Plan, visualize and achieve with Insignia!
At Levens Orthodontics we only offer treatments that have been proven to be the best, safest and most time-tested. We are proud to offer another 100% customized type of braces—Insignia Advanced Smile Design. Insignia digital dentistry lets us use an exact duplicate of your teeth to help you design your smile to your exacting desires. It’s the perfect blend of artistic design and precision engineering. And all of this customization means you have fewer office visits and less time in braces compared to traditional braces.Insignia’s unique, computer-designed braces are created using state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology that includes robotically bent wires for extremely precise tooth movements. Whether you choose the clear ICE braces or the Damon stainless steel braces this customized treatment is made just for you.
The process starts with a digital scan (no molds!) of your teeth to make a customized setup of the goal for your treatment. Your new smile is shaped by Dr. Levens using a digital representation of your actual teeth to make sure the finished targeted result is the best it can be for your smile and dental health. Insignia’s award-winning Advanced Smile Design interface helps us to design a smile that you will be proud to show.
Once the braces are placed, the robotically bent wires start moving your teeth towards the desired targeted tooth positions from the first day of your treatment. This is one reason why the results are typically more accurate and reached more quickly than non-customized braces. Your beautiful smile starts to develop quickly and before you know it you are the proud owner of a beautiful smile!
Why choose Levens Orthodontics for your Insignia treatment?
Levens Orthodontics is recognized by 3M Unitek as the only Center of Excellence Provider of Incognito Hidden Braces in Missouri. Orthodontists designated as a Center of Excellence Provider have achieved the highest level of experience using Incognito Hidden Braces. No doctor in the St. Louis Metropolitan area has more experience with custom lingual braces than Dr. Levens, period!
Dr. Levens studied and earned his Master’s Degree in Lingual Orthodontics (his second Master’s Degree in Orthodontics) under the guidance of Clinical Director Prof.-Dr. Dirk Wiechmann; an Orthodontist himself and inventor of Incognito Hidden Braces. Dr. Levens attended the Medical School of Hannover in Hannover, Germany for two years to study Lingual Technique making him the only Orthodontist in the United States with a Master’s Degree in Lingual Orthodontics (MScLO). Dr. Levens has also lectured extensively to Orthodontists for 3M Unitek and has taught Lingual Orthodontics at the Graduate Orthodontic Departments at both Harvard University and the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Dr. Levens has won national awards for orthodontic research in both the USA and in Germany. He has authored several published articles in orthodontic journals, presented webinars and spoken on orthodontics extensively throughout the region, nation and world.
When asked by St. Louis Magazine, “Which orthodontist do you consider a leader in providing orthodontic care in our community?”, dentists in the St. Louis metropolitan area have chosen Dr. Levens every year since the inception of the prestigious Top Docs List for this honor.