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The Technology Behind Invisalign®

You may wonder what goes on at Invisalign® between the time that your dentist takes impressions of your teeth and when you receive your first set of aligners.

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

The diagram below shows some of the ways advanced computer technology fits into the Invisalign®.

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Step 1

To ensure a high degree of accuracy throughout the process, impressions are taken of your teeth by your doctor.

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Step 2

Your doctor sends Invisalign® your impressions which are used to make plaster models of your teeth.

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Step 3

Using advanced imaging technology, Invisalign® transforms your plaster models into a highly accurate 3-D digital image.

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Step 4

A computerized movie – called ClinCheck® – depicting the movement of your teeth from the beginning to the final position is created.

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Step 5

Using the Internet, the doctor reviews your ClinCheck file – if necessary, adjustments to the depicted plan are made.

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Step 6

From your approved ClinCheck file, Invisalign®uses laser scanning to build a set of actual models that reflect each stage of your treatment plan.

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Step 7

Your customized set of aligners are made from these models, sent to your doctor, and given to you. You wear each aligner for about two weeks.

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Step 8

After wearing all of your aligners in the series, you get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.