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Align Technology drives innovation in digital dentistry

Align Technology, a global medical device company has announced the launch of its iTero Element 5D Plus imaging system in the Middle East.

The iTero Element 5D Plus Imaging System provides a new comprehensive approach to clinical applications, workflows and user experience. Building upon the success of the iTero family of scanners, the iTero Element 5D Plus Imaging System offers doctors superior visualisation capabilities and cutting-edge digital scanning performance that delivers a seamless scanning experience, enhancing digital adoption, and productivity.

With the iTero Element 5D Plus imaging system, doctors can simultaneously record 3D, intraoral colour and near infrared imaging (NIRI) images with just one full arch scan, in as little as 60 seconds. The scanner can help doctors further optimise patient experience, supporting minimally invasive treatment and a radiation free diagnosis.

Key market

Angelo Maura, General Manager Middle East & Africa at Align Technology, said: “Launching the iTero Element 5D Plus Imaging Scanners in the Middle East is a significant milestone for us, as we continue to solidify our presence in this key market. The iTero Element 5D Plus Imaging System is more than just a scanner - with this new imaging system, doctors in the region can now efficiently and effectively scan patients during routine visits and visualise treatment options together that result in informed decisions for optimum oral care.

“We are committed to supporting the region’s continued digital advancement through our research, investment, and innovation to expand the realm of digital possibilities for doctors and their patients.”

The iTero family of intraoral scanners helps doctors provide their patients with a holistic understanding of their dentition, visualise their treatment outcome, make real-time adjustments to simulations, and easily project corrections and extractions. With unique features, such as the iTero TimeLapse Technology, dentists and orthodontists can provide real-time updates, track and show patients their teeth movements and gingival recession over time.

3D models

The iTero Element 5D Plus imaging systems offer 3D models for restorative and orthodontic work, diagnosis, analysis instruments, NIRI technology, and intraoral camera imagery.

The iTero Element 5D Plus Imaging Systems are commercially available now in the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar.

A pioneer in digital orthodontics, including the Invisalign clear aligner system and iTero intraoral scanners, Align Technology brings the latest advances in digital dentistry with the use of 3D printing, creating the opportunity for trained professionals across the world to straighten millions of smiles in a gentle, non-invasive manner.

Align Technology invests approximately $250 million into R&D and innovation annually. Align Technology operates across more than 100 markets.