“Seeing is Believing”: Invisalign Faster than Braces?!


In the year 2000, when Align Technology began its commercial production of custom computer-generated clear aligners – the product known then and now as Invisalign, the orthodontists of the nation were skeptical [and I include myself among those skeptics at the time].  In fact, our skepticism was entirely justified.  At the time it was introduced, the Invisalign product was extremely limited in what it could deliver to the average patient in need of orthodontics.  The primary limitation was that it could not expand dental arches so any space requirements had to be achieved through “slenderizing” the patients teeth [removing [...]