The company behind the smile

Who we are

Align Technology is a global medical device company that is changing lives through better smiles. We reimagine and reinvent the way orthodontic and restorative treatment is presented and delivered to millions of people around the world.


We believe a better smile has the power to create a better future, so we create digital technology and experiences to help people move forward in life.

Our history

Align Technology has always set the bar for leadership and change in our industry by constantly innovating to bring new and better solutions to doctors and their patients.

In 1997, five employees in a small duplex in Redwood City, California, founded Align Technology with a simple concept in mind - how to leverage technology to straighten teeth. Just a few years later in 1999, Align Technology pioneered the invisible orthodontics market with the introduction of the Invisalign® system and soon launched a large U.S national advertising campaign. By 2001, Align had manufactured one million unique clear aligners, helped treat hundreds of patients and trained over ten thousand doctors.

By combining digital treatment planning and mass-customization, with shape-engineering based on biomechanical principles, we have revolutionized the orthodontic industry. The Invisalign® system has continued to evolve over the last 25 years. Building upon our experience, a database of approximately 16.4 million cases, continuous innovations in aligner materials, software algorithms, 3D force systems, the Invisalign® system can be used to treat a wide range of cases, from teens to adults.

In 2011, we acquired the iTero™ intraoral scanner. Digital scanning technology was a natural extension to our digital treatment processes of the Invisalign® system, enabling enhanced patient scans and an improved patient experience. With more than 17 million restorative crown, bridge, and custom implant cases enabled by the iTero scanner to date, Align Technology continues to increase its investment in digital restorative workflows. Today’s practices require a range of digitally enabled solutions – from chairside visualization, prosthetic CAD capabilities, in-office milling options, and laboratory workflows for restorative dentistry, to tools and applications exclusively designed for Invisalign® treatment, which only iTero Element™ can provide.

Today, we've helped treat over 17 million patients with the Invisalign® system and are driving the evolution in digital dentistry with the iTero intraoral scanner − helping to modernize today’s practices by enabling enhanced digital orthodontic and restorative workflows to help improve patient outcomes and practice efficiencies.

Align today

Align Technology has continued to evolve significantly over the last 26 years.

Our goal is to help doctors participate in a new and larger market by investing in innovative products and building brands to drive millions more consumers to their practice. By combining advanced 3D modeling for digital treatment planning, shape-engineering based on biomechanical principles, and mass-customization and 3D printing, we’ve revolutionized the orthodontic industry.

Today, doctors in over 100 markets around the world use the Invisalign® system and iTero scanners to improve smiles for every type of patient – from simple tooth alignment to complex corrections, kids to adults, orthodontics to multi-disciplinary restorative treatment. Over 17 million patients and counting have benefited from these solutions, and tens of thousands of orthodontic and dental practices have made us a part of their modern, digital approach to improving smiles.

  1. Align Technology, Inc. Founded

    March 01, 1997

    Company was founded and work began on the development of a clear aligner.

  2. FDA Clearance to market Invisalign

    September 01, 1998

    Company received FDA clearance to market the Invisalign system.

  3. 1st commercial sales of Invisalign to N.A. Orthodontists

    July 01, 1999

    Early adoption of the Invisalign brand occurred within North America.

  4. 1st U.S. National Invisalign Ad Campaign

    September 01, 2000

    Expanded reach within the U.S. would expand awareness of the Invisalign brand.

  5. Initial Public Offering (NASDAQ: ALGN)

    January 01, 2001

    Initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock offered by the company, trading on the NASDAQ National Market under the ticker symbol ALGN on January 26, 2001.

  6. Align Technology launches Invisalign in Germany

    August 01, 2001

    Headquartered in Frankfurt, Align Germany is now selling Align’s breakthrough orthodontic treatment to a potential market of more than 50 million patients in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

  7. Invisalign available to General Dentists (GPs)

    April 01, 2002

    Committed to providing the best possible service to its customers, Align reaffirms its relationships in the general dentist community and to sharing Align's high quality customer programs with all Invisalign doctors.

  8. <html>1<sup>st</sup> Integration of Invisalign into Orthodontic Curriculum </html>

    May 01, 2003

    Invisalign and its accompanying treatment precepts was included in undergraduate orthodontic instruction at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD). NYUCD graduates more than eight percent of all U.S. dentists each year, and has both a distinguished faculty and a technologically-advanced clinical facility.

  9. Invisalign® Express 10

    August 01, 2005

    This robust solution for simple orthodontic cases will help a broader range of patients say "yes" to orthodontic treatment by providing a lower-cost option for adult relapse cases, for minor crowding and spacing, and as a pre-cursor to restorative or cosmetic treatment such as veneers.

  10. Asia Pacific Distributor of Invisalign established

    January 01, 2007

    International distributor for Asia Pacific established to further meet the market needs of dental practitioners and the patients they serve.

  11. Vivera retainers is introduced for superior strength in clear retention

    November 01, 2007

    The launch of Vivera retainers delivers clear, fresh retainers to orthodontic patients every three months for an entire year.

