Align Technology, Inc. recently held its 2023 Invisalign GP Summit, a gathering of over 1,000 doctors and practice team members from across North America. The summit aimed to provide clinical education and networking opportunities for attendees, with a focus on transforming and growing their practices using the Invisalign System, iTero scanners, and the Align Digital Platform.
During the three-day event, participants had the chance to share treatment best practices, refine their clinical skills through hands-on experiences, and discuss strategies for practice growth and marketing. One of the highlights of the summit was the introduction of Align’s latest innovations, which are designed to enhance the Invisalign treatment experience across the Align Digital Platform.
These innovations, which include software, systems, and services, aim to create a seamless experience for all users, including doctors, labs, patients, and consumers. They revolutionize digital treatment planning for orthodontics and restorative dentistry, offering greater flexibility, real-time treatment plan modification capabilities, and digital solutions to improve practice productivity and enhance the patient experience.
Some of the innovations showcased at the summit included ClinCheck Live Update for 3D controls, Invisalign Practice App, Invisalign Personalized Plan (IPP), Invisalign Smile Architect, iTero-exocad Connector, Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro, and Invisalign Virtual Care AI software. These technologies provide doctors with the tools they need to deliver highly customized Invisalign treatment experiences and superior clinical outcomes.
The importance of incorporating tooth movement prior to restorative procedures for improved restoration quality was another key theme discussed at the summit. This approach not only enhances aesthetics but also functionality, and was highlighted as a best practice by several doctors.
In addition to the innovations that were already introduced, Align also announced several upcoming advancements, including the Invisalign Palatal Expander System, Plan Editor, SmartForce attachment-free aligner activation feature, and new software innovations. These innovations will leverage data-driven insights from over 15.7 million Invisalign-treated patients to enhance patient satisfaction, support practice efficiency, and optimize digital practice workflows.
Dr. Mitra Derakhshan, Align’s senior vice president Global Clinical, emphasized the company’s commitment to providing personalized care and treatment planning. The innovations showcased at the summit are the result of a multi-year journey to deliver a customer experience that ensures quality, consistency, and customization throughout the Invisalign treatment process.
Doctors who attended the summit expressed their appreciation for Align’s innovations and how they have transformed their dental practices. Dr. David Galler, a dentist from New York City, highlighted the benefits of using Align’s technology, including the ability to apply specific treatment preferences, visualize future smiles with the iTero scanner, and monitor treatment progress with Invisalign Virtual Care AI.
Dr. Galler’s presentation at the summit demonstrated how he incorporates Align’s innovations into his treatment workflows, from the initial scan with the iTero scanner to the delivery of Invisalign aligners and retention with Vivera retainers.
Overall, the 2023 Invisalign GP Summit provided a platform for doctors and practice teams to learn, share, and collaborate on the latest advancements in digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry. Align’s commitment to innovation and personalized care was evident throughout the event, with a focus on improving the patient experience and achieving superior clinical outcomes. More information about the recent Align Digital Platform innovations can be found on their website.