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Free braces Linz

Since July 2015: Children and adolescents receive braces free of charge in case of severe malocclusions. A new contract for free braces was created for this purpose with 180 orthodontists throughout Austria.

Prerequisite for receiving the free braces Linz:

Only in the ordination Linz :  since July 2015  KFO contract orthodontic practice

  • Children under 10 years are entitled to a one-time treatment with removable appliances to prevent further misgrowth: the so-called Interceptive Treatment. This does not guarantee a perfect setting of the teeth, but is intended to prevent further malgrowth and, if possible, improve the malocclusion.
  • Children and young people between 12 and 18 years receive a fixed braces with glued brackets and wire.
  • The prerequisite is a malposition of the IOTN Division 4 or 5 (Deformities grade 1 to 3 will continue to receive the proportional cost allowance of the respective health insurance funds after prior review in a few cases). For interceptive treatment, subcategories must also be fulfilled in order to be eligible for reimbursement

Treatment with interceptive or fixed free braces

  • For children under 10 years removable appliances are used, which must be worn for a certain number of hours (at night and a few hours during the day)
  • The treatment between 12 to 18 years takes place exclusively with Metal- Brackets, bands, arch sequences and elastics.
  • When using ceramic brackets, lingual technique, invisible splints is NO free braces possible
Procedure to receive the free braces 
  • You make an appointment to clarify whether your child is entitled to health insurance braces.
  • We check for the presence of malocclusion according to IOTN 4 or 5. 
  • An appointment is made for analysis. Documents such as X-rays, photos and digital scans are taken and a treatment plan is prepared.
  • The treatment plan is discussed and an appointment is made to start braces.
  • Start of braces: handover of the appliance in the case of interceptive treatment. Bracketing and wire insertion for fixed braces. This is followed by oral hygiene instructions and information on what to do in the event of minor braces emergencies ( see also First aid for braces )
  • Regular check-ups every 10-12 weeks (if necessary, every 6 weeks) until the success or resolution of the malposition is achieved.

Lifelong retention ( wearing transparent night splints) is a prerequisite for stable tooth positions !!!!

Cooperation of the patient
In case of insufficient oral hygiene, missed appointments or lack of cooperation, the dentist informs the health insurance company. The dentist clarifies the situation with the patient. If there is still no improvement in the patient's cooperation, the treatment will be discontinued and the patient will no longer be eligible for free braces.

For further questions call or use the possibility of a book an appointment in the offfice online. Our team is waiting for you with pleasure for a consultation!

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