WHAT IS THE INVISALIGN SYSTEM?
The Invisalign System is an invisible and hygienic orthodontic treatment that uses an innovative approach to effectively straighten teeth. With the proprietary SmartForce® Technology, the Invisalign System uses a series of custom-made removable aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth to gradually move them to the ideal position. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them, allowing you to keep your lifestyle during treatment. The Invisalign System is available through Invisalign-trained doctors who determine the treatment plan.
HOW DOES INVISALIGN TREATMENT WORK?
Once you and your Invisalign-trained dentist agree that Invisalign treatment is right for you, your dentist will take photos, X-rays, and either impressions or a scan of your teeth. These records will be used to make a 3D treatment plan, referred to as the ClinCheck® treatment plan, which will be used to design the custom-made Invisalign aligners. This 3D treatment plan will also depict your likely final tooth position at the end of the treatment. Your custom-made Invisalign aligners will be produced and then shipped to your dentist, who will then provide you a series of aligners, typically 3 to 4 sets at a time. Each one will replace the next in the series approximately every 1-2 weeks until the final position for your teeth is achieved.
IS THE INVISALIGN SYSTEM A NEW TECHNOLOGY?
Dentists have long used removable appliances for less complicated orthodontic treatment. Today, with the application of the Invisalign System’s 3D computer imaging technology and mass-customised 3D printing manufacturing, the Invisalign System is able to treat a broader range of teeth straightening issues with greater precision. It can be used for teeth straightening issues, such as crooked or protruding teeth, crowding, serious malocclusion, overbite, or underbite, using both nonextraction and extraction approaches.
For more information abour INVISALIGN, please talk to the dentist.