SOURCE: Align Technology

Align Technology

April 28, 2016 16:00 ET

Align Technology and 3Shape Announce New Workflow Integration Including Trios Scanner Interoperability With the Invisalign Case Submission Process

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - April 28, 2016) - Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) and 3Shape today announced that 3Shape's TRIOS® Standard, TRIOS Color and TRIOS 3 scanners will be able to be used for Invisalign® case submissions upon completion of the final validation process expected in Q4 this year. This will enable Invisalign providers with a 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner and TRIOS software upgrade 1.3.4.5, or higher, to submit a full arch digital impression in place of a traditional PVS impression as part of the Invisalign case submission process. The Companies also announced a collaborative agreement to enhance the existing STL export workflow with iTero® scanners and laboratory partners using 3Shape Dental System™ Software which will enable improved consistency for customers using the workflow. 

Align Technology supports an open systems approach to digital impressions and continues to work with intraoral scanning companies interested in developing interoperability for use with Invisalign treatment. 3Shape TRIOS customers who are interested in becoming an Invisalign trained provider can find further information on training courses at http://provider.invisalign.com for North America and www.invisalign.eu for International regions.

"We are excited to expand our collaboration with 3Shape to provide both Invisalign and iTero customers with improved digital treatment workflows," said Raphael Pascaud, Align Technology Chief Marketing, Portfolio, and Business Development Officer. 

"We are very excited about the cooperation with Align Technology. Both companies seek to provide the best treatment opportunities for patients," says Allan Junge Hyldal, Vice President, 3Shape Orthodontics. "By working together to make Invisalign treatment available for TRIOS users, we take a collective step forward in expanding treatment choices for patients and doctors."

3Shape TRIOS customers can find further information at www.3shape.com/Invisalign or may contact their sales representative or local distributor for more information about 3Shape TRIOS connectivity for Invisalign case submission which is expected to be available in Q4.

About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology is the 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 was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market the Invisalign system in 1998. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information.

For additional information about the Invisalign system or to find an Invisalign provider in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com. For additional information about iTero 3D digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com.

About 3Shape
3Shape creates 3D scanning and CAD/CAM software solutions. Award-winning technology that enables dental and hearing professionals to treat more people, more effectively and with improved care. As a privately-owned company, 3Shape has over 700 employees with a product-development force of more than 275 professionals. Offices and service centers located in the Americas, Asia and Europe serve customers in more than 100 countries. Company headquarters are in Copenhagen, Denmark. www.3shape.com.

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