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Invisalign

The ideal solution for perfect dental alignment is Invisalign technology. This revolutionary orthodontic method uses transparent, custom-made aligners designed to straighten your teeth with unmatched precision and discretion.

Unlike traditional dental braces, Invisalign offers an almost invisible aesthetic, making it the preferred choice for adults. By choosing Invisalign, you opt for a modern and efficient approach to orthodontics, ensuring an aligned and radiant smile.

Invisalign orthodontic treatment uses transparent and removable dental aligners for precise dental alignment. These custom-made aligners are designed to be worn for a few weeks to a few months, depending on your personalized treatment plan. They gradually work to realign your teeth to their ideal position.

What sets Invisalign apart is the advanced use of 3D imaging technology. From the start, you can visualize the complete journey of your orthodontic treatment, from the current position of your teeth to the desired outcome.

Invisalign dental aligners operate using cutting-edge technology to move your teeth with remarkable precision. Each aligner is designed to make specific movements, carefully calculated for certain teeth at each stage of the treatment. These movements, although subtle, are extremely effective, moving teeth by a few millimeters according to a pre-established plan.

This gradual approach ensures optimal transmission of the necessary force for realignment. You change aligners approximately every two weeks, allowing your teeth to gradually move to their desired final position. For more details on this process, we invite you to read our complete article on the subject.

Choosing Invisalign for adult orthodontic treatment means maintaining your lifestyle while improving your smile. Here are some key benefits of Invisalign:

  1. Unrestricted Eating
    Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to continue enjoying your favorite foods without constraint.
  2. Safe sports and activities
    Continue practicing your favorite sports and activities without fear of oral injuries.
  3. Easy dental hygiene
    With Invisalign, brushing and flossing remain simple and effective, without the obstacles of braces and orthodontic wires.
  4. Fewer dental appointments
    The absence of risk of breaking brackets and wires with Invisalign means fewer visits to the dentist for repairs.
  5. Assured Discretion
    The treatment is almost invisible, keeping your orthodontics discreet from others.
  6. Reduced Snacking
    Tendency to snack between meals? 100% of our patients confess to losing this habit out of laziness to brush their teeth afterward! Reduced Snacking = Slimmer Silhouette ūüėć!

^For a thorough comparison between Invisalign aligners and low-cost options, we invite you to consult our detailed guide.

The cost of Invisalign treatment in Switzerland varies depending on the complexity of your case and the specific dental alignment journey required. Generally, for adults, the price ranges between CHF 4,000 and CHF 9,500. For cases requiring only minor tooth movements, treatment can start from CHF 2,900.

You can consult our detailed price list for orthodontic treatments for a more accurate estimate.

We understand that the financial aspect is an important consideration. That’s why we offer payment facilities for patients who express the need. Feel free to consult us to discuss your financial options.

The duration of Invisalign treatment for an adult essentially depends on the complexity of your individual case. Generally, it is comparable to that of treatment with traditional dental braces, ranging between six months and one year.

However, each patient is unique, and we can provide a more precise estimate of the treatment duration during your first consultation.

This first consultation is the perfect opportunity to ask all your questions and obtain a tailor-made treatment plan, designed to optimize the duration and effectiveness of your orthodontic treatment in Geneva.

In Switzerland, reimbursement of adult orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign, is possible, but it depends on your complementary dental insurance. Some insurances, such as Visana, cover orthodontics for adults without age limit, but conditions vary among insurers.

Most insurances offer reimbursement of up to 75% of treatment costs, with a maximum ceiling generally between CHF 5,000 and CHF 15,000. It is essential to check the details of your insurance coverage to understand the extent of support for your adult orthodontic treatment.

Text Editor For more detailed and specific information to your situation, we recommend you read our article on the reimbursement of adult orthodontic treatments in Switzerland or directly consult your dental insurance.

A night dental guard, often used for bruxism, is a device designed to mitigate the effects of teeth grinding and clenching, common during sleep. This guard, similar to a plastic mouth guard, plays a crucial role in keeping the teeth apart, thus reducing the damage caused by these involuntary movements.

Bruxism is often linked to stress. For some, relaxation techniques like meditation can effectively prevent this problem. In some cases, support from a therapist may be beneficial to address the underlying causes of bruxism.

Orthodontics for Children

Visits to the dentist should start in the year following the appearance of your child’s first tooth. These early visits are crucial to ensure that milk teeth develop properly and to prevent future dental problems. They also allow your child to get accustomed to the dental office environment, which can help reduce anxiety in future visits.

Brushing your baby’s teeth should start as soon as the first tooth appears, usually around 6 months.

Use a very soft-bristled toothbrush designed for babies and a tiny amount of fluoridated toothpaste (the size of a grain of rice).

Gently brushing the teeth and gums will help prevent plaque buildup and establish good oral hygiene habits from an early age.

Encourage your child to brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a tiny amount of fluoridated toothpaste. Show them how to gently brush all surfaces of the teeth and gum.

You can create a little ritual by accompanying each brushing with a catchy tune!

It is also helpful to make teeth brushing a family activity so your child learns by imitation.

Early orthodontic treatment, or interceptive orthodontics, is often recommended for children between 6 and 10 years old. This type of treatment is particularly beneficial for correcting issues such as misalignment of the jaws, overlapping teeth, or harmful oral habits.

It’s important to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist as early as possible to determine if they could benefit from this treatment. For more information on early orthodontics and its benefits, I invite you to read our detailed article on the subject.

Signs that may indicate the need for orthodontic treatment in a child include difficulties in chewing or biting, overlapping or excessive spacing of teeth, jaws that seem to be misaligned, as well as persistent habits such as thumb sucking after the age of five.

If you notice any of these signs, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist for a complete evaluation.