SmartTrack™ Material: The Clear Difference

The Invisalign System: A Smile Revolution with Clear Aligners

Diamond Braces is proud to exclusively partner with Invisalign for clear aligner orthodontic therapy. The Invisalign system was the first clear aligner orthodontic treatment option in the industry, and they continue to lead the field with state-of-the-art materials, treatment programs, and equipment.

Invisalign treatment has helped over 8 million people worldwide achieve their dream smiles; through dedicated research and development, they have helped to transform the world of orthodontic care, and make straight teeth and healthy smiles accessible to more people throughout the world.

The Aligner Difference is Clear with SmartTrack™ Material

Since its arrival in the field of orthodontics, Invisalign has continued to research and develop the tools used in clear aligner therapy, to provide ever-better materials and equipment for creating great smiles.

One such development is SmartTrack™material, a material developed exclusively for use in orthodontic aligners and with clinically proven results. SmartTrack™ material is available only with Invisalign treatment.

Made of medical-grade, multilayer polyurethane plastic, it is specifically engineered to provide more effective tooth movement, and is clinically proven to move teeth 50% faster and with 75% more predictability in movement. Aligners made from SmartTrack material deliver uniform and low-intensity tooth movement, providing an excellent fit and superior precision when compared to other materials used by off-brand clear aligners.

What is SmartTrack™ Material?

SmartTrack™ material is a blend of materials engineered strategically for use with Invisalign orthodontic treatment. It hits 5 key points of effectiveness for straightening teeth:

  • Consistency: applies a gentle and consistent force 
  • Comfort: fits snugly and securely over the teeth 
  • Control: your orthodontist is better able to move your teeth into correct positions 
  • Speed: treatment times up to 50% faster based on clinical studies 
  • Predictability: straightens teeth with up to 75% more predictably

It is FDA approved for use in medical devices. Constructed of medical-grade, multilayer polyurethane blended plastic, it is safe and comfortable for use in Invisalign treatment for kids, teens, and adults. SmartTrack™ is designed for flexibility and durability, making it ideal for orthodontic appliances for its resistance to damage or breakage.

SmartTrack™ material is free of bisphenol-A (also known as BPA), as well as free of latex, gluten, and BPS. Its design and construction produces sparklingly clear aligners, which provide effective tooth movement while minimizing the appearance of braces.

Not all plastics are the same: many other brands use generic plastic not specifically engineered for use with clear aligners. This can lengthen treatment times and make it more difficult to predictably move teeth to their correct positions. SmartTrack™ material is specifically engineered for use in clear aligners, rather than generic plastic for use in any kind of product.

What Kind of Plastic is SmartTrack Material?

SmartTrack material is engineered for one thing: Invisalign clear aligners. It is made of premium, medical-grade multilayer polyurethane resin for maximum safety and effectiveness.

Invisalign tested over 260 material compounds to find the best plastic for use with orthodontic aligner therapy. The result is a product clinically proven to move teeth 50% faster and with more predictability than other aligner brands. It is BPA-free, FDA-approved, and safe for use by kids and adults.

This material is only found in Invisalign aligners. Instead of generic plastic, it is a specially engineered material optimized for use in orthodontic therapy and used exclusively with Invisalign treatment.

Is SmartTrack™ Material Safe?

Yes, SmartTrack material is completely safe. It is the product of years of research, and made of medical-grade materials specifically designed for use in clear aligner therapy. SmartTrack material is BPA-free, BPS-free, and latex and gluten-free. Invisalign and its various patented technology has been FDA-approved since entering the market in 1998.

It is designed for durability and flexibility, to resist damage or breakage while wearing, cleaning, or storage during meals. Invisalign clear aligners will not damage your teeth. They are safe for use for kids, teens, and adults, under the supervision of a licensed orthodontist.

Is SmartTrack Material BPA-Free?

Yes, the material is 100% BPA-free. Bisphenol-A, better known as BPA, is an industrial chemical that can be found in certain plastic and should not be consumed by people. SmartTrack material is 100% free of BPA. It is made of a safe, effective multilayer polyurethane resin, specifically engineered for orthodontic aligners.

Are Vivera Retainers Safe?

Vivera retainers are used when the clear aligner therapy is complete, to keep teeth in position and your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come. Vivera retainers are made of the same SmartTrack™ material as Invisalign Clear aligners. It is free of BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten, and the retainers are comfortable, flexible, and effective to protect your smile.

Is SmartTrack™ Material Safe for Kids & Teens?

Yes, SmartTrack™ material is 100% safe for kids, teens, and adults. The material is specifically engineered for use in orthodontic appliances and meant to fit comfortably and safely in the mouth for long periods of time without any health hazards. It is BPA-free and FDA-approved.

SmartTrack™ material is also durable and flexible, to minimize breakage or damage to the aligners during treatment. They are used in Invisalign Teen™ treatment, a specialized Invisalign program designed for use in growing mouths. For teens who are athletes or extremely active, Invisalign aligners are an excellent option due to enhanced durability and resistance to wear and tear.

Can SmartTrack™ Material Stain?

While SmartTrack™ material is designed to be effective and durable during your clear aligner treatment, it’s important to take care of your aligners throughout the course of your treatment. Remove aligners while eating or drinking, and store them properly when not in your mouth so they don’t get damaged or lost. Wash your aligners regularly, and brush and floss your teeth daily to prevent plaque and bacteria from building up between your teeth and the aligners, which can cause the plastic to be discolored or stained. Drinking beverages (besides water) while wearing the aligners can also discolor them.

Can SmartTrack™ Material Break?

SmartTrack™ material is designed to be flexible and comfortable around your teeth during Invisalign treatment. It is durable, but it can break or be damaged. To prevent damage, remove them before eating or drinking, and store them safely in their case (or, if you have to, a napkin), to keep them safe, and prevent them from getting lost or broken. Put them in right after brushing to keep your treatment on track. If they do break or become damaged, contact your orthodontist and follow these steps to prevent interruptions to your care.

How Did Invisalign Create SmartTrack™ Material?

Industry-leading technology doesn’t appear overnight. Invisalign has invested plenty of resources into research and development to create SmartTrack™ material and the other patented technology that leads to such great results.

SmartTrack™ material is the result of:

  • Decades of experience in biomedical technology 
  • 8 years of dedicated research 
  • Millions of dollars in research funding 
  • Over 260 materials tested for effectiveness in use

The result is a product clinically proven to provide more effective treatment and faster, more predictable results.

Don’t Settle on Your Smile: World-Class Materials for a World-Class You!

There are many clear aligner brands on the market now offering clear aligner therapy. Many of them cut costs by using lower-grade plastics and cutting corners on treatment technology. Read more about what’s missing in off-brand clear aligners.

Diamond Braces partners exclusively with the Invisalign system to provide patients with industry-leading materials and effective results. SmartTrack™ material offers more comfort, more control, and more precision, for faster treatment and more predictable results.