Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Invisalign SmartTrack Aligner Material Coming in 2013

Several months ago, Dr. Tam was part of a market research project to discuss new properties for a potential Invisalign material.  As one of the leading Invisalign orthodontists in Toronto, he has been a part of discussions of products such as Invisalign Teen as well as SmartTrack.  All of these products require a non-disclosure, but today, this information was released to all orthodontists.

It seems like there is great potential for this material.  As always, these material developments and new attachments do not change the most important factor in successful treatment, namely, the experience of the doctor in moving your teeth using Invisalign.

Here is the release:

New! SmartTrack Aligner Material
More Constant Force, More Consistent Control

The introduction of Nickel Titanium wire revolutionized fixed orthodontics with gentle, more constant force delivery. Now Invisalign introduces SmartTrack, a highly elastic aligner material that delivers gentle, more constant force to improve control of tooth movements with aligner treatment. Aligner Material Relaxation

A study of patients treated with aligners made with SmartTrack shows statistically significant improvement in control of tooth movements such as rotations and extrusions (p<0.001).

One of the SmartTrack pilot doctors remarks that, "The clinical results so far have been excellent....the fit of the teeth from aligner to aligner is better than any group of patients I have had progress through my practice. Without a doubt, SmartTrack is the most exciting change in Invisalign technology – among the many that have been introduced in recent years."

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