The technologies behind Invisalign
Invisalign is advancing technology in the field of braces. It involves having plastic aligners fitted to the teeth in two-weekly intervals, over the course of a few months. This blog is the place to go if you want to learn more about the technologies behind Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign works using clear plastic aligners that apply pressure to your teeth, helping them move into the correct position. Every Invisalign tray will be tight when you put it on as they are made so your teeth will be slightly straighter than the last. Seen as Invisalign is made from clear plastic, they also come with the benefit of being completely unnoticeable. Invisalign is made to fit your teeth to ensure all your teeth move into place properly. How? Carry on reading to find out!
How are they made?
At your initial consultation, your orthodontist will do an intraoral scan of your teeth to create digital impressions. This is done by moving the intraoral wand over the surface of each tooth. Your orthodontist will then send the impressions to Invisalign specialists, who will add them into their computer system to start planning the progress each tray will have on your teeth, from start to finish. Then, once you and your orthodontist are happy with the progress and end result, the aligners will be 3D printed by Invisalign.
One of the innovative features Invisalign technology brings is their ClinCheck app. This allows you and your orthodontist to monitor progression during your treatment. This is great for anyone who may be worried their teeth will move into the wrong position. Or those who need reassurance at any point during the treatment process.
What comes after Invisalign?
After you have finished all your Invisalign aligners, you will need to be reviewed with your orthodontist to make sure your teeth are where they should be. This is also where you can see if any further aligners are needed. Once you’re happy with the way everything looks then your treatment is done and you’re ready to start smiling!
Will I need a retainer?
Your teeth are likely to shift, once Invisalign has gone, so your orthodontist will recommend retainers. This is so that your teeth stay where they are and eliminate the need to go back to Invisalign in years to come.
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