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How to Slash your Invisalign Lab Fees

Click here to watch the video. Are you tired of lab fees for Invisalign®? Without volume discounts, a comprehensive case is almost $1900, and this doesn’t even include retainers. The great news is that now there are a couple of alternative options: 1. Utilize an off-label/white label aligner from a dental lab StraightSmile Solutions® specializes […]

The 2018 Infestation of Invisalign Stores

Note: The opinions presented below are that of the author and have not been verified by Align Technology®. As some celebrate the one-year anniversary of the flagship Invisalign Store® in San Francisco, I encourage you to look to the future and prepare for next steps. By the end of 2018, Align Technology® plans to have […]

Should You Dump Your 3Shape Trios®?

No! 3Shape Trios Scanner is arguably the best scanner on the market today. If you’ve been too busy with your shopping to keep up on current events in the dental industry, 3Shape® integration was abruptly “terminated” by Align Technology® this week, leaving thousands of dentists in a significant pickle. Without the ability to scan their […]

ALIGN PATENTS EXPIRATION

October 2017 is a special month in the aligner world; this is the date of the first batch of Invisalign® patent expirations. What does this ultimately mean? Nobody knows for sure, but it should mean lower lab prices as competition confidently emerges. Straumann® took a huge step in the right direction with its acquisition of […]

Same Day Aligners—A Game Changer for the Orthodontic Industry

Instant gratification. Dental professionals are all too familiar with the benefits of this marketing strategy and the resulting benefits to their profit. However, the past generation, was unable to offer this opportunity to their aligner patients because Invisalign® cases take several weeks to design, print, and ship. In many geographic markets, aligners are surpassing braces […]