Cosmetics
SmileDirectClub hopes to raise $100M in IPO
August 19, 2019 -- Direct-to-consumer teeth-straightening service company SmileDirectClub filed an initial public offering (IPO) on August 16. The company hopes to raise $100 million, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub opens U.K. retail locations
August 5, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has opened four retail locations in the U.K. and has partnered with Well Pharmacy to open additional locations in the country.
Study supports clear aligners for orthognathic surgery patients
August 1, 2019 -- Patients needing orthognathic surgery generally have orthodontic treatment before and after. Researchers compared the outcomes for patients who used clear-aligner therapy with those who used conventional orthodontic hardware. Their findings might open up new treatment options for patients.  Discuss
Study: General dentists less likely to refer to orthodontist
July 31, 2019 -- Are general or pediatric dentists better at identifying when a patient needs orthodontic treatment? Which group is more likely to refer a patient to an orthodontist? In a new study, researchers showed pretreatment orthodontic patient records to both general and pediatric dentists to find out.  Discuss
Align Technology posts increased Q2 revenues, shipments
July 29, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the second quarter of 2019.
New product: SmileDirectClub debuts nighttime aligners
July 25, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has launched aligners to straighten teeth during sleep.
Carestream Dental announces SureSmile certification
June 28, 2019 -- Carestream Dental announced that two of its imaging systems have been certified for use with Dentsply Sirona's SureSmile aligner system.  Discuss
Align Technology, Straumann end distribution talks
June 14, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology and Straumann Group have terminated discussions regarding a possible development and distribution agreement. As a result, Straumann will pay Align Technology $16 million as part of a patent settlement agreement announced in March.
Dental crowns top men's most researched cosmetic procedures
June 14, 2019 -- Dental crowns and invisible-aligner treatment were the most researched cosmetic procedures by U.S. men in the first three months of 2019, according to the results of a new survey from RealSelf.
New product: Align Technology launches intraoral scanner
June 13, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has launched a new intraoral scanner.
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