Updated: Oct 20, 2020
There have been amazing developments in orthodontic treatments for adolescent and adult patients, providing greater options for people looking to improve their smile. Invisalign has been at the cutting edge of this development for a number of years, but they have now improved their treatment options even further with the introduction of their latest generation of Invisalign.
The new technology of SmartTrack revolves around the proprietary material which has greater elasticity than in previous aligners. This means that there is a more constant force in place to assist improved control of teeth movement. SmartTrack is a new development and has only been available since early 2013.
INVISALIGN HAS BEEN POPULAR WITH ORTHODONTIC PATIENTS FOR MANY YEARS
Simply because of the ease of use and comfort offered by the system. The treatment protocol involves the use of a series of aligners which are barely visible and customized for each patient. The aligners are fully removable and the clear smooth plastic is far more comfortable than a metal appliance. The aligners are gradually changed to facilitate the movement of the teeth to the correct position. Each aligner is worn for two weeks, with a recommendation of at least twenty hours a day. This allows the patient to eat everyday foods, practice good oral hygiene and participate in any sports without the risk of mouth injury. They also provide discreet treatment since the Invisalign is almost completely invisible. The treatment became instantly popular and clinic research studies have shown fantastic results.
The SmartTrack material provides a more constant force which has a greater flexibility for fitting against the patient’s teeth. A study was conducted by Align Technology, with over a thousand patients using the new design. The results were extremely positive, with dramatic improvements shown for the new aligners against those using the previous aligners.
Invisalign aligners have been proven to be exceptionally effective as they use a gentle constant force to guide the teeth into position. The tissues of the mouth tend to respond with greater positivity to this type of force, which results in a healthier mouth. This provides a near perfect solution for those looking to improve their smile, as they can have a comfortable form of treatment without worrying about painful adjustments and compromising their appearance.
For optimum Invisalign treatment, the aligner needs to fit closely to the teeth. While the previous aligners allowed a close fit, the new SmartTrack aligners have the flexibility in the thermoplastic to fit even closer to the teeth. It is completely elastic, so even stretching is not a problem, since it will automatically and immediately retract to its original shape.
THE NEW SMARTTRACK ALIGNERS HAVE BECOME STANDARD IN THE INVISALIGN TREATMENT
However, those patients who have already begun treatment with the previous style need not worry. They will not need to start their treatment over again, as their orthodontist will be able to still follow the original treatment plan using the new aligners. For those people who have been delaying attending to their orthodontic treatment as they have worried about pain and discomfort or unsightly metal wires compromising their appearance now is the perfect time to correct their orthodontic issues. The SmartTrack Invisalign is virtually invisible, effective and comfortable.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign or need assistance with your orthodontic issues, contact Fremont Orthodontics. We have experience and expertise in helping patients of all ages correct any orthodontic problems. We would be delighted to assist you in achieving a perfect smile.