Efficient teeth straightening without braces – is that even possible? Yes, it’s really possible – with the removable and almost invisible retainer from Invisalign. Now available at BERLIN SMILE. On this page, you can find all the information about the “invisible retainer”.
Invisalign in Berlin Mitte
In our dental practice in Berlin Mitte, we make Invisalign available for our patients. A method to correct misaligned teeth using flexible and almost invisible retainers (“aligners”).
We trust the Invisalign method, because it is ahead of the competition with regards to materials and technique, with over 25 years of experience and development. Only with Invisalign can we achieve our vision of a state-of-the-art practice in the capital city, which makes the latest, best treatment methods available to patients.
The Invisalign method
Invisalign allows teeth to be straightened without using braces. Removable retainers are used, which are produced specially for each individual patient. The big advantage: while being worn, the aligners are almost invisible.
During the course of treatment, various retainers are used to gently push the teeth into the desired position. In order to achieve the best results, the retainer should be worn for approximately 22 hours a day.
Process: What happens before treatment?
Before the treatment itself begins, the patient’s general dental health is checked. The misalignment of the teeth is also assessed and evaluated. If the basic requirements are fulfilled, a state-of-the-art 3D scan is used to create an image of the teeth or the dental arch.
For this scan, we are one of the first practices to be using the innovative scan device from iTero®. <12>The 3D scan is completed in a few minutes – an awkward dental impression with casting compound is not required!
Right after the scan, you can see on the screen to what extent the misalignment of your teeth can be corrected. This makes it possible to show a realistic before-after simulation before treatment has even begun. Based on this visualization, you can now decide whether you wish to carry out the Invisalign treatment.
The advantages of Invisalign treatment at BERLIN SMILE at a glance:
|For a variety of misalignments
|Effective straightening for your teeth
|You can eat what you want (without restrictions)
|Can be removed at any time
|Almost invisible in the mouth
|Teeth cleaning etc possible without problems
|Feels pleasant in the mouth when worn
Who is treatment with Invisalign suitable for?
In general, treatment with Invisalign is suitable for anyone suffering from misaligned teeth. Treatment can be carried out for both medical and cosmetic reasons. The only thing that counts is that you are satisfied with your smile.
In the field of orthodontics, the correction of teeth misalignments is particularly widespread among young people. Invisalign is also particularly well-suited for use in adults, making it a perfect treatment method for all age groups.
Normal braces can sometimes be perceived as annoying at work (for example, when working in sales or at public events). With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without those around you noticing.
Straightening with Invisalign is also an option for children. Particularly for young people, the aligner’s high degree of flexibility pays off. In addition, children and young people often feel a sense of shame when using normal braces. The transparent, almost invisible design means that your child’s classmates often do not even notice that your child’s teeth are being straightened.
What does Invisalign cost?
The price of an Invisalign treatment is usually between approximately 3500 € and 4500 €. However, costs can vary depending on the degree of misalignment of the teeth.
Tip: You can find detailed information on Invisalign costs here.
Will my health insurance pay for Invisalign?
In general, the range of services varies from insurance company to insurance company. It is therefore not possible to give a general answer.
However, some health insurance policies and in particular separate dental supplementary insurance policies now do bear the costs of Invisalign treatment, either partially or in full. For more information, please contact your health insurance company and/or insurance company.
Frequently asked questions about Invisalign
The Invisalign principle is a revolutionary process for treating misalignment of teeth which offers many benefits compared to normal braces. This means that there are several questions from the patients’ side. Below, we would like to do our best to answer these questions as well as possible:
What does Invisalign do?
With the help of the Invisalign retainer, even complex misalignments of the teeth can be corrected without problems. The following misalignments (among others) can be treated:
- Gaps (excessively large gaps between the teeth)
- Crowding (due to a lack of space, the teeth are too close together or are twisted)
- Crossbite (the front teeth of the upper and lower jaw come together in an unfavorable manner)
- Underbite and overbite (the rows of teeth do not come together)
When can Invisalign not be used?
In general, the Invisalign principle can be used for all types of misalignment of the teeth (including crowding, gaps, crossbite). Nonetheless, there may be certain dental health factors which make treatment impossible (for the time being). However, this can only be determined by us on location in the practice in Berlin Mitte.
How long does treatment with Invisalign take?
Treatment duration varies depending on the complexity of the misalignment, but is usually significantly shorter than with normal braces: approximately 6-12 months.
Only after individual consultation can we tell you more precisely how long you can expect to wear the retainer. However, by wearing the aligner as often as possible, you can also affect the length of the treatment yourself.
What can you eat with Invisalign?
In general, you can eat whatever you like with Invisalign. For mealtimes, you simply remove the aligner. In contrast to normal braces, there is no annoying sensation in your mouth.
Note: Depending on the meal, you should clean your teeth before putting the aligner back in.
Can you smoke when using Invisalign?
In principle, you can smoke during treatment with Invisalign. However, the manufacturer does not recommend this, as the aligner may otherwise become discolored. However, any potential discoloration does not affect the functionality of the aligner.
How can I clean Invisalign?
The aligners from Invisalign should be thoroughly rinsed with water before use and if necessary cleaned with a soft toothbrush. In order to thoroughly clean the aligner, for example once per week, you can also use special cleaning crystals.
With Invisalign, complex misalignments of the teeth can be treated with almost invisible retainers. In contrast to normal metal braces, the flexible “aligners” have many advantages.
We would be happy to give you individual advice on whether a Invisalign treatment would be possible for you, and on the results you can expect. Benefit from our 100% free 3D scan and see the advantages for yourself.
We are looking forward to speaking to you!
|Author: Dr. Marlon Torsten is a dentist and specialist in invisible straightening of misalignments of the teeth with Invisalign at BERLIN SMILE. In 2019, he received his German approval as a dentist. More about Dr. Torsten.