SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 07, 2013) -
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN
) today announced the new iTero imaging system available as a single hardware platform with software options for restorative or orthodontic procedures.
"I'm very pleased to announce our new iTero imaging system for dentists, oral surgeons and orthodontists," said Timothy A. Mack, Align Technology vice president and general manager of iTero. "The new iTero has been engineered with advanced optics and enhanced algorithms that substantially increase the speed of capture to reduce the overall scanning time. Additionally, the new scanning wand and fiber-optic cord are lighter and ergonomically designed to improve the user and patient experience."
Building upon iTero's proven digital scanning capabilities, the newly redesigned iTero scanner maintains its innovative powderless technology and features a modern design with enhanced wand optics for a smaller, more ergonomic fit, easy-to-use keyboard design and a larger working surface. Additionally, full color model rendering is available that enables clinicians to show patients a life-like final model of their scanned dentition. The new iTero delivers substantially reduced capture time through improved optics and enhanced algorithms while maintaining a high standard of digital imaging accuracy, the efficiency of open source imaging and streamlined workflow. iTero's digitized workflow affords customers complete flexibility. Whether it's a crown or bridge restoration, full or partial orthodontics (including Invisalign), an inlay/onlay, veneers or a validated implant solution(1), doctors can select the option that best fits the needs of each individual case.
iTero is an ideal chair-side platform for enhanced patient communications and education during Invisalign consultations. With the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, Align's first chair-side application powered by iTero announced today, doctors can use the interactive application to increase treatment acceptance by enabling patients to visualize the potential benefits of Invisalign treatment in the doctor's office. The improved digital capture speed of the new iTero makes the Invisalign Outcome Simulator even more convenient for the busy practice. Refer to press release issued today entitled "Align announces availability of the Invisalign Outcome Simulator."
Align will begin marketing and selling the new iTero in North America beginning February 2013 and soon thereafter in select international markets. For more information on the new iTero scanning system please contact an iTero sales representative.
North American pricing for the new iTero imaging system starts at $29,995 and can be customized with multiple software applications and scanning/service subscription options.
1 Align business partners (e.g. BIOMET 3i, Straumann, etc) have validated their implant solution using iTero
About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs, manufactures and markets Invisalign, a proprietary method for treating malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth. Invisalign corrects malocclusion using a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is appropriate for treating adults and teens. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998. The Invisalign product family includes Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign Assist, Invisalign Express 10, Invisalign Express 5, Invisalign Lite, and Vivera Retainers. To learn more about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign trained doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com.
Cadent Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Align Technology and is a leading provider of 3D digital scanning solutions for orthodontics and dentistry. The Cadent family of products includes the iTero intra-oral scanning systems, OrthoCAD iCast and OrthoCAD iRecord. For additional information, please visit www.cadentinc.com.