SOURCE: Align Technology

Align Technology

April 23, 2014 16:00 ET

Align Technology Expands Digital Scanning Benefits With iTero® 5.2 Software Upgrade

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced new software upgrades and feature enhancements for its iTero intraoral scanner. The iTero 5.2 Software Upgrade is designed to increase practice efficiency and significantly expand the extensive array of iTero features currently available. These enhancements reduce total Invisalign scan time, and a new Vivera® pre-debonding feature allows for digital removal of traditional brackets within the iTero scan, enabling Vivera Retainer delivery at the final orthodontic appointment.

The iTero 5.2 Software Upgrade includes several new features that offer iTero practices greater efficiency, including:

  • Faster Invisalign® Scans: new algorithms substantially reduce Invisalign scan time without compromising iTero's well-known accuracy and resolution. Beta testing sites achieved as much as a 40% reduction in Invisalign scan time*.
  • Vivera Scan type and Vivera Pre Debond: new Vivera Scan type provides for fast scan times and Vivera Retainer fabrication, while the Vivera Pre Debond feature allows clinicians using traditional wires and brackets to scan the teeth with the brackets still attached. Once a patient's teeth have reached their final position during treatment, the clinician simply removes the wire, scans the teeth with the brackets still in place, and then sends the scan to Align for digital bracket removal and fabrication of Vivera Retainers. This allows the doctor to schedule the patient debonding appointment approximately two weeks after the iTero Vivera Pre Debond scan.
  • Certified Orthodontic Laboratory Workflow: allows scans to be immediately transmitted to an iTero Orthodontic Lab Partner, enabling the design and production of orthodontic appliances, retainers, and study models. Coupled with the iRecord™ digital study models, also available with a monthly subscription, this feature and the Vivera Pre Debond functionality allow the practice to reduce office space and associated expenses needed to store physical models.
  • Realine™ Scan type: provides practices that work with the Henry Schein Realine clear aligner product the ability to submit digital iTero scans for Realine treatment.

In addition to the new features in the iTero 5.2 Software Upgrade, Align is also announcing the launch of convenient, monthly comprehensive subscription options starting in June 2014. The new subscriptions include extended warranty service and provide comprehensive restorative, orthodontic, or dual functionality on the iTero scanner without additional per-use fees.

Commercial availability of the iTero 5.2 Software Upgrade will begin in May 2014.

*Data on file at Align.

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 Invisalign in 1998. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information.

For additional information about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign provider in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com. For additional information about iTero, please visit www.itero.com