How is Invisalign Made?
QuickSmiles has a proprietary process to ensure that your Invisalign clear aligners fit your mouth perfectly and achieve the desired results as quickly as possible. We follow this process with every new patient to provide you with a fast, affordable smile transformation every time.
As with regular braces, before starting Invisalign treatment you’ll have x-rays and photographs taken of your teeth from a variety of different angles. These images will be analyzed closely by your orthodontist to see the precise process they will need to use before the first stage of your smile correction.
2. Smile Scan
Next up, a professional orthodontic assistant will conduct a digital scan of our smile using an industry-leading iTero Element® scanner. This device will capture 6,000 images per second to create a high-resolution 3D digital replica of your teeth. With its pinpoint accuracy, you’ll be able to avoid the gross, goopy impressions used by other clear aligner alternatives.
3. 3D Model
Using Invisalign’s proprietary ClinCheck software, a 3D model will be made of your mouth. Thanks to the system’s Invisalign outcome simulator, you’ll be able to see a step-by-step simulation of what your smile transformation will look like from start to finish. We love showing people what their new smile will look like – in 3D!
Once the digital creation of your smile correction is completed, the files will be sent to our Invisalign manufacturing location to be produced. Your clear aligners will be made to fit perfectly as soon as they arrive.
From the point of your Smile Scan to receiving your first trays takes anywhere from 2-3 weeks. They will be sent to the nearest QuickSmiles office where you will have the chance to try them on and ensure they have the proper fit before taking them home.