How the Science of Invisalign® Can Make the Most of Your Smile

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A beautiful smile is often considered the cornerstone of confidence and charisma. However, not everyone is blessed with perfectly aligned teeth. Thankfully, advancements in orthodontic technology have made it easier than ever before to achieve a stunning smile. One such innovative solution is Invisalign®, a proven and sought-after alternative to traditional braces.  

Treatment Plan Invisalign Technology

-Digital scanning technology: Invisalign is a revolutionary, custom-made, clear aligner system that effectively addresses a variety of orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, overbites and underbites. The first step in the Invisalign process involves a comprehensive examination by one of our designated Diamond Plus Invisalign providers, Dr. DeArment, Dr. Lill or Dr. Song, using cutting-edge digital scanning technology to create a 3D image of your teeth to design your personalized treatment plan.

-Computer algorithms: Behind the scenes, powerful computer algorithms come into play. These algorithms analyze your initial teeth positions and the desired final outcome to formulate a series of incremental steps in teeth movement. Each step represents a different stage of your treatment plan, and a custom aligner is created for every stage.

-Thermoplastic aligner material: Invisalign aligners are made of specialized thermoplastic material. The science behind this material is critical to their efficacy as it allows them to be flexible and comfortable while providing the necessary force to gradually move your teeth into their desired positions.

How Invisalign Works

As you progress through your treatment plan, you can anticipate switching to a new set of aligners around every one to two weeks. Each new aligner brings your teeth closer to their final, corrected positions. This gradual process diminishes potential discomfort while allowing your teeth to move in a controlled and precise manner.

Another essential aspect of Invisalign’s scientific foundation is the concept of controlled force and the application of biomechanics. While traditional braces use brackets and wires to apply force to the teeth, Invisalign relies on strategically placed attachments on the teeth, which act as anchors for the aligners, enabling them to exert the right amount of pressure to move your teeth per the treatment plan.

Additionally, the aligners’ thermoplastic material and 3D design ensure that the forces are distributed evenly, minimizing potential damage to your teeth or surrounding tissues. This precision is one of the reasons why Invisalign is considered a more comfortable and convenient option compared to traditional braces.

As you progress through your treatment time you will have periodic check-ups with your orthodontist, Dr. DeArment, Dr. Lill or Dr. Song, to monitor tooth movement and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

Complementary Invisalign Consultation

Invisalign is a remarkable example of how science and technology have transformed traditional orthodontics. Its custom-made, clear aligners, coupled with digital scanning, advanced algorithms and biomechanics, work in harmony to achieve a beautifully aligned smile. 

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, we invite you to consult with one of our orthodontists, Dr. DeArment, Dr. Lill or Dr. Song, to help you determine if Invisalign is right for you. You can be confident that you are dealing with the Invisalign experts when you visit Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics in Winchester and Front Royal, Virginia. Text or call 540-667-9662 today!