5 Super Cool Facts About Invisalign That You Didn't Know

Have your friends or family members told you about using a clear dental alignment system, like Invisalign, to straighten out a crooked smile? With Invisalign, you don’t have to deal with the hassles that come with metal braces. Additionally, the cutting-edge technology used as part of the Invisalign system lets you straighten teeth with accuracy and precision. Without the mouthful of metal, you can still rapidly and effectively transform your teeth.

The care team at Perfect Smiles Dental of Pleasant Hill helps new and existing patients straighten their smiles with Invisalign. These five facts about Invisalign might surprise you!

1. You can use accurate pre-visualization technology

Before you get started with your Invisalign aligners, we take an impression of your teeth. Then, we use pre-visualization computer technology to create an image of what your teeth will look like after your treatment is finished. Instead of being surprised by your results at the end of the Invisalign process, you can see an advance photo, getting a sneak peek at your final reveal.

2. We rely on 3D printing applications

3D printing technology allows Invisalign to create aligners that will fit perfectly on your teeth. With a process called additive manufacturing, light energy from a special laser penetrates a liquified resin. When the resin hardens, it retains its new shape. In one print, your entire range of aligners can be manufactured exactly to your requirements. Each aligner carries your unique patient ID, so you never need to worry about a mixup at the lab.

3. You benefit from cutting-edge patented materials

The thermoplastic materials used for your clear aligners keep you safe from toxicity. Concerns about harmful plastics won’t apply to the safe, patented type of plastic we use to formulate your trays. Called SmartTrack, the material contains no harmful BPA or latex. Its smooth surface won’t scratch or poke the inside of your mouth, unlike the metal used in traditional braces.

4. You can keep office visits to a minimum

With Invisalign, you won’t need to keep coming into the office for check-ins. Each time you come in, we send you home with multiple sets of your clear aligner trays. After using each tray for about two weeks, it will be time for you to move on to the next one. We only ask you to come in every 6-8 weeks, so we can give you your next sets.

5. Your results can appear sooner than you think

After wearing your Invisalign clear aligner trays for just 20-22 hours each day, you can start to see results within a year. Typically, the entire process takes about 12-18 months, perhaps 50% faster than the speed of results with metal braces.


If you’re ready to start transforming your smile in half the time, without the unnecessary pain and hassle of traditional braces, talk to the team at Perfect Smiles Dental of Pleasant Hill and find out if Invisalign could be right for you. We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including clear aligners. You can book your consultation appointment by calling our Pleasant Hill, California office, or with the online tool.

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