How is Invisalign® different from other clear aligners?
Learn why Invisalign® is unique
It’s no surprise that clear aligners are gaining popularity among those seeking orthodontic treatment especially due to its unique benefits such as being almost naked to the eye.
Invisalign® is the household name for clear aligners. A treatment approach used by trained orthodontists around the globe to treat various dental conditions associated with malocclusion (misaligned teeth), Invisalign® clear aligners are the result of almost a decade of research and development (R&D).
Over the years, several other clear aligner manufacturers have sprouted in the market as well. Especially if you’re considering clear aligners as a treatment possibility, you would have probably stumbled across various clear aligner brands over the Internet on top of Invisalign®.
Hence, you may be wondering, what’s the difference between the much talked about Invisalign® as compared to the other brands of clear aligners available?
Read on to find out what makes Invisalign® unique!
SmartTrack® for comfort
Only Invisalign® clear aligners are made from the patented SmartTrack® material manufactured by Align Technology. This medical-grade material makes wearing Invisalign® clear aligners more comfortable. Hence, giving you a more pleasant experience as the aligners work towards correcting your bite.
How is this so?
With SmartTrack®, a constant gentle force is applied when the Invisalign® clear aligners are worn. Therefore, correcting your smile gently and more comfortably.
It’s safe to say that a nightmare for any orthodontic patient is having to bear the discomfort of their aligners throughout the course of treatment.
If this is one of your concerns, Invisalign® will give you a peace of mind because every Invisalign® aligner created is moulded and trimmed to your gum line for optimal comfort and appearance. This is all thanks to a special scanner (called the iTero element scanner) used during your treatment to create a 3D image of your teeth.
Your dentist knows best!
In-person consultations are especially important as Invisalign® believes in providing a personalised treatment for every patient to ensure that you benefit from the effectiveness of the treatment in the shortest time possible. There are no guessing games and estimations when it comes to Invisalign®. Your treatment plan as well as every aligner used throughout your treatment is precisely created just for you and followed through closely by a trained Invisalign® dentist.
Addresses more than just crooked or gap teeth
While all clear aligners aim to correct the common causes of misaligned teeth such as crooked or gap teeth, Invisalign® does more than just that.
The technology behind Invisalign® makes it possible to correct other forms of malocclusion too such as overbite, underbite and open bite. This makes Invisalign® an alternative to braces when it comes to correcting more severe dental conditions.
Treatment available for teens
Most clear aligners focus on correcting dental conditions among adults. Invisalign® on the other hand is a treatment option available not only for adults but teenagers and young smiles too.
Invisalign®’s technology caters to the dental needs of people from various age groups. Find out about the benefits of correcting your child’s bite at an earlier age by speaking to our dentists.
Blue compliance dot
Patients are required to adhere to wearing clear aligners for a minimum number of hours each day. To reduce the hassle of having to count the number of hours you’ve worn your aligners for, Invisalign® clear aligners have additional accessories such as the blue compliance dot located at the back of the aligners which will slowly fade away as your treatment progresses. Hence, indicating that your Invisalign® treatment is on track.
Invisalign® does not only have its own share of unique features that have earned the brand the household name of clear aligners, Invisalign® is also uniquely you as no two Invisalign® treatments are the same.
Article first published on 9 March 2021. Video credits to Invisalign