Orthodontics is a field in dentistry which aims to straighten or align teeth and correct skeletal discrepancies. The orthodontic treatment has two main goals: Improvement of the dental aesthetics and masticatory function.
However, orthodontic treatment improves the smile, the harmony of the face, the respiration, the craniofacial growth, the speech, and the swallowing pattern of the patient.
Another goal of the orthodontic treatment is to facilitate the dental hygiene thanks to the correct alignment of the teeth and its prevention of periodontal diseases and gingivitis.
The Swiss specialty training for orthodontics is done for 3 to 4 years (activity rate of 100%) at the University of Basel, Berne, Geneva, or Zurich at least one year after the completion of the dental training at the University (5 years).
Dr. med. dent. Isabella Joss-Vassalli obtained her dental degree at the University of Berne. She did her orthodontic specialty training at the department of orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics, University of Berne.
Dr. med. dent. Christof Joss obtained his dental degree at the University of Geneva. He did his orthodontic specialty training at the department of orthodontics, University of Geneva.