New York City’s own Candid, a startup aiming for perfect teeth in its clients, has announced expansions throughout the country to four new cities.
Candid is putting an emphasis on its storefront approach that allows customers to come in for teeth scannings and checkups and new brick and mortar stores will be put up in San Francisco, Austin, Columbus and Santa Monica, according to TechCrunch. With four locations already established – two in NYC, one in Boston and another in southern California – the company that was founded in the Big Apple in 2017 is finding fast success.
In its last funding round, Candid came up with $15 million from investors, which has allowed its U.S. expansion to what will soon be eight stores. In addition to physical stores that people can come into, Candid offers the delivery of its impression system that people who would prefer to not go into an office can do straight from their homes.
“The advantage is, if you don’t have access or live two hours away from the city, the impression kit is a viable and effective way,” CEO Nick Greenfield said in an interview with TechCrunch. “But if you live in a city with a Candid studio, we recommend you come in for a scan.”
Advertising itself as a fraction of the cost of a normal orthodontist, Candid is a new option for people with a limited budget. The service that uses a 3D printer to make its teeth aligners costs $1,900.