Align Technology, Inc. announced the launch of the ClinCheck® “In-Face” Visualization tool for the Invisalign Go system, Align’s tooth movement system designed for general dentists. The ClinCheck too is said to enhance 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.
This visualization tool will initially be available with the Invisalign Go system and then will be rolled out across the Invisalign portfolio throughout the year, the company said in a statement.
Align’s ClinCheck software for customized treatment planning is said to provide practitioners with 3D images of planned tooth movements throughout the treatment journey. With this tool, doctors can generate a compelling, clinical visualization of their patient’s teeth within an image of their face. This will also enable doctors to use this visual as a guide in consultations to educate patients, highlight the benefits of teeth straightening, and visualize and discuss the best Invisalign clear aligner treatment option for each patient.
“Align’s ClinCheck In-Face Visualization tool leverages our digital analysis and treatment protocols to help doctors develop and share their treatment plans,” said Zelko Relic, Align Technology, chief technology officer, senior vice president of global R&D. “It’s a great fit into our end-to-end digital platform that starts with an iTero scan followed by Invisalign treatment and a healthy beautiful smile.”
Accessing the In-Face Visualization tool requires use of the Invisalign Photo Uploader application (available on iOS and Android) to capture digital photos of the patient. Photos are then automatically uploaded to the Invisalign Doctor Site, where the tool merges the patient’s front-facing smile photo with the ClinCheck treatment plan model. Doctors will then be able to compare side-by-side before and after photos, share multiple treatment plans, and adjust the treatment plan and refresh the “in-face” view.
The ClinCheck In-Face Visualization tool is currently available to doctors using the Invisalign Go system in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It will become available to doctors using the Invisalign Go system in the U.S. and Canada on March 9. For more information, visit info.aligntech.com/lp/invisalign-go.