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

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Align Technology, Inc. announced multiple updates associated for the iTero® Element family of Intraoral scanner (iTero Element, Element 2 and Element Flex) which includes a new software upgrade with enhanced functionality and connectivity to two important digital dentistry leaders: exocad and Dentrix. With these updates, iTero has strengthened its position in restorative and dental practice workflow and is able to help dentists offer a better and faster patient experience.

1.7 Software upgrade: With the 1.7 iTero scanner software upgrade that will be available through a gradual release, starting in late November, general dentists and orthodontists have access to new features that improve scan quality and provides additional functionality for patient data protection. These improved features include:

  • – Improved image quality and resolution of restorative model
  • – Direct visualization of high resolution scan in “scan mode”
  • – Improved scan process for prep segments and
  • – Inactivity log out feature that activates after a pre-defined period of system inactivity for greater privacy of patient information

In addition, a separate iTero software update this week also provided customers with an improvement in their experience at, with clear visibility to file download status.

iTero Intraoral scanner open chair-side milling workflow with exocad ChairsideCAD software offers a fully-validated workflow between iTero Element Intraoral scanner and exocad ChairsideCAD to enable in-house milling of dental restoration on any compatible milling machine. With the flexibility of being able to choose chair-side workflow that works for their practice, dentists can focus on offering a better patient experience and faster treatment through same-day dentistry.

iTero Intraoral scanner is now integrated with Dentrix patient management platform. This integration simplifies workflow and increases efficiency by eliminating the need to re-enter patient data for digital impressions taken using the iTero scanner by automatically inserting the scan into Dentrix patient chart. This connectivity is available only in North America.

About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign® system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero intraoral scanners and services. Align’s products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.


For Further Information

More on the dental imaging device market in the US can be found in a series of reports published by iData entitled the US Market Report Suite for Dental Imaging Devices. This report covers the following market segments: intraoral X-ray devices, extraoral X-ray devices and CBCT scanners

The iData series on the market for dental imaging devices covers the U.S. and 15 countries in Europe including Germany, France, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg), Scandinavia (Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Portugal, Austria and Switzerland. Reports provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment. To find out more about dental imaging market data or procedure data, register online or email us at for a US Market Report Suite for Dental Imaging Devices brochure and synopsis.

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