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Mail-Order Dental Care Has Arrived In Quebec — And Dentists Are Concerned

July 11, 2019
by CJAD 800 AM

It seems that in the Internet age, you can get orthodontic treatments done by mail order, without having to visit with an actual orthodontist.

A Nashville-based company called SmileDirectClub opened a Montreal-area office just a few weeks ago. It advertises its services heavily online — a cheaper, easier way to get your teeth straightened.

Clients would visit an office — which the company calls a “smile shop” — to get their mouths scanned. An orthodontist would review the scan, and then manufacture clear plastic aligners which are then mailed to the patient, and all this, for a fraction of the cost of conventional orthodontic treatments — up to 60 per cent less, according to some of the company’s ads.

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