Braces for adults
Braces for adults
At this point we have noted some of the most common questions that arise on the subject of "braces in adults" and their answers:
Question: How long is the treatment duration for braces and orthodontic treatments for adults?
Dr. Eltz: The treatment duration ranges from 5 months for slight crowding, up to 24 months for complex jaw misalignment (dysgnathia).
Question: What are the costs of braces for adults?
Dr. Eltz: The costs of braces vary from adult to adult, depending on the individual patient. We do have fee guidelines on which we guide our prices.
Question: In my career I am unable to have visible braces, what can I do?
Dr. Eltz: Both self-litigating braces as well as Invisalign are both aesthetic options for teeth regulation. Clear-Brackets have gained in attractiveness in the past years, while the Invisalign method is nearly see-through.
Question: What about pain with braces? I am in the middle of my professional life and unable to take days off on a regular basis.
Dr. Eltz: Modern orthodontics is nearly painless. With self-litigating brackets the level of pain has nearly dissipated in comparison to traditional braces. Both with braces, as well as Invisalign, it is possible that teeth respond to the orthodontic treatment. Especially in the first three days you might feel slight pressure which subsides very quickly.
Question: How often do I need to come in for a check-up?
Dr. Eltz: On average every 8th or 12th week. Of course, this can vary to be shorter or longer. Especially with fixed bracket options, towards the end of treatment, these intervals may become shorter as finetuning occurs at this stage. These appointments only last about 5 minutes though.
Question: How long do appointments take?
Dr. Eltz: Between 5 and 45 minutes.
Question: How long are waiting times?
Dr. Eltz: Due to our special booking system and our ongoing efforts, we can mostly spare our patients any waiting time. Most of our patients are employed, making it possible to for example come by in their lunch break for a quick check-up without having to take any additional time off.
Question: Where is your practice and how can I access it best?
Dr. Eltz: We are only 2 minutes away from Stephansplatz, very easily accessible via U3 or U1. Should you travel by car, you can park at the Garage Opernringhof or Garage am Stephansplatz. We do recommend travelling via public transport.
Question: I have heard there are financing options available?
Dr. Eltz: Of course, you can pay your treatment in full at onset, with the advantage of an early payment discount. Otherwise, you have the option of paying in monthly installments. One of our special features is the opportunity to create an individual financing plan with us at your first consultation, upon request. In this case you pay as much as you can, as often as you can, interest-free, within agreed terms.
Question: Does Dr. Eltz also offer dental implants?
Dr. Eltz: No. We are highly specialized in all areas of orthodontic treatments and refer you to a specialist or general practitioner for all other dental competencies.
Question: I am very interested in Invisalign – is this method possible as an alternative to fixed braces?
Dr Eltz: Yes. The Invisalign method is becoming more and more common, especially with adults.