Align Technology's Q1 Profits rise mirrored in UK Adult orthodontics market growth

April 25, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
DS Dental Studio, London's leading cosmetic dentistry providers has revealed a huge increase in adult orthodontics cases. DS Dental Studio, based in Westfield London Shopping centre has reported a 68% increase in bookings for Invisalign® in London for adult patients in the last year. This increase seems to point out one of the reasons why Align technology reported a 32% increase in its first quarter profits on Monday, and forecast these profits to grow in the second quarter of 2012.

Dr Demir Sayiner, a leading London cosmetic dentist at the Studio says "Patients are increasingly opting for minimally invasive methods to improve their smiles, and new orthodontic systems such as Invisalign® have allowed us to provide orthodontic treatment that is nearly invisible, comfortable, and does not require a huge number of visits to get results."

Invisalign corrects crooked teeth using a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. The dental studio's dentists first take some photos, impressions and x-rays of the patient, and use a computerised 3-d model to plan the treatment. The clear almost invisible, removable 'aligners' are then custom made for the patient, and each one moves the teeth a little closer to the cosmetically desirable position. Sayiner says that the Invisalign® system can straighten crooked teeth, close gaps in teeth, and enhance smiles.

The increase in adult orthodontic patients has been observed across all age groups, and appears to be popular both for men and women. The patients point to various reasons for using Invisalign as opposed to other methods. These include that they are discreet, removable, and some have also pointed out as well as improving their smile, it has made them more body and health conscious, with resulting improvements in oral hygiene and general health.