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In Heidelberg and Mannheim, Invisalign is the orthodontic treatment every patient wants. It is easy to see why – the Invisalign system offers comfortable correction of the smile with minimal office visits and no visible appliances. As a result, throughout the Heidelberg/Mannheim area, Invisalign is highly sought after. Dentist Charles A. Smith has successfully treated nearly a thousand people with Invisalign.

Invisalign Orthodontics in Heidelberg

Smith DDS has been treating with the Invisalign system since the availability of the method, making him one of the most experienced Invisalign providers in Germany.

What is it that makes Charles A. Smith DDS such an Invisalign expert? He maintains his education with Invisalign, and as the company develops new techniques and equipment, he is among the first in the orthodontic community to learn and apply them. We are proud to offer Invisalign Full, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign Lite and Invisalign 7., and Charles Smith’s own treatment we have named Invisalign Deep Bite.

Invisalign Overview

  • Side effects: None other than a beautiful smile
  • Length of treatment: 3 to 18 months
  • Pain: None, light pressure with every new aligner
  • Cost:
    Invisalign 7 € 3.500 – 4.000
    Invisalign Lite € 4.000 – 5.000
    Invisalign Full € 6.000 – 7.500
    Invisalign Deep Bite € 6.500 – 8.000
  • Payment Plans: Available
  • Important Information: Frequent appointments not necessary, aligners can be sent by mail

How does Invisalign work?

Using a series of invisible, custom made aligners, the Invisalign system gradually moves your teeth into place over the course of treatment. These aligners are designed using 3-D imagining technology and each aligner is completely unique to you. Each will be worn for about one week before moving on to the next, with each aligner moving your teeth a little bit closer to the desired position. Visits to our office are less frequent when using the Invisalign system, and we normally see patients once every two months.

Another advantage of Invisalign is what is known as the Clincheck. Before the patient begins treatment, the dentist and patient can review the virtuelle computer simulation of the treatment from start to finish. The length of time of the treatment and a view of the end result will be known before beginning treatment.

Invisalign is nearly invisible, so the only person who needs to know you are improving your smile is you. Unlike many traditional methods of treatment, there is no impact on speech and you do not need to relearn how to complete basic tasks such as eating, brushing, and flossing. It is the easiest and most aesthetically pleasing treatment available.

Why should I choose Invisalign?

The biggest reason patients request Invisalign treatment is that it is invisible. Patients do not want to drastically change their appearance just to correct some irregularities in their smile. However, that is not the only benefit. As the aligners are removable, patients do not need to change their diet or learn a new way to brush and floss. Since there are no metal elements, the aligners do not cause mouth abrasions. They are also safer than traditional braces when playing sports.

Why Invisalign with Charles A. Smith DDS?

Charles A. Smith DDS, through his extensive international continuing education, is meeting and exchanging ideas with the most up-to-date Invisalign practitioners in the world. Because of this, you will benefit and receive the following:

  1. Treatment time that is less than half the time of other orthodontists. Instead of every 2 weeks, Smith’s DDS patients change aligners once a week without negative effect in the treatment results.
  2. Treatment of deep bites with retruded lower jaws (Deep Class II) that cannot be treated with Invisalign by other orthodontists. Charles A. Smith classify s these cases as Invisalign Deep Bite. Not only does he treat these cases, he can treat them in 5 to 12 months which is less time than with a fixed appliance, and to an equal or better result.
  3. He can treat TMD/CMD patients also with Invisalign.
  4. Charles Smith DDS also offers whitening, porcelain or composite veneers, or crowns to idealize aesthetically your smile at the end of treatment.
  5. Charles Smith DDS will take all Invisalign impressions with the Itero digital scanner. The result is your case is delivered by E-mail which halves the time it takes to return the aligners to our office to only 2 to 3 weeks. This applies also to mid-course corrections and retainers.

What can be corrected with Invisalign?

Dentist Charles A. Smith can treat any dental classification with Invisalign. Class I, II, and Class III. Simple to complex malocclusion, tipping, severe crowding, and spacing can be corrected. Deep bites, cross bites, and TMD patients can also be treated by Charles Smith. Many orthodontists who are unaware of how to treat these complex cases will tell you that treating them with Invisalign is not possible. This is simply not true! We can do these treatments with Invisalign because he looks differently at the teeth, jaws and jaw joints as they work in a 3 dimensional functioning space. Please make an appointment for a consultation for further details.

To what age can someone use Invisalign?

Invisalign has no age limit. Patients can be treated as teenagers (Invisalign Teen) to adults. The only requirements are that the patients be decay free, with healthy gum tissue and parodontium. Patients with crowns, bridges or implants will also be able to be treated. It is possible with Invisalign not to move certain teeth such as implants when desired.

Will Insurance pay for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a recognized orthodontic treatment method. With medical necessity private insurance companies will pay for the treatment. If you do not have private insurance we offer interest free monthly payment plans.

Invisalign Vivera Retainer

Why Are Retainers So Crucial to Long-Term Orthodontic Success?

Once braces are removed, the inclination of the teeth is to move back to their original position, putting you right back where you started. Orthodontists discovered a great solution to the problem, the retainer. Using the retainer, patients can keep their teeth looking great and avoid spending more time and money having their orthodontic treatments repeated in the future.

Why Choose Vivera Retainers Over Other Alternatives?

Vivera retainers, created by Align Technology, have a number of benefits that make them attractive to both orthodontists and patients alike. Unlike Hawley retainers, Vivera appliances are virtually invisible and are custom-made from thermoplastic instead of metal and thick plastic. Not only does this make them far more comfortable to wear, it also ensures a more exacting fit to promote ease of use as well as efficacy.

Utilizing the same technology that has made Invisalign so very effective and popular, Vivera retainers offer many advantages over other clear retainers as well. Tests have shown that Vivera appliances are up to 30 % stronger than their clear counterparts, making these retainers far more durable and able to hold the teeth in their proper location. Additionally, Vivera retainers have even been found to make small corrections to the alignment of the teeth when needed, in the event of minor regression.

What Should You Expect From Your Vivera Retainer?

Vivera retainers come in 3 sets of custom-made appliances. The goal is to provide you with the maximum retention benefits possible. Depending upon your particular situation, you’ll likely need to wear your retainers either full-time or while sleeping. We recommend lifetime usage so as to prevent any regression that could require further treatment.