3Shape announced that it has launched the Straight Talk Dental Coalition, an online platform to give dental professionals a voice in the wake of Align Technology’s decision to terminate interoperability between its Invisalign clear aligners and 3Shape’s TRIOS scanners. The platform provides a petition for dentists to sign calling on Align to reinstate interoperability, along with letters to other stakeholders.
Since Align terminated interoperability in January 2018, dentists say that their patients and dental practices have been negatively impacted by Align’s action. According to an online survey of Invisalign providers using TRIOS scanners, Align’s termination of interoperability created unnecessary and unexpected costs and practice disruption.
On the Coalition’s website, dental professionals who have been impacted by Align’s action can: