- well-accepted by patients
- easy to clean
- lower risk for caries
This website introduces you to our orthodontic practice and the basics of orthodontic treatment.
I am a certified medical specialist in orthodontics. I am glad to carry on the tradition of 35 years of experience in orthodontics and 60 years of experience in dentistry in Sulzbach-Rosenberg.
… meet advanced technologies. This is why we are able to offer sensible and holistic treatment options for each of our patients. We care about your individual needs and your body as a whole.
We offer medical treatments for various mouth- and facial area-related issues. One option are Damon or Speed Braces. If braces are no option for you, you can try nearly invisble Aligners. Treatments in our medical practice are available for all age groups. As long as your Body is able to heal your broken bones, we can usually still move your teeth. Generally speaking, not all visible teeth misalignments require treatment. Teeth-crowding, however, may cause problems when brushing: There is a higher risk for periodontitis or/and caries. One should not neglect the aesthetics of their teeth, either.
And Yes! We scan! We no longer need to take impressions but you and your child can enjoy the more comfortable process of our fully digital treatment planning.
As an aside, orthodontists are among the very few medical specialists in Germany who accept patients without a special referral.
Our highest goal is to preserve all of your functioning teeth; to improve the way you chew and bite.
Whatever functions well, usually looks good. A perfect smile is easy to clean and clean teeth tend to last longer. Moreover, the risk for functional problems such as a crackling jaw and other ailments in the head/neck area may remain low if not disappear completely.
The earlier one detects dysfunctions, the easier experts can help prevent misaligned teeth and jaws. This is one reason we emphasize looking at the human body as a whole: One tooth is just a small detail in a more complex system.
Because of the complexity of the human body, it is never too early to think about potential problems in the mouth or facial area, and look for a suitable treatment. Doctors are able to diagnose dysfunctions of lips, tongue, or thumb sucking when children are still at a very young age. These dysfunctions can negatively affect the development of one’s teeth and jaw. Simple treatments, such as speech therapy, may often help. They may also eliminate the need to see an orthodontist entirely.
In order to make the right choice, you should inform yourself about the doctor’s occupational skills before any treatments. You should also put an emphasis on your doctor exclusively offering orthodontic treatments.
Orthodontists will have typically worked as a dentist after successfully completing dental school. They then will have specialised in the field of orthodontics. This requires three years of full-time, advanced training in orthodontics. This advanced vocational training is done both in a medical practice for orthodontics and the orthodontic department of a university medical center. In order to receive a degree for the advanced training, dentists have to pass a specialized board certification examination in orthodontics. No one may call himself/herself an orthodontist without being board certified in this specialized field.
Any dentist may pursue a master’s degree (MSc.) in orthodontics. This happens on a part-time basis. Graduates of these masters programs do not study orthodontics full-time. Likewise, they are not required to do a one-year residency at a university medical center. Therefore, a person holding this type of degree has gained less practical experience than someone who has passed a three-year training to become a medical specialist in orthodontics.
A master’s degree in orthodontics is awarded by accredited universities and colleges. These programs usually take about nine weeks to complete. The students are required to enroll in ten, forty-minute classes. The entire program takes less than 5 semesters. Compared to the three-year, full-time training for a specialized orthodontist, the programs for a master’s degree in orthodontics are much shorter.
Certified medical specialists in orthodontics and holders of a master’s degree in orthodontics (Msc.) often work together in one medical practice.
There is no extra degree required for dentists who merely have a special interest in orthodontics.
Gregor Stephan will be available for treatments and questions during the times displayed in the online schedule below.
Please schedule an appointment so that we can make your first visit as smooth as possible.
Please call: +49 9661 4724