What are the aligners made of and how are they made?
Aligners, also called "repositioners" or "contact lenses for teeth," look similar to some whitening trays, but are made of a clear, strong, medical-grade plastic polymer that is virtually invisible when worn. They are made utilizing a 3-D computer imaging technology which was first envisioned in 1945 by Dr. H.D. Kesling.
Most people are not aware just how complex the Invisalign ® manufacturing process is, and it is important for our patients to understand what actually goes into each and every aligner.
Invisalign 's customized manufacturing process is unlike any other in the world.
It is clearly impossible to provide you with a one-on-one tour of their world-class facility in Santa Clara, so we have provided for you our "virtual visit" video. This is the next best thing to being there.