Align Technology, Inc. is a global medical-device company that pioneered the invisible-orthodontics market with the introduction of the Invisalign® system, a clear, removable orthodontic-treatment option for straightening teeth.
Invisalign products combine proprietary software and a series of medical-grade plastic appliances called “aligners”to move teeth in stages as determined by the treating doctor. Although treatment time varies by patient, on average a patient requires one full year of treatment—equivalent to 24 sets of aligners.
Today, Invisalign has evolved into an increasingly mainstream treatment option. To date, Align Technology has trained more than 55,000 doctors, manufactured more than 42 million unique Invisalign aligners, started more than 940,000 patients in treatment, compiled a well-defended intellectual property portfolio that includes more than 160 patents worldwide, and reached over $1 billion in cumulative net revenues.