  12. Invisalign Teen is introduced

    July 01, 2008

    With Invisalign Teen™, teenagers get clear, removable aligners that meet their desire for aesthetic treatment and their need for appliances that fit their busy schedules of sports, music and other activities.

  13. Invisalign Assist™

    October 01, 2008

    Designed specifically for general dentists who want an integrated approach to selecting, monitoring and finishing Invisalign cases to ultimately, deliver more predictable treatment results to their patients.

  14. 1 millionth Invisalign patient

    April 01, 2009

    Align Technology demonstrates continued, strong demand for Invisalign, which has evolved into a mainstream treatment option.

  15. EMEA Distributor of Invisalign established

    January 01, 2010

    International distributor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to have sole distribution rights for the Invisalign system in over 85 countries to further meet the market needs of dental practitioners and the patients they serve.

  16. Invisalign Lite in Europe

    March 01, 2010

    Solution now provides a 14-stage treatment options for doctors and their patients with mild to moderate cases.

  17. Invisalign G3 launched

    August 01, 2010

    Latest innovation represents significant leap forward in clear aligner therapy. The Invisalign G3 is engineered to deliver even better clinical results, with new aligner and software features that make it easier to use Invisalign with Class II and Class III patients, new SmartForce™ features designed for increased predictability of certain tooth movements, and simpler, more intuitive software to streamline treatment planning and review.

  18. Cadent Inc. Acquisition (iTero Scanner)

    May 01, 2011

    Align Technology qualified Cadent's orthodontic full arch scanning process for use with Invisalign treatment. The upgrades provide doctors with enhanced accuracy of digital impressions and greater treatment efficiency, and improves the overall patient experience.

  19. Invisalign G4

    October 01, 2011

    The new and improved SmartForce features in Invisalign G4 were engineered to help doctors achieve even better clinical results for open bite treatments, more predictable movement of upper laterals, and improved root control for canines and central incisors.

  20. Invisalign Express 5

    January 01, 2012

    A cost-effective treatment option for very minor crowding, spacing, or orthodontic relapse treatments requiring five or fewer stages of Invisalign aligners aimed at helping doctors treat more patients who could benefit from minor tooth movements, but are reluctant to invest in treatment due to cost.

  21. 2 millionth Invisalign patient

    November 01, 2012

    This significant milestone in Invisalign treatment reflects an accelerating rate of adoption worldwide by Invisalign-trained doctors and their patients.

  22. SmartTrack clear aligner material

    January 01, 2013

    The highly elastic, proprietary new aligner material now delivers gentle, more constant force to improve control of tooth movements with Invisalign clear aligner treatment.

    New iTero scanner

    January 01, 2013

    The imaging system is now made available as a single hardware platform with software options for restorative or orthodontic procedures.

    Invisalign Outcome Simulator

    January 01, 2013

    The chairside application, powered exclusively by the iTero® scanner, now allows doctors to help patients visualize how their teeth may look at the end of their Invisalign treatment.

  23. Acquisition of Asia Pacific Distributor

    May 01, 2013

    The distributor agreement enables Align Technology to directly focus on the commercial, marketing, and operational needs of doctors and potential patients in the Asia Pacific region.

  24. iTero and E4D Chairside Milling Certified Connectivity

    October 01, 2013

    The new workflow allows iTero® clinicians to expand their menu of digital services to include same-day crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and veneers, creating more opportunities to establish full-scale milling installations for the benefit of the practice and the patient.

  25. ClinCheck Pro

    February 01, 2014

    This next generation Invisalign treatment software tool was designed to provide more precise control over final tooth position and to help Invisalign doctors achieve their treatment goals.

    Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite

    February 01, 2014

    Specifically designed for the treatment of deep bite malocclusion, Invisalign G5 was made available on all Invisalign treatment options.

    EMEA distributor acquired

    February 01, 2014

    The distributor agreement enables Align Technology to directly focus on the commercial, marketing, and operational needs of doctors and potential patients in the EMEA region.

  26. Invisalign G6

    January 01, 2015

    Align Technology’s new first premolar extraction solution provides vertical control and root parallelism using new SmartStage™ technology and SmartForce® features that optimize the progression of tooth movements for first premolar extraction treatment planned for maximum anchorage.

  27. 3 millionth Invisalign patient, Donation pledge $1M to Operation Smile

    March 01, 2015

    This significant milestone in Invisalign treatment reflects an accelerating rate of adoption worldwide by Invisalign-trained doctors and their patients.

    Next Generation iTero Element Intraoral Scanner

    March 01, 2015

    Expanding Align Technology's market leading scanning system with improved imaging technology that is designed to enable significantly faster scan speed, accuracy, intuitive operation, and exceptional visualization capabilities, its significantly smaller form factor and faster scan speed enhances user experience.

  28. Invisalign in India

    February 01, 2016

    Invisalign System now commercially available in India. Align Technology also shipped its first Invisalign cases to Indian orthodontists.

  29. 4 millionth Invisalign patient

    September 01, 2016

    This significant accomplishment for Align Technology and the 100,000 Invisalign-trained doctors around the world demonstrates increased global acceptance of Invisalign treatment as a preferred choice for straightening teeth.

