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How Are Invisalign Clear Aligners Made?

For some people, hiding their smile is a way of life. When they do smile, those individuals often do everything they can to ensure their lips stay together so their teeth remain unexposed.

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, it’s a tough choice. Do you continue to hide your smile or should you talk to your dentist about treatment options to fix your crooked teeth? If you go the latter route, you may already be dreading the inevitable referral to an orthodontist and the subsequent metal braces you’re sure to get.

Rather than dreading what’s to come, you should look forward to meeting with an Invisalign-approved orthodontist or dentist. Invisalign for adults and teens has transformed the way trained medical professionals are able to “correct” imperfect smiles without the invasiveness, obviousness or inconvenience of traditional braces.

SmartTrack Material

Invisalign clear aligners are like clear braces that are made to slowly push misplaced teeth into their proper position. Like conventional braces, Invisalign aligners reposition teeth over time. Unlike traditional braces that are made with metal, Invisalign aligners are made with SmartTrack material.

Given the material they’re made with, Invisalign clear aligners are snug around a user’s teeth, making them comfortable and gentle. Because of their snug fit, these aligners remain in control of tooth movements throughout a patient’s treatment. Thanks to the way they’re made, Invisalign aligners can expedite treatment time by up to 50 percent compared to competitors and they’re able to straighten teeth with as much as 75 percent more predictability.

Custom Fit

While Invisalign is a treatment for imperfect teeth that’s widely accessible, every patient’s treatment is custom-made. At the start of your treatment, your Invisalign-trained dentist or orthodontist will take detailed X-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth. Based on those images, a 3D model of your teeth will be created so your medical provider can create an individualized treatment plan for you that involves custom-made Invisalign aligners.

Before your aligners are made, your dentist or orthodontist will talk to you about the final results your treatment plan will likely produce. Once you approve the expected results, production of your Invisalign aligners will begin. After they’re made, your aligners will be examined for quality and individually trimmed to fit your gum line precisely.

How Many Aligners Will You Need?

The average Invisalign treatment lasts more than one year. As you probably guessed, you’ll need more than one set of aligners over the course of your treatment because your teeth will move slightly with each successive set of aligners. In general, you’ll wear each set of aligners for two weeks before you’ll receive a new one. This means it’s likely that you’ll use 50 or more sets of Invisalign aligners during your overall treatment.

Clearsmile Orthodontics: Your Source for Custom-Made Invisalign Aligners

At Clearsmile Orthodontics, we firmly believe everyone deserves to have their best smile. That’s why we make Invisalign treatment affordable by offering monthly payment plans with zero percent, in-house financing to qualified patients.

See if you qualify for special financing for Invisalign treatment provided by Clearsmile Orthodontics today.