What is Invisalign®Invisalign® is a custom-made aligner that is interchanged roughly every two weeks for a period of six to eighteen months, or longer depending on the severity of misalignment. Similar to a mouth or dental retainer (which is designed to keep teeth from shifting out of place), an Invisalign® aligner is used for orthodontic treatment as a technique to move and properly align teeth for a beautiful smile. This clear aligner is usually computer generated from a mold (or impression) of the patient’s teeth—taken by either a dentist or an orthodontist—and the fitting is unique to each patient only.
Invisalign vs Traditional BracesUnlike conventional braces, Invisalign® is one of the most convenient methods to straighten teeth, requiring patients to make minor life changes to accommodate the orthodontic treatment. For instance, patients can take out the aligners when brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking—a significant advantage over cumbersome braces that not only complicate oral care, but also are especially prone to damage when eating hard or chewy foods (i.e. corn on the cob, crunchy taco shells, beef jerky, etc.). Because the mouth trays are transparent (nearly invisible), patients using Invisalign® aligners can straighten their teeth without embarrassing metal brackets and wires taking away from the natural look of their smile. The plastic aligners are also gentle on cheeks and gums—unlike braces, which contain sharp edges that can scrape or cut the inside of the mouth.
It starts with a smile scan
There are no gross teeth molds here. Your doctor quickly captures an accurate 3D image of your teeth using our iTero Element® scanner.
Mapping the shifts ahead
Your doctor works with us to fine-tune every shift in every tooth using ClinCheck® software — built on the power of data from 5 million smiles. Think of it as the road map to your new smile.
Previewing your smile
Seeing is believing. Your doctor can show your new smile before you even get started.
How are my custom aligners made?
Precise and personal
There are no gross teeth here. Your doctor quickly captures an accurate 3D image of your teeth using our iTero Element® scanner.
Made from more
Your custom aligners are created with comfort in mind. Our SmartTrack® material was engineered specifically for the Invisalign® system to ensure a great fit.
Trimmed for you
Everyone’s gumline is different, which is why each of your aligners is individually trimmed. The result is an aligner that looks better and feels better.
Checked for quality
When your smile is on the line, quality is everything. Each one of your unique clear aligners is examined to meet our high quality standards.
Dr. Ryan Yun
Dr. Ryan Yun
10 years experienceFrom Korea, Graduated from Australia.
+65 6227 7788