  30. One Week Aligner Wear for Invisalign Teen and Full Products

    October 01, 2016

    One-week aligner wear now recommended for all Invisalign Full, Teen and Assist products, instead of two-week aligner wear for each stage of Invisalign treatment.

    Invisalign G7

    October 01, 2016

    Invisalign G7 builds on earlier Invisalign G-series releases with new features to fine-tune certain tooth movements and deliver treatment outcome quality that Invisalign doctors expect, particularly with teenage patients.

    Invisalign Outcome Simulator 4.0 with Progress Tracking and iTero Element Software Upgrades (1.4)

    October 01, 2016

    Only iTero scanners provide an optimized Invisalign scanning and treatment experience that includes the enhanced Invisalign Outcome Simulator 4.0 application now with Invisalign 3D Progress Tracking and Patient Simulation Sharing. Additionally, the iTero Element 1.4 software upgrade includes color scanning, restorative pre-treatment scanning, and optimized orthodontic scanning.

  31. Acquisition of Distributor in Brazil for Invisalign

    February 01, 2017

    Align Technology’s distributor, Align Technology Do Brasil LTDA, will focus on the commercial, marketing, and operational needs of doctors and potential patients in Brazil.

  32. Invisalign Teen with Mandibular Advancement

    March 01, 2017

    The first clear aligner solution for Class II correction in growing tween and teen patients combines the benefits of the most advanced clear aligner system in the world with features for moving the lower jaw forward while simultaneously aligning the teeth. Pending 510(k) clearance, not yet available in the U.S.

    1 million iTero Element scans

    March 01, 2017

    Over one million scans have been submitted using the iTero Element® scanner since it was introduced in 2015, demonstrating the trust and dedication Align Technology’s doctors share with the Company to improve patient outcomes.

  33. iTero TimeLapse tool and 1-Minute Scanning

    May 01, 2017

    Upgrade for the iTero Element® intraoral scanners includes the ability to compare patient scans over time with the new TimeLapse technology, providing general practitioner dentists and orthodontists with enhanced visualization, assessment and communication tools.

  34. Invisalign Treatment Planning Facility Opens in China

    June 01, 2017

    The opening of a new Invisalign treatment facility in Chengdu, China represents Align Technology’s commitment to geographic expansion and investment in the Asia Pacific region. The state-of-the-art facility is Align’s first manufacturing operations in China.

  35. Align Opens First Ever Invisalign Pilot Store in San Francisco

    November 01, 2017

    As part of Align Technology’s strategy to help millions of consumers connect with an Invisalign doctor to improve their smile with Invisalign® treatment, Align created an interactive brand experience with the first ever Invisalign pilot store in San Francisco.

    5 Millionth Invisalign Patient

    November 01, 2017

    This significant milestone for Align Technology and the 127,000 Invisalign-trained doctors reflects accelerated adoption of Invisalign treatment.

  36. Align Extends Invisalign G5 Precision Bite Ramps to Vivera Retainers

    April 01, 2018

    First Customizable Retainers Designed to Help Preserve Beautiful Smiles After Deep Bite Correction with Invisalign Treatment

    Align Technology Introduces Invisalign Clear Aligners for Phase I Treatment of Younger Patients with Early Mixed Dentition

    April 01, 2018

    Align Technology is extending the Invisalign product family with Invisalign First clear aligners, designed with features specifically for younger patients with early mixed dentition (with a mixture of primary/baby and permanent teeth).

    Align Technology Expands Invisalign Product Portfolio with New Options and Greater Flexibility to Treat a Broader Range of Patients

    April 01, 2018

    Creates New Invisalign Treatment Packages to Give Doctors More Choices. Extends Popular Teen Features Across the Invisalign Portfolio. Launches Clear Aligner Product for Phase 1 Treatment of Young Patients.

    Align Technology Announces China Food and Drug Administration Approval for the iTero Element Intraoral Scanner

    April 01, 2018

    The company has received approval from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to market the iTero Element intraoral scanner in China.

    Align Introduces New Invisalign Go Clear Aligner System Integrated with iTero Scanner for Mild to Moderate Cases

    April 01, 2018

    The company announced a new Invisalign Go product with a more user-friendly iTero digital chairside experience and greater flexibility to treat a wider range of mild to moderate cases such as crowded or gap teeth that require teeth straightening prior to restorative treatments.

    Align Technology to Introduce Two New iTero Scanners Featuring Greater Power and Portability

    April 01, 2018

    Align expanded the iTero Element portfolio with the launch of the iTero Element 2 and the iTero Element Flex scanners. These additions build on the existing high precision, full-color imaging and fast scan times of the iTero Element portfolio. 

  37. Align Technology Opens Invisalign Treatment Planning and Training Facility in Germany

    May 01, 2018

    Investment reflects large, untapped market opportunity for clear aligners and commitment to the region.

  38. Align Technology Reaches One Millionth Invisalign® Patient in the EMEA Region

    June 01, 2018

    Milestone Reflects Accelerating Adoption of Invisalign Treatment Among Adults and Teens in Europe

  39. Align Technology Expands Operations in Costa Rica with New Facilities to Support Continued Long-term Growth

    July 01, 2018

    Align invested approximately $50 million in two new multi-story office buildings, located at San Antonio Business Center (Belén, Heredia), with plans to open another multimillion dollar facility located in La Lima (Cartago) later this year.

