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Align Technology, Inc.: Inflation Takes Bite Out of Align's Fair Value Estimate, but Shares Still Attractive

Symbols
ALGN
Sector(s)
Healthcare
Rating
Current Price
$273.64
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Align is the leading manufacturer of clear dental aligners globally, having pioneered the technology with the introduction of its Invisalign branded aligners in 1998. Since then, Invisalign has become a household name, having treated over 10 million patients with malocclusion (misaligned teeth) through orthodontist and dentist-guided treatment plans. The company maintains dominant market share of clear aligners, despite the introduction of direct-to-consumer competitors upon the expiration of key patents that began in 2017. Align also manufactures intraoral scanners (iTero), used for orthodontic treatment and restorative dental procedures (digital models for crowns, veneers, and implants).

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Analyst Profile

Debbie Wang

Senior Equity Analyst
Debbie Wang is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. She covers the medical-device industry. Previously, she was an associate director of equity analysis for Morningstar, leading the healthcare team.Before joining Morningstar in 2002, Wang was a vice president and senior brand strategist for Leo Burnett. During her tenure at Leo Burnett, she led brand strategy on a variety of accounts, including Allstate, Amoco, McDonald/s, Heinz, Smucker’s, Pepto-Bismol, and Celebrex.Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Colgate University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.