Orthodontics and The Technology Behind Invisalign Braces

You may wonder what goes on with your Invisalign braces between the time that your orthodontist takes impressions of your teeth for your clear braces and when you receive your first set of aligners.

State-of-the-art computer technology plays a vital role in the process of creating your Invisalign braces. In fact, Invisalign's high-volume, customized orthodontics manufacturing process is the first of its kind in the world.

Below are some of the ways advanced computer technology in used in the manufacture of Invisalign invisible braces.

  • To ensure a high degree of accuracy throughout the process, your orthodontists take impressions of your teeth.
  • Your orthodontics professional then sends Invisalign your dental impressions which are used to make plaster models of your teeth.
  • Using advanced imaging technology, Invisalign transforms the plaster models of your teeth into a highly accurate 3-D digital image.
  • From your approved ClinCheck® file, Invisalign uses laser scanning to build a set of actual models that reflect each stage of your dental treatment plan.
  • Using the Internet, your orthodontists review your ClinCheck® file - if necessary, adjustments to the depicted orthodontics plan are made.
  • A computerized movie - called ClinCheck® - depicting the movement of your teeth from the beginning to the final position is created.
  • Your customized set of aligners for your Invisalign clear braces are made from these models, sent to your orthodontist, and given to you. You wear each aligner for about two weeks.
  • After wearing all of your orthodontics aligners in the series, your crooked teeth are gone and you've got the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

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Southdale Family Dentistry
6600 France Avenue South, Suite 420
Edina, MN 55435
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