Align Technology announces an exclusive supply and distribution agreement with Ultradent Products to exclusively supply its professional whitening system.
Align will offer Invisalign-trained doctors an exclusive professional whitening system with the leading Opalescence PF whitening formula from Ultradent. It is optimised for use with Invisalign clear aligners and Vivera retainers.
The system will carry the co-branded name of ‘Invisalign Professional Whitening System – powered by Opalescence’. And it will offer the same great whitening outcomes and streamlined practice experience dental professionals expect from the Opalescence PF product; during active tooth movement with Invisalign aligners. As well as during passive retention using Vivera retainers.
The Invisalign Professional Whitening System is commercially available globally in 2022.
‘A brighter, whiter smile is an important part of the Invisalign patient journey. In fact, a recent North America survey (Align data on file) shows that the majority of patients start a teeth whitening procedure during or after they complete Invisalign treatment,’ said Raj Pudipeddi, Align Technology chief product and marketing officer, and SVP and managing director of the Asia Pacific Region.
‘We believe that by providing an all-in-one solution, we enable Invisalign-trained doctors to enhance their patients’ treatment experience with a seamless workflow that also enables practice efficiency and growth.
‘We’re very excited to partner with Ultradent. This will offer the first professional whitening system optimised for use with Invisalign clear aligners and Vivera retainers.
‘Invisalign system doctors can use Opalescence PF for in-office teeth whitening treatment. And for doctor supervised at-home whitening.’
‘We’re honoured to partner with Align to make the top professional teeth whitening products available to more clinicians and patients around the world,’ said Ultradent president and CEO Dirk Jeffs.
‘Providing Align with teeth whitening products, ideal for use with Invisalign aligners and Vivera retainers, is a considerable step toward our mission of improving oral health globally. We therefore look forward to pursuing this mission together.’
Whiter teeth and a straighter smile
‘Many of my patients would like whiter teeth as well as a straighter smile,’ says Dr Brian Amy, an orthodontist and Align Faculty member practising in Oklahoma City.
‘The new Invisalign Professional Whitening System allows me to provide both simultaneously using the brands I trust.’
‘After testing this system in my practice, I can confirm that the Invisalign Professional Whitening System is easy to administer. It also offers a great patient experience by combining whitening with Invisalign aligners or Vivera retainers,’ said Dr Jennifer Bell, a restorative and cosmetic dentist and Align GP advisory board member practising in Holly Springs, North Carolina.
‘The simple ordering mechanism minimises burden on my practice to store and manage whitening products. While also providing the brighter, whiter smiles we have come to expect from the Opalescence PF product.’
Ultradent is an ISO13485 certified facility and will manufacture the products according to those standards.
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