At our practice, many of our patients are referred to an orthodontic specialist to get braces to straighten teeth, align bites, correct crowding and close spaces. Nowadays the majority of these patients have their teeth straightened using computer generated incremental clear plastic tooth arch forms called Invisalign. Recently, Align Technology, the makers of the Invisalign orthodontic treatment, has just announced its newest clear aligner material called SmartTrack. SmartTrack by Invisalign improves orthodontic outcomes to yield better extrusions and rotations. Their in-house study of 1000 subjects treated with the SmartTrack’s new material revealed significant improvement in tooth movement control when compared with the old Invisalign material.
Tested on 3400 subjects, feedback indicates that patients reported a better fit. Overall, patients felt the new material allowed for improved “flex” and found that insertion and removal was easier.