Align Technology Inc, San Jose, Calif, and Cadent Inc, Carlstadt, NJ, have teamed up to jointly develop software applications that will run on Cadent iTero™ and iOC™ scanners for use in Invisalign treatment. The new applications will focus on optimizing case assessment and planning for Invisalign treatment, and bringing digital tools to the chairside for Invisalign providers who use Cadent scanners.

In addition, as part of the company’s program to evaluate the interoperability of several manufacturers intraoral scanning systems for future use with Invisalign treatment, Align is currently in final beta tests with Cadent to validate their systems. The companies expect to announce interoperability in the second quarter of 2011.

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