CVS MOVES INTO DENTAL CARE WITH TEETH-STRAIGHTENING SERVICE

CVS is jumping into the dental care with plans to offer a relatively new teeth-straightening service. The drugstore chain said Thursday that they will be adding SmileDirectClub locations to hundreds of its stores where customers can get started on getting their teeth straightened without an in-person visit with a dentist or orthodontist. That lack of an office visit has drawn criticism from orthodontists. They check in remotely with a dentist or orthodontist, often by smartphone. The service costs $1,850 before insurance. The American Association of Orthodontists has criticized the service, stating that in person visits are important in this type of care.