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Dentists and Lawmakers Call for More Regulation of DIY Orthodontics

February 14, 2020
by Boston 25 News


Anyone who has looked into straightening their teeth can tell you just how expensive the procedures are. That’s why hundreds of thousands of patients have turned to “do-it-yourself” straighteners.

The billion-dollar “direct to consumer” dental industry has online-based companies popping up here in Massachusetts, with SmileDirectClub leading the pack.

Boston 25 Investigates found members of Congress, dozens of attorneys general, and public health boards across the country are asking for more regulations — as are several patients like Sharon Snowdale of Plymouth.

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