If you’re unhappy with your smile because you have crooked teeth, you might have thought about getting them straightened. But uncertainty about the results can make you hesitant. What will your smile really look like after orthodontics?

Invisalign hopes to remove some of that uncertainty with its new tool: SmileView, which gives you a good idea of what you might look like with straight teeth.

Young woman looking at her phone discovering the new SmileView smart phone application from Invisalign. It allows you to get a good idea of what you might look like with straight teeth.

Easy Smartphone App

The SmileView app is designed to be an easy pre-consultation tool that you can use to see how you might benefit from Invisalign. The process is simple: take a smiling selfie and upload it to the app. In less than 60 seconds, the app will give you an image of what you might look like after the Invisalign process.

This is a highly sophisticated imaging tool, one that is able to draw from Invisalign’s database of over six million Invisalign cases to predict the proper tooth movements that you would likely experience during an Invisalign case. This isn’t simply a case of pasting a fake smile over your natural smile, it can maintain the shape and shade of your teeth as it moves them. However, it will also invest the light levels on individual teeth to show how much brighter your teeth can seem after they’ve moved out of the shadow of other teeth or from being tilted in your mouth. (In addition, teeth whitening is a common procedure to follow-up on Invisalign.)

This is not the first time Invisalign has offered an online consultation tool. They have a smile assessment tool that is primarily set up to be used on a desktop computer. In that tool,  you have to answer questions about your teeth, a process that takes significantly longer than 60 seconds–and one that doesn’t show how your smile might actually look after treatment. This new tool definitely makes it easier to get a good idea about how much of a difference Invisalign could make for you.

Considering Invisalign in Rochester?

If you are considering Invisalign in the Rochester, NY area, we invite you to visit Contemporary Dentistry. We are experienced Invisalign dentists who also offer a full range of cosmetic and general dentistry services. This includes alternatives to Invisalign like Six Month Smiles, which leverages an intelligent approach to traditional braces to get you results faster.

We are also holistic dentists who understand the benefits of taking a whole-health view of dental health. Once you get the beautiful, straight smile that you’ve been dreaming of, we can help you understand how to take care of it. Good oral health depends on more than just brushing and flossing–your diet, exercise, and more can have significant impacts on your health.

To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign in Rochester, please call (585) 244-3337 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Contemporary Dentistry.