    Launched Invisalign Go product

    July 18, 2018

    With a more user-friendly iTero digital chairside experience and greater flexibility to treat a wider range of mild to moderate cases such as crowded or gap teeth that require teeth straightening prior to restorative treatments

    Began offering Invisalign First clear aligners.

    July 18, 2018

    Designed specifically to address a broad range of younger patients’ malocclusions, including shorter clinical crowns, management of erupting dentition, and predictable dental arch expansion

  40. Align Technology and DentalXP Launch Global Orthodontic Aligner Fellowship Program to Help Integrate Invisalign Treatment into Practices

    August 01, 2018

    Online Certification Program Endorsed by New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry, Provides Modular Training for Align’s End-to-End Digital Workflow Including iTero Scanning Technology

  41. Align Technology Launches Treatment Planning Facility in Spain

    September 18, 2018

    The newly opened facility will add 130 jobs in 2018, provide local support to Invisalign trained doctors in Spain and Portugal

  42. Align Technology Expands Invisalign Interactive Brand Experience Pilot Program to Connect More Consumers with Invisalign Doctors

    October 18, 2018

    The program expansion is designed to address the rapidly-evolving consumer market for clear aligners and connects consumers interested in Invisalign treatment with Invisalign doctors in their communities.

    Align Technology Receives 510(k) Clearance from the FDA for Invisalign Treatment with Mandibular Advancement in the U.S.

    October 18, 2018

    This new solution for Invisalign doctors offers a simpler, more efficient and patient-friendly treatment option than functional appliances typically used to treat teen Class II patients.

  43. Align Technology Ongoing Support of Orthodontic and Dental Research

    November 18, 2018

    Announced the opening of its 2019 Research Award Program to support clinical and scientific dental research in universities across the globe. This year, up to $300,000 will be awarded to university faculty for scientific and technological research initiatives to advance patient care in the fields of orthodontics and dentistry.

    Align Announces New iTero Updates and Connectivity to Improve Customer Experience and Workflow for Dental Practices

    November 18, 2018

    New iTero software upgrade with enhanced functionality improves scan quality and patient privacy; New iTero connectivity with exocad® and Dentrix® enhances both doctor and patient experience

  44. Aligh Technology Reaches 6 Millionth Invisalign Patient Milestone with Tween Patient from China

    December 18, 2018

    12-year old Yuzhe Wang from Beijing, China is in treatment with Invisalign trained doctor Jiawei Wo using Invisalign Comprehensive with Mandibular Advancement Accelerating adoption of Invisalign clear aligner treatment globally reflects Align’s continued investment in product innovation and commitment to international expansion

    Align Technology Receives Multiple Product Awards for iTero Element 2 and iTero Element Flex Scanners

    December 18, 2018

    iTero Element 2 and iTero Element Flex scanners have been honored with multiple product awards from two distinct organizations: 2018 Dental Excellence Award (for iTero Element 2 specifically) and 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Award.

  45. Align Technology Announces Record 2018 Financial Results

    January 29, 2019

    2018 revenues up 33.5% to a record $2.0 billion 2018 Invisalign volume of 1.2 million cases up 31.9% and iTero scanner volume up 77.2%

  46. Former Procter & Gamble Executive Raj Pudipeddi Joins Align Technology as Senior Vice President and CMO

    February 11, 2019

    Raj Pudipeddi has joined the Company as senior vice president and CMO reporting to Joe Hogan, Align president and CEO.

    Align Technology Launches New iTero Element 5D Imaging System for Comprehensive Preventative and Restorative Oral Care at IDS

    February 18, 2019

    The company announced the launch of the iTero Element 5D Imaging System, which provides a new comprehensive approach to clinical applications, workflows and user experience that expands the suite of existing high-precision, full-color imaging and fast scan times of the iTero Element portfolio.

  47. ITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation Based on Align Technology Claims of Scanner Related 3Shape Patent Infringement

    March 04, 2019

    The company announced that on February 27, 2019 the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to institute a third investigation (Inv. No. 337-TA-1144) of alleged patent infringement by 3Shape A/S and 3Shape Trios A/s, of Copenhagen, Denmark and 3Shape Inc. of Warren N.J. (collectively "3Shape.")

    Arbitration Decision with SDC Entitities Requires Align to Close Invisalign Stores

    March 05, 2019

    The company announced the outcome of the arbitration of the claims asserted against it by SDC Financial LLC, SmileDirectClub LLC, and the Members of SDC Financial LLC other than the Company (collectively, the SDC Entities).

    Align Technology Announces Distribution Agreement with Benco Dental for iTero Element® Intraoral Scanner

    March 07, 2019

    The company announced a distribution agreement with Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, for Align’s family of iTero Element intraoral scanners.

