SHANGHAI, China and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), today announced the opening of the Align University Training Institute in Shanghai, China. This is Align’s second training facility in China. The Chengdu training center opened in 2017. The state-of-the-art facility represents the company’s commitment to clinical education and support for doctors in China. It will be a major training facility that will allow Align to educate doctors and showcase the company's latest product and technology innovation in orthodontic treatment and digital dentistry.

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“We see enormous potential in China with a growing demand for Invisalign clear aligners,” said Julie Tay, Align Technology senior vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific. “As consumer demand grows, we want to ensure we provide our doctors with the latest innovation and training to deliver great outcomes for Invisalign patients, and ultimately more beautiful smiles. This is another important investment we are making in China to provide localized training and support to our doctors, as we continue to lead the industry in clear aligners and digital dentistry.”

The Align University Shanghai Training Institute features state-of-the-art technology, including iTero intraoral scanners and dental simulation equipment. It holds three training rooms, including one multiple training room, one ClinCheck workshop room and one demonstration lab for iTero intraoral scanners and dental simulation equipment. The Align University will provide training, clinical education programs, and the tools and process demonstration needed for doctors to adopt innovative technology and treatment options in their practices.

China is the second largest market for Align. It opened its first office in Shanghai in 2011. The company now has more than 1,200 employees in seven offices across China. To date, Align has trained more than 150,000 Invisalign doctors worldwide.

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 to deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information.

For additional information about the Invisalign system or to find an Invisalign doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com. For additional information about iTero digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com.

Align Technology
Jasmine Chng
+65 9746 1776
jchng@aligntech.com