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How to Use the Invisalign Smartphone App

By June 10, 2019September 26th, 2023No Comments

At our orthodontic offices in Naperville and Shorewood, patients are always wanting to learn more about how Invisalign can give them the smile of their dreams. Using the latest orthodontic imaging and 3D technology, Invisalign has been providing a discreet, effective alternative to traditional braces for nearly 25 years. 

Invisalign straightens your teeth through the use of clear, plastic aligners that are custom-made for each individual’s teeth. As Diamond+ Top 1% Invisalign Providers in Naperville and Shorewood, the doctors at Innovative Orthodontic Centers are among the top providers in the world and they’re skilled in creating effective treatment plans for their patients.

For those looking for a straighter smile but want to avoid a mouth full of metal, Invisalign is clearly (pun intended) the perfect orthodontic treatment. But did you know Invisalign can also be a fun experience? With the My Invisalign smartphone app, you can turn your treatment into an interactive timeline of your smile’s transformation. With answers to your burning questions, progress trackers, reminders and more, the Invisalign app is guaranteed to keep your new smile on track.

The My Invisalign app was developed by Align Technology, the same company that creates your clear Invisalign aligners. It was designed to support Invisalign patients through the process by providing tools and resources to stick to your treatment plan. The app is available for iPhone in the App Store and for Android users on Google Play.

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Watch the My Invisalign Smile app video from Align Technology and read on to discover how to get the most out of the app.


Wondering which teeth move first with Invisalign? Want to check out your digital smile simulation again? Use the patient ID given to you by your orthodontist and then tap “ClinCheck™ Plan” in the app. This will pull up the custom Invisalign treatment plan created by your doctor. 

You’ll be able to see the 3D simulation of your treatment again. This includes a visualization of not only which teeth will move first with Invisalign, but which teeth will move at every stage of treatment, so you always know what to expect. 


When you’re going through any orthodontic treatment process, it can sometimes feel like nothing is moving forward. Each day when you look in the mirror, you expect to see a new you — but the changes from day-to-day are usually too small for the untrained eye to see. One of the coolest features of the Invisalign app is that you can track the progress of your treatment, from day one to the day you can kiss your aligners goodbye. You can literally see the change taking place before your eyes.

Here’s how it works: each time you switch to a new set of aligners (typically every one or two weeks), you take a photo of your updated smile. These images are all compiled together automatically into your Smile Gallery, where you can compare them side-by-side and see your Invisalign progress in real-time. Bonus: you can even take an Invisalign timelapse video of your teeth, and share updates on social media or with family and friends. Not only does this let you know Invisalign is actually working — it will give you the motivation you need to keep on top of your treatment.


Speaking of being diligent about your Invisalign treatment, the My Invisalign app is the perfect tool to help you stay on track. After all, forgetting to wear your aligners or change to your next set on time can prolong your treatment. It’s important to follow the Invisalign treatment plan your orthodontist prescribed for you to a T.

Fortunately, the app makes Invisalign tracking easy. You can program your treatment schedule into the calendar. You’ll get automated reminders and notifications when it’s time to switch to a new set of aligners, as well when you have an appointment coming up. 

The app also has an Aligner Wear-Time Tracker, which features a timer that you can use in the smartphone app or on your Apple watch. When you’re taking your aligners out to brush, floss, eat or drink, hit the “Aligner OUT” button. When you put them back in, hit the button again. For the best results, we recommend wearing your aligners for 22 hours per day. With the Invisalign tracker, you won’t have to guess. 


The newest feature in the Invisalign app is AI-powered virtual care. If virtual care AI is appropriate for your case and included in your treatment, we’ll give you a cheek retractor that you’ll use to provide a clear view of your smile. You’ll then follow the instructions in the app for taking photos each time you change to a new set of aligners. 

Once you submit the pictures, artificial intelligence (AI) measures the size of your aligner spaces. If there are no Invisalign tracking issues, you’ll be alerted to proceed with the new tray. 

If we do identify tracking issues, on the other hand, it means the prescribed tooth movements programmed in your previous set of aligners haven’t been completed. A notification will let you know what to do next. In most cases, you’ll continue wearing your prior set of aligners for a bit longer.

By checking in with each aligner change, your orthodontist has more control over your treatment, helping you achieve better results. It also means you’ll only have in-person visits when you actually need them, saving you time and trips to the office over the course of your smile journey. 


When you’re new to Invisalign, it’s totally normal to have a few (or a lot!) of questions about best practices and how the process works. The Invisalign app is the ultimate resource for everything you need to know. Not sure how often you have to wear your aligners? Confused about how to clean them? Wondering when you should book your next visit with your orthodontist? The answers to these questions, and so many more, are just a touch away.

Having answers in your pocket will make you more confident throughout your Invisalign treatment and help cut down on unnecessary phone calls or visits to your orthodontist. Any time you have a question or concern, you can simply turn to the app for solutions. This gives you the tools to be more compliant with your treatment plan, meaning fewer delays in achieving your perfect smile.

Every Invisalign patient takes a personal journey to transform their smile. The My Invisalign app is a trusted partner that helps new and existing patients stay on track, feel motivated and find answers to common questions. When Invisalign patients pair their treatment with the Invisalign mobile app, they enjoy a 360-degree solution that helps them keep moving forward towards their best smile.

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