    Administrative Law Judge Determines 3Shape Infringes Three Align Patents; Initial Determination Declines to Find Section 337 Violation

    March 07, 2019

    The company announced that on March 1, 2019 an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) issued an Initial Determination regarding his investigation of 3Shape’s infringement of Align’s patents.

    Alilgn Technology Showcases Smileview - An Online Tool for Prospective Invisalign Patients at 2019 International Dental Show

    March 13, 2019

    The company announced the launch of SmileView - an online tool, designed to help prospective Invisalign patients visualize a new, straighter smile before they opt for Invisalign treatment.

    Align Technology Announces Strategic Alliance with Digital Smile Design

    March 14, 2019

    The company announce that it is partnering with Digital Smile Design (DSD), a leader in holistic, digital and emotional dentistry solutions for dental clinics in the efforts to advance multi-disciplinary dentistry by building a streamlined end-to-end digital workflow as well as best-in-class clinical education.

    Align University Training Institute Opens in Shanghai, China

    March 20, 2019

    The company announced the opening of the Align University Training Institute in Shanghai, China.

    Align Technology and Straumann Group Settle Global ClearCorrect Patent Disputes and Sign Non-Binding Letter of Intent for Straumann to Distribute iTero Scanners

    March 28, 2019

    The company announced that they have reached an agreement to settle all currently outstanding patent disputes in the U.S., the U.K. and Brazil, including those involving ClearCorrect, a subsidiary of Straumann Group. Under the terms of the settlement, Straumann will pay Align $35 million.

  48. Align Technology Completes Purchase of Raleigh Office Building

    April 09, 2019

    Align completed the purchase of the office building where it currently resides, 3030 Slater Road, Morrisville, NC for sum of $58,100,000. This office serves as the Americas region headquarters.

    Align Technology Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    April 24, 2019

    Q1 revenues up 25.6% year-over-year to a record $549.0 million
    Q1 Invisalign volume up 28.3% year-over-year to 349.2 thousand cases
    Q1 scanner and services revenues up 55.1% year-over-year to $79.8 million

  49. Align Provides Update on Patent Infringement Case Against 3Shape

    May 03, 2019

    On April 26, 2019 an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) issued an Initial Determination regarding her investigation of 3Shape’s infringement of Align’s patents.

    Align Technology General Counsel Retires After 17 Years, Appoints Julie Colletti SVP Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer

    May 20, 2019

    The company announced that Roger E. George, Align senior vice president, chief legal and regulatory officer has retired and will leave the company at the end of August 2019.

  50. Align Technology Awards Funding to Universities Worldwide for Advancing Orthodontic and Dental Research

    June 03, 2019

    Ten research grants were awarded under the company’s Annual Research Award Program. The global interest in research of dental and orthodontic treatment continues to grow as evidenced by the increasing number of applications Align Technology receives each year from universities around the world.

    Align Technology Appoints Simon Beard SVP of the Americas Region, Promotes Markus Sebastian to SVP of the EMEA Region

    June 10, 2019

    Mr. Beard has been responsible for Align‘s market development and operational execution of all products and services in the EMEA region since 2014. Mr. Sebastian has been responsible for Align’s core Europe commercial organizations focused on the orthodontic channel.

    Align Technology Launches the iTero Element Foundation Intraoral Scanner with Restorative Software

    June 12, 2019

    Restorative only scanner provides dentists with new option on path to digital practice transformation.

    Align Technology and Straumann Group Terminate Discussions Concerning A Possible Development and Distribution Agreement

    June 14, 2019

    This settlement between Align and Straumann brought an end to outstanding patent disputes in the U.S., the U.K. and Brazil, including those involving ClearCorrect, a subsidiary of Straumann.

  51. Align Technology Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    July 24, 2019

    Achieves 7 Millionth Invisalign Patient Milestone
    Q2 revenues up 22.5% year-over-year to a record $600.7 million
    Q2 Invisalign volume up 24.6% year-over-year to 377.1 thousand cases
    Q2 scanner and services revenues up 82.4% year-over-year to $104.0 million

    Align Technology Announces $200 Million Accelerated Stock Repurchase Program

    July 31, 2019

    Align entered into and completed an ASR with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, to repurchase $200 million of Align's common stock as part of Align's $600 million stock repurchase program announced on May 23, 2018.

  52. Anne Myong Joins Align Technology Board of Directors

    August 01, 2019

    Align appointed Ms. Anne Myong to the board of directors. Ms. Myong was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Walmart Global eCommerce, where she accelerated the growth and digital transformation of their retail and e-commerce operations in the United States, China and Brazil.

  53. Aligh Technology Announces National Sponsorship with Life Time

    September 05, 2019

    As part of Align’s $120 million annual commitment to raise consumer awareness of doctor directed Invisalign clear aligner treatment for better smiles, Align announced that it is a national sponsor for the premier healthy lifestyle brand Life Time.

    Align Technology Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Zimmer Biomet Dental for iTero Element Intraoral Scanners

    September 19, 2019

    Announced a global distribution agreement for the award-winning iTero Element family of intraoral scanners with Zimmer Biomet Dental, a global dental industry leader and provider of implant and restorative solutions and continuing education for dental professionals.

