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Metal Out, Plastic In: Introduction of Invisalign(R) G5 Extends Modern Orthodontics to More People



- Technology innovations help doctors more easily treat difficult conditions with popular Invisalign clear aligners -

Singapore, Apr 4, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Invisalign, the clear aligner system that has changed the way people straighten their teeth, today announced the availability of Invisalign G5, a significant collection of new features and technology innovations. The Invisalign G5 features are applicable to both adults and teens, and it makes it easier for orthodontists to treat difficult cases like deep bite, a challenging and common type of orthodontic condition whereby the upper teeth excessively covers the lower teeth - resulting in teeth that don't line up properly.

"Invisalign G5 makes it much easier to treat deep bite, one of the most common types of orthodontic problems we see," said Singapore-based orthodontist Dr Stefan Vaz of About Braces. "With Invisalign G5, I can now use Invisalign to treat a wide range of mild to complex teeth straightening issues. Invisalign has many similar advantages to metal braces, and in many cases, is comparable in terms of results, treatment speed and efficiency to fixed braces. In the last decade this technology has taken us in a direction that very few of us could've predicted."

The introduction of Invisalign G5 makes it easier for doctors to use Invisalign clear aligners to treat challenging deep bite conditions, which affects an estimated 45% of teens and adults*. Doctors can now help more people enjoy the benefits of straightening their teeth without the discomfort or embarrassment often associated with metal (or fixed) braces. Through years of technology innovation, Invisalign can be used to treat a range of difficult conditions such as:

-- Severe misalignment
-- Overbite
-- Underbite
-- Crossbite

"Treatment of deep bite cases has always been a challenge to orthodontists," shares Dr. Mohd Shafeeq Hasan, Consultant Orthodontist at Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur. "Advances in appliance system, technology and mechanics have provided a better means of treating these cases, thanks to the divergent philosophies that have led to the birth of Invisalign G5. This innovative system provides a more individualized and selective tooth control, as well as improved predictability and confidence in the treatment outcome, a combination that is rarely found in other appliances."

In addition to the aesthetic, emotional and convenience benefits of Invisalign, the removable nature of Invisalign makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene while in treatment. They are also more comfortable and safer for active lifestyles than traditional braces. By combining science, biomechanics, software technology and insights from treating over 2.5 million patients, Invisalign continues to provide doctors with a more comfortable and aesthetically appealing treatment choice for straightening teeth.

Dr Narandr, orthodontist at Dentajoy Dental Clinic in Thailand, adds: "Thanks to Invisalign G5, we now have a solution in our repertoire that can start correcting deep bite at the beginning of the treatment without affecting the life of the patient too much."

* 2013 Align Technology North America survey data on file with Align

About Align Technology, Inc.

Align Technology is the leader in modern clear aligner orthodontics that designs, manufactures and markets the Invisalign system, which provides dental professionals with a range of treatment options for adults and teenagers. The Company also offers the iTero 3D digital scanning system and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information. For additional information about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign provider in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com. For additional information about iTero, please visit www.itero.com.

About Invisalign

Adults and teens now have a modern choice for straightening their teeth. No more wires and brackets required - Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces that uses a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time. The benefits include: no food restrictions, no interference with sports or other activities, and teeth get straightened without most people knowing they are in treatment. Learn more and find a preferred provider at http://invisalign.com.sg/. Invisalign and all Invisalign products are designed, manufactured and marketed by Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN), the leader in clear aligner therapy. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998. Today the Invisalign product family includes Invisalign Full, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign i7, Invisalign lite and Vivera Retainers.

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Source: Align Technology, Inc.

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