Align Technology Inc, San Jose, Calif, and 3Shape, Copenhagen, Denmark, announced that 3Shape’s TRIOS® Standard, TRIOS Color, and TRIOS 3 scanners will be able to be used for Invisalign® case submissions beginning in late 2016—once a final validation process is completed.

Once this is available, Invisalign providers with a 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner and TRIOS software upgrade (or higher) will be able to submit a full arch digital impression in place of a traditional PVS impression as part of the Invisalign case submission process.

The companies also announced a collaborative agreement to “enhance” the existing STL export workflow with iTero® scanners and laboratory partners using 3Shape Dental System™ Software.