    Align Technology Further Advances Digital Dentistry in China with the Launch of the iTero Element 2 Scanner

    September 25, 2019

    Announced commercial availability of the iTero Element 2 scanner in China at the 2019 International Orthodontic Conference and the 18th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Orthodontic Society in Nanjing, China. The launch exemplifies Align’s continued innovation and investment to advance digital dentistry in China.

  54. Align Technology's Invisalign Brand Selected as Official Smile Partner of the San Francisco 49ers

    October 07, 2019

    Align recently announced a co-marketing relationship with the San Francisco 49ers, making the Invisalign brand the official smile partner for the team.

    Material Solution Jointly Developed by Align Technology and Covestro to be Showcased at K2019 Plastics Tradeshow

    October 16, 2019

    Align and Covestro AG announced that the Invisalign clear aligner system for straightening teeth, made with patented SmartTrack material, will be showcased at the K 2019 Plastics Trade Fair in Düsseldorf. The SmartTrack material solution was jointly developed by Align and Covestro.

    Align Technology's Invisalign Brand Announced as Official Smile of the Carolina Hurricanes

    October 21, 2019

    Announced a new agreement with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, bringing together two powerful brands based in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

    Align Technology's Invisalign Brand Becomes the Official Smile of the New Englad Patriots and New England Revolution

    October 21, 2019

    Announced an agreement with the New England Patriots, making the Invisalign brand the official smile of the New England Patriots football team and a sponsor of the New England Revolution professional soccer club.

    Align Technology's Invisalign Brand Selected as Official Smile Partner of the Toronto Raptors

    October 23, 2019

    Announced a multi-year agreement that makes the Invisalign brand the “official smile” of the 2019 NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors.

    Align Technology Launches Invisalign Moderate to Help Doctors Capture Increasing Consumer Demand for Clear Aligners with Superior Invisalign Treatment

    October 31, 2019

    Announced a new Invisalign product offering to empower doctors with new tools and technology to better serve the rapidly expanding market for clear aligner treatment, especially with consumers who are looking for more moderate teeth straightening options.

  55. Align Technology to Award Research Programs Advancing Orthodontic and Dental Patient Care

    November 12, 2019

    Announced the opening of its 2020 Research Award Program to support clinical and scientific dental research in universities across the globe. This year, up to $300,000 will be awarded to university faculty for scientific and technological research initiatives to advance patient care in the fields of orthodontics and dentistry.

    Align Technology - Driving Analog to Digital Transfomation of Dental Practices - Announces Website Listing Intraoral Scanners fro Invisalign Aligner Case Submission

    November 21, 2019

    Announced that it updated its website to include the list of third-party intraoral scanners that are qualified for Invisalign clear aligner case submission, in addition to the iTero family of intraoral scanners.

    Align Technology Appoints Frank Quinn to Vice President and General Manager, United States

    November 26, 2019

    Announced that Frank Quinn, vice president, Marketing, Americas, will move to the role of vice president and general manager of the United States. The new role takes effect on Monday, December 9, 2019.

    International Trade Commission Affirms ALJ Finding that 3Shape Infringes Three Align Patents but Declines to Find Section 337 Violation

    November 27, 2019

    Announced that on November 22, 2019 the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) issued an Opinion reviewing an Administrative Law Judge’s Initial Determination in his investigation of 3Shape’s infringement of Align’s patents. 

  56. Align Technology Announces Fourth Quarter and Fisal 2019 Financial Results

    January 29, 2020

    Achieves 8 Millionth Invisalign Patient Milestone
    2019 revenues up 22.4% to a record $2.4 billion, clear aligner revenues a record $2 billion
    2019 diluted EPS of $5.53
    2019 Invisalign volume up 24.2% to a record of 1.5 million cases
    2019 iTero scanner and services revenues up 38.5% to a record $381.0 million
    Q4 total revenues up 21.7% year-over-year to $649.8 million, and diluted EPS of $1.53
    Q4 Invisalign volume up 23.9% year-over-year to 413.7 thousand cases
    Q4 scanner and services revenues up 20.2% year-over-year to $106.2 million
    Q4 operating income up 25.5% year-over-year to $151.2 million and operating margin of 23.3%

  57. Align Technology Pledges RMB 1 Million Donation in Response to the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak in China

    February 02, 2020

    Announced its commitment to donate RMB 1 Million to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation to support its ongoing prevention and control efforts for the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China.

    Align Technology Launches ClinCheck "In-Face" Visualization Tool for the Invisalign Go System

    February 20, 2020

    Announced the launch of the ClinCheck “In-Face” Visualization tool for the Invisalign Go system, Align’s innovative tooth movement system designed for general dentists. The ClinCheck In-Face Visualization tool enhances the digital treatment planning experience for doctors and their patients by incorporating a front-facing smile image of a patient’s face into their ClinCheck treatment plan.

  58. Align Technology to Acquire Global Dental CAD/CAM Software Leader exocad

    March 04, 2020

    Announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held exocad Global Holdings GmbH (exocad) for approximately EUR376 million in cash. exocad is a global leader in the dental CAD/CAM software market and offers fully integrated workflows to dental labs and dental practices via a broad customer base of partners, and resellers in over 150 countries.

    Align Technology Creates Integrated Product, Innovation and Marketing Organization Optimized for Align Digital Platform and Continuous Pace of Innovation

    March 10, 2020

    Announced the creation of a combined product innovation and marketing organization to further extend its lead in digital orthodontics and dentistry by enabling greater organizational speed, agility and impact across customer channels and consumers.

    Align Technology Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for the iTero Element 5D Imaging System in the U.S.

    March 24, 2020

    Announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the award winning iTero Element 5D Imaging System for commercial availability in the United States.

    Align Technology Foundation Commits US$1 Million Donation for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    March 26, 2020

    Announced that the Align Foundation, the Company’s donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable, has pledged to donate US$1 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts globally. Align will also donate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks and is working with partners to source supplies for any additional PPE to help hospitals and healthcare providers that are treating patients with COVID-19.

  59. Align Technology Completes Acquisition of exocad, a Global Dental CAD/CAM Software Leader

    April 02, 2020

    Announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held exocad Global Holdings GmbH (exocad), a global leader in the dental CAD/CAM software market that offers fully integrated workflows to dental labs and dental practices via a broad customer base of partners and resellers in over 150 countries.

    Align Technology Announced First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

    April 29, 2020

    Q1 total revenues of $551.0 million, compared to $549.0 million in Q1’19
    Q1 GAAP earnings per diluted share (EPS) of $19.21, Q1 non-GAAP EPS of $0.73
    Q1 Invisalign volume of 359.4 thousand cases, compared to 349.2 thousand cases in Q1’19
    Q1 Invisalign cases for teenage patients of 104.0 thousand cases, 29% of total volume, compared to 97.4 thousand cases, up 1 point vs. Q1’19
    Q1 scanner and services revenues of $69.4 million, compared to $79.8 million in Q1’19

    Align Technology 2 Millionth Invisalign Teen Patient Reflects Accelerating Adoption in Largest Segment of Orthodontic Market

    April 29, 2020

    Announced that 2 million teen patients have now started treatment with the Invisalign system – the most advanced clear aligner system and leading digital approach to orthodontic treatment. The 2 millionth teen patient is one of more than 8 million Invisalign patients of all ages worldwide, reflecting continued preference and adoption for Invisalign treatment by doctors and their patients of all ages. Align reached its first millionth Invisalign teen patient in 2017, 10 years after initially targeting teens, and achieved its 2nd millionth Invisalign milestone only 3 years later, which reflects accelerating adoption globally.

  60. ITC Administration Law Judge Finds 3Shape Infringes Align's Scanner-Related Patents

    May 01, 2020

    Announced that on April 30, 2020 an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) issued an Initial Determination regarding her investigation of 3Shape A/S, 3Shape Trios A/S, and 3Shape Inc.’s (“3Shape”) infringement of Align’s patents. 

    Align Technology Introduces Virtual Solutions to Connect Doctors and Existing Invisalign Patients for Continuity of Care

    May 07, 2020

    Announced the availability of virtual solutions that help doctors connect with existing Invisalign patients to ensure continuity of care. Invisalign® Virtual Appointment and Invisalign® Virtual Care represent the next level in practice and care transformation, which enable doctors to manage a range of practice services even when they are not in the same physical location as their patients.

    Align Technology Expands Digital Platform with Cloud-Based ClinCheck™ Pro 6.0 and ClinCheck "In-Face" Visualization for Invisalign Treatment

    May 14, 2020

    Introduced the latest version of its proprietary ClinCheck treatment planning software at the Invisalign Scientific Symposium, a fully digital event for Invisalign-trained orthodontists.

    iTero® Element 5D Imaging System Awarded "Best New Technology Solution for Dentistry" in 2020 MedTech Breakthrough Awards

    May 19, 2020

    MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top technology product companies in the global health and medical technology market, announced today that it has selected Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN) as the winner of the “Best New Technology Solution for Dentistry” award for its iTero Element® 5D Imaging System (“iTero Element 5D”) in its fourth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program.

  61. Align Technology Announces Partnership with MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific, Industry's Leading Nonprofit Startup Accelerator

    June 18, 2020

    Announced a partnership with MedTech Innovator, the premier nonprofit startup accelerator in the medical technology industry. MedTech Innovator matches healthcare industry leaders with innovative medtech startups for mentorship and support.

  62. Align Technology Awards Funding to Universities Worldwide for Advancing Orthodontic and Dental Research

    July 06, 2020

    Announced the award of nine research grants under the company’s eleventh Annual Research Award Program.

    Align Technology Launches the Align Digital and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) Program for Invisalign and iTero Doctors Globally

    July 22, 2020

    ADAPT is an expert and independent fee based business consulting service offered by Align to optimize practices’ operational workflow and processes to enhance patients’ experiences and customer and staff satisfaction, which will in turn translate into higher growth and greater efficiencies for orthodontic practices.

  63. Align Technology's Invisalign Brand Becomes the Official Smile of the New Orleans Saints

    August 03, 2020

    Announced a multi-year partnership with the New Orleans Saints, making the Invisalign brand the “Official Smile” partner of the Saints.

    Align Technology and the NFL Team-up to Deliver More Winning Smile - Invisalign Brand Named Official Clear Aligner Sponsor of the NFL

    August 03, 2020

    Through this agreement, the Invisalign brand will connect with doctors, patients, and consumers through an extended network of NFL sponsored channels and support a variety of community initiatives championed by NFL Clubs – including youth focused programs.

    Align Technology Reaches One Millionth Invisalign® Patient Mileston in the Asia Pacific Region

    August 26, 2020

    Align’s Invisalign system is the only clear aligner with 1 million patients in the Asia Pacific region and more than 8 million patients worldwide. This achievement reflects Align’s commitment to the Asia Pacific region and adoption of Invisalign treatment for transforming smiles and changing lives.

  64. Align Technology Extends Innovation With New Invisalign Stickables – Designed To Personalize Invisalign® Clear Aligners

    September 01, 2020

    Align announced the launch of Invisalign® Stickables, innovative sticker accessories designed exclusively for use with the patented SmartTrack® material in Invisalign clear aligners.

  65. Align Technology Announces Commercial Availability of Previously Announced ClinCheck™ Pro 6.0 & ClinCheck "In-Face" Visualization for Invisalign Treatment

    October 16, 2020

    ClinCheck Pro 6.0 moves Invisalign digital treatment planning to the cloud, making its robust ClinCheck treatment planning tools and features available to doctors anytime, anywhere, on any laptop, personal computer, or tablet. The release includes the new ClinCheck “In-Face” Visualization tool, an enhanced doctor-facing digital clinical tool that combines a photo of the patient’s face with their 3D Invisalign treatment plan, creating a personalized view of how their new smile could look.

    Align Technology Sues 3Shape in Texas Federal Court for Infringement of 7 Additional Patents

    October 19, 2020

    Align announced it has filed a new lawsuit against 3Shape A/S and 3Shape Trios A/S (“3Shape”) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging infringement of seven additional Align United States Patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 9,101,433, 10,728,519, 10,750,151, and 10,750,152, entitled “Method and Apparatus for Colour Imaging a Three-Dimensional Structure”; US Patent Nos. 10,791,934 and 10,791,936, entitled “Methods and Systems for Creating and Interacting With Three Dimensional Virtual Models”; and U.S. Patent No. 10,709,527, entitled “Method of Manipulating a Dental Virtual Model, Method for Creating Physical Entities Based on a Dental Virtual Model Thus Manipulated, and Dental Models Thus Created.”

    Align Technology Announces Invisalign® G8 With New Smartforce® Aligner Activation Features

    October 21, 2020

    Align announced the introduction of Invisalign G8 with SmartForce Aligner Activation, the latest of the company’s biomechanics innovations.

    Align Technology Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

    October 21, 2020

    Achieves 9 Millionth Invisalign Patient Milestone

    Q3 total revenues up 20.9% year-over-year to a record $734.1 million
    Q3 GAAP diluted net income per share of $1.76, Q3 non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $2.25
    Q3 operating margin of 24.1%, up 44.8 points sequentially and up 3.2 points year-over-year
    Q3 Clear Aligner volume up 28.7% year-over-year to 496.1 thousand cases
    Q3 Clear Aligner gross margin of 74.7%, up 10.2 points sequentially and up 1.2 points year-over-year
    Q3 Clear Aligner cases for teenage patients were up 25.6% year-over-year to 162.7 thousand cases
    Q3 Imaging Systems and CAD/CAM Services revenues were up 24.5% year-over-year to $113.4 million

Strategic priorities

Our goal is to give patients of all ages access to the smiles they want and deserve. Our smile-changing technology and innovations are designed to meet the demands of today’s patients with treatment options that are convenient, comfortable, affordable, while helping to improve overall oral health.

We strive to help our doctor customers move their practices forward by connecting them with new patients, providing digital solutions to help increase practice efficiency and helping them deliver the best possible treatment outcomes and experiences to millions of people around the world.

We achieve this by continued focus and execution of our strategic growth drivers:

International expansion

In order to provide the millions of consumers’ access to a better smile, we continue increasing our presence globally by making our products available in more markets. In addition, we are scaling and expanding our operations and facilities to better support our customers across the globe.

GP adoption

We want to enable general dentists, who have access to a large patient base, more easily identify Invisalign cases they can treat, monitor patient progress or if needed, help refer cases to an orthodontist while providing high-quality restorative, orthodontic, and dental hygiene care.

Patient demand & conversion

Our goal is to make the Invisalign® system a highly recognized name brand worldwide by creating awareness for Invisalign treatment among consumers, motiving potential patients to seek Invisalign treatment and reaching more consumers one-on-one, and ensuring that anyone that contacts us directly has the best experience with the Invisalign brand.

Orthodontist utilization

We continue to innovate and increase the product applicability and predictability to address a wide range of cases, from simple to complex, thereby enabling doctors to confidently treat teenagers and adults with the Invisalign® system.


Our vision is to bring clear aligner orthodontic treatment to the masses.

A better future with a better smile