How we make our aligners?
IT STARTS WITH A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION!
Step #1: Taking accurate impressions or scans of your teeth
Fixing your smile with clear aligners is an intricate art. Straightening your teeth with clear aligners is not something that should be taken lightly. This is why we only offer our clear aligner programs through experienced, local dentists. Plus, we put in a lot of effort to ensure that your clear aligners are made perfectly. Let's take a closer look at how we make Even28 Clear Aligners.
The first step to making the perfect clear aligners is capturing an accurate impression of your teeth. After all, your end results are only going to be as good as your initial impressions. Unlike do-it-yourself clear aligner programs like Smile Direct Club™ and Candid Co™, Even28 Clear Aligners never expects the patients to take their own impressions! Your impressions or scans are always taken by one of our highly trained and experienced Even28 Clear Aligner providers. Your dentist will make sure that we have a high-quality impression or intraoral scan which will meet our laboratory's high-standards.
YOUR NEW SMILE IN THE MAKING
Step #2: Digitizing your impressions or scans
Your dentist sends your impression or scans, along with any necessary photos, lab prescription, etc. directly to our laboratory. Our lab uses a desktop optical scanner to digitize your impressions or scans. Once your teeth impressions 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. Basically, we prepare your teeth to make 3D prints from them. Your scans are uploaded into a software and our lab technician is ready to straighten your teeth on a virtual model.
IMAGINING YOUR NEW SMILE
Step #3: EvenCheck animation
In the real world, it takes several months or years to move your teeth into their desired position. Luckily, our computers can straighten your teeth on a virtual model in mere seconds! Our 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. 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. Our skilled technicians will virtually straightening your teeth and create a 3D animation. This 3D animation is known as the EvenCheck. We email your EvenCheck to you for fun! We also email it to your dentist to get it approved before moving to the next step.
WORKING WITH YOUR DENTIST TO ACHIEVE THE IDEAL OUTCOME
Step #4: Approving your EvenCheck
Your EvenCheck is emailed to your Even28 Clear Aligner provider. Your dentist reviews your projected tooth movement animation. At this point, your dentist will either approve the proposed tooth movement or propose changes to improve the results. Our lab technician follows your dentist's instructions until your dentist gives our EvenCheck the thumbs up. Once your dentist has approved your EvenCheck, it's now time to print your clear aligners.
HIGH-QUALITY, BPA-FREE CLEAR ALIGNERS
Step #5: Manufacturing your clear aligner series
Finally, it's time to print your clear aligners. Our computer will export the final approved setup into a series of 3D printable models by giving one model for each proposed aligner. Then, we 3D print your clear aligners one at a time on a high-resolution 3D printer. 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 top-notch aligners. The Durfomat Scan machine allows for a very intimate and intimate fit.
Once all of our models have been pressure formed, our talented technician cuts them out and polishes each one by hand. Each clear aligner is cut out one at a time and goes through a strict quality-control process. During this process, we ensure 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 clear aligners. We then ship out your aligners in a box to your dentist (or to your home for those undergoing Even28 at-home™ who choose to receive their aligners at their home). You're now ready to straightening your smile with your new clear aligners!
QUALITY TAKES TIME
Please allow 2-3 weeks for us to prepare your Even28 Clear Aligners
Your oral health and well-being is our number one priority. Please allow around 2 to 3 weeks for us to design and manufacture your clear aligners. During this period, we scrutinize every step of the process to make sure that you're receiving the highest quality clear aligners. Rushing to get the quickest aligners is never a good idea. We take our time to make sure that everything is done correctly the first time. After all, if your aligners are uncomfortable, you wouldn'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.