Health Canada has issued an updated medical device license to Align for its Invisalign palatal expander system.
The updated license is for broad patient applicability, including growing children, teens, and adults. The expander system consists of a series of removable devices staged in small increments of movement to expand a patient’s narrow maxilla. The system is Align’s first direct 3D-printed orthodontic device and is customizable to patients based on an iTero intraoral digital scan. The system is available on a limited basis in Canada and the U.S., according to Align.