Candid and Carbon Combine Technology and Dental Expertise to Produce Accurate, Reliable Clear Aligners

Carbon and Candid are announcing they are teaming up to produce accurate, efficient, and reliable models for clear aligners to straighten teeth. Using Carbon’s L1 printers and DLS process, Candid is introducing Candid Pro, its “orthodontics-as-a-service” doctor driven clear aligner therapy offering designed specifically for dental and orthodontic practices.

Candid offers an end-to-end approach including the use of a patent-pending treatment plan methodology, an intuitive technology platform built for clinicians, and a suite of patient support. By leveraging Carbon DLS, the most advanced 3D printing platform capable of producing millions of customized, highly accurate aligner models, Candid is providing dental clinicians with an effective, efficient and scalable way to deliver clear aligner therapy for patients.

“We are proud to partner with Candid to enable them to deliver the best fitting aligners on the market at scale, enabling clinicians to deliver affordable and effective treatment for patients,” says Phil DeSimone, Chief Product and Business Development Officer. “Carbon’s L1 production system will enable Candid to efficiently and reliably produce millions of highly accurate aligner models and deliver bespoke solutions for each patient at scale.”

The technology platform within Candid’s end-to-end approach includes Carbon’s L1 printer. The L1 printer is a large-format 3D printer using the Carbon DLS process that allows organizations to prototype and produce large parts and smaller parts more economically. The L1 Production Solution for clear aligner models is a sophisticated, proven tool to lower costs, provide patients with a more affordable teeth-straightening solution, and allow clinicians to treat more patients with fewer visits.

“Any one patient requires a series of fully customized and accurate models for their teeth straightening process,” said Brian Ganey, Senior Vice President of Sales. “By leveraging the L1 Production Solution, we can scale production significantly and produce at record speeds, ultimately meeting the doctor and patient expectations as they anticipate the start of their clear aligner treatment. We’re proud to partner with Carbon whose 3D printing process enables us to produce customized aligners at scale at a cost that is viable for patients.”

For more information about the Carbon DLS process and L1 Production Solution, learn more here. To learn more about Candid Pro, please visit

About Candid

Candid is a digital platform for oral healthcare. Coupling the expertise and attention of private practice orthodontics with the convenience and affordability of telehealth, Candid delivers the best of both worlds. Our patent-pending approach to treatment planning (CandidRx™), and our intuitive ecosystem of hardware and software (CandidOs™), offer superior care and outcomes. We are on a mission to redefine orthodontics and unlock self-expression for all our customers.

About Carbon

Carbon is a 3D printing technology company helping businesses to develop better products and bring them to market in less time. The Carbon DLS™ process combines versatile printers, advanced software, and best-in-class materials to deliver functional parts with end-use performance and aesthetics, helping engineers and designers to create products that outperform. From prototyping and low-volume production to production-at-scale, hundreds of global organizations, including adidas, Ford Motor Company, and Becton Dickinson Company, use the Carbon process to create a wide range of functional end-use parts and print them reliably wherever and whenever they need them through our production network partners. Carbon is a venture-backed company headquartered in Redwood City, CA. To learn more, follow Carbon on Twitter.