Published on September 7, 2021, Updated on October 16, 2021
SmartForce® (Invisalign attachments) are small colored buttons that are placed on the tooth. They are attached to the teeth with a strong composite resin bonding material. SmartForce® attachments are used if the patient cannot achieve the desired results with clear aligners alone.
Invisalign has been used for minor or mild malocclusions to achieve even teeth over the years, but unlike traditional braces for this type of orthodontic treatment, extreme cases are still not possible. However, by inventing attachments, Invisalign is now able to deal with more severe cases. These tooth-colored points, which are usually placed in the center of the tooth, are placed on the tooth and require further modification. Orthodontics, on the other hand, is not. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. It could be in the shape of a circle, square, or triangle. The form and orientation of the attachments influence the intrusion, or extrusion of tooth rotation for accurate tooth movement.
The attachments are mostly used when the tooth needs to rotate due to severe tooth twisting or crowding. The idea behind attachments is that the bumps act as an anchor point, allowing the aligners’ forces to be directed more effectively and precisely towards the tooth.
Attachments are placed in a straightforward manner. Orthodontists simply associate the “bumps” with a variety of other dental procedures. Attachments are added using a template. This is accomplished in the following manner:
If you have dental restorations such as fillings, or crown, your orthodontist should still be able to bond attachments to your tooth. However, certain types of restorations can be difficult to find.