A behind-the-scenes look at Invisalign: our dental clinic’s journey


At Smile Care Cosmetic Centre, we’ve always been fascinated by the transformative power of Invisalign in Plymouth. These seemingly simple, transparent trays can straighten teeth and instil confidence in our patients. But have you ever wondered how these aligners are made? Let’s take a journey behind the scenes.

Clear aligners are born from a blend of science, technology, and artistry. It all starts with a detailed 3D scan of the patient’s mouth. This scan, accurate to the minutest detail, serves as the blueprint for the aligners. It captures every ridge, every tooth, and every tiny space in between, providing a comprehensive view of the patient’s current dental structure.

The art of crafting clear aligners

Once we have the 3D scan, it’s time for the magic to happen. Using specialised software, we map out the journey of each tooth from its current position to its ideal location. This digital roadmap is then divided into stages, with each stage representing a slight shift in the teeth’s position. For each stage, a unique aligner is designed.

The design is then sent to a manufacturing facility where medical-grade, BPA-free plastic is carefully moulded into the shape of the aligners. The result is a set of clear, custom-fit aligners that are as unique as the individual wearing them.

The right time for clear aligners

Now, you may be wondering, when is the right time to consider clear aligners? Well, it depends. Invisalign in Plymouth is incredibly versatile and can be used to correct a wide variety of dental issues. From crowded teeth and overbites to underbites and gaps, clear aligners can tackle them all.

However, the decision to use clear aligners is not solely based on the dental issue at hand. It also depends on the patient’s lifestyle, commitment, and personal preferences. Clear aligners require a high level of commitment as they must be worn for 20-22 hours a day. They are also less noticeable than traditional braces, which might be a consideration for some.

Clear aligners: a journey, not a destination

At Smile Care Cosmetic Centre, we believe that clear aligners are more than just a treatment; they are a journey towards a healthier, more confident smile. This journey requires patience, commitment, and regular check-ups to ensure everything is progressing as planned.

Being a part of our dental family means that we will be with you every step of the way. From the initial consultation and 3D scan to the design and fitting of your aligners, we are here to guide, support, and celebrate with you. And when you finally remove your last set of aligners and reveal your new smile, we’ll be there, cheering you on.

Embrace the journey with clear aligners

So, if you’re ready to take the next step and embark on a transformative journey with Invisalign in Plymouth, we’re ready to walk with you. Remember, it’s not just about straightening your teeth; it’s about enhancing your confidence, improving your oral health, and giving you a reason to smile more. And we can’t wait to be your guide on that journey.