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Invisalign – The Invisible Braces

by Tijana

Are you dissatisfied with your smile and would like to have your teeth straightened? But do not want to walk around with braces on? Then Invisalign might be for you.


Invisalign – what is it?

For those who do not want to use conventional braces for aesthetic reasons, the transparent Invisalign braces are a good alternative to bring the teeth into the desired position in a short time.

The Invisalign is a type of braces. These are transparent splints, so-called aligners, which look like a grinding splint. Invisalign is a brand name that comprises “invisible” and “aligner”. Unlike conventional braces, the Invisalign splint is almost invisible. Therefore, it is interesting for adults. Treatment could also be an option for your child. However, not every patient is eligible for the treatment, as some tooth and jaw misalignments are too complex for therapy with aligners.

To whom is Invisalign for?

Whether the Invisalign invisible braces are the right treatment method for you can only be answered with certainty by your dentist or orthodontist. However, aligners can correct smaller misalignments, such as crowding or gaps. A single tooth can also be straightened well.

Larger treatments are often also possible with these braces. However, each case must be examined individually in a specialized orthodontic practice.

How is the treatment going?

The orthodontist will check whether an invisible tooth correction with the Invisalign system is an option in your case. To do this, he takes an impression of your jaw and analyzes it with a program on the PC. This program simulates tooth movements and shows you, tooth by tooth, how your teeth might be after the treatment.

After you have decided on an Invisalign treatment, they will make a series of invisible splints for you and you will wear one after the other. With each rail, you get a little closer to the result. You wear it for two weeks at a time until the next one is used. You wear the alternative to brackets 24 hours a day. You only remove it for eating and brushing your teeth.

The duration of treatment depends on the dental situation. Treatment with aligners usually lasts about 6 to 18 months.

They check the success of the treatment at regular appointments in the orthodontic practice.

Take care of your dental care

Good dental care is also important during the Invisalign treatment so that your new smile is not only straight but also beautiful. This is usually not a problem for adults, but you must explain to your child how to use the new braces and how to perform  the correct dental care. For optimal dental care, go to the dentist regularly and get professional teeth cleaning.

Invisalign – the advantages and disadvantages briefly

Benefits of Invisalign treatment:

  • The clasp is transparent & invisible
  • meets high aesthetic demands
  • removable, better for oral hygiene
  • few appointments with an orthodontist or dentist are necessary
  • no allergenic metal in the mouth
  • The predictable result, visible on the PC even before the start of treatment

Disadvantages of Invisalign treatment:

  • high costs, no reimbursement from statutory health insurance
  • Difficulty speaking possible
  • not suitable for all patients

What is the price for the rail?

The costs for the invisible braces are relatively high, as each transparent splint is specially and individually made. You must reckon with around € 6,000 to € 8,000. You can find out the exact price of your dentist.

Most private health insurances and supplementary dental insurances cover part of the costs, but the statutory health insurances do not reimburse the costs.

Conclusion: how suitable is Invisalign for correcting misalignments?

Invisible braces are a great and comfortable new option in orthodontics to help those patients who do not want to wear fixed braces with brackets to have a new and beautiful smile. However, it is not suitable for all crooked teeth and corrections and is relatively expensive.

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