| Align Technology is a medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of Invisalign® clear aligners, iTero® intraoral scanners and services for dentistry, and exocad® computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software for dental laboratories and dental practitioners. Co. has two operating segments: Clear Aligner and Imaging Systems, which include Malocclusion and Orthodontic Treatment, The Invisalign System, and SmartTrack Aligner Material; and CAD/CAM Services, which include intraoral scanning, iTero Scanner, and services that include subscription software, disposables, rentals, and pay per scan. |
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