Align Technology Inc, San Jose, Calif, announced the 2014 Invisalign Gallery University Challenge – a competitive program that encourages orthodontic residency programs in North America to submit their best Invisalign treatment outcomes.

Submissions to the contest can be made in one of four clinical categories:  Class I, Class II, Class III, and multi-discipline. All submissions will be reviewed by private practice orthodontists and judged based on treatment difficulty, records quality, and outcomes achieved.

“For the past several years, Align has sponsored the Invisalign Gallery program through which clinicians share their best Invisalign treatment outcomes with their peers,” said John Morton, director of research and technology at Align. “The University Challenge program is a way to highlight the successes of the next generation of clinicians.”

The orthodontic residents who receive the top score in each of the four clinical categories and their supervising faculty members will be invited to present their treatment results at the 2014 Invisalign Ortho Summit in Las Vegas, November 13 – 16. In addition, the orthodontic programs of the first, second, and third place winners in each category will receive award donations of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000, respectively, from Align. All submitted entries will be published in the 2014 Invisalign Gallery University Challenge case book.

The deadline for Invisalign Gallery University Challenge submissions is May 1, 2014. For official program rules, visit