Who Discovered Invisalign®?

Between braces and Invisalign® in Pompano Beach, what would you choose? Surveys show that most Americans prefer Invisalign to braces because of its unique design. In terms of comfort, Invisalign also gets the upper hand.   

Unlike traditional metal braces that are rough and bulky, Invisalign comes in sleek and smooth clear trays that your orthodontist will place over your teeth. 

With Invisalign’s remarkable comfort add to that its inconspicuous design, it’s not surprising why people are drawn to Invisalign. What else do you know about this revolutionary orthodontic device? 

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Who Is the Founder of Invisalign?

Who Invented Invisalign?

Invisalign was invented 20 years ago by Zia Chishti. The person behind Invisalign is not a dentist but rather a Computer Science and Economics major at Columbia University. After he graduated from Columbia, he pursued an MBA degree at Stanford.  

Although he wasn’t a dental professional, he had a Eureka moment while he was undergoing orthodontic treatment. He wanted to find a better alternative to braces. Hence, he came up with the Invisalign concept 

How Did Invisalign Start?  

Chishti came up with the concept while he was in his dorm room at Stanford. He founded Align Technologies, LTD with three of his friends in 1997. A year later, FDA approved Invisalign. After that, Invisalign made it to the market. 

In 2000, his company received over one hundred and 40 million dollars worth of investments. When Invisalign went public on NASDAQ after a year it already had a value of one billion dollars.  

Are You Interested to Learn More About Invisalign in Pompano Beach?

Would you make a good candidate for Invisalign? We can assess you and determine if you’re a suitable candidate.  

At Park Plaza Dental, we provide a wide range of orthodontic treatments including Invisalign. Our dental health experts have received extensive training to ensure you get the best service. Give us a call to learn more about our services. 

**Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. 

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