INITIAL CONSULTATION AND ORTHODONTIC ASSESSMENT
In general, it is your dentist who will recommend that you or your child visit or consult with an Orthodontics Specialist (CH). Of course, you can also arrange an initial consultation by your own initiative if you have any concerns (go to contact form).
For children, the first consultation should take place ideally at the age of 9 or 10. However, orthodontics has no age limit and treatments are also possible for adults.
During the first consultation, we will examine the jaw and positioning of the teeth. We will give you information about the possibilities for correction, the timeframe, the duration of treatment and the approximate cost.
If a jaw or tooth adjustment appears to be necessary, sensible or desired, the next step would be to prepare the appropriate orthodontic planning documentation, such as photos, models of the jaw, as well as special digital x-rays and, if necessary, 3D images.
This orthodontic examination is the pre-requisite for establishing an individual treatment plan and includes additional appointments for personal and detailed discussions with you or with parents and their child.
During this session, you will receive a written cost estimate for the treatment.
You will also be advised about the possibility of covering part of the cost with supplementary insurance. In each case, we will also verify if the basic health insurance or, in rare cases, the Swiss Federal Disability Insurance (IV) will cover all or part of the treatment cost.