How we make our aligners?
Wearing aligners and fixing your smile is not something that should be taken lightly. This is why we put maximum effort into ensuring that your aligners are made as perfectly as possible! The first step to making the perfect clear aligners is taking an accurate copy of your teeth. After all, your results are only as good as your impression! Therefore, it's very important to start off with an accurate set of impressions or scans.
All Even28 clear aligner impressions are taken exclusively by your Even28 dentist or orthodontist. Unlike do-it-yourself clear aligner programs like Smile Direct Club™ and Candid Co™, we never expect you to take your own impressions. That's just insanity! Your impressions or scans are always taken by one of our highly experienced and licensed Even28 dentists. Your Even28 dentist will oversee that a high-quality impression or intraoral scan is taken. This way, we can make sure that the impression/scan meets our laboratorie's strict and high-standards.
GETTING STARTED ON MAKING YOUR NEW SMILE
Digitizing your impressions or scans
Next, your dentist will send your impression or scans, along with photos and lab prescription, directly to our clear aligner laboratory. Our lab will digitize your impressions or scans using a desktop optical scanner. Once the impressions or scans have been entered into our computer, they will undergo a scrubbing process. During the scrubbing process we virtually remove any blemishes, redefine the gingival tooth margins and add a base to the scans. This enables us to 3D print your teeth scans. Your scans are uploaded into a software. They are now ready for our technician to start the virtual straightening process on a 3-D animation model. Yay!
EVENCHECK: IMAGINING YOUR NEW SMILE
Moving your teeth into their desired position virtually
In real world it takes several months to move your teeth into their desired position. Luckily, our computer can figure all this our in minutes! A skilled technician measures your tooth movements by hand. They view your teeth model from various angles to make sure that everything is properly aligned. Once our technician is satisfied with the setup, our software will analyze it as well. The program will determine the number of clear aligners needed to achieve the requested outcome. As a general rule of thumb, we stick to 0.3 mm movement or 3 degrees of rotation per clear aligner. The technician and computer have done their part now and it's time to make sure that your dentist approves your treatment.
GETTING PAST YOUR DENTIST!
Your dentist must approve the proposed aligner treatment
The 3-D animation of your tooth movement is known as an EvenCheck. Your EvenCheck is sent to your treating dentist so that he or she can review your proposed aligner program. Your dentist will either approve the treatment or propose changes for better results. By the way, you can also receive a copy of your EvenCheck tooth movement animation if you provide your dentist with your email address. It's fun to look at basically how your teeth are going to move over the course of the next several months and what the final result is going to look like. Once your dentist has approved your clear aligner program, it's finally time to print your clear aligners.
HIGH-QUALITY, BPA-FREE CLEAR ALIGNERS
Fabricating your clear teeth aligner series
It's finally time to print your clear aligner series. Our computer will export the approved setup into a series of 3-D printable models by giving us one model for each proposed aligner. They are then 3-D printed on a high-resolution 3-D printer machine. Once all of the models have been printed, each clear aligner is pressure formed onto the model. We utilize the Drufomat Scan pressure former and Essix Ace plastic to fabricate high-quality aligners. The Durfomat Scan machine allows for a very intimate fit to ensure that each aligner will work to its maximum potential.
Once every model has been pressure formed, our talented technicians cut them out and polish each one by hand. Each clear aligner is cut out one at a time and goes through a strict quality control process. This ensures that there are no sharp or rough edges which could potentially cut your mouth. Your clear aligners are now ready to be shipped. We sterilize and individually package your aligners and ship them out to your dentist (or to your home for Even28 at-home™ programs should you choose to receive your aligners directly at home). You're now ready to start wearing your clear aligners and straightening your teeth. Let the teeth straightening process begin!
HIGH-QUALITY TAKES TIME
We never rush your clear aligners
Your oral health and well-being is our number one priority. We scrutinize and approve every step of the process to make sure that you're receiving the best possible treatment and the highest quality aligners. Rushing to make you the quickest aligners is never a good idea. This could lead to compromise in quality or treatment plan. We take our time to make sure that everything is done correctly. Quality control is crucial. After all, if your aligners are not comfortable you won't want to wear them. Our dentist and technician work closely with one another to make sure that you're not risking your dental health. This way, you receive the best treatment with the best aligners every time!