Through its uLab Partner Program, orthodontists have access to a per aligner pricing structure for simpler cases and an automatic price ceiling for more complex cases.
uLab Systems, creator of the uSmile Clear Aligner System, is offering the orthodontic community an industry-first pricing structure for aligners. Through its uLab Partner Program, orthodontists reportedly have access to what the company says is “highly economical per aligner pricing for simpler cases with an automatic price ceiling that unlocks unlimited aligners for as low as $950 per case.”
The pricing structure reportedly allows orthodontists to purchase aligners as needed. For simple and moderate cases, orthodontists will only pay for what they use. For more complex cases, orthodontists will pay per aligner until reaching the case fee ceiling—as low as $950—after which the remaining aligners are no-charge, according to the company. If a case finishes early, uLab Systems maintains that it costs the orthodontist less. And if the case is longer than anticipated, the price to the orthodontist is capped.
According to a press release from uLab Systems, while savings can vary, on average orthodontists should expect to save over 40%.
For orthodontists who sign up for uSmile Clear Aligners by March 1, 2021, uLab will reportedly match the loyalty status they have with another manufacturer for 12 months so they can immediately take advantage of the savings offered by uLab.
“When my co-founder and I started uLab several years ago, we were perplexed by the trends in the orthodontic space,” says Amir Abolfathi, co-founder of uLab Systems. “One of those was aligner pricing. Complicated package structures combined with years of price increases created a situation where orthodontists faced large lab fees no matter what the case type. We set out to re-balance the market by creating a company that is fully committed to supporting the orthodontist.”