Frequently Asked Questions
What is the orthocaps Twin Aligner® system?
The Twin Aligner® system by orthocaps is a high quality double tray system to align the teeth. The first ever use of two different materials and two different dental trays during one treatment step sets the orthocaps Twin Aligner® system apart.
Can orthocaps be used for tooth alignment in adults?
Tooth alignment with orthocaps aligners was specially designed for the dental treatment of adults. orthocaps actually yields excellent results in most adult patients.
Are orthocaps invisible braces right for you?
A large number of patients with various orthodontic problems have already achieved very good treatment results with orthocaps aligners. Orthocaps aligners are suitable for the correction of most malpositioned teeth. You can find out whether orthocaps invisible braces are also right for you with the self test.
How expensive is tooth alignment with orthocaps?
As with treatment with traditional fixed braces, the cost of tooth alignment with orthocaps depends on the tooth malpositioning in question. Generally speaking, the cost of tooth alignment with orthocaps aligners is about the same as that of treatment with traditional metal braces. Your orthocaps practitioner will determine your cost plan when establishing the treatment plan. Based on experience, the average cost of treatment is about 1500 to 6000 euros.
Whom should I contact to have my teeth straightened with the orthocaps system?
You can easily find an orthocaps practitioner in your area with our convenient orthodontist search function. Your orthocaps treatment will be given by certified orthocaps orthodontists.
Treatment with orthocaps aligners
I have had fixed braces for some time now. Can I still switch to orthocaps?
Many patients have already had their malpositioned teeth successfully corrected using a combination of braces and orthocaps orthodontic treatment. Our trained orthocaps practitioners can advise you. You can easily find an orthocaps practitioner in your area with our convenient orthodontist search function.
What kinds of malpositioned teeth does orthocaps work on?
orthocaps aligners have been used successfully to treat a large number of different types of tooth misalignments: deep bite, open bite, over-closure, impaction, overlap, class-2 malocclusion and crowding with compression of the dental arch. orthocaps aligners can be used to treat malpositioned teeth as well as irregular upper and/or lower jaw positions.
How long do I have to wear my orthocaps aligners?
Ideally, you should wear your orthocaps aligners 20 hours per day (except for the MxD system). You can remove orthocaps during meals and when cleaning your teeth
Is orthocaps treatment painful?
Some patients describe a mild sensation of pressure during the adjustment of orthocaps aligners. This is completely normal, since the teeth have to get used to their new position initially. In most cases, these symptoms, which mainly occur at the beginning of each treatment phase, disappear completely after a few days. orthocaps are comfortable, invisible braces that promise lasting success.
I have a few bridges. Can I still have my teeth straightened with orthocaps?
Bridges are used to connect one or several teeth together. This makes the movement of the teeth more difficult during the correction process, as not only one individual tooth, but rather a series of connected teeth must be moved. Allow our trained orthocaps orthodontists to advise you on whether our aligners are a treatment option for you.
Is treatment with orthocaps good for my health?
Beautiful and healthy teeth give you a radiant smile and thus brighten your outlook on life. They also support the health of your internal organs and the appearance of skin and hair. Healthy, well-maintained teeth prevent the build up of bacteria in the mouth and protect the stomach from diseases.
Are there any foods that are off-limits during treatment with orthocaps?
No. Since orthocaps aligners can be removed every time you eat, and even for small snacks, there are no foods that you cannot eat
What exactly is the difference between orthocaps aligners and traditional metal braces?
The differences between orthocaps and traditional metal braces are enormous and varied. From an aesthetic point of view, visible metal wires and metal brackets must be mentioned first and foremost. While transparent orthocaps aligners regulate malpositioned teeth practically invisibly, metal brackets and wires are always visible. Wearing orthocaps is particularly comfortable and almost painless due to the effects of gentle force. The adjustment of metal braces on the other hand is sometimes painful, and wearing metal braces daily can be uncomfortable. In addition, pronunciation is sometimes significantly impaired with metal braces, since the lips and tongue are always bumping up against the brackets. orthocaps aligners allow for very natural and clear pronunciation thanks to their well thought-out form.
Where are orthocaps aligners manufactured?
orthocaps were developed in Germany and are now used throughout the world. Thanks to first-class infrastructure, highly trained specialists and a vision that was born in Germany, orthocaps are a product that is truly “made in Germany”.
Where can I get orthocaps?
You can get orthocaps from your orthocaps orthodontist. You can easily find an orthocaps practitioner in your area with our convenient orthodontist search function.