Invisalign is manufactured by Align Technology. The company’s clear aligner system has been used to treat more than 3 million patients.
Clear aligners are also known as invisible braces. Aligners are one of many technological advancements that have made orthodontic treatment less conspicuous, and one of many appliances that orthodontists use to move teeth and align jaws to create a healthy, beautiful smile.
Like traditional braces, aligners are designed to move teeth a little at a time. Before treatment begins, the orthodontist will examine, and take diagnostic records including x-rays, photographs, and impressions or digital scans of the teeth.
From that information, the orthodontist arrives at a diagnosis, and then works to design your smile and plan the treatment process. They will know which tooth moves where, and in what order, guiding teeth into healthy positions. Most people see their orthodontist for a check-up about every six-to-ten weeks using Invisalign.