If you are looking to adjust your smile then you may be considering Invisalign clear aligners. Our Summerland dentists talk about treatment using clear aligns and how Invisalign aligners are made.
If you're thinking about using Invisalign clear aligners instead of braces for your orthodontic treatment, you might be curious about how they're made. This makes sense since they will be a part of your life for a long time!
Invisalign Aligners Made From Medical-Grade Resins
Invisalign clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment similar to braces, but they can be removed to eat and drink. As opposed to the metal and brackets found in traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners are made of clear, transparent plastic. High-molecular-weight, USP Class VI medical-grade polyurethane resins that are BPA-free.
Custom Fit & Production of Invisalign Clear Aligners
Just as with traditional orthodontic treatment using metal braces, each case is unique and will require a specific treatment plan.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made to snugly fit the shape of your mouth and are specifically designed to help you achieve your smile goals.
During the consultation, you will meet with your dentist in person so that X-rays, impressions, and photographs of your teeth can be taken. On the basis of these images and X-rays, your dentist can create a customized treatment plan and discuss it with you. After you approve the anticipated outcomes, your clear aligners will be manufactured.
Our iTero Impression Scanner (3D computer imaging technology) will create a model of your teeth, capturing images of each tooth for extremely accurate scans. You'll also get a sneak peek at how your teeth will look once your treatment is completed.
Quadrant and full bite scans are completed so the dentist can assess your malocclusion in context with the rest of your mouth.
The complete model and scanned images are then sent to Align Technologies, where the aligners are created.
Treatment With Invisalign Clear Aligners
Throughout your treatment with Invisalign clear aligners, you will change sets which will each allow for your teeth to be moved in small increments.
The average duration of Invisalign treatment is one year, and you will likely wear each new set of aligners for two weeks before switching to the next. This indicates that you will likely use 50 or more aligner sets throughout your treatment.