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Line of Credit | Alive

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$45M | 1 yr ago



About InBrace

InBrace is a company that focuses on orthodontic technology in the healthcare sector. The company offers a personalized teeth straightening solution that is hidden behind the teeth, allowing users to improve their smiles without anyone knowing. This treatment does not require monthly tightenings or tray changes, and allows users to eat, drink, brush, and floss normally. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Irvine, California.

Headquarters Location

111 Academy Drive Suite 150

Irvine, California, 92617,

United States




Latest InBrace News

InBrace® announced as First Orthodontic System to Achieve Tooth Movement on Autopilot in Peer-Reviewed Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontics

Nov 29, 2022

News provided by Share this article Share this article IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- InBrace, the orthodontic company behind the novel Smartwire® technology, today announced that data highlighting InBrace as the first orthodontic system to achieve tooth movement on autopilot by using programmed non-sliding mechanics, was published in the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists, a bimonthly international journal publishing peer-reviewed articles. The article highlights InBrace as the first orthodontic system to achieve the six degrees of freedom needed to be considered a teeth straightening system on autopilot. Orthodontic tooth movement can be broken down into six degrees of freedom (torque, tip, rotations, in/out, up/down, opening/closing spaces), where each type of movement is necessary to achieve an aesthetic, stable, and functional occlusion. The authors note that movement on autopilot requires a fixed, compliance-free orthodontic system that has the capability of moving teeth to their programmed positions in all six degrees of freedom with minimal intervention by an orthodontist. InBrace was able to achieve this autopilot via their novel Smartwire, or GentleForce, technology. InBrace is the first orthodontic system to to be considered a teeth straightening system on autopilot. InBrace lets patients live their real lives and share their improving smile without anyone knowing they are in treatment. The InBrace Smartwire is placed behind the teeth and uses advanced computer modeling, AI, and shape memory wire to straighten teeth in a way that's healthy, discreet and lets people live their lives -- eating, drinking, brushing, flossing normally -- all while the teeth are being straightened. "This is great validation about the effectiveness of InBrace and the way we're revolutionizing tooth movement," said Hongsheng Tong, Clinical Assistant Professor, Advanced Orthodontic Program, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and Co-Founder and Principal Orthodontic Scientist for InBrace. "We've been thrilled with the reception from providers and patients and look forward to expanding InBrace to a market that wants to straighten teeth without painful monthly tightenings or tray changes. Modernizing teeth-straightening to deliver clinical confidence, a superior experience and autopilot is the vision we had for InBrace from the start," said Dr. John Pham, Founder and Chief Medical Officer. "I'm increasingly bullish about the opportunity to reach the hundreds of millions of people across the world who have opted out of teeth-straightening. InBrace delivers what the consumers want and our simple integration process allows for staff delegation with just a handful of check-in appointments. We're at the beginning of an incredible journey," said Clint Carnell, CEO. About InBrace  InBrace was invented & founded by Drs. John Pham and Hongsheng Tong who set out to find a healthier and more efficient teeth straightening system to treat children with severe cleft lip and palate; partnered with USC & Children's Hospital Los Angeles. InBrace filed the first application patent of its extensive patent portfolio in 2012. InBrace is revolutionizing teeth straightening with a personalized Smartwire® that is designed using each patient's unique Toothprint. The set it and forget it technology puts the orthodontic experience on autopilot; with treatment that's completely hidden from the world with less work for patients and clinicians. Designed for you. Made for real life. InBrace is headquartered in Irvine, CA. For more information visit, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook.

InBrace Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was InBrace founded?

    InBrace was founded in 2014.

  • Where is InBrace's headquarters?

    InBrace's headquarters is located at 111 Academy Drive, Irvine.

  • What is InBrace's latest funding round?

    InBrace's latest funding round is Line of Credit.

  • How much did InBrace raise?

    InBrace raised a total of $219.1M.

  • Who are the investors of InBrace?

    Investors of InBrace include Horizon Technology Finance, Novo Ventures, Vivo Capital, venBIO, Farallon Capital Management and 10 more.

  • Who are InBrace's competitors?

    Competitors of InBrace include 3D Predict.


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