Align Technology, the company behind Invisalign are the pioneers of clear aligner orthodontic therapy and to this day remain the most reputable, clinically proven and innovative clear aligner company.
New materials, new software algorithms, and even packaging are just a few of the many changes they’ve made over the last couple of years.
However none of those changes are nearly as exciting as the announcement that aligners can be changed every week instead of every two weeks.
Seems too good to be true? Well, it’s not! The orthodontic treatment time can be halved. As always, the major stipulation is compliance is key! Patients MUST wear the trays for the required number of hours each day (a minimum of 22 hours a day). If patients aren’t diligent about wearing them, weekly tray changes won’t work.
So how did this happen?
Most people who chose Invisalign are familiar with the standard rules… Wear your aligners for 22 hours a day and change to the next set in two weeks.
A couple of years ago Invisalign announced that after extensive testing, coupled with innovation in materials and software they found that trays could be changed every 7 days. After collecting a lot of data, they found that it was safe and just as effective as the two week change period.
And now combined with Dental Monitoring, a revolutionary AI (artificial intelligence) powered technology that allows us to track your treatment without you needing to come into our clinic for an appointment, there has never been a better time to start your smile journey.