Align Technology, Singapore
Title: How our interactions with healthcare are changing
Biography: Julie Tay
The innovations that distinguish Invisalign from traditional wires and brackets aren’t really about plastic aligners vs. metal braces – they’re about an analog vs. digital approach to treatment. As digital technologies have emerged, we’ve leveraged them. 3D design and 3D printing, digital scanning to digitize physical forms, data mining and complex algorithms, the internet, social media – over the last 20 years we’ve harnessed these and other technologies to create an end-to-end digital process.
Digital imaging: iTero scanner combined with Invisalign Outcome Simulator for best digital imaging and data capture plus chairside visualization of treatment outcome for patients;Ensuring you are moving exactly what you want and helping determine best treatment path
Broad treatment applicability: Treatment options for simple to complex (limited stage and comprehensive) and for patients of every age with features designed especially for teens and kids (mandibular advancement, palatal expander)
Better predictability: Patented Smart Track aligner material is designed for optimal control of tooth movements and on average enables faster treatment than braces.Smart Force attachments and features designed into the aligners deliver the precise forces when needed to achieve more predictable tooth movements. And Smart Stage technology, programming each tooth movement in a certain sequence, at the right time to achieve optimal outcome.
Progress tracking: During and after treatment with iTero scanner apps to compare tooth movement to plan or previous scans.We’ve invented a digital process for orthodontics that uses clear aligners – and we believe it will be the standard for moving teeth in the future. A digital process that delivers advantages in terms of better treatment planning and visualization and great outcomes, but also a better patient experience.
The Digital Advantage
- A better appliance
- Better tools for doctors
- A better experience for patients
- A Superior Material