April 13, 2018 6:09 am

What is Invisalign?


Invisalign is a clear removable brace system which is designed to straighten your teeth. The Invisalign brace system has successfully treated over 4 million cases and is the most popular removable brace system. Recent improvements and updates in the design, quality and compliance of the Invisalign brace system has improved the clinical outcomes. We are getting very good results from the Invisalign brace system at Viva Dental Studio, Hornchurch, Essex. The speed of straightening is comparable to fixed alternatives.


Invisalign Procedure


Moulds of the teeth are taken and sent to the Invisalign Lab. Invisalign is an American based company which digitally scans moulds from the mouth. This digital representation is manipulated on computer via a Clin Check Pro software.


What is an Invisalign Clin Check?

The Invisalign is fudamental in the treatment of patients with Invisalign Braces. The clin check is what the aligners and number of aligners is based upon. The clin check is a video representation of how the teeth will move based on each number of aligner being used. The Clin Check Pro software is able to move individual teeth into a more favourable position. This favourable position is where the desired position of the teeth is once the teeth have been straightened. Once the desired position has been logged into the Clin Check Pro software, a number of aligners are then produced. Each aligner will help to derotate, tip and physically move teeth into the more straightened position. The aligners are able to provide 0.2mm of movement per tooth per aligner. The amount of movement required will dictate how many aligners will be needed to move the teeth into the desired position.


The clin check video representation can be shared via email with the patient to review before accepting their straight teeth result.


What information does the Clin Check provide?


The clin check is a video representation of the teeth. It will show the individual tooth movements and where the teeth are expected to be moved to with each aligner. This is a great tool for tracking progress as if the teeth are not moving in correspondence with the clin check then the clinician can stop treatment and assess why the teeth are not moving as required. There maybe a problem with the amount of space available in between the teeth, the aligners are not being worn enough or need to be worn for longer than the 2 weeks. The patient may simply not be wearing the aligners.


The clin check video provides the anticipated number of aligners that will be required to achieve the desired result. This in turn will indicate how long the Invisalign treatment is expected to last. Each aligner is worn on average between 5-14 days. The clin check will advise on which types of movements the teeth will undergo. Whether this is a rotation, tipping or bodily movement. The clin check will show how much the teeth will expand outwards or even inwards for both the upper and lower arch individually. The clin check will show the patient and clinician where the attachments will be placed on the teeth and which teeth will need attachments. Invisalign attachments are tooth coloured blocks that are placed on the teeth which dictate which way and direction the teeth will move. The clin check will also indicate the amount of polishing in between the teeth (IPR – interproximal reduction) will be needed in order for the teeth to move.


With all these pre checks and approval from the patient of the desired results, the aligners can then be ordered. The aligners will be digitally manufactured and made as per clin check digital prescription.


To find out more about the clin check process and to see some clin check examples book your Invisalign consultation now on 01708 446 447. The first consultation is free and will discuss all of your options for you.

Read more about Invisalign provided at Viva Dental Studio, Hornchurch, Essex by clicking here.