The Invisalign® system

The Invisalign® system is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world. Backed by over two decades of innovation, the Invisalign® system has helped bring smiles to over 17 million people including over 4.7 million teens.

The Invisalign® system is used for straightening teeth with a series of custom-made aligners for each patient. It is a combination of proprietary virtual modeling software, rapid manufacturing processes and mass customization, and custom-made aligners with patented aligner material.

Used to treat a wide range of clinical situations, Invisalign treatment options address simple to complex cases and post-treatment retention. The Invisalign® system is powered by three key elements:

  • SmartTrack™ material. Align Technology’s own patented aligner material that provides gentle, more constant forces to improve control of tooth movements. After testing 260 different materials, our material on average enables faster treatment.
  • SmartStage™ technology. Programming each tooth movement in a certain sequence, at the right time to achieve optimal outcomes and greater predictability.
  • SmartForce™ attachments. Attachments and features designed into the aligners deliver the precise forces when needed to achieve more predictable tooth movements. The Invisalign® system is the only system in the world with features such as Bite Ramps, Precision Cuts, Power Ridge to help address a wide range of clinical situations.

Invisalign trained doctors

The Invisalign® system is prescribed to patients through Invisalign-trained orthodontists or general practitioner dentists (GP dentists). Align provides clinical education programs and the tools needed for orthodontists or GP dentists to offer Invisalign treatment options in their practices. Patient pricing for Invisalign products is determined by the doctor, depending on the treatment plan.

Latest Innovations

Align Technology continues to revolutionize orthodontic and restorative dental treatment with new Invisalign innovations for the Align Digital Platform to enhance dental practice: quality, efficiency and doctor-patient engagement.
These innovations focus on treatment consistency and aid visualize orthodontic-restorative treatment plans.

Invisalign® Palatal Expander system receives U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance

  • During Q4’23, we announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared IPE for commercial availability in the U.S. The FDA 510(k) clearance is for broad patient applicability, including growing children, teens, and adults
  • Full early intervention treatment such as Phase 1 or early interceptive treatment makes up 20 percent of orthodontic case starts each year and is growing. Together with Invisalign First aligners, IPE provide doctors with a solution set to treat the most common skeletal and dental malocclusions in growing children. The addition of mandibular advancement features to Invisalign aligners also provides doctors with more options for treating skeletal and dental jaw imbalances and bite correction for their growing patients. Essentially, we now have an Invisalign digital treatment solution for every phase of treatment.

Invisalign® Palatal Expander System is intended for broad patient applicability, including adults when coupled with surgery or other techniques as deemed appropriate by the treating orthodontist. It is indicated for this use in Canada and the U.S. where it is available for sale, and we recently received regulatory clearance in Australia and New Zealand, and we anticipate that we will begin commercialization in Q2’24. It is expected to be available in other markets pending future applicable regulatory approvals.

Global presence

The Invisalign® system is available across the world. Search for an Invisalign doctor in your local area.

University relations programs

To increase awareness among the orthodontic industry about the benefits of the Invisalign® system, we work with universities and orthodontic schools to include clear aligner treatment and the Invisalign® system as part of the education curriculum.

Partnering with universities enables,

  • consistency within the curriculum with Invisalign digital modules
  • ensures next generation doctors are Invisalign-ready
  • transitions initial education of clear aligner treatment from Align Technology to an educational school environment

Our university partners include:

  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University
  • Louisiana State University
  • NYU School of Dentistry
  • Roseman University
  • Saint Louis University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Florida
  • University of Minnesota
  • University Of North Carolina
  • University of Rochester
  • University of the Pacific
  • UNLV School of Dental Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences

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