We recently received an informational letter from Align Technology regarding "invisable aligners done at home" through SmileCareClub. We wanted to pass this information along to our patients to ensure that they have the best information possible.
Over the past few months, we have received numerous questions regarding Align’s possible involvement with SmileCareClub, a company that promotes "Invisible Aligners Done at Home". The FDA clearance obtained by SmileCareClub is limited to the “repackaging/relabeling of aligners manufactured by another company. We want to assure our customers that Align Technology is in no way involved with SmileCareClub or the manufacture of their clear aligners.
Align believes strongly that the success of any type of orthodontic treatment hinges on the interactions between the treating doctor and patient, from determining whether a patient is a good candidate for treatment following a physical exam in the office, to designing a treatment plan to meet the unique needs of each patient, to monitoring treatment progress and patient expectations throughout treatment, to presenting retention options that preserve new smiles long-term. We are committed to supporting the needs of doctors, and are opposed to eliminating or minimizing their critical role in treatment.
If you have any additional questions on this, please feel free to reach out to us!