New clear aligner on the market

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In March, Align Technology announced Invisalign Teen with mandibular advancement, the first clear aligner solution for Class II correction in growing tween and teen patients.

According to the company, the new offering combines the benefits of an advanced clear aligner system with features for moving the lower jaw forward while simultaneously aligning the teeth. Moreover, it promises to provide a simpler, more efficient and patient-friendly treatment option than functional appliances—and without the need for elastics typically used to treat teen Class II patients.

“Twenty years ago, Align Technology transformed the orthodontic industry by replacing an analog approach to straightening teeth with a modern digital solution called the Invisalign system,” said Align Technology president and CEO, Joe Hogan.

“Since then, we have continuously innovated with new products and technologies that are revolutionising orthodontic treatment for doctors and their patients.”

Invisalign Teen with mandibular advancement is designed to replicate the action of commonly used functional appliances for Class II correction through new ‘precision wings’ which hold the mandible in a forward position, while simultaneously correcting malocclusion and crowding issues.

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