Cosmetics
Align Technology gets FDA OK for Invisalign with mandibular advancement
October 31, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Invisalign treatment with mandibular advancement.  Discuss
Orthocaps aligners get FDA clearance
October 29, 2018 -- Rocky Mountain Orthodontics has announced that the Orthocaps clear aligners have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Discuss
Align Technology reports increased revenues, shipments for Q3
October 25, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology has reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the third quarter of 2018.  Discuss
3Shape gets new FDA clearance for ortho workflow
October 24, 2018 -- 3Shape has received new 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Ortho System clear-aligner workflow.  Discuss
Understanding the biological mediators of tooth movement
September 26, 2018 -- With more general practitioners offering clear-aligner treatments, being up-to-date on the biological mechanisms and pharmaceuticals that might affect tooth movement is crucial. A new comprehensive review describes the issues related to effective orthodontic treatment.  Discuss
New product: Dentsply Sirona launches aligner system
September 21, 2018 -- Dentsply Sirona has launched a new clear-aligner system for general practitioners and orthodontists.  Discuss
Appeals court vacates part of patent claim against Align
August 24, 2018 -- Align Technology has announced that a U.S. appeals court has vacated parts of a patent decision that invalidated a claim against one of its patents for clear aligners.  Discuss
Heartland Dental, Align Technology sign iTero deal
July 26, 2018 -- Dental service organization Heartland Dental has agreed to equip all of its U.S. locations with an Align Technology iTero Element intraoral scanner.  Discuss
Aspen Dental, Align Technology sign scanner deal
July 26, 2018 -- Aspen Dental Management has agreed to equip all Aspen U.S. locations with an Align Technology iTero Element intraoral scanner. The multiyear agreement enables an end-to-end digital workflow in all Aspen Dental locations.  Discuss
Align Technology reports increased Q2 revenues, shipments
July 25, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the second quarter of 2018.  Discuss
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