Alejandro Castillo Gonzalez

LATEST TECHNOLOGY: Territory manager for Invisalign Caribbean, Alejandro Castillo Gonzalez, right, demonstrates a feature of the new invisible orthodontic equipment the iTero Element 2 Scanner to local orthodontists Dr Shenilee Hazell at the Smile Inn Dental Facility in Woodbrook. —Photo: Jermaine Cruickshank

TERRITORY manager for Invisalign Caribbean, Alejandro Castillo Gonzalez came to T&T earlier this month for the launch of the latest in invisible orthodontic equipment, the Invisalign iTero Element 2 Scanner, at the Smile Inn Dental Facility in Woodbrook. The first of its kind to become available in the region, the iTero Element 2 is a machine which Gonzalez insists is poised to advance and evolve the dental care industry. Express reporter, Nigel Telesford spoke with Gonzalez about the scanner that has orthodontic patients around the world smiling brilliantly:

Q: Welcome to Trinidad. I understand its your first time in the region. Tell us about this scanner.

A: Thank you. I love Trinidad already! I started this job about six months ago, so yes, this is my first time to Trinidad or to any island in the Caribbean. The original scanner has been out since 2000, but now we have upgraded it and the new one is the Element 2. We sell three types of scanners, but this one is new to the Caribbean and Latin America and it’s not only a scanner, it’s a teaching tool. The Element 2 is not only for orthodontics , it can be used for restorative and digital smile design also. It scans your mouth and shows how your teeth are aligned now and also predicts and projects how your teeth can be in the future.

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