MetLife plan participants can start care at a SmileDirectClub SmileShop; at a SmileDirectClub Partner Network affiliated dentist or orthodontist office; or with a doctor-prescribed at-home impression kit.
SmileDirectClub Inc announced its partnership with the U.S. dental insurance provider MetLife to offer in-network coverage of SmileDirectClub’s remote orthodontic care to the more than 20 million individuals insured under its dental plans.
“We’re pleased to launch this partnership with MetLife and provide their millions of participants with access to our pioneering teledentistry platform and our premium, American-made clear aligners on an in-network basis,” said SmileDirectClub CEO David Katzman. “With this partnership, SmileDirectClub’s innovative clear aligner treatment is now covered by almost all major insurance providers in the U.S. We’re proud to join with MetLife in our mission of making orthodontic care convenient and affordable for everyone.”
MetLife plan participants will have three ways to use SmileDirectClub: with a 3D scan performed at one of SmileDirectClub’s SmileShops; at a SmileDirectClub Partner Network affiliated dentist or orthodontist office; or with a doctor-prescribed at-home impression kit. Regardless of the path a customer chooses, treatment reportedly is prescribed and monitored remotely by state-licensed dentists and orthodontists from start to finish using SmileDirectClub’s teledentistry platform.