Technology helps your dentist to plan your Invisalign treatment, and create custom aligners to fit your unique smile, precisely. In today's post we look at some of the technology our Straight Smile dentists use throughout your Invisalign treatment.
Technology That Helps Our Dentists Plan Your Treatment
At your initial Invisalign consultation, your Straight Smile dentist will use the iTero intraoral scanner to take detailed 3D digital images of your jaw, teeth, and mouth. iTero's 3D scans are so detailed that there is no need for traditional plaster molds that can be goopy and messy.
iTero's intraoral scanner takes an amazing 6000 images per second when scanning your teeth, giving your dentist and the Invisalign technicians a high-resolution, interactive, image of your smile and oral structures.
ClinCheck software gives your dentist the tools they need to create your personalized treatment plan. Your plan maps out your Invisalign treatment from start to finish.
ClinCheck gives your dentist the ability to customize your orthodontic treatment each step along the way. ClinCheck software is used to calculate just the right amount of force to facilitate each tooth movement, helping to ensure that every tooth will be moved in the right order and at the just right time.
Creating Your Clear Custom Aligners
Your iTero scans and personalized treatment plan are sent to the Invisalign manufacturing facility where your unique aligners will be custom made to move your teeth gradually into their corrected positions. With Invisalign, every aligner is unique, designed specifically to shift only targeted teeth based on your treatment plan.
Comfort is important when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Your aligners will be made from Invisalign's specially engineered SmartTrack material. SmartTrack was designed to help give Invisalign clear aligners a comfortable fit. SmartTrack also helps to make your aligners easy to remove and put back onto your teeth.
Each patient's gumline is unique to their smile. Invisalign aligners are individually trimmed to help your aligners feel, fit, and look better.