The Invisalign system

The Invisalign system is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world. Backed by two decades of innovation, the Invisalign system has helped bring smiles to approximately 12.2 million people including over 3.1 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.
  • SmartStaging technology. Programming each tooth movement in a certain sequence, at the right time to achieve optimal outcomes and greater predictability.
  • SmartForce features. 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 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 launches new Invisalign system innovations for orthodontic and restorative dental treatment planning with integration of CBCT into ClinCheck treatment planning software
Digitally integrating Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scan and intraoral scan data into ClinCheck treatment plans enables doctors to confidently expand diagnosis and treat a broader range of cases with Invisalign clear aligners
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This provides improved clinical predictability for the challenges doctors encounter most frequently.

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

Over 6 million Invisalign smiles and counting