Align Technology recently made product updates to its Vivera Retainers and its Invisalign clear aligners.
The retainers now have Precision Bite Ramps, which were first introduced with Invisalign G5 Innovations, according to a press release. Precision Bite Ramps are designed to disocclude the posterior teeth or "open the bite" for improved efficiency in deep bite Invisalign treatments.
The customizable retainers are an effective, esthetic retention solution and are made with the same technology as Invisalign aligners, which employ 3D digital imaging, proprietary clear thermoplastic material, and advanced fabrication technology to create a strong retainer with a precise, comfortable fit.
Vivera retainers with Precision Bite Ramps are now available to Invisalign-trained providers in Asia Pacific and will be available in North America beginning April 9. Vivera retainers with Precision Bite Ramps will be available in EMEA in the second quarter and in Latin America in the fourth quarter.
The company also introduced Invisalign First Clear Aligners for phase 1 treatment of younger patients with early mixed dentition. Invisalign First clear aligners serve as an early interceptive orthodontic treatment for young patients traditionally done through arch expanders or partial metal braces before all permanent teeth have erupted. They’re designed to address a broad range of younger patients' malocclusions, including shorter clinical crowns, management of erupting dentition, and predictable dental arch expansion.
Features include the ability to use clear aligners to treat a broad range of malocclusions for Phase 1 early interceptive orthodontic treatment; SmartForce features such as optimized attachments designed for younger patients with shorter tooth crowns allowing for improved predictability of tooth movements needed for developing the arch form; the application of SmartStage technology, which produces the contacts and forces that support the tooth movement needed for arch form development specific to Phase 1 staging patterns; SmartTrack aligner material, designed to fit comfortably while applying gentle, constant force to the teeth; and improved Eruption Compensation features that make it possible to treat erupting or changing dentition.
Invisalign First clear aligners have been used to treat more than 600 patients and will be commercially available to Invisalign-trained doctors in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the EMEA region beginning July 1.
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