The Evolution of Invisalign

March 6, 2024

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In our inaugural video podcast, we at Cruz Orthodontics are thrilled to share an enlightening conversation with Dr. Cruz, a seasoned orthodontist specializing in Invisalign treatments. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Cruz offers unique perspectives on the remarkable advancements in Invisalign technology and its impact on patient outcomes. Join us as we delve into the evolution of this innovative orthodontic solution and explore how Cruz Orthodontics leverages cutting-edge techniques to deliver exceptional results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Invisalign has made significant strides in the past decade, with advanced software giving clinicians precise control over tooth movement and proprietary SmartTrack material providing optimal comfort and effectiveness.
  • The introduction of iTero scanners has greatly enhanced the accuracy and efficiency of the Invisalign process, eliminating the need for physical impressions and reducing wait times for aligners.
  • Cruz Orthodontics employs a unique aligner protocol, having patients change aligners weekly instead of biweekly, resulting in improved tracking, comfort, and hygiene.
  • The practice also utilizes auxiliary appliances like the motion appliance to efficiently correct bites before transitioning to Invisalign, enabling them to treat more complex cases with clear aligners.

Invisalign has adapted to treat a wider range of cases, with features like precision wings and bite ramps built into the aligners themselves. Dr. Cruz notes,

“Invisalign has actually become a wonderful tool in being able to resolve open bites. In fact, I recommend all of our patients that come in with open bites to do Invisalign over braces.”

Patient satisfaction has evolved, with individuals now more accepting of attachments and appreciating the customized care offered by practices like Cruz Orthodontics.

To gain a comprehensive understanding of the transformative potential of Invisalign and the expertise offered by Cruz Orthodontics, we invite you to watch the full video podcast. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more insightful discussions on the latest advancements in orthodontic care, and follow us on social media to stay informed about innovative treatments that can help you achieve your ideal smile.