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Global clear aligner market: The stars are aligned

BURNABY, Canada: The global clear aligner market continues to grow at a rapid pace and looks set to overtake fixed appliances as the most popular ...

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Aligners: More regulation or just a consumer product?

Why do we need to straighten teeth? How do we do it? What is the best way? These are the big questions nowadays, and I think that the answers to these ...

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Digital dentistry is not the future; it is the present

BASEL, Switzerland: It is clear from the growing number of clinicians already using digital technologies that offering simple, safe and more pleasant ...

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Invisible orthodontics market: North American market remains solid, Chinese market grows rapidly

The global invisible orthodontics market size was valued at US$2.9 billion (€2.7 billion) in 2020. It is expected to reach US$11.6 billion in 2027, ...

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SmileDirectClub slashes net loss, signals major strategy change for 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn., US: SmileDirectClub (SDC) became the public face of direct-to-consumer (D2C) orthodontics when it experienced phenomenal growth between...

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Sales slowdown puts the brakes on Align Technology’s record run

TEMPE, Ariz., US: Align Technology performed notably well in 2020, even as the pandemic took a bite out of income streams, and the company broke its own ...

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Straumann Group to acquire Berlin clear aligner manufacturer PlusDental

BASEL, Switzerland: The dentist-led clear aligner treatment solutions provider PlusDental is to become part of the Straumann Group. The full acquisition ...

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DentalMonitoring launches new virtual platform for a lifelong patient experience

AUSTIN, Texas, US: DentalMonitoring offers orthodontic and dental solutions and is a pioneer of the remote monitoring of dental care using artificial ...

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Clear aligners market expected to see substantial growth

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Advancements in 3D-scanning technology, thermoforming materials and 3D printing have paved the way for the clear aligner market to be ...

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Remote orthodontics: BOS releases new guidance on teledentistry

LONDON, UK: The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) has recently released guidance on teledentistry and remote interactions in orthodontic care. By ...

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Interview: Dr Rune Fisker discusses key digital dentistry trends for 2022

As the senior vice president for product strategy at 3Shape, Dr Rune Fisker has been instrumental in driving the company’s focus on digital ...

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Pandemic headwinds batter SmileDirectClub

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: SmileDirectClub (SDC) is a leading provider of remote clear aligner therapy, but the company has missed out on the economic immunity...

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SmileDirectClub expands into France

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: Clear aligner manufacturer SmileDirectClub (SDC) has recently announced that it is planning to launch its orthodontic products in ...

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Align Technology showcases digital portfolio

COLOGNE, Germany: At IDS 2021, Align Technology will be showcasing the Align Digital Platform, including the most recent innovations from its digital ...

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Chinese clear aligner maker aims high

SHANGHAI, China: Many readers may not have heard of Angelalign Technology, the largest clear aligner manufacturer in mainland China. The company shares most...

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Consolidation ramps up as Dentsply Sirona acquires assets of Propel Orthodontics

CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: Dental giant Dentsply Sirona has acquired the assets of U.S.-based Propel Orthodontics. Propel develops and manufactures orthodontic ...

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Align Technology reaches ten millionth Invisalign patient milestone

LONDON, UK: Clear aligner provider Align Technology has recently announced that the Invisalign system has cracked the ten million mark. The clear aligners ...

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Cyberattack could cost SmileDirectClub $15 million

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: In May, direct-to-consumer orthodontics company SmileDirectClub (SDC) was the victim of a substantial cyberattack. Numerous parts of...

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Direct-to-consumer orthodontics—GDC says innovation must not compromise patient safety

LONDON, UK: The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed innovation in dentistry, including where treatment and consultations occur remotely, but has ...

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PlusDental expands into Sweden

BERLIN, Germany: The orthodontics start-up PlusDental is now offering clear aligner treatment at dental practices in Sweden. According to the company, ...

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SmileDirectClub praises growing acceptance of teleorthodontics

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: Orthodontics disruptor SmileDirectClub (SDC) reported small declines in revenue and clear aligner case numbers for the fourth ...

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Pandemic-proof? Align Technology sold a record number of clear aligners in 2020

TEMPE, Ariz., U.S.: Align Technology sold a record 1.6 million cases of clear aligners in 2020—the same year in which most governments and businesses ...

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Pent-up demand helps Align Technology top pre-COVID-19 sales

SAN JOSE, Calif., U.S.: Half a million cases of clear aligners sounds like a considerable number—and indeed it is. It appeared that Align Technology had ...

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Patents and patience: The rise of the SmileShop

NEW YORK, U.S.: A patent granted to orthodontics disrupter SmileDirectClub (SDC) in April ensures that no other company can duplicate its clear aligner ...

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Dentsply Sirona reshuffles as pandemic cuts sales in half

CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: The multinational dental company Dentsply Sirona will exit the traditional orthodontics business and reduce its activities in analog ...

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Saudi youth prefer clear aligners

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Clear aligners are the most attractive and acceptable orthodontic appliance—this was the main finding of a study of youth perception...

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Will COVID-19 push orthodontics further into the digital space?

LEIPZIG, Germany: Patient volumes at orthodontic practices are expected to rebound quickly when practices reopen. Digital tools have helped orthodontists to...

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Teledentistry is here to stay—dental associations change gear to regulate

CHICAGO, U.S./LONDON, U.K.: A growing number of consumers are opting for remote orthodontic treatment, and it is likely that such services will continue to ...

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SmileDirectClub aims to change tack in 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: As 2019 came to an end so too did the terms of a supply agreement between Align Technology and its one-time partner SmileDirectClub ...

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Printing clear aligners in-house—how accessible is it?

SEATTLE, U.S.; Bellevue Orthodontics says that its patients can walk out of their first appointment with a set of fully customized clear aligners. Utilizing...

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