About Smartee

Founded in 2004Smartee is a leading provider of digital invisible orthodontic solutions in China. As of March 2022, Smartee’s 23.6 million sets of clear aligners have successfully served orthodontic consumers worldwide.

 

Smartee is headquartered in Shanghai, China, and overseas headquarters were established in the UK in 2021. Smartee’s production and R&D base are in Jiaxing Science and Technology City. Smartee currently has over 1,700 employees including a medical team of over 380 members led by professional PhD Orthodontists working in the Smartee Invisible Orthodontic Clinical Medical Center. Our large scale automated intelligent production base in China's "Dental Valley" (Ziyang, Sichuan) serves domestic China and the global market. 

 

As one of the leading brands in China’s invisible orthodontics industry, Smartee has introduced 3D printing technology into the field of stomatology instruments production in China and for the first time realized the large-scale production of customized clear aligners.

 

"Innovation" is in the DNA of Smartee. Smartee bracketless invisible orthodontic technology combines clinical stomatology, computer science, biomechanics, 3D printing, and polymer material science, and has achieved a total of over 500 patents since March 2022. Smartee has a database of over 520,000 orthodontic cases, which is growing at a rate of more than 100% per year. It is recognized as one of the most innovative and growing high-tech companies in the field of stomatology R&D and production in China. Smartee's efforts and contributions in promoting the development of the Chinese invisible orthodontic industry have been fully recognized and accepted by all sectors of the industry. It is a member of the 3D Printing Medical Devices Committee of