Overview

The 2021 Invisalign GP Summit Case Shoot-out is a live case presentation event sponsored by Align Technology. The program features Invisalign treatment outcomes submitted by GP doctors in North America (US and Canada). Doctors with the best treatment outcomes in each of the four Summit Case Shoot-out theme categories will be invited to present their case on stage at the annual Invisalign Summit, where the best overall treatment ("Case Shoot-out Winner") will be determined by live audience voting.

Program highlights:

1. The theme categories for the 2021 Summit Case Shoot-out competition are:

  • Crowding/Spacing (adult or teen)
  • Deep bite/Open bite (adult or teen)
  • Ortho Restorative with Invisalign Go
  • Ortho Restorative with Invisalign (other or non-Invisalign Go)

Note: Doctors may enter a case into the “Other” category if they do not wish to be considered for the Summit Case Shoot-out. However, these cases will be considered for inclusion in the 2021 Invisalign Gallery publication and at the iPad kiosk display at the Invisalign GP Summit.

2. The four doctors with the top treatment in each of the above Summit Case Shoot-out theme categories will be invited to present their case on stage. These four doctors will have their Summit conference fees waived once they sign an Align Speakers Agreement contract prior to the event.

3. Doctors who are invited and choose to contribute to our supplemental 3D Digital Library by providing initial and final study models/PVS impressions/iTero scans will receive compensation in the amount of $300 for their associated time and materials. Patients will receive compensation in the amount of $50 for having the additional records taken.

Invisalign Gallery publication:

All Semi-Finalist treatment case outcomes (up to 100) will be on display at the 2021 Invisalign GP Summit and will be included in the 2021 Invisalign Gallery publication. All Entrants who submit a treatment outcome that are chosen as a Semi-Finalist will receive certificates of participation and a copy of the 2021 Invisalign Gallery publication once it is available for print.

Submit your Treatment

Submission deadline:

All entries must be submitted electronically via the Invisalign Gallery Uploader by Saturday, May 1, 2021. All releases must be received in order to be considered for the Summit Case Shoot-out.

Submission requirements:

  1. Signed doctor release and patient release forms (available online).
  2. Completed treatment information via Invisalign Gallery Uploader online.
  3. Treatment case submissions are limited to Invisalign cases that used an iTero scanner for submitting the initial order, SmartTrack™ material with 1 week wear aligner changes, and two additional aligners or less.
  4. Treatment cases using auxiliaries (such as Accelerated Treatment Devices, braces, rapid palatal expanders, sectional fixed appliances, etc.) will not be eligible. Ancillary devices (e.g. elastics, TADs, etc.) may be used, but their use must be fully disclosed in the treatment summary report.
  5. Initial & final records:
    • Intraoral photos (anterior, buccals, and occlusals)
    • Extraoral photos (all submissions will be de-identified by Align)
    • Radiographs
    • Progress photos (if available)

 

Clinical Review and Voting Process

Selection process:

All entries will be screened prior to going through an anonymous online voting process by peer GP doctors to determine the 100 top scoring cases. The treatment outcomes will be evaluated solely on the before and after photos. Among the top 100 Semifinalists, the four Entrants with the highest composite score in each Summit Case Shoot-out theme category will present at the Invisalign GP Summit. Finalists will be notified once all voting has ended. The overall Summit Case Shoot-out winner will be determined during the Invisalign Summit Case Shoot-out event.

During the online voting process, the de-identified before and after photos, radiographs (if any), and a brief treatment summary of each Semi-Finalist treatment will be posted on a password-protected online voting website owned by Align.  GP doctors experienced with Invisalign will be invited to vote on each of the treatment outcomes on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best) for treatment difficulty (40%), results achieved (40%), and records quality (20%). Doctors who have submitted treatments for consideration are not eligible to vote.

The final composite score is based on the weighted individual components, and the top treatment in each category is determined by the highest average component score.

Case Shoot-out presenters:

The four Entrants with the highest composite score in each Summit Case Shoot-out theme category will be notified once all voting has concluded, and invited to present their case at the Invisalign GP Summit. In the event that a presenter is unable to attend or does not wish to present, the Entrant with the next highest score in that category will be invited to present. In the event that an Entrant has the top score in more than one category, the Entrant must choose only one treatment outcome to present, and the Entrant with the next highest score in the category released will be invited to present their case.

Entrants who present their treatment outcome at the Summit event will have their Summit conference fees reimbursed, provided they sign a Speaking Agreement prior to the event.

Document Downloads

2021 Invisalign GP Summit Case Shoot-out Official Program Rules

2021 Invisalign GP Summit Case Shoot-out FAQ

2021 Doctor Records Use Authorization

2021 Patient Informed Consent and Release Agreement 

Doctor's Manual: learn.invisalign.com/topics/gallery-doctorsmanual

Invisalign® Photo Guide: learn.invisalign.com/taking-pictures

FAQ

1. What is the purpose of the Invisalign Gallery | GP Summit Case Shoot-out?

To recognize doctors who have demonstrated clinical excellence in Invisalign treatment through their treatment outcome submissions. To be eligible for consideration, treatments need to be submitted under one of the four theme categories listed below.

2. What types of cases can be submitted?

There are four theme categories for the 2021 GP Summit Case Shoot-out:

    1. Crowding/Spacing (adult or teen)
    2. Deep bite/Open bite (adult or teen)
    3. Ortho Restorative with Invisalign Go
    4. Ortho Restorative with Invisalign Go (other or non-Invisalign Go)

Each case entry must be submitted in one of these four categories to quality for the Summit Case Shoot-out competition. Entries that do not fit into at least one of these four categories (“Other”) are ineligible for Summit Case Shoot-out consideration, but may qualify for inclusion in the Invisalign Gallery publication.

3. Who can participate in this program?

GP doctors in North America (US and Canada).

4. How many entries can each doctor submit?

Each doctor can submit no more than 1 case per theme category (maximum of 4 total). Past years’ submissions, as well as previously published cases, are ineligible.

5. When do doctors need to submit their cases by?

The deadline for all entries is Saturday, May 1st, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered.

6. How do doctors submit an entry into the program for consideration?

All entries must be submitted online at https://submit.invisaligngallery.com. A comprehensive how-to guide is available for download to assist with the registration and case submission process.

7. What is required for each entry?
  • Signed doctor release and patient release forms (available online).
  • Completed treatment information via Invisalign Gallery Uploader online.
  • Treatment case submissions are limited to Invisalign cases that used an iTero scanner for submitting the initial order, SmartTrack™ material with 1 week wear aligner changes, and two additional aligners or less.
  • Treatment cases using auxiliaries (such as Accelerated Treatment Devices, braces, rapid palatal expanders, sectional fixed appliances, etc.) will not be eligible. Ancillary devices (e.g. elastics, TADs, etc.) may be used, but their use must be fully disclosed in the treatment summary report.
  • Initial & final records:
    • Intraoral photos (anterior, buccals, and occlusals)
    • Extraoral photos (all submissions will be de-identified by Align)
    • Radiographs
    • Progress photos (if available)
8. How will the Summit Case Shoot-out winner be determined?

All submitted treatments will go through an anonymous online voting process by peer GP doctors to determine up to the top 100 highest scoring cases. Among the top Semifinalists, the four Entrants with the highest composite score in each theme category will be the four Finalists invited to present at the Invisalign GP in October 2021. Finalists will be notified once all voting has ended. The overall Summit Case Shoot-out winner will be determined during the Invisalign Summit Case Shoot-out event.

9. Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

For any questions or support needed, please email us at InvisalignGallery@aligntech.com.

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