The San Jose, Calif.-based company said the acquisition will allow it to more directly focus on its operations in Brazil, and that as part of the acquisition, it also picked up a small team of employees who will be based in its 1st Latin American office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“Brazil is estimated to have approximately 1.4 million new orthodontic case starts each year and employs nearly 20% of world’s dentists. As the world’s second largest market for cosmetic interventions, Brazil represents a tremendous growth potential for Align. The Latin America region is an emerging market for Align and this acquisition will help establish our leadership position in the region and support our long term growth strategy,” Align Americas VP and managing director Lynn Pendergrass said in a press release.
Earlier this month, Align Tech said it expanded workflow options for its iTero intraoral scanner, now expanded to include digital workflow for Nobel Biocare implants.
Customers using the company’s iTero system can now order Nobel Biocare implant cases through detnal labs, which in turn can order NobelProcera single-unit restorations for their doctors.