SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Invisalign, the clear aligner system that has changed the way people straighten their teeth, today announced 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 make it easier for orthodontists to treat difficult issues, specifically deep bite, a challenging and very common type of orthodontic condition whereby the upper teeth excessively cover the lower teeth – resulting in teeth that don't line up properly.
"Invisalign G5 makes it much easier to treat deep bite, which is one of the most common and more challenging types of orthodontic problems we see," said Vancouver-based orthodontist Dr. Sam Daher of Daher Orthostyle. "With Invisalign G5, I can now use Invisalign to treat a wide range of mild to complex teeth straightening issues, and I see Invisalign with the same advantage as metal braces. Invisalign 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 affect 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:
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.
"I encourage both teen and adult patients who are discouraged from Invisalign treatment to seek out a second opinion from an Invisalign Premier Provider," added Dr. Daher. "With the significant number of new Invisalign features introduced over the past five years, including Invisalign G5, experienced providers are now treating a wider range of patients seeking Invisalign treatment."
*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 www.invisalign.com. 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 Assist, Invisalign Express and Vivera Retainers.