Align Technology introduced new products and updated features for its suite of software products including updates to iTero, ClinCheck and Vivera.

At the 2023 Invisalign GP Summit in Las Vegas, Align Technology announced several company and product announcements to underscore the company’s commitment to industry innovation.

Align Technology introduced the Invisalign Palatal Expander System, an innovative direct 3D printed device based on a proprietary and patented technology. Invisalign Palatal Expanders are intended for use in rapid expansion and subsequent holding of skeletal and/or dental narrow maxilla (upper jaw) with primary, mixed, or permanent dentition during treatment of growing patients. 

The company also announced new software innovations designed to accelerate the transformation to a digital practice:

  • The AlignOral Health Suite is an intuitive and visually engaging digital interface designed to enhance dental consultations and drive dental treatment acceptance.
  • The latest iTero-exocad Connector release optimizes doctor and lab collaboration and productivity by streamlining case communication in a single secure channel that enables time-saving and increased productivity.
  • The Plan Editor in ClinCheck treatment planning software is a new tool in the Align digital workflow built into the Align Digital Platform.

Align Technology introduced a new SmartForce attachment-free aligner activation feature that helps minimize the number of attachments while maintaining predictable treatment outcomes.

The company also introduced a new doctor enabled direct ship to patient feature in its Vivera Retainer Subscription (VRS) platform that allows doctors to have subsequent retainers sent directly to their patients in order to meet their ongoing long-term retention needs.

Finally, Align Technology announced the opening of its customer education and training center in Toronto, Canada to promote professional engagement and training about Invisalign clear aligners, iTero scanners and the Align Digital Platform for Align customers.