Align Technology is a global medical device company that is changing lives through better smiles. We reimagine and reinvent the way orthodontic and restorative treatment is presented and delivered to millions of people around the world.The Invisalign system is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, trusted by over 13 million people worldwide to improve their smiles.The iTero Element Family of Intraoral Scanners propels today's dental practice into the future by enhancing the patient experience and elevating clinical precision.HistoryAlign Technology has always set the bar for leadership and change in our industry by constantly innovating to bring new and better solutions to doctors and their patients.In 1997, five employees in a small duplex in Redwood City, California, founded Align Technology with a simple concept in mind - how to leverage technology to straighten teeth. Just a few years later in 1999, Align Technology pioneered the invisible orthodontics market with the introduction of the Invisalign system and soon launched a large U.S national advertising campaign. By 2001, Align had manufactured one million unique clear aligners, helped treat hundreds of patients and trained over ten thousand doctors.By combining digital treatment planning and mass-customization, with shape-engineering based on biomechanical principles, we have revolutionized the orthodontic industry. The Invisalign system has continued to evolve over the last 24 years. Building upon our experience, a database of approximately 13.4 million cases, continuous innovations in aligner materials, software algorithms, 3D force systems, the Invisalign system can be used to treat a wide range of cases, from teens to adults.In 2011, we acquired the iTero intraoral scanner. Digital scanning technology was a natural extension to our digital treatment processes of the Invisalign system, enabling enhanced patient scans and an improved patient experience. With more than 12.6 million restorative crown, bridge, and custom implant cases enabled by the iTero scanner to date, Align Technology continues to increase its investment in digital restorative workflows. Todays practices require a range of digitally enabled solutions from chairside visualization, prosthetic CAD capabilities, in-office milling options, and laboratory workflows for restorative dentistry, to tools and applications exclusively designed for Invisalign® treatment, which only iTero Element can provide.Today, we've helped treat over 13 million patients with the Invisalign system and are driving the evolution in
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