What Does An Invisalign Outcome Simulator Do?

When you see someone wearing Invisalign, have you ever wondered what the process looks like to get them to look so natural? Today, Brodsky Orthodontics will answer this question: What does an Invisalign Outcome Simulator do?

What Is An Invisalign Outcome Simulator?

Invisalign is a wonderful, less visible alternative to traditional braces, used to correct misalignment in the teeth of patients.

The Invisalign Outcome Simulator is a unique part of the treatment process that ensures patients are well-informed from the get-go. Here’s how it works:

  • It’s a digital tool using advanced computer imaging technology to create a virtual model of the patient’s mouth.
  • It can show step-by-step how the patient’s teeth will move and align over their treatment.
  • We can input adjustments as needed based on the desires of the patient, or any circumstances that may need to be considered. 

How We Make Them

Knowing how this step works can shed light on the overall process of Invisalign! 

  1. Consultation: Dr. Joel, Dr. Charles, or Dr. Jeremy will lead your initial complimentary consultation to jumpstart your chosen treatment. During this session, we’ll evaluate your teeth, discuss your treatment objectives, and ascertain if this option aligns with your needs.
  2. Invisalign Outcome Simulator: Instead of messy putty, we utilize digital scanning technology to create precise 3D models of your teeth and gums. This enables us to capture all the nuances of your individual dental anatomy accurately.
  3. Treatment Planning: Our doctors utilize this specialized software to digitally manipulate your teeth into the desired positions. This serves as a virtual blueprint for crafting your personalized aligners.
  4. Fabrication: Once the treatment plan is finalized, the digital models are utilized to produce a series of custom clear aligners. These aligners are crafted using advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology constructed from lightweight and durable BPA-free plastic.
  5. Aligner Trimming: After fabrication, each aligner undergoes trimming to ensure smooth edges and a comfortable fit. This step helps prevent irritation to your gums and oral tissues during wear.
  6. Quality Control: Aligners undergo thorough quality checks at the lab to ensure precision and consistency. This involves confirming that each aligner aligns precisely with the digital treatment plan.
  7. Fitting: Upon completion, you’ll return to our office to receive your first set of aligners. We’ll ensure they fit properly and provide instructions on how to wear and care for them effectively.
  8. Treatment Progression: Throughout the treatment process, you’ll wear each set of aligners for about one to two weeks, gradually moving your teeth closer to their desired positions. Regular appointments with us allow for adjustments as needed along the way.

What Does An Invisalign Outcome Simulator Do?

The Benefits of Invisalign

If you’re undecided about Invisalign, we’d like to share some insights that could help steer you in the right direction. There are numerous advantages to this approach:

  • Discreet Appearance: Invisalign offers the advantage of being virtually invisible when worn, making it ideal for individuals who prefer orthodontic treatment without the noticeable presence of braces. This discreet feature is particularly beneficial for students or professionals seeking a subtle effect in social or professional settings.
  • Comfortable: Our meticulous customization ensures minimal discomfort during treatment. While there may be initial adjustment, any discomfort is typically short-lived and easily manageable. We encourage patients to reach out if they experience any unusual or persistent discomfort, as simple adjustments can often resolve issues such as sharp edges on aligners.
  • Removable: Invisalign aligners can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, facilitating better oral hygiene maintenance compared to traditional braces. This removable feature eliminates challenges associated with cleaning traditional braces, which can trap food particles due to their numerous small parts.
  • Predictable Results: Utilizing advanced 3D scanning technology, we can visualize and illustrate your expected results with remarkable accuracy. The absence of wires and brackets allows for a more gradual and tangible progression towards achieving your desired outcome.
  • Versatility: Clear aligners are highly versatile and effective in addressing a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and gaps between teeth. Whether your concerns are mild or more complex, our doctors can explain why Invisalign may be the most suitable option for you.

Keep in mind that if clear aligners aren’t the best option for you or your child, there are still plenty of alternative routes we can explore to address orthodontic concerns. So, don’t be disheartened!

What Does An Invisalign Outcome Simulator Do?

New Smile Coming Through!

We hope this blog has provided clarity on how Invisalign works as a whole and how the advanced imaging of the Invisalign Outcome Simulator makes the journey so much better! For inquiries, feel free to reach out to our Lakewood office at 562-303-5284.