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Invisalign Maker Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Scanner System

May 4, 2021, 6:36 PM

Align Technology Inc. was hit with another proposed class action that alleges the Invisalign orthodontics maker drove up prices and abused its market dominance by enticing dentists to opt for their aligners and teeth scanners.

Align’s Invisalign products dominate 90% of the the invisible aligner market and are sold at gross margins exceeding 75%, according to the complaint, filed May 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Invisalign aligners are sold through dental offices, with full-course treatments costing up to $8,000, according to the suit. Scanners are used to take digital images of patients’...

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