Transparent splints: consumer advocate about aligner providers: "'I fell into the trap' - we often hear such complaints"

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Transparent splints: consumer advocate about aligner providers: "'I fell into the trap' - we often hear such complaints"

Ms. Schölgens, the consumer centers of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate took a close look at aligner providers in 2021. Aligners are clear plastic splints that can be used to treat slight misaligned teeth. What triggered it? We noticed that the providers ran a lot of advertising and worked with influencers on social media. A large, well-known provider - "Dr. Smile" - advertised with the slogan "Your perfect smile" - a statement that promises a very good treatment success. We have looked at the advertising of the providers and analyzed the information on the websites.

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