February 6th, 2019
Heritage Orthodontics is a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners and we're proud to offer this service to patients in Mississauga, Georgetown, Orangeville, Ajax, Brampton, and beyond.
Invisalign is a clear and removable aligner device that's a convenient and highly comfortable option to gradually straighten your teeth, giving you the smile you've always dreamed about. These wildly popular device's change lives and can change yours, too.
So, if you're thinking about joining the Invisalign family, it may be helpful for you to know what they're made out of.
Is Invisalign Plastic?
Invisalign aligners are made out of a clear and flexible, medical grade plastic. Specifically, a thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. This material was created exclusively for Invisalign, and, for real science buffs, the aligners are made from polyurethane from methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and 1.6-hexanediol, to be exact.
What Are Those Materials?
Invisalign's patented smart track material has been crafted after the vigorous testing of 260 ingredients during the 8 years of research and development it took to create this life changing product.
Where Are They Manufactured?
Custom made, each Invisalign aligner tray is manufactured in California, in state of the art facility, utilizing specialized 3D printing technology to create a product that's specifically tailored, with laser precision, to each client's individual smile structure.
Is Invisalign Safe?
Invisalign aligners are FDA-approved and contain no BPS, latex, or gluten.
They are also contain no BPA's, Invisalign is proud to state that their aligners are 100% BPA free.
BPA stands for Bisphenol A and is an industrial chemical found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, often used in everyday containers and common water bottles. There are concern's over the possible health effects of BPA on the brain, blood pressure, and behavior.
The Smarttrack material has been vigorously tested to be biocompatible to use for human use in the oral cavity and they are hypo-allergic and biologically stable.
Why Choose Invisalign?
In years past, if you wanted to try to fix your teeth you would have had to suffer unsightly restrictive metal brackets and wires. Invisalign is thin, clear, and virtually undetectable. There's never been a better time to give yourself the confident smile you've always wanted.
If you'd like to know more about Invisalign, or to see the possible outcome of your own smile, please make an appointment with our team at Heritage Orthodontics. Dr. Selnes and our highly qualified staff in Mississuaga and Georgetown are award-winning, Elite and Platinum Plus Certified Invisalign Providers, and, we'll be more than happy to answer any of your questions in a comfortable and pleasant environment.