Invisalign Policy Changes

 

Update

April 2010

Align Cancels Quota Requirement

On April 22, 2010, Align Technology, manufacturer of Invisalign orthodontic treatment, announced the cancellation of its previously implemented quota requirement requiring providers to start a minimum of 10 Invisalign® cases annually to maintain provider status with the company.

 

More information from Align about changes to the proficiency requirement is available here.

 


June 2009

New Requirements for Invisalign Providers

Align Technology, the manufacturer of the Invisalign orthodontic treatment, has notified dentists of the immediate implementation of new CE and case volume requirements for a dentist to continue to be considered by Invisalign as "certified." Participating dentists must originate at least ten cases per year and complete ten Invisalign CE credits.

 

SDDS has received a number of calls from concerned members regarding the impact of this new policy, particularly from those dentists who simply cannot meet the case volume requirement. Because this is such a national issue, the ADA is currently working to express member concerns to Align Technology representatives. Please see the recently issued ADA fact sheet below. For now, dentists are advised to seek the advice of an attorney regarding a dentist's contractual obligations to Align Technology Inc., and to contact Align Technology, Inc directly to express their displeasure or concerns with the new requirements. SDDS will continue to monitor this issue closely and provide updates as they become available.

 

Invisalign fact sheet from the American Dental Association