Our aim is to ensure the perfect functioning of the masticatory system, which can be recognised easily by everyone: By a harmonious, naturally beautiful smile that stays with you your whole life long.
Our complete treatment concept focuses on health, aesthetics and functionality.
WHERE TO FIND US
Dr. med. dent. Uta Gönner
Dr. med. dent. Volkan Gönner-Özkan
Telephone: 06173-601 23 0
Fax: 06173-601 23 23
|Monday||09:00 – 12:30
13:30 – 17:00
|Tuesday||08:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 17:30
|Wednesday||08:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 18:00
|Thursday||08:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 18:00
|Friday||08:30 – 12:30|
|Saturday||Private consultations once a month|
Whether with fixed or removable braces: temporary hypersensitivity of the teeth and soft tissue such as the tongue and cheeks can occur, especially after the fitting of orthodontic appliances. But after a short time of wearing, you will become used to these. A slight “cornification” of the tissue will occur. For painful irritations, please use a special wax and cover the source of irritation (bracket, band or accessory part). If you have run out of special wax, please ask at your pharmacy. Use a disinfecting mouthwash, such as Gum Paroex, Listerine. If your oral mucosa becomes inflamed (also for aphtha), you can also use Kamillosan ointment, Kamistad Gel or Dynexan oral gel. If symptoms persist, please see an orthodontist or dentist.
After fitting braces, temporary bite sensitivity can occur on your teeth. This will not normally last more than 5 days. During this time, it’s best to eat soft food such as rice, pasta, soups, etc. We normally use thermoelastic wires for patients with brackets. The elasticity and, therefore, the force exerted on the teeth changes with the temperature in the oral cavity. When eating cold foods (such as ice-cream) or drinking cold drinks, the wire becomes more flexible and the force of the wire on the teeth decreases temporarily. So if you need some relief occasionally, you can enjoy a tasty ice-cream at the same time. It goes without saying that painkillers, such as ibuprofen and paracetamol, can also be used on occasion. Please ensure the right dose for children. If the symptoms have not improved after approx. 7 days, there may be other reasons behind it (for example exposed tooth necks or caries). When eating cold or sweet foods, a pulling pain can occur locally on the teeth. If none of the above measures help to relieve it, please contact your dentist or the out-of-hours dental emergency service in your area.
In this case, the wire may have slipped, the wire end may have slipped from the rear bracket or a terminal bracket might have loosened. You can try to put the wire end back using tweezers. Thin wires can often be cut off using nail scissors or small wire cutters. Please disinfect these beforehand. Sharp wire ends can be temporarily covered with wax. If none of the above measures help, please contact your dentist, an orthodontist or the out-of-hours dental emergency service in your area.
Brackets can often become loose. This occurs most frequently after eating hard or sticky foods, chewing pens or clenching or grinding your teeth. This is annoying, but not normally dramatic as long as it is not the terminal bracket and the wire end is not sticking into your cheek. If a bracket has become loose and is still attached to the wire without causing irritation or pain, the bracket can simply be reattached at the next available appointment. Please bring brackets that have fallen off the wire with you to your next appointment.
If a rubber chain has snapped, please make an appointment with us as soon as possible to get it replaced. As a rule, the chain works to close gaps. If it snaps, a temporary opening of gaps can occur.
Please contact us. We’ll be happy to send you your rubber bands or you can pick these up from us without an appointment during our consultation hours.
As a general rule, there are two options: if you have received a set from us, consisting of two successive aligner pairs, then please go back to the previous aligner or try to use the next stronger aligner. If you only received one aligner pair and one or both aligners has broken into two pieces, then please use this in two pieces temporarily if possible. Please contact us and we will immediately make you new aligners and send these out to you by post. Please note that shortly after removal of the brackets, slight displacements of your teeth may occur if these are not secured.
If a single band, which is required for connecting an appliance (e.g. lip bumper or headgear), has become completely loose, then please remove it immediately! Do not try to press it back onto the tooth! The appliance will then be fitted at the next available appointment as soon as the band has been reattached with special cement. Please bring all the parts with you to your next appointment at the practice. If a band has become loose but is still attached to an appliance, then please press the band back onto the tooth. But most importantly, please make sure your oral hygiene is exemplary. Use medical mouthwashes with chlorhexidine, such as Gum Paroex, Listerine, etc. and avoid acidic and sweetened drinks and food. Please make an appointment with us immediately. If the appliance is bothering you and we cannot be contacted or you are away from the area, please contact an orthodontist, your dentist or the out-of-hours dental emergency service in your area.
Please make an appointment with us as soon as you can. Please let us know in advance which appliance is lost so that we can quickly make a replacement for you. We can also send out aligners to you by post.
A mini pin may become loose in 5-10% of cases. If this is the case for you and it is not causing any problems, then please make the next available appointment with us. Use medical mouthwashes with chlorhexidine, such as Gum Paroex or Listerine. Use painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol for temporary relief.
Please ensure the right dose for children. If you are suffering from considerable pain, please immediately contact your dentist or the out-of-hours dental emergency service in your area.
As a rule, a feeling of pressure can occur after fitting a mini pin. This feeling may last up to 2 days. Every patient reacts differently to the sensitivity caused by this. If necessary, please use painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol for temporary relief. Please ensure the right dose for children. Do not exert any additional pressure on the pin, e.g. with your fingers or a pen. When you clean your teeth each day, please clean the areas around the head of the mini pin with the special brush as we have shown you, exerting as little pressure as possible. Please use a medical mouthwash without alcohol with 0.06% chlorhexidine daily. If the symptoms increase after two days or still exist after three days, please contact an orthodontist, your dentist or the out-of-hours dental emergency service in your area.
It’s best for you to use the retention aligner that we made for you just in case after fitting your retainer to prevent your front teeth from moving. If you do not have this aligner, then please make an appointment with us immediately. In the first instance, please see an orthodontist, your dentist or the out-of-hours dental emergency service in your area to have the adhesive surface reattached. Only try and remove the retainer from your teeth yourself as a last resort. Please make an appointment with us immediately to have a check-up and reattach or replace the retainer.