Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 6/2020 ORTHO TRIBUNE D3 Align Technology announces Invisalign G8 with new SmartForce aligner activation features By Align Technology Align Technology, Inc. has an- nounced the introduction of Invis- align G8 with SmartForce Aligner Activation, the latest of the compa- ny’s biomechanics innovations. Invisalign G8 with SmartForce Aligner Activation is informed by the company’s foundational bio- mechanics for clear aligners and its database of more than 9 million In- visalign patients to optimise tooth movements and further improve predictability for frequently treated crowding, crossbite, and deep bite cases. “Our innovations are based on fun- damental biomechanics, biomate- rials science, and the orthodontic knowledge and experience gained from the more than 9 million In- HEALTHY SMILES IN CELEBRATION OF ALIGN TECHNOLOGY'S MONTH OF SMILES, HERE ARE SOME FUN FACTS THAT REMIND US HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO HAVE A HEALTHY SMILE, AND HOW IT IMPACTS OUR DAILY LIVES. wanted movement. Specifi c, strate- gic contact areas between the aligner and the tooth are created by Smart- Force Aligner Activation and work in concert with SmartForce features for even greater control of the force systems. “Analysis of the tooth movements in the millions of cases shows us that certain tooth movements in treated case types require additional acti- vation to achieve the desired tooth movement,” said Dr. Mitra Derakh- shan, Align vice president, global clinical. “The additional activation is now au- tomatically determined by the soft- ware and fabricated into the aligner as SmartForce Aligner Activation, thereby reducing doctors’ inclina- tion to over correct certain move- ments in their treatment plans.” Invisalign G8 with new SmartForce Aligner Activation ensures suffi - cient and consistent activation in every aligner stage to help doctors get more of the desired movements from every aligner in the treatment of crowding, crossbite, and deep bite. For crowding and crossbite cases: • Smart Force Aligner Activation aids in posterior arch expan- sion by working synergistically with New Optimised Expan- sion Support attachments or visalign cases treated by Invisalign doctors – which help us defi ne the optimal approach to specifi c tooth movements and case types,” said Raj Pudipeddi, Align senior vice president, chief innovation, product and marketing offi cer. “Invisalign G8 with new SmartForce Aligner Activation integrates optimal forces for correction in these frequently treated case types. Alongside our SmartTrack material and SmartStage technology, these latest innovations further improve treatment plan- ning effi ciency and predictability so that doctors can be even more confi - dent in delivering great clinical out- comes.” With SmartForce Aligner Activation, select areas of the aligner surface are specifi cally contoured to apply optimal forces to the tooth surfaces to control the location, direction and intensity of the force to produce the desired outcome and minimize un- Optimised Expansion Support and Rotation attachments to reduce the potential for buccal crown tipping during posterior arch expansion. For deep bite cases: • improvements SmartForce Aligner Activation supports anterior intrusion with in the treatment plan set-ups to level the Curve of Spee and demon- strates up to 2x improvement in predictability of incisor in- trusion. In addition, with Invisalign G8, doc- tors can now select automatic place- ment of Precision Bite Ramps during the prescription process. Data dem- onstrates that Precision Bite Ramps improve lower intrusion in deep bite cases. “Being one of the fi rst doctors to use Invisalign G8 has been a fantastic experience. The G8 features along with SmartForce Aligner Activation enable better control and outcome of cases of patients with deep bite or for those who need a signifi cant amount of expansion,” said Dr. Nelly Sanseverino, an orthodontist and In- visalign G8 limited market release/ pilot doctor practicing in São Paolo, Brazil. Invisalign G8 will be available glob- ally on all Invisalign products in the fi rst quarter of 2021. HEALTHY SMILE, HEALTHY LIFE Celebrating healthy Smiling releases endorphins that elevate your mood, reduce stress, and boost your immune system. 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By Align Technology Even amid a pandemic that has halted many from visiting their dentist regularly, there’s still many things one can do to keep their smile healthy. In celebration of Align Tech- nology’s Month of Smiles, the global medical device company asked some of the region’s greatest ortho- dontists for some tips around how to maintain a healthy and radiant smile. Here’s what they had to say: Dr. Joy Antony, Specialist Orthodon- tist, Founder & MD – Dr. Joy Dental Clinic, UAE: “A clean, healthy mouth is fundamental to everybody’s qual- ity of life. Much of what goes into your body is connected to your oral health, and the condition of the mouth, teeth and gums can be an indicator of oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice daily, and eat a healthy diet that is low on sugar and starch, and high in calcium and protein. This can include raw fruit and veg- etables. This is an important part of keeping your mouth healthy.” Dr. Ayat Alzaki, Invisalign provider/ Consultant Orthodontist, Central Care, KSA: “A healthy mind starts with a healthy mouth, and a healthy mouth can be refl ected by a beauti- ful smile. A good smile can only be achieved with straight white healthy teeth. I highly recommend daily brushing and fl ossing, regular ortho- dontic evaluations, and teeth whit- ening sessions if needed.” tablishing a fi rst impression. Because of this, we greatly value how our smiles look. To ensure your teeth re- main healthy and beautiful, it is im- portant that you consider your diet; a balanced diet with minimal sugars is ideal in order to keep your teeth vibrant. Investing in your smile can have many quality of life benefi ts; maintaining it is key to ensure that these benefi ts last a lifetime.” Dr. Suliman Shahin, Orthodontist, KSA: “A smile is the best thing you can wear! With no doubt, the pin- nacle of a healthy smile is achieved through good oral hygiene practice and habits. Three habits will ensure you a long-lasting smile: Regular tooth brushing, fl ossing and routine dental check-ups. And fi nally, keep in touch with your dentist, you friend forever!” Dr. Ghassan Al-Turki, BDS, MSD, DScD, CAGS, ABO, FRCDC Assistant Professor & Consultant of Orthodon- tics: “A smile is the fi rst thing people notice; it plays an essential role in es- Dr Ahmed Alhafne, Consultant Or- thodontist, Head of Orthodontics - AHS, SEHA, UAE: “My personal tip to you to ensure a radiant smile is to reduce the intake of soda drinks, they contain acids which cause the outer layer of your teeth to be weak and consequently loose its shine. Make sure you maintain good tooth brushing habits and visit your den- tist every six months to have your regular checkup done!” With all this great advice, don’t for- get to maintain healthy habits for a great smile, everyday! For more in- formation, visit www.aligntech.com.