Invisalign braces are a revolutionary solution for straightening teeth without the need for traditional braces. This is ideal for patients who want a straight smile, but don’t want to wear metal brackets. However, many patients still question whether this is a worthwhile solution.
How do Invisalign braces work?
Invisalign are special clear trays, or aligners, that are perfectly fitted to the patient’s teeth and move them into the correct position. These trays are often chosen by patients who would not opt for traditional orthodontic treatment. Importantly, the number of follow-up visits to the orthodontist’s office is much less because the teeth straightening trays are given to the patient at home, and the trays themselves need to be replaced every two weeks.
How much do Invisalign braces cost in Germany?
At DrSmile, popular in Germany, the cost of Invisalign braces is €1,790 – €2,990, depending on the duration of treatment. 0% financing is available for up to 24 months – starting at €33 per month. Furthermore, financing up to 72 months is possible at an interest rate of 9.9%. You will receive the invoice by post approximately 7 days after placing your order. After receiving the invoice you have 30 days to choose the appropriate payment method.
How does the treatment proceed?
During your visit at one of the DrSmile facilities (more than 50 in Germany), you will be informed in detail and examined by qualified staff. Using a modern 3D scanner, your teeth will be carefully measured and a treatment plan will be discussed. The visit is free of charge and without obligation! Appointments can be made directly on the website: www.drsmile.de.
DrSmile will create a digital “before-and-after” simulation for you. You will receive this approximately 2 weeks after your appointment as part of your individual treatment plan. This plan also includes all the information about the length of treatment and the cost. Treatment will not begin until you accept the proposed plan.
Once you accept the plan, based on the simulation, all the necessary pairs of trays will be manufactured within a few weeks. You will wear them for 22 hours a day and change them every 14 days. This will gradually move your teeth into optimal alignment.
In addition to the supervision of your DrSmile facility doctor, you will have access to an app that helps document progress and clarify concerns. It reminds you to change aligners and to send regular photos to your DrSmile doctor. Visits to the DrSmile specialist’s office are necessary only in case of possible problems.
Are the costs of the treatment covered by the health insurance?
Unfortunately, the statutory health insurance funds in Germany do not cover the costs of orthodontic treatment in adults. The procedure is performed for purely aesthetic reasons and in most cases there is no medical indication. However, the medical benefits of straight teeth have been documented in many studies.
What types of malocclusion can be treated?
DrSmile treats malocclusions ranging from straight bite, deep bite and crossbite to crowding. If you have severe malocclusion, DrSmile treatment cannot be performed. If you have a crown, treatment is usually not a problem. If you are missing one or more teeth, it is important to determine if treatment is possible. If you have a dental bridge or implants, treatment is not possible because they prevent teeth from moving.