SmileDirectClub granted patents for toothbrush, case that can be tracked with Bluetooth

SmileDirectClub received patents for its electric toothbrush and Bluetooth-powered aligner case, the Nashville, Tenn.-based teledentistry company announced Oct. 6.

SmileDirectClub's electric toothbrush features interchangeable aligner heads that can clean invisible aligners, and its case uses Bluetooth location technology to ensure aligners are never lost.

Since launching its oral care product suite in U.S. Walmart stores in January, the company said it is the second-highest growth contributor in the electronic toothbrush market.

"Innovation is in our company’s DNA and is a driving force behind every product and service we offer," SmileDirectClub CEO David Katzman said in a news release. "We look forward to continuing to push the oral care category forward with new inventions that help consumers achieve and maintain a smile they love."

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