SOURCE: Align Technology

Align Technology

May 31, 2017 08:30 ET

Align Technology Announces TimeLapse Technology for Scan Comparisons and 1 Minute Scanning as Part of Software Upgrade for the iTero® Element™ Scanner

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 31, 2017) - Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced a software upgrade for its iTero Element® intraoral scanners that includes the ability to compare patient scans over time with the new TimeLapse technology, providing general practitioner dentists and orthodontists with enhanced visualization, assessment and communication tools. In addition, with the 1.5 software upgrade, patient scans can be completed in as little as 1 minute with the same accuracy and reliability practitioners have come to expect from iTero® scanners.

"The iTero Element is the gateway to diagnostics and digital preventative care," said Raphael Pascaud, Chief Marketing Officer, and VP iTero for Align Technology, Inc. "With the addition of TimeLapse technology and 1 minute scanning, practices can easily integrate the iTero Element during patient consultations for comprehensive and visual communication. Only iTero Element has the breadth of applications and tools that include Invisalign® treatment, which can be leveraged by general practitioner dentists and orthodontists for a wide range of restorative or orthodontic solutions."

With the 1.5 iTero Element software upgrade, general practitioner dentists and orthodontists can access new features for intraoral assessment that enable proactive dialogue with patients regarding treatment options including Invisalign treatment. New iTero Element software features include:

  • TimeLapse technology allows doctors or practitioners to compare a patient's historic 3D scans to the present-day scan, enabling clinicians to identify and measure orthodontic movement, tooth wear, and gingival recession. This highlights areas of diagnostic interest to dental professionals and helps foster a proactive conversation with the patient regarding potential restorative or orthodontic solutions.
  • One minute scanning makes it possible for practitioners to capture full mouth and bite scans in as little as one minute, which facilitates the integration of iTero tools into each patient consultation.
  • Additional features such as Multi-Bite scanning, Optimized Scan Feedback, quick shut down, color improvement, and many more.

The iTero Element enables dental professionals to provide high-quality restorative, orthodontic, and dental hygiene care which improve patient outcomes, increase office efficiency, and help grow their practices. The iTero Element 1.5 software upgrade will be available globally on June 5, 2017. For more information, please visit the iTero site at www.iterotimelapse.com or request a demo with an iTero sales representative.

About iTero® Intraoral Scanners
iTero intraoral scanners are designed to deliver speed, reliability, intuitive operations, and outstanding visualization capabilities to dental and orthodontic practices. Only iTero scanners include tools such as the Invisalign Outcome Simulator and Progress Tracking for use with the Invisalign system. For additional information about iTero digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com. iTero scanners are designed, manufactured and marketed by Align Technology, Inc.

About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign® system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero® intraoral scanners and services. Align's products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients. 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 digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com.

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