German engineering = precision manufacturing
WIN braces are 100% customized braces that are placed behind your teeth (also known as lingual braces), so that no one will even know you are wearing braces. These unique, computer-designed braces are created using state-of-the-art technology. The wires are robotically bent for precision and the entire treatment is 100% customized for you and your smile.
Lingual braces offer the best of both worlds. They provide the effectiveness of traditional braces with the discretion of clear aligners. So, whether you are a younger patient or an adult, if you’re looking for a treatment that is capable of handling comprehensive orthodontic issues without broadcasting to the world that you’re straightening your teeth, lingual braces may be the right choice 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 precise 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. Once the braces are placed, the robotically bent wires start moving your teeth towards the desired target tooth positions and bite 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 but because you are wearing WIN braces, nobody will know how you are doing it. All of this can occur with virtually no impact on your speech or irritation to your tongue.
Why choose Levens Orthodontics for your WIN 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.