Uptake of orthodontic treatment by children and adolescents in Germany. Results of the cross-sectional KiGGS Wave 2 study and trends

Stefanie Seeling & Franziska Prütz
For patients with considerable malfunctions, or where these could potentially develop, statutory health insurers completely cover the cost of correcting malpositionings of the teeth and jaws through orthodontic treatment in Germany. Based on the self-reported information from the second wave of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS Wave 2, 2014-2017), the uptake of orthodontic treatment was analysed. A total of 25.8% of the girls and 21.1% of the boys...
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