3 Things You Need to Know about Invisalign SmartTrack

December 15th, 2016

For adults dreaming of a beautiful smile, Invisalign is a breakthrough technology.

The clear aligners finally gave patients a way to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign’s innovation doesn’t just stop there, however. One of its newest improvements, Invisalign SmartTrack, takes straightening your teeth to a whole new level.

Eight years in the making, SmartTrack is the improved material used for Invisalign’s clear aligners, helping you straighten your teeth more effectively whilst also reducing discomfort.

From improved elasticity to lessened dental pressure, here’s how the SmartTrack technology makes straightening your teeth even easier.

SmartTrack: Fantastic Elastic

To move your teeth into their proper bite position, your clear aligners need to do two things. Invisalign explains how your aligners need to stretch over your teeth but return to their original shape so they effectively correct your malocclusion.

SmartTrack meets this need by improving the elasticity of the previous material so your aligners maintain their snug fit throughout your treatment time. Enjoy how the material of your aligners allows you to remove them for meals and brushings but is strong enough to maintain the gentle pressure required to move your teeth.

SmartTrack: Improving Your Smile

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign is so appealing because of the aesthetic benefits. With clear aligners, you’re able to flash a smile with confidence and easily remove the aligners to eat without having to worry about food getting stuck between your braces.

SmartTrack also gives you a beautiful smile in another way. Using advanced technology, SmartTrack improves the control your aligners have as they straighten your smile.

Invisalign explains that this new design helps your aligner fit more closely around your teeth to better move them into their correct positions. With SmartTrack, you’ll be closer to the straight smile you’ve always wanted.

SmartTrack: Dropping the Discomfort Level

SmartTrack not only helps you correct your malocclusion. It also helps to reduce the discomfort that naturally occurs when you begin to shift your teeth into their correct position.

According to a recently published study, when patients used Invisalign SmartTrack instead of the previous Invisalign aligners, they reported…

  • A reduction in pain intensity.
  • A reduction in the duration of pain experienced.
  • A reduction in the pressure experienced when they inserted their aligners.

As an added benefit, 50% of the patients reported that SmartTrack improved their overall comfort during treatment.

If you’re wondering why these results occurred, one answer lies in the improved elastic material.

All orthodontic appliances work by applying gentle pressure on the teeth, which over time, coaxes them into the correct and desired position. As this chart from Invisalign demonstrates, the previous material tended to lose its elastic strength over the first few days. To combat this, the initial pressure required was higher, meaning more discomfort for the patient.

In contrast, SmartTrack’s ability to retain its shape means your aligner can do its job effectively for the entire two weeks. Little slack in the aligner results in less discomfort for you.

Whether you want to avoid the unsightly appearance of traditional braces or eat whatever you want, Invisalign’s advanced technology is the answer, whilst correcting your bite and maintaining your lifestyle.

See what Invisalign SmartTrack can do for you when you schedule an appointment at your nearest MiSmile Invisalign provider.

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