SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Align Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ: ALGN) continues its support of
Operation SmileSM and commitment to donate $1 million to help
children across the globe born with cleft lips and cleft palates receive
proper surgical care. The #RealSmile campaign is timed to coincide with
World Smile Day, Oct. 2, to encourage people to celebrate and share the
joy of a ‘real smile’.
What is a real smile? A real smile is unguarded, shows no
self-consciousness and involves the whole face; the eyes, the cheeks,
and the teeth, not just an upturned mouth. The smile beams with
joy and lights up the whole face.
On World Smile Day, Align Technology will initiate a global photo
sharing wave of activity by asking all of its Invisalign® fans and
followers on social media channels around the world to take a selfie or
find an existing photo of themselves giving a real smile and share it on
their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram profile. The campaign will also
encourage social media users to nominate a friend to do the same. Every
public share of a photo of a person’s real smile on Facebook, Twitter,
or Instagram with #RealSmile will trigger a US$1 donation by Align
Technology. The Company will work with Operation Smile and Invisalign
ambassadors and regional stakeholders to encourage their communities of
followers to join with them in the campaign.
The #RealSmile campaign aims to help children smile around the world by
raising awareness and generating interest and money for Operation Smile.
Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lips, cleft
palates and other facial deformities for children worldwide who would
never be able to smile freely without their help.
For more information please visit http://www.invisalign.com/operationsmile#realsmile
For information about Operation Smile please visit http://www.operationsmile.org
About Align Technology, Inc., Makers of the Invisalign® Clear Aligner
Adults and teens now have a modern choice for straightening their teeth.
No more wires and brackets required – Invisalign and Invisalign Teen®
aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces that uses a series of
virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth
over time. The benefits include no food restrictions, minimal
interference with sports or other activities, and the straightening of a
without almost anyone knowing they are in treatment. Learn more and find
a trained Invisalign doctor at www.invisalign.com.
All Invisalign products are designed, manufactured and marketed by Align
Technology, Inc. (ALGN). Today the Invisalign product family includes
Invisalign Full, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign Assist®, Invisalign
Express, and Vivera® Retainers. Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Vivera and
iTero are trademarks of Align Technology, Inc. Align Technology develops
innovative, technology-rich products such as the Invisalign system and
the iTero® scanner and services. Visit www.aligntech.com
for more information.
About Operation Smile
Operation Smile, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an
international medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries,
whose global network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers
from more than 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health
and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has
provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and
young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial
deformities. To build long-term sufficiency in resource-poor
environments, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical
professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat
their local communities. Operation Smile also donates medical equipment
and supplies and provides year-round medical treatments through its
*Through March 3, 2018, Align will donate a minimum guaranteed
donation of $500,000 (U.S.) up to $1 million. Facebook shares must be
made public in order to trigger a donation. Restrictions apply. See
details at Invisalign.com. The #RealSmile campaign, in addition to all
Align campaigns with Operation Smile, fall under a contribution maximum
of $1 million.