Invisalign was introduced in 1997 in the USA, and the technology is used in more than 80 countries worldwide, including Croatia.
Invisalign is an elegant method of teeth straightening designed for patients who want esthetic orthodontics since the very beginning of the process. It is ideal for sailors and athletes, people in the media spotlight, as well as for every patient who desires something special for themself.
Invisalign is a teeth straightening technique with a series of transparent, portable and computer-aided fabricated splints (aligners, foils). Splints (15 to 40 of them per patient) are made individually for your teeth in accordance with previously presented and arranged therapy plan. With the help of the transparent appliance, teeth slowly progress over a period of time towards the desired final position. Practical, painless and easily removable, Invisalign® appliance changes your smile without disturbing the quality and tempo of your life.
The patient has his or her splint for two weeks, 24 hours a day, except when eating and brushing teeth.
Although there are numerous copies of this system nowadays, Invisalign has the most patents in this domain and constantly improves and progresses its technology. Almost two millions of satisfied patients are a guarantee of certain quality and reliability.
Production process of the Invisalign orthodontic appliance begins with diagnostic procedures: orthodontic photography, dental impression, orthopantomographic analysis… Dental impressions are then sent to the central Invisalign Institute where a series of necessary splints are made according to the previously presented therapy plan. If necessary, the splints are modified during therapy and they are resent to the laboratory in order to achieve a result exactly as originally planned.
Having analyzed dental impressions, photography and X-rays, the orthodontist develops a therapy plan, the same as for all other orthodontic techniques, e.g. fixed or removable orthodontic appliance. The dental impression is then sent to the Invisalign Institute where it is fabricated according to the 3D model and the orthodontist’s instructions.
The orthodontist monitors the tooth movements according to the set plan and, if necessary, resends the dental impressions for fabrication of new splints or for adjustments.
This system enables the patient to monitor the tooth movements and what the results should be.
Invisalign cannot correct all types of orthodontic anomalies. Therefore, not all patients with an orthodontic anomaly are eligible candidates for this technique. Invisalign is suitable for adults, as well as for children and teenagers.