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This dental startup will straighten your teeth for less than Invisalign

This dental startup will straighten your teeth for less than Invisalign
From TechCrunch - September 14, 2017

Healthy, well-aligned teeth shouldnt just be for the wealthy. Candid, a direct-to-consumer teeth alignment company, aims to make straight teeth more accessible and more affordable than braces and Invisalign.

Candid, which 3D prints its FDA-approved aligners, is designed for people who need mild to moderate orthodontic work. It costs $1,900 upfront or $88 per month over two years, while braces can cost up to $7,000 and Invisalign can cost up to $8,000.

By providing a lower-cost option, you increase accessibility for those who may not be able to afford the more expensive treatment or are unwilling to do something they may think is more cosmetic in nature, Candid co-founder and CEO Nick Greenfield told me.This is one of those areas thats very untouched and seems to be unfairly focused on; if youre rich you can get braces and if youre poor, you cant. We want to bring a solution thats in-between.

Candid has a three-step process to straighter teeth. First, the company sends you a modeling kit, so you can take impressions of your teeth at home.

After you send your impressions to Candid, its orthodontists review them to ensure Candid can treat your case. Candid has orthodontists on board from every state in the U.S., except North Carolina because of regulatory reasons. If the orthodontist decides your case is mild or moderate, theyll create a treatment plan for you and send you a 3D model of what your teeth will look like.

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