Technology

  • Your doctor will use proprietary 3D computer imaging technology to map your complete and unique treatment from start to finish. This treatment plan is unique to your specific teeth alignment issue, and involves the use of customised aligners that are designed and manufactured to fit your teeth at specific times during your treatment. Use of customised aligners allows for precision, efficacy and comfort during treatment.
  • iTero is an intraoral digital scanner that provides impressions of your teeth without the need for having manual and uncomfortable impressions taken of your teeth. iTero scanning provides better fitting and quicker manufacturing of Invisalign aligners compared to manual impressions. The iTero scanner, coupled with the ClinCheck treatment plan, allows you to see what your teeth will look like at the end of treatment.
  • The ClinCheck treatment plan is a unique, proprietary 3D treatment planning technology used specifically with the Invisalign System. It allows your doctor to more precisely customise the appropriate treatment plan for your needs from the beginning to the end of your treatment. It also lets you know how long your treatment will take and see what your teeth will look like at the end of your Invisalign treatment course.
  • If you need to have your tooth or teeth extracted as part of the treatment, your aligner will have a ‘pontic’. The innovative pontic is disguised as a tooth and located where your tooth was extracted so no one should know you are in treatment.
  • After straightening your teeth, you may require a second phase of treatment to allow further correction. You’ll need to return for scans/impressions and have additional aligners produced to achieve your desired outcome.
  • SmartForce are proprietary, engineered attachments and aligner features that may be incorporated into the Invisalign aligners and are designed to allow teeth to move in a predictable way during treatment.
  • Invisalign aligners are made of SmartTrack, a highly elastic, proprietary material that delivers gentle, constant force for controlled tooth movements.
  • SmartStage is a proprietary technology that’s designed to optimise the progression of your tooth movements during treatment for more predictable outcomes.
  • No, the attachments are not removable. If you are facing any issues with your attachments during treatment, please consult your doctor.
  • All Invisalign aligners are made of our proprietary custom-engineered material called SmartTrack. This medical-grade, thermoplastic polymer has a high elasticity, allowing for a more precise aligner fit and better tooth movement, and providing a gentle and constant force during treatment. The aligners have been designed to give you results while maintaining comfort during treatment. The aligners are custom-made for you and fit firmly over your teeth.
  • With the ClinCheck treatment plan, a 3D treatment planning technology, you’ll be able to visualise the final position of your teeth at the end of your treatment course.

Questions about the manufacturer of Invisalign aligners

  • Invisalign aligners are manufactured by Align Technology, Inc. Align Technology was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide. The Invisalign System is offered directly by Align Technology in more than 100 countries.
  • All Invisalign products are designed, manufactured and marketed by Align Technology, whose global headquarters are in California, USA, and whose manufacturing operation unit is in Juarez, Mexico.
  • The vision of the use of clear aligners for comprehensive orthodontic treatment first began in 1945. In 1999, Align Technology pioneered the invisible orthodontic market with the introduction of the Invisalign System. By 2001, 1 million clear aligners had been manufactured. By combining digital treatment planning, including 3D technology, and mass-customisation, the orthodontic industry has been transformed. As of January 2015, over 4 million patients have started Invisalign treatment.
  • Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign aligners, is a global medical device company. They provided industry-leading innovative products such as Invisalign aligners, iTero intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services that help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect, as well as providing effective, leading-edge dental options to patients.