United States of America

John Morton received his degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He obtained a firm foundation in orthodontic biomechanics as Director of Research with colleague Dr. Charles Burstone at the University of Connecticut, Department of Orthodontics researching and developing the principles of  Segmented Arch Technique, Variable Modulus Orthodontics, and Differential Moments to name a few.  He has been a consultant for the National Institutes of Health,  many universities and orthodontic corporations throughout his forty year career in orthodontic biomechanics.  John joined Align Technology in 2007 and presently holds the position of Vice President, Technical Fellow.  He served as a Visiting Professor at Columbia University in 2019.  John’s team at Align is dedicated to improving clear aligner treatment and has developed the SmartForce™ features, SmartTrack material and SmartStage algorithms introduced in past years which improve the predictability of the Invisalign system.  John lectures all over the globe on biomechanics in orthodontics and has addressed many of the national societies.  John has authored many articles and book chapters on biomechanics and is a member of the editorial review board of The Angle Orthodontist