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What is the required age of a patient to get suissealign treatment?
The decision lies with the dentist offering suissealign treatment. As suissealign is a suitable method to correct various cases of malpositioned teeth with people of any age please ask your dentist or orthodontist for the treatment method suiting you and whether suissealign Teen could eventually be an option for young patients.

Is it possible to switch from brackets to suissealign?
This should be discussed with the treating dentist. In most cases this should be possible without any problem. Many patients are treated with a combination of brackets and suissealigners. In cases of doubt please turn to the suissealign specialist team that will be happy to address your query at any time.

Does suissealign work with a deep bite?
An experienced suissealign practitioner can treat most cases of deep bites with patients of all ages with suissealign.

Are there certain conditions that automatically exclude from treatment?
Only the suissealign practitioner can assertain whether a treatment with suissealign is suitable or not. In cases of doubt please turn to the suissealign specialist team that will be happy to address your query at any time.

Do bridges have to be considered in a treatment with suissealign?
As bridges link to one or more teeth together they build up considerable resistance against the movement of the teeth. You have to check and decide how bridges have to be taken into consideration on a case by case basis. In cases of doubt please turn to the suissealign specialist team that will be happy to address your query at any time.

Do tooth crowns have to be considered in a treatment with suissealign?
Usually tooth crowns have no adverse effect on the treatment with suissealign.

Is it possible to close gaps between teeth with suissealign?
Yes. Generally, suissealign allows for a simple, quick and precise closure of gaps between teeth.

What happens after treatment? What is a retainer?
Retainers are retaining aids. Over time it is possible that corrected teeth can move out of their position. Therefore it makes sense to wear a retainer after each orthodontic treatment to keep the teeth in their end-position. To stabilize the result of the treatment the use of the suissealign retainer is highly recommended. The retainer should be worn at least once weekly at night. Depending on the intensity of use the retainer should be replaced from time to time. You will instruct the patient as to when and how to wear the retainer. In the time since the removal of my brackets my teeth have moved position.

Can suissealign reverse it?
A number of suissealign patients have had treatment with brackets. This can date back to their childhood. With suissealign this movement of teeth (so called "relapse-case”) can be reversed in most cases in a relatively easy and simple way.
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