|Suitable for:||Children/teenagers as well as adults|
|Anaesthesia:||No local anaesthesia necessary|
|Duration of procedure:||Depending on case|
|Necessary for:||Aesthetical or functional malpositions of teeth|
Advantages of the Zahnklinik ABC Bogen
You can benefit from the following advantages when you chose the treatment with the Invisalign-system in our clinic:
- Long-standing application
- Invisalign-speaker/platinum-elite-status of the practitioner
- High scale of discount
- Gentle and flexible aligner-treatment
- Market leader amongst aligner-systems
Functionality of the Invisalign®-System
When choosing a treatment with the Invisalign-system, your teeth can be moved towards the desired position with individually casted aligners. It is one of the characteristics of this modern kind of splint that they consist of a crystal clear and very thin synthetic material.
No Restrictions in Your Everyday Life
At every single step of the treatment your teeth can be moved by the Invisalign-splint and gently corrected. Using a seven to 14-day interval, you can easily exchange the aligners yourself. We recommend to wear the aligners 22 hours per day on average; exceptions are your daily meals and oral hygiene – for which you can easily remove the aligners. This is another reason why it is a possible system to correct malpositioned teeth, as it comes with barely any restrictions for your quality of life. Even the bite doesn’t change much during the treatment, only a minimal pressure on the teeth can occur.
Precision with 3D-Technology
Our Invisalign-certified practitioner Dr. Lothar Huck plans the treatment with state-of-the-art technology. For that reason, he works in close cooperation with the US business Align Technology Inc., which is headquartered in Santa Clara/USA.
With our up-to-date three-dimensional computer method (the so-called ClinCheck) we can predict the treatment as well as the results. With the data we can create your tailored Invisalign-braces using what is called stereolithography.
For Almost Every Age
The therapy of malpositioned teeth with the Invisalign-system is suitable for teenagers and gown-ups – up until old age. The dedention of the milk teeth marks the earliest age when the treatment can be applied. The newest version of “Invisalign First“ can be used as soon as the first front teeth are breaking through: Children can be treated with “Invisalign First”, teenagers with “Invisalign Teen”.
With due diligence and a thorough examination of your individual situation, our experts will determine if the Invisalign-system is a possible treatment for you or your children. It is possible and sometimes necessary to combine the Invisalign-system with conventional orthodontics.
Procedure of an Invisalign®-Treatment
1. Your Appointment
This is when our expert will perform a comprehensive examination and decide, if the Invisalign-system is the right treatment for you.
2. Drafting Diagnostic Records
Being a necessity for precise diagnostics, we make scans, photos and X-rays in order to analyse your teeth and the whole oral and jaw area. After the assessment, we develop a treatment and cost schedule for you that covers the Invisalign-system, while always keeping you in the loop and consulting you transparently on the duration and the costs of the treatment.
3. Impression and Photo Documentation
With your consent to the treatment plan, we take a digital impression of your teeth with an intraoral scanner. We also keep a photographic record that will serve as a data basis for the whole therapy.
4. Online Treatment Plan
In close cooperation with the Align Technology Inc. we plan and tailor the treatment und create a precise simulation online and with 3D software (ClinCheck).
The finished simulation of the treatment is confirmed in the next appointment. If you are happy with the goals of the treatment, we start to create your individual Invisalign-splints.
6. Insertion of the First Invisalign-Splint
After the Invisalign-splints are made, we insert them professionally into the mouth. If necessary, we also insert little attachments (little buttons made of tooth-coloured plastic) that will be removed with the Invisalign-system after the therapy is finished. This way we can make sure your teeth can be successfully directed towards the right position.
Part of the insertion procedure is the consultation on how to handle the aligners. Our experts will take their time to explain everything in connection to it, so that after the treatment you can take several Invisalign-sets home with you including the respective aligners, where you can regularly exchange them yourself.
7. Fortnightly Exchange of Aligners
Every two weeks, you can exchange the Invisalign-splints yourself. The procedure is fairly easy and by this time you will have been given all the necessary information by our experts.
We regularly check on the progress of the treatment – depending on the severity of the malposition of your teeth we might have to do that more often than usual. How long the therapy with Invisalign takes depends on the number of aligners. If worn correctly and the teeth are responding well, you can reduce the aligner exchange to a seven-day rhythm.
9. Intermediary Examination
If all Invisalign-splints have been used according to the treatment plan, we perform an intermediary examination. Should it be necessary or desired, we can adjust the results reached so far.
Following your successful treatment by our experts with the Invisalign-system, we recommend an aftertreatment with so-called retainers in order to secure the results. Our specialist will inform you about this procedure during your regular treatment and recommend an individual way forward.
Costs of an Invisalign®-Treatment
The costs for a treatment by our experienced specialists with the Invisalign-system depend on the individual case and the respective situation – that is why in this case a general cost calculation isn’t possible.
As a patient of the Zahnklinik ABC Bogen you can count on us taking your health and consultation seriously. After your diagnosis, we will transparently talk about the involved costs. We make time for your questions and concerns and are happy to assist with useful advice and information on possible alternatives if required.