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COVID-19 pandemic had both positive and negative consequences for orthodontists

RICHMOND, Va., US: No orthodontic clinician in the world was left unaffected by the extreme adaptation to practice and procedure required during the ...


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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 ...