Nine Congressmen authored a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “to express (their) concern regarding SmileDirectClub.” Additionally, the Congressmen voiced their support “of the FDA and FTC investigating the practices of SmileDirectClub to ensure that it is not misleading consumers or causing patient harm.”
The signing members include five dentists, three medical doctors and one pharmacist. Their full letter can be viewed by clicking here.
The AAO’s efforts regarding Direct-To-Consumer Orthodontics have taken a broad approach, as we strive to protect the health and safety of orthodontic patients, both current and prospective. Please note, AAO members can choose to contact their state, territory, or provincial dental boards or authorities, their state Attorney General’s consumer protection office or provincial consumer affairs office, regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration, and their elected officials about dental issues.