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Impress launches recycling initiative to keep clear aligners out of landfills

BARCELONA, Spain: The popularity of clear aligners in orthodontics has unfortunately resulted in an increased amount of refuge, and the environmental ...

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Clear aligners: The star of 2021

LEIPZIG, Germany: Last year, clear aligner therapy provided dentists around the world with an attractive income stream even as patient volumes remained ...

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Calibrated IPR can improve predictability of clear aligner therapy

NEW YORK, U.S.: The number of dental practices that offer clear aligner treatment is increasing, and so too is the need for interproximal reduction (IPR) as...

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Europe’s clear aligner market heats up as Impress opens new production facility

BARCELONA, Spain: Orthodontics company Impress has opened an automated clear aligner production facility that uses HP industrial 3D-printing technology. The...

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LM-Activator: Delivering early orthodontic intervention

COLOGNE, Germany: LM-Dental takes great pride in turning dental care into a safe, efficient and altogether pleasant experience. At the 2021 International ...

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2021 Invisalign Scientific Symposium presents efficacy and applicability of clear aligners

LONDON, UK: From 2 to 3 July, Align Technology presented its third Invisalign Scientific Symposium, which was held in a digital format for the second time ...

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What would a decade-old investment of $1,000 in Align Technology be worth today?

SAN JOSE, Calif., U.S.: The Invisalign clear aligner system entered the market with a string of patents and no competitors in the late 1990s. According to ...

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Align Technology announces digital edition of Invisalign Scientific Symposium for orthodontists

LONDON, UK: Align Technology has announced that it is hosting its annual Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Invisalign Scientific Symposium on 2 and ...

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Align Technology to build first factory in Europe

WROCŁAW, Poland: With substantial manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and China, Align Technology can already boast of having the world’s largest ...

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Stars and social media influencers are turning clicks into clear aligner cases

NEW YORK, U.S.: Clear aligner therapy continues to grow in popularity. Before it was introduced, malocclusion in teenagers was typically treated using fixed...

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Growth in dental sales returned to all regions in late 2020—Straumann Group

BASEL, Switzerland: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic caused the global dental market to contract in 2020, squeezing the margins of dental practices and ...

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3D-printed indirect bonding tray resin aims to halve orthodontic chair time

SOMERVILLE, Mass., U.S.: Formlabs has launched a new indirect bonding tray (IBT) resin that it says will bring the benefits of 3D printing to orthodontic ...

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Interview: “Both patients and clinicians realize the great value of SureSmile”

As a clear aligner system that requires little to no refinement leveraging, SureSmile was a much-discussed topic at Dentsply Sirona’s recent DS World ...

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Straumann invests in clear aligner provider DrSmile

BASEL, Switzerland: The Straumann Group has put its support behind clinician-led clear aligner therapy by acquiring a majority share in Berlin-based ...

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Investors bet on orthodontist-led digital clear aligner therapy

HONG KONG, China: Recent developments in Hong Kong have shown support for both sides of the debate surrounding clear aligner treatment. The Chinese ...

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SmileDirectClub announces expansion into Hong Kong

HONG KONG: The American tele-orthodontics company SmileDirectClub has expanded into Asia by opening two of its flagship SmileShops in key Hong Kong shopping...

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Smilii becomes New Zealand’s first clear aligner company

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Up to now, clear aligner technology has been dominated by two American brands that offer their products at different prices and in ...

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Australian agency investigates clear aligner providers

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has launched investigations into four providers of clear aligner therapy ...

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German clear aligner start-up partners with orthodontists

BERLIN, Germany: Remote aligner therapy is convenient and cost-effective for patients, but is this treatment option as sound as visiting an experienced ...

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Third European Aligner Society Congress to feature wide array of speakers

ST JULIAN’S, Malta: The European Aligner Society (EAS) recently announced that it will be holding its third congress from 19 to 21 March 2020 in Portomaso...

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Align Technology launches first pop-up store in the UK

LONDON, UK: Align Technology, a worldwide market leader in clear aligner treatment, recently launched its first Invisalign Connect pop-up store at the ...

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Teledentistry pioneer invests in mass production of 3-D-printed clear aligners

PALO ALTO, California, U.S.: SmileDirectClub has teamed up with multinational information technology company HP to install 49 Multi Jet Fusion 3-D-printing ...

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ClearCorrect and Align Technology settle long-standing patent dispute

BASLE, Switzerland: ClearCorrect, a Straumann Group company, has agreed to pay US$35 million (€31 million) to settle its long-standing patent dispute with...

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Straumann Group set to enter clear aligner market in China

BASEL, Switzerland/TIANJIN, China: The Straumann Group will be partnering with Tianjin ZhengLi Technology, whose clear aligner system has regulatory ...

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Interview: It’s time to get on board with digital technology

More than 200,000 children and adults in the UK commenced orthodontic treatment in 2017. One of the most common forms of treatment is the Invisalign Clear ...

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Align Technology expands operations in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Calif., U.S.: Align Technology, manufacturer of the Invisalign clear aligner system and iTero intraoral scanners, recently opened its newest ...

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