practitioner takes records of the patient, including PVS impressions,
intra and extra-oral photos and x-rays. The records are sent
to Align Technology with the desired treatment goals.
Plaster models are
poured and then scanned to create a highly accurate digital
A virtual treatment is created
with the teeth moving gradually from initial to final position.
Each stage corresponds to the movement built into a set of Aligners.
This virtual treatment is presented
in the form of a movie.
Upon approval of the treatment,
Align Technology manufacturers the customized Aligners and
sends them to the treating practitioner, along with any instructions
and attachment templates required. Sets of Aligners are then
distributed to the patient at each appointment.