Once the right time for orthodontic treatment has arrived, diagnostic documents are prepared.
These are photos, x-ray images, mouldings and a functional diagnosis plus a manual functional analysis of the mandibular joints, should that prove necessary.
We need these to plan the treatment as well as for a possible assumption of the costs by the health insurance fund.
The functional diagnosis is very important because, as was pointed out earlier, other specialists (e.g. an ear, nose and throat doctor or a speech therapist) often have to be consulted to ensure an integrated solution to the problems involved. This could entail a switch from oral respiration to nasal breathing and a change in the position of the tongue.