Reading Your Invisalign ClinCheck for VPC and Passive Invisalign Aligners


Have you been looking to learn more about how to use Invisalign ClinCheck? In many cases, getting started with ClinCheck can seem a bit tricky, but this isn’t that tough if you know some of the key principles.

So, once you’ve mastered the basics of Phase 1 orthodontics and straight wire ortho, learning how to use aligners successfully with Invisalign ClinCheck can really help streamline the process and improve your cases.

When it comes to orthodontics and clear aligner cases, understanding and using the ClinCheck requires you to first be able to read them – much like reading a map.

There are a few common things to watch for on your Invisalign ClinChecks:

  • Blue refers to VPC or overcorrection aligners (ideally, remove these from your default preferences unless advised by a professional orthodontist, such as our experts at Straight Smile Solutions). Note that a Blue hash refers to MA
  • Grey denotes passive aligners. These are usually used alongside regular aligners as part of a patient’s treatment plan. Note that a grey hash refers to a bite jump (which can be a little unpredictable sometimes)
  • Aligners that randomly stop on the ClinCheck mean you’ll only get a limited number of aligners. We recommend avoiding this approach; always try to ensure you have dual arch treatment plans rather than a single arch approach.

Always check the lowers on the Invisalign ClinCheck before you proceed. If you’re at all unsure, try to hover your mouse over the ClinCheck for a direct explanation (or contact us, and we’ll do our best to help out).