Align Technology is a leader in modern clear aligner orthodontics that designs, manufactures and markets the Invisalign system, which provides dental professionals with a range of treatment options for adults and teenagers. The Company also offers the iTero 3D digital scanning system and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry.

Align Technology announces G8, the latest evolution in SmartForce innovation to improve treatment predictability for frequently treated case types.

Align Technology recently launched Invisalign G8 with SmartForce Aligner Activation. The latest innovation is informed by the company’s foundational biomechanics for clear aligners, with a database of more than 9 million Invisalign patients to optimise tooth movements and further improve predictability for frequently treated cases of crowding, crossbite, and deep bite.

With SmartForce Aligner Activation, selected areas of the aligner surface are specifically contoured to apply optimal forces to the tooth surfaces in order to control the location, direction and intensity of the force and produce the desired outcome, whilst minimising unwanted movement. Specific, strategic contact areas between the aligner and the tooth are created by SmartForce Aligner Activation and work in concert with SmartForce features for even greater control of the force systems.

Data demonstrates that Precision Bite Ramps improve intrusion in deep bite cases, so in addition, with Invisalign G8, doctors can now select automatic placement of Precision Bite Ramps during the prescription process.

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Commenting on the introduction of Invisalign G8, Dr Andrew Morton from the UK, who piloted the system in advance of its general release, advised: “I feel a lot more confident that I will be able to resolve complex malocclusions, and avoid some of the issues we faced previously. Until the introduction of the latest Invisalign G8 features, patients being treated with clear aligners could be left with posterior open bites, requiring refinement, but presently, we can cope with these during the course of their treatment. When tackling arch expansion with aligners, one is often faced with molars tipping and we can control these with no problem now”.

He added: “I am more confident to treat more complex cases as G8 irons out many worries with complications. Align keeps innovating and investing in research. As a result, the scope of our orthodontic care is increasing. I am really impressed with Align Technology’s new innovations and very happy with these perpetual advances.”

Invisalign G8 with new SmartForce Aligner Activation ensures sufficient and consistent activation in every aligner stage to help doctors get more of the desired movements from every aligner in the treatment of crowding, crossbite, and deep bite.

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Invisalign iTero offers also the iTero 3D digital scanning system and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry.

Invisalign iTero was founded in March 1997, received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998 and has been on the market in Europe since 2001. Invisalign and all Invisalign products are designed, manufactured and marketed by Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN).

Using the Invisalign system, dental professionals now have a modern choice for straightening teeth for both adults and teens patients. No more wires and brackets required – Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces that uses a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time. The benefits include: no food restrictions and no interference with sports or other activities because aligners can be removed and reinserted by patients, and teeth get straightened without most people knowing they are in treatment.

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