Australasian Dental Practice

Saturday, 25 May, 2024

31 Jan 2013 | Australasian Dental Practice

news > Spectrum > Page 22

Align introduces next generation of Invisalign aligner material

New Products

Invisalign Australia has announced that SmartTrack, the next generation of Invisalign clear aligner material, will now be Invisalign's standard aligner material for the Australasian market.

SmartTrack is a proprietary, highly elastic, custom-engineered material that delivers gentle, more constant force considered ideal for orthodontic tooth movements. Compared to conventional aligner materials, SmartTrack maintains more constant force over the two weeks that a patient wears the aligners resulting in better tracking. The flexible SmartTrack material also more precisely conforms to tooth morphology, attachments and interproximal spaces to improve control of tooth movement throughout treatment. A study* of over 1,000 patients treated with Invisalign aligners made with SmartTrack shows statistically significant improvement in control of tooth movements such as rotations and extrusions (p < 0.001), compared to patients treated with aligners made with the current Invisalign material.

"The clinical results with SmartTrack have been impressive," said Dr Tony Weir, a specialist orthodontist in Brisbane and participant in the SmartTrack pilot study. "The fit of the aligners is seamless and it's much easier to get the aligners in and out - especially in treatments with long crowns, large undercuts and a lot of attachments."

Sydney-based specialist orthodontist, Dr Eugene Chan, added: "The precise movements remain uncompromised, yet the material is a lot softer and offers a lower level of initial discomfort for the patient."

*Data on file with Align Technology, Inc.

Stream the latest dental videos...
VITA CAD/CAM Materials

Upcoming Events...

May 22 2024
May 24 2024
May 29 2024
May 30 2024
May 31 2024

Scottish Dental Show 2024


May 31 2024

Famdent Show Mumbai 2024

Mumbai, INDIA

Jun 01 2024
Jun 06 2024
Jun 09 2024
Jun 11 2024
Jun 19 2024
Jun 22 2024
Jul 13 2024
Jul 16 2024
Jul 25 2024
Aug 23 2024
Aug 28 2024
Aug 29 2024

Practical Endodontics Workshop


Sep 07 2024
Sep 14 2024
Sep 26 2024
Oct 03 2024
Oct 10 2024
Oct 17 2024

ADOHTA 2024 National Congress


Oct 24 2024
Nov 07 2024

Veneers: A Comprehensive Guide


Nov 13 2024
Nov 29 2024
Mar 25 2025

IDS 2025

Cologne, GERMANY

May 08 2025