Invisalign SmartTrack™ Material: The Difference is Clear
Invisalign: A Smile Revolution with Clear Aligners
Diamond Braces is proud to exclusively partner with Invisalign for clear aligner orthodontic therapy. Invisalign was the first clear aligner company to join the orthodontic industry, and they continue to lead the field with state-of-the-art materials, treatment programs, and equipment.
Invisalign has helped over 8 million people worldwide achieve their dream smiles; through dedicated research and development, they have helped to transform the world of orthodontic care, and make straight teeth and healthy smiles accessible to more people throughout the world.
The Aligner Difference is Clear with SmartTrack™ Plastic from Invisalign
Since its arrival in the field of orthodontics, Invisalign has continued to research and develop the tools used in clear aligner therapy, to provide ever-better materials and equipment for creating great smiles.
One such development is Invisalign SmartTrack™ plastic, a material developed exclusively for use in orthodontic aligners and with clinically proven results. SmartTrack™ aligners are available only with Invisalign treatment.
Made of medical-grade, multilayer polyurethane plastic, it is specifically engineered to provide more effective tooth movement, and is clinically-proven to move teeth 50% faster and with 75% more predictability in movement. SmartTrack™ aligners deliver uniform and low-intensity tooth movement, providing excellent fit and superior precision when compared to other materials used by off-brand clear aligners.
What is SmartTrack™ Plastic?
SmartTrack™ plastic is a material engineered strategically for use with Invisalign orthodontic treatment. It hits 5 key points of effectiveness for straightening teeth:
- Consistency: applies a gentle and consistent force
- Comfort: fits snugly and securely over the teeth
- Control: your orthodontist is better able to move your teeth into correct positions
- Speed: treatment times up to 50% faster based on clinical studies
- Predictability: straightens teeth with up to 75% more predictably
It is FDA approved for use in medical devices. Constructed of medical-grade, multilayer polyurethane blended plastic, it is safe and comfortable for use in Invisalign treatment for kids, teens, and adults. SmartTrack™ is designed for flexibility and durability, making it ideal for orthodontic appliances for its resistance to damage or breakage.
SmartTrack™ plastic is free of bisphenol-A (also known as BPA), as well as free of latex, gluten, and BPS. Its design and construction produces sparklingly clear aligners, which provide effective tooth movement while minimizing the appearance of braces.
Not all plastics are the same: many other brands use generic plastic not specifically engineered for use with clear aligners. This can lengthen treatment times and make it more difficult to predictably move teeth to their correct positions. SmartTrack™ is specifically engineered for use in clear aligners, rather than generic plastic for use in any kind of product.
What Kind of Plastic is Invisalign SmartTrack™?
SmartTrack™ plastic is engineered for one thing: Invisalign clear aligners. It is made of premium, medical-grade multilayer polyurethane resin for maximum safety and effectiveness.
Invisalign tested over 260 material compounds to find the best plastic for use with orthodontic aligner therapy. The result is a product clinically proven to move teeth 50% faster and with more predictability than other aligner brands. It is BPA-free, FDA-approved, and safe for use by kids and adults.
This plastic is only found in SmartTrack™ Invisalign aligners – instead of a generic plastic, it is a specially-engineered materials optimized for use in orthodontic therapy, and used exclusively with Invisalign treatment.
Is Invisalign SmartTrack™ Plastic Safe?
Yes, Invisalign plastic is completely safe. It is the product of years of research, and made of medical-grade materials specifically designed for use in clear aligner therapy. SmartTrack™ is BPA-free, BPS-free, and latex and gluten-free. Invisalign and its various patented technology has been FDA-approved since entering the market in 1998.
It is designed for durability and flexibility, to resist damage or breakage while wearing, cleaning, or storage during meals. SmartTrack™ clear aligners will not damage your teeth. They are safe for use for kids, teens, and adults, under the supervision of a licensed orthodontist.
Is Invisalign SmartTrack™ Plastic BPA-Free?
Yes, the plastic is 100% BPA-free. Bisphenol-A, better known as BPA, is an industrial chemical that can be found in certain plastic and should not be consumed by people. SmartTrack™ plastic is 100% free of BPA. It is made of a safe, effective multilayer polyurethane resin, specifically engineered for orthodontic aligners.
Is Invisalign Retainer Plastic Safe?
Invisalign final retainers are used when the clear aligner therapy is complete, to keep teeth in position and your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come. Invisalign retainers are made of the same SmartTrack™ plastic as the aligners. It is free of BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten, and the retainers are comfortable, flexible, and effective to protect your smile.
Is SmartTrack™ Invisalign Safe for Kids & Teens?
Yes, SmartTrack™ plastic is 100% safe for kids, teens, and adults. The plastic is specifically engineered for use in orthodontic appliances, and meant to fit comfortably and safely in the mouth for long periods of time without any health hazards. It is BPA-free and FDA-approved.
SmartTrack™ aligners are also durable and flexible, to minimize breakage or damage to the aligners during treatment. They are used in InvisalignTeen™, a specialized Invisalign program designed for use in growing mouths. For teens who are athletes or extremely active, Invisalign aligners are an excellent option due to enhanced durability and resistance to wear and tear.
Can SmartTrack™ Plastic Stain?
While SmartTrack™ plastic is designed to be effective and durable during your clear aligner treatment, it’s important to take care of your aligners throughout the course of your treatment. Remove aligners while eating or drinking, and store them properly when not in your mouth so they don’t get damaged or lost. Wash your aligners regularly, and brush and floss your teeth daily to prevent plaque and bacteria from building up between your teeth and the aligners, which can cause the plastic to be discolored or stained. Drinking beverages (besides water) while wearing the aligners can also discolor them.
Can SmartTrack™ Plastic Break?
SmartTrack™ is designed to be flexible and comfortable around your teeth during Invisalign treatment. It is durable, but it can break or be damaged. To prevent damage, remove them before eating or drinking, and store them safely in their case (or, if you have to, a napkin), to keep them safe, and prevent them getting lost or broken. Put them in directly after brushing to keep your treatment on track. If they do break or become damaged, contact your orthodontist and follow these steps to prevent interruptions to your care.
How Did Invisalign Create SmartTrack™ Plastic?
Industry-leading technology doesn’t appear overnight. Invisalign has invested a great deal of resources into research and development to create SmartTrack™ plastic and the other patented technology that leads to such great results.
SmartTrack™ plastic is the result of:
- Decades of experience in biomedical technology
- 8 years of dedicated research
- Millions of dollars in research funding
- Over 260 materials tested for effectiveness in use
The result is a product clinically proven to provide more effective treatment and faster, more predictable results.
Don’t Settle on Your Smile: World-Class Materials for a World-Class You!
There are many clear aligner brands on the market now offering invisible braces treatments. Many of them cut costs by using lower-grade plastics and cutting corners on treatment technology. Read more about what’s missing in off-brand clear aligners.
Diamond Braces partners exclusively with Invisalign, to provide patients with industry-leading materials and effective results. SmartTrack™ plastic offers more comfort, more control, and more precision, for faster treatment and more predictable results.