Invisalign company reports growth
Invisalign sales and profits have risen dramatically in the last year, new figures have revealed.
Align Technology, which manufactures the invisible braces, announced it made $32.6 million [£21.2 million] net profit in the second financial quarter, compared with just $4.3 million this time last year.
Over 50,000 cases of Invisalign products, which include Full, Express/Lite, Assist and Teen versions, were shipped to orthodontists and Invisalign dentists across North America between April and June this year, with 18,000 more being sent overseas.
Company president and chief executive officer Thomas Prescott described the results as “outstanding”.
“Our Invisalign business continues to outperform our expectations, resulting in our third consecutive quarter for record revenues and case shipments,” he added.
The cosmetic dentistry product, sold for an average of $1,415 internationally, is made up of several sets of removable invisible braces, which are replaced every two weeks to reposition the teeth.