Align Technology hopes to inspire others to share their smiles
10 millionth milestone reflects accelerating pace of adoption of Invisalign treatment driven by continued global expansion and investments in digital technologies including the iTero intraoral scanner
Align Technology today announced that more than 10 million patients have begun treatment with the Invisalign system – the most advanced clear aligner system in the world – including 2.6 million teenage patients*. This is a significant milestone for the company and the Invisalign-trained orthodontists and dentists worldwide who trust Invisalign clear aligners to treat adults, teens, and patients as young as six-years-old.
Commenting on the 10 millionth Invisalign patient milestone, Joe Hogan, Align Technology CEO, said: “It’s remarkable to think about the pace of growth and adoption that we are experiencing worldwide, especially when considering it took 10 years to achieve our one millionth Invisalign patient milestone and now we are adding one million new Invisalign patients in less than six months.
“We are grateful to our doctor partners and their patients, and to our 20,000 employees around the world who have helped us reach this milestone. In recognition of our 10 millionth Invisalign milestone, we have donated $10 million to the Align Foundation donor-advised fund to support organisations whose visions tie closely to our own: transforming smiles and changing lives, supporting and educating teens, and empowering our doctor customers through partnerships with learning institutions and foundations.
“We are also kicking off a campaign called ’10 Million Smiles. 10 Million Thanks’ centred around the transformative power of Invisalign treatment through the eyes of Invisalign patients. This is our way to say thank you and inspire others to share their smiles with the world using #10MInvisalignSmiles.”
UK & Ireland celebrates milestone with a consumer competition
To celebrate the 10 millionth milestone in the UK & in Ireland, Align Technology is giving 10 consumers a chance to win up to £1,000/€1175 to cover their Invisalign treatment. The competition runs until June 15, and the consumers need to complete a SmileView smile simulation on the Invisalign UK or Ireland website, as well as enter their details into the form. Align will select 10 winners at random from all valid entries.1 The final discount awarded to the winner will depend on what Invisalign product the doctor suggests as part of the winner’s treatment plan.
To join in the global celebration, tag yourself use #10MInvisalignSmiles on social media and share a smile selfie, story or video with the world.
*Data on file at Align Technology, Q1, 2021
1Full terms and conditions are available on request