Invisible splint therapy in Munich: Straight teeth with aligners

It’s never too late for splint therapy. If you wish to correct the crooked positioning of your teeth in an inconspicuous manner, this might just be the right method for you. The plastic splints, so-called aligners, are virtually invisible! We will gladly inform you about all treatment options at our practice in Munich and are looking forward to your visit.

Who benefits from splint therapy?

There are various virtually invisible splint systems, including Clear Aligner® and Invisalign®. They can be used for the following indications:

  • aesthetic corrections;
  • preprosthetic orthodontics;
  • orthodontics after periodontitis therapy;
  • gaps or crowded teeth;
  • jaw misalignment;
  • crossbite: upper teeth clenching down on the insides of the lower teeth;
  • open bite: gap between the incisors of the upper and lower jaws with closed dental arches;
  • deep bite: upper incisors covering the bottom incisors.

Some tooth misalignments, such as tilted molars, require additional treatment with fixed braces.

We will gladly provide advice on whether splint therapy is a possible treatment option for you during an extensive consultation session.

What does the treatment involve?

We analyse the initial condition of your teeth during the first assessment, using imprints, X-rays, and photographs. These data are used to draft a tailored treatment and cost schedule. This schedule also includes the probable duration of the therapy. Of course, we will also discuss the treatment procedure with you in detail.

The duration of the therapy depends strongly on the initial condition of your teeth. It usually ranges between three months and two years. The great advantage of splints as a corrective measure is that they are virtually invisible from the outside. This means you can keep smiling and talking just like before – even during important meetings at work.

The plastic splint is cut to fit your gum line, allowing you to wear the aligners without any significant impediments. They should remain in your mouth for around 22 hours per day. Having said that, they do not restrict any of your daily activities: You can remove the aligners when eating or brushing your teeth.

Before we insert the first transparent splints, we glue small attachments onto the teeth. These small “buttons” allow us to guide the teeth optimally during the treatment.

The splints are changed after one or two weeks to straighten the teeth step by step. We will schedule follow-up appointments with you once every six weeks to assess the progress of your splint therapy. If necessary, we will of course adjust the aligners to ensure that you have the set of teeth you always dreamed of in the shortest possible time.

After completing the treatment, we recommend wearing so-called retainers. These thin arches, which are invisible from the outside, keep the teeth in place, ensuring that the results of the teeth correction are preserved. You can also wear slightly firmer, transparent splints as retainers.

The before and after images in our videos show the great success potential of the treatment:

What is possible with Invisalign®?

Closing gaps with Invisalign: before and after images

Benefits and downsides:

We will gladly elucidate if splint therapy is the right option for you at our practice. The benefits of splint therapy include:

  • pain-free and inconspicuous therapy;
  • can be removed flexibly, e.g. for special occasions or for reasons of dental hygiene;
  • no limitations in sports or when playing musical instruments;
  • no damage to or infections of the mucous membrane;
  • changing aligners hurts less than changing arches with regular braces;
  • the therapy can be planned exactly on the computer;
  • precise treatment of only those teeth that should be moved during the treatment step;
  • the therapy is gentle on the jawbone, thanks to the exact determination of teeth movements and low-pressure plastic splints.

Similar to every other treatment, there are certain downsides associated with therapy with invisible splints. The aligners can be removed, which means that the success of the treatment depends on your cooperation. You should ensure that you wear the splints often enough to allow your teeth to straighten out.

You might experience some speech impediments at the beginning of the therapy; however, these usually subside after only a few days. We will gladly answer any questions or address any problems you might have!

What costs are covered by my insurance?

The price of the treatment depends on the complexity of the jaw and teeth positioning.Statutory health insurance providers only rarely cover the costs. It’s best to check with your provider in advance. This also applies to patients with private insurance, as the cost reimbursement structure differs from provider to provider. Many private insurers cover all costs, some only cover them in part. In some cases, the costs for splint therapy might be borne in full by the patient.

Any questions?

We answer common questions about orthodontics in detail for you – also gladly in a personal consultation!

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