Aligner treatment with Invisalign & SureSmile in Munich
What is Invisalign aligner treatment?
Aligner treatment offers a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth. Using advanced 3D computer imaging technology, Invisalign maps out the complete treatment plan based on your Invisalign user's prescription, from the original position of your teeth to the desired final position. Then, a series of clear aligners are custom made for your teeth to move them piece by piece.
Correct malocclusions with aligners - without noticeable braces
With Invisalign or SureSmile aligners, you can get the smile you've always wanted without much effort. In fact, you hardly have to change your usual daily routine to get it. Tooth misalignments are corrected with Invisalign and SureSmile through a series of aligners that are custom-made for you, making them very comfortable. These removable aligners are almost invisible on the teeth. Every one to two weeks, you insert a new pair of aligners - and gradually, week by week, your teeth move to their intended final position. Comfortable, transparent and removable, with no restrictions on your daily life. To date, over 5 million patients have been treated with Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners move the teeth through precisely controlled movements. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign treatment not only controls the range of movement of each aligner, but also the time of movement. Thus, in each treatment stage, only certain teeth are moved according to the Invisalign treatment plan for the respective stage. This results in an efficient power transmission.
With modern scanners and a special 3D computer technology, based on impressions of your teeth, a complete treatment is planned virtually and your individual splints are made. Each splint changes your tooth misalignment by approximately 0.2 mm.
To be able to place the teeth in the correct position, attachments must be bonded to certain teeth. In the case of slight to moderate crowding, in order to create space, it may be necessary to reduce the contact points between the teeth. The respective splints must be worn for at least 18 hours a day, each for a maximum of 14 days.
In the following we will show you common malocclusions of the teeth, how they occur and what the dangers are. If you have similar problems, don't worry - all these malocclusions can be treated easily and invisibly with an Invisialign treatment in Munich.
Missing teeth and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to the lack of protection provided by the teeth), periodontal pockets, and an increased risk of periodontal disease.
The cross bite causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth. This can cause tooth wear, gum disease and bone loss.
An open bite can interfere with chewing or make it painful and even affect pronunciation. It can also cause major problems, such as craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD).
A tooth condition can worsen over time and lead to very crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to increased plaque, tooth decay and a higher risk of gum disease.
A deep bite can cause gum problems or irritation and/or abrasion on the lower teeth and painful jaw and joint problems.
The total duration depends on how complex the treatment is. In general, the duration of treatment corresponds to the length of a therapy with conventional braces. We can tell you more about this at your initial consultation.
Whether they are eligible for treatment with Invisalign or Suresmile or how long it might take can be determined after the first examination appointment. Since there all the necessary scans and photos for planning the treatment will be sent to our partners, Invisalign / Suresmile.
SureSmile is another partner with whom we cooperate in the field of teeth straightening. We also offer our patients individual treatments with the SureSmile aligner system in our practice as an alternative to Invisalign trays. Just like Invisalign treatment, teeth straightening with SureSmile aligners is a high-quality and extremely precise treatment method and a popular alternative to braces.
SureSmile method: Customized cutting edges
When correcting with SureSmile dental splints, you have individual leeway in treatment planning and splint design. In our practice, you discuss your wishes together with the dentist and we design the ideal treatment plan to which SureSmile dental trays perfectly fit. On the whole, teeth straightening with SureSmile has parallels with Invisalign treatment, but a few special qualities can be noted in the comparison.
For example, SureSmile convinces with a very straight and comfortably fitting design of the cutting edges. The cutting edge has a constant distance to the gum, which you can determine individually. Apart from that, there is a possibility to choose a garland-shaped cutting edge, which is less noticeable than the straight cutting edge. Thus, with SureSmile dental trays, you can have even more influence on how inconspicuous the tooth correction is.
SureSmile: Correction possible even for complex cases
Just like Invisalign, SureSmile treatment also allows for the correction of complex cases. For gaps between teeth, crossbite, open bite and many other conditions, SureSmile trays prove to be helpful. In addition, it is possible to make larger cutouts to still have access to buttons attached to the teeth despite the SureSmile splint.
After treatment with Invisalign aligners
After completion of the treatment it is necessary to keep the teeth in the position they have reached. This is done with the help of a retainer. This can be done in the lower jaw with a small wire behind the teeth, or special thin splints can be worn at night in the upper and lower jaws. These also protect the teeth against tooth wear during nightly grinding.
Quick appointment for Invisalign treatment in Munich
If you are interested in aligner treatment with Invisalign or SureSmile in Munich or simply want to learn more information about it, do not hesitate and make an appointment with us. Our friendly team will help you to find an appointment quickly. Either you make an appointment directly at our practice in the Asamhof, or contact us in advance by phone if you have more questions about Invisalign/SureSmile. Click here to go directly to our contact - we look forward to hearing from you!
Frequently asked questions about Invisalign Aligner treatment in Munich
On one side of the mouth, place your fingertip on the inside of the back molar to slowly release the aligner from the molars. 2. Repeat this process on the other side of the mouth before removing the aligner completely.
For daily cleaning of your aligners, we recommend cleaning them with a soft toothbrush and some toothpaste before each insertion and rinsing thoroughly with water. For thorough cleaning, sodium carbonate effervescent tablets specially made for cleaning aligners are suitable.
We recommend daily care of the Invisaglign aligners. Then your invisible braces will always look good. We also recommend using a special Invisalign cleaning product once a week or as needed.
No restrictions are necessary when eating. If you wear conventional fixed braces, you have to avoid some foods to prevent the appliance from coming off or slipping and thus delaying the treatment process. If the misalignment of the teeth is corrected with Invisalign®, this is not necessary. Since the aligners can be removed before eating, any food can be eaten without hesitation. Cleaning the teeth does not require any additional effort either.
Water can of course be drunk at any time, even with the invisible braces in your mouth. With sweetened drinks or tea and coffee, however, things look a little different. Firstly, the aligners could become discoloured by the drinks and look very unsightly. And secondly, sugar and other substances can accumulate in the aligners and attack the teeth and subsequently cause caries. Therefore, it is always advisable to remove the invisible braces before drinking soft drinks, tea and coffee.
You can also smoke with Inivisalign aligners. However, smoking may cause the aligners to discolour. Therefore, we recommend that you avoid smoking if possible while wearing the aligners.
Adults in particular can use Invisalign. Orthodontic corrections are possible at any age. While classic braces are usually (only) used in childhood and adolescence, modern braces with Invisalign® are particularly well suited for treatment in adults. Due to their nature, they are almost unnoticeable in everyday life and can be applied very flexibly. Especially working people benefit from this flexibility already during their orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is not suitable for everyone. It can also be used to treat underbites or gaps between teeth. In severe orthodontic cases such as severe overbite and underbite or severely twisted teeth, on the other hand, it is advisable to resort to classic treatment methods.
As a rule, treatment with INVISALIGN®lasts 6 to 18 months.
With invisible braces, minor misalignments of the teeth can be corrected after about 7 months. More complex treatments take longer, on average about 18 months. No matter how long the path to your dream smile may be, with Invisalign there is no interference with your daily life.
The individual aligners (=trays) are usually worn for a fortnight. However, the individual wearing time can vary in the course of the therapy, depending on the individual reaction. The patient receives the necessary number of aligners, which he then changes independently at the intervals specified by the doctor. In this way, he can observe the successful tooth corrections step by step.
In order for the Invisalign treatment to bring quick results as planned, the aligner splint must be worn 22 hours a day. Then the treatment proceeds within the planned period.
The aligners are made of a thermoplastic polyurethane specially developed by Align Technology. This particularly elastic plastic is approved for medical applications and is not harmful to health.
Normally not, but a period of acclimatisation is normal. If slight pain occurs at the beginning of a treatment, this is no reason to worry. As with classic orthodontic treatment, a certain period of acclimatisation is normal with Invisalign treatment in Munich. Due to the low and precisely planned forces in the individual aligners, patients do not feel any pressure after a short time and can wear the aligners without any restrictions.
Generally, Invisalign aligners don't really hurt, but it is unfamiliar at the beginning. The unpleasant feeling disappears after 2-3 days for most patients. The good thing is that the more consistently the aligners are worn, the quicker the tension on the teeth disappears.
If the splint is only worn at night, the teeth are not corrected at all or only insufficiently. The splint model then quickly no longer fits optimally on the row of teeth and can exert unwanted pressure and thus uncontrolled tooth movements.
Correcting misaligned teeth is not a question of age, even if this treatment is usually carried out at a young age. Tooth correction with invisible Invisalign aligners is generally possible after all milk teeth have been replaced by permanent teeth, i.e. on average from the age of 15.
As with other orthodontic treatment procedures, the cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your tooth straightening case and the course of treatment. In general, adult costs are comparable to traditional fixed braces and usually range from €3,500 to €7,500. If only minor tooth movement is required, prices can start at under €2,000. For complex cases with refinement, Invisalign treatment in Munich can cost up to € 7,500. However, only the practitioner can determine the exact cost.
The statutory health insurance (GKV) only covers the costs of orthodontic treatment for children and adolescents in the case of significant misalignment of the teeth or jaw. Aligner therapy (e.g. with Invisalign) is not included.