Cosmetics
New product: Aligner appliance for sleep disorders debuts
September 25, 2017 -- SleepArchiTx has introduced an appliance that works with a patient's aligner to treat sleep disorders.  Discuss
Straumann acquires ClearCorrect for $150M
August 17, 2017 -- Straumann Group has acquired clear aligner manufacturer ClearCorrect.  Discuss
FDA releases new consumer update on braces
June 12, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new consumer update on orthodontics.  Discuss
New product: Align Technology to offer new Invisalign workflow
March 20, 2017 -- Align Technology has announced a new workflow for the Invisalign system in partnership with Digital Smile Design.  Discuss
U.S. judge rules against orthodontics firm in ad case
October 27, 2016 -- A U.S. district court has ruled that Propel Orthodontics has "disseminated false and misleading advertisements throughout its participation in the marketplace," while granting a preliminary injunction against the company in favor of OrthoAccel Technologies.  Discuss
ClearCorrect: Align, ITC won't appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
September 1, 2016 -- Align Technology and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will not appeal a 2015 federal court decision that determined the ITC does not have the authority to regulate data, according to a statement from ClearCorrect. While the decision reinforces that the ITC doesn't have jurisdiction over data, legal disputes between the two aligner creators are not over yet.  Discuss
Align Technology to supply aligners for SmileDirectClub
August 4, 2016 -- Align Technology will supply non-Invisalign clear aligners for SmileDirectClub's doctor-directed, at-home program, under terms of a supply agreement between the companies.  Discuss
New app encourages orthodontic compliance
January 19, 2016 -- An app for iPhones and iPads to help younger orthodontic patients with their braces treatment, Snap Smile Share, is now available from the iTunes App Store.  Discuss
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