advisable.

In the case of extremely misaligned teeth, surgical adjustment by an oral surgeon may be necessary. Depending on the treatment, Dr Wutzl will supplement our team in this area or refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgery department at one of the Austrian hospitals.

Accelerated orthodontics

Do you want faster treatment success? By using an accelerator for 5-10 minutes a day, the total treatment time for invisible and fixed braces can be reduced. A special infrared light wave stimulates and accelerates bone remodelling - known as photobiomodulation.

Painful feelings of pressure after changing braces or wires are also minimised by using the appliance. The success of the therapy can be easily tracked using a special app. We will be happy to inform you about the exact application.

Orthodontics for children and adolescents

The earlier we start treating misaligned teeth and jaws in children, the better. If your child suffers from a misalignment, the dentist will usually point this out to you as part of the dental check-up. A referral is not absolutely necessary for a visit to the orthodontist. In our orthodontic practices, the first consultation is always non-binding - simply make an appointment online.

 

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Orthodontics for adults

Would you like to finally fulfil your dream of beautiful, straight teeth? Or do you keep noticing that your smile tends to be restrained in the presence of other people?

There are also various orthodontic treatment options for adults that take both functional and aesthetic needs into account. Removable, transparent splints (invisible braces), for example, are a discreet option for correcting misaligned teeth.

Smile Makeover

It's not just straight teeth that make a beautiful smile. Colour, shape, the extent to which the gums are visible and, of course, how the teeth generally fit into the face are also important. In addition to the centre of the face, the position of the nose and the width of the lips, there are many points to consider and certain criteria that make up the perfect smile or beautiful teeth.

Using photos and special computer simulations, the perfect teeth for the respective face can be simulated well so that the patient can get an idea of what would still be possible after the teeth have been adjusted. Sometimes it is lateral incisors that are too small, which, if extended, can change the overall appearance incredibly. Other times it is the gummy smile, i.e. too much visible gum when smiling, that is disturbing. If the course of the gingiva (gums) is generally irregular, some teeth look too long or too short. All of this can also be treated. For individualised aesthetics, we use scans, photos and X-rays to create the right treatment plan for you.

Orthodontics: What does health insurance pay for in Austria?

In Austria, health insurance only covers certain orthodontic services, especially for children and adolescents up to the age of 18 (see Free braces).

 

A treatment cost plan is drawn up at the start of treatment. On the basis of the documents prepared, an application can then be drawn up and submitted to the health insurance company. The exact amount of costs covered and the conditions may vary depending on the health insurance company. Additional or cosmetic treatments are usually not covered. It is advisable to clarify the details directly with the health insurance company before starting treatment.

Procedure for orthodontic treatment in our practice

  1. Initial consultation: As part of an initial orthodontic consultation, I examine the teeth and jaws. We discuss what problems are present and what treatment goals are to be achieved. If it is not a case of free braces in the Linz practice, treatment cost plans are drawn up and provided for cost information.
  2. Diagnostics: X-rays, photos and scans of the teeth are taken. These are used to precisely analyse the position of the teeth and jaws. By the way: We work without impressions in our practice.
  3. Treatment plan: Based on the diagnostic results, I draw up a personalised treatment plan. This contains information on the type of braces, duration of treatment and costs.
  4. Start of treatment: The braces are fitted or adjusted. These can be fixed, removable or invisible braces.
  5. Regular check-ups: Regular check-ups take place during treatment. The progress is checked and the braces are adjusted if necessary.
  6. Active treatment phase: Depending on the complexity of the case, this phase can last from a few months to several years.
  7. Retention phase: Active treatment is followed by the retention phase to stabilise the teeth in their new position. Retainers are often used here.
  8. Completion and aftercare: Once treatment is complete, we carry out final check-ups. Regular aftercare is important in order to secure the result in the long term.

 

Important: Good oral hygiene and active cooperation are required during the entire treatment period.

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Frequently asked questions about orthodontics

Orthodontics - what is it?

Orthodontics is a specialist field of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of misaligned teeth and jaws. The aim of orthodontic treatment is to achieve optimal function and aesthetics of the dentition.

How much does a consultation with an orthodontist cost?

In our orthodontic practices in Vienna and Linz, the initial consultation is always non-binding. You are welcome to make an appointment online!

Can I just go to the orthodontist?

Yes, you can make an appointment with an orthodontist directly. A referral from your family dentist is not necessary. Many people visit an orthodontist when they have concerns or questions about the alignment of their teeth or jaws. For children and adolescents, an orthodontic examination is often recommended as soon as potential misalignments are detected. Adults can also visit an orthodontist at any time if they are interested in orthodontic treatment or would like a second opinion.

How much do braces cost in Vienna?

The cost of braces in Vienna varies depending on the type of braces and the complexity of the treatment. You will receive an individual cost estimate as part of a non-binding initial consultation.

Who can call themselves a specialist dentist for orthodontics?

In Austria, someone may call themselves a specialist dentist for orthodontics if they have completed several years of special post-doctoral training in orthodontics at an Austrian university or have obtained a qualification within the framework of the acquired rights (§ 42c ZÄG).(Which means many years of orthodontic patient treatment and the examination of the professional qualification before an examination board). Are you interested in my career? Learn more about Dr. Carina Wick