Align Technology Introduces New Vivera Retainer Doctor Enabled Direct Ship to Patient Feature in Its Doctor Subscription Program
- The Vivera Retainer Subscription Direct Ship to Patient feature helps doctors support their patients in maintaining their new smiles. Doctors can elect to have retainers shipped directly to their patients reducing the need to store retainers at their practices.
- The Direct Ship feature creates a more patient friendly workflow for doctors to offer retainers to their patients and reduces the need for patients to make time consuming unnecessary trips to their doctor’s office to pick up their repeat Vivera retainer orders.
- The Vivera™ Retainer Subscription (VRS) provides a simple and scalable way for doctors to offer ongoing retainers to their patients and preserve their orthodontic treatment results. The Align™ Doctor Subscription Program (DSP) provides doctors with the ability to address patient demand for limited orthodontic treatment for simple “touch up” cases and long-term orthodontic retention.
- VRS is available to doctors participating in DSP.
“Our new subscription model supports the increasing digitalization of dentistry and orthodontics,” said
With the direct ship to patient feature, doctors can arrange to have subsequent retainers sent to their patients directly, reducing the need for doctors to store the retainers in their office or for patients to make a trip to their doctor’s office simply to pick up their replacement retainers. All shipping costs, logistics, and facilitation of tracking information are managed directly in the Align VRS platform. Doctors can update shipping addresses or preference at their convenience without disrupting patient subscriptions. The doctor enabled Direct Ship feature is only available for repeat retainer orders. All first sets of retainers, whether for an existing or new patient, will be shipped to the doctor’s office so patients can be seen by their doctor as part of their doctor directed treatment plan.
Align introduced the VRS as part of DSP to provide a simple and scalable way for doctors to offer ongoing retainers to their patients and preserve their orthodontic treatment results. It is an end-to-end digital platform that helps doctors manage retainer subscriptions directly with their patients including quotes, patient sign-up, reminders, payment management, renewal, and inventory management. The VRS is fully integrated with the DSP and is available to doctors participating in DSP.
The Align™ DSP addresses practices’ needs for limited orthodontic treatment and retention, digitally giving doctors the opportunity to expand their patient market by tapping into new opportunities with touch up and retention treatments. DSP provides doctors with the flexibility to treat simple orthodontic cases or offer their patients a superior, flexible and convenient retention solution. With DSP, doctors get an allotment of aligners that can be used either for Invisalign Touch Up or Vivera options over the course of 12 months. Doctors pay a predictable payment each month for their limited treatment and retainer needs. DSP is currently available to doctors in
Align expects to begin a limited market release of the VRS Direct
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