On 23 May 2022, Align introduced Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro, the next generation of its advanced patient communication tool.
This enables doctors to show patients their potential new smile after Invisalign treatment.
- Available on Itero Element Plus series scanners and imaging systems
- Advanced algorithms generate realistic simulations of Invisalign treatment outcomes, available in both in-face and 3D dentition views, to help drive patient education and treatment acceptance.
‘A real game changer’
It uses in-face visualisation and/or 3D dentition view, all done chairside within minutes. Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro is available on Itero Element Plus Series scanners and imaging systems.
The new product expands Align’s existing Invisalign Outcome Simulator technology. It also adds the benefits of the company’s Clincheck ‘in-face’ visualisation tool that combines a photo of a patient’s face with their 3D treatment simulation. This creates a truly personalised view of how their new smile could look.
Dr Johnathan Fitzpatrick is an aesthetic and restorative dentist based in Glasgow, Scotland. He participated in the limited market release of the new product.
He stated: ‘Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro is another example of our drive to empower doctors with the latest advances in dental science and technology via the Align Digital platform to help doctors transform smiles and change lives with Invisalign treatment.’
Dr Fitzpatrick continued: ‘The Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro with in-face visualisation has completely transformed my consultation process. It’s been a real game changer in driving case acceptance as the emotional impact from a patient seeing their smile transformation in their own face is incredibly powerful.
‘I recently had a patient who came in for a hygiene appointment and ended up accepting an Invisalign treatment after seeing the in-face visualisation of their potential future smile.’
Make the most of patient consultations
The product supports a more streamlined workflow and overall consultation, making the most of patient chair time. Patient photos are easily captured on a mobile device using the Invisalign Practice app. And the scan is taken on the Itero Element Plus series scanner.
With those digital patient images, the Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro starts automatically in the background. This enables doctors to continue the consultation using other Itero tools in their chairside discussions with their patients while the Invisalign treatment simulation is generated.
Yuval Shaked, executive vice president, Itero scanners and services business, stated: ‘The new Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro tool is a demonstration of our continued commitment to bringing greater efficiency and more value to doctors through innovation and simplified workflows via the Itero Element portfolio.
‘It is an exciting new development that furthers Align’s vision of an integrated platform of digital products and services. It provides a seamless solution for doctors to efficiently and effectively treat their patients with Invisalign clear aligners. And to build their practices through a holistic, end-to-end digital treatment experience.’
Raj Pudipeddi is chief product and marketing officer, executive vice president and managing director. He stated: ‘Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro is another example of our drive to empower doctors with the latest advances in dental science and technology via the Align Digital platform to help doctors transform smiles and change lives with Invisalign treatment’.
Enhancing dental technology
Align Technology showcased Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro at its UKI Ortho Summit in London on 20-21 May.
Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro is currently in limited market release. It is available on all Itero Element Plus Series scanners and imaging systems in the second half of 2022.
Visit www.aligntech.com for more information.
For additional information about the Invisalign system or to find an Invisalign doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com.
To find out about the Itero digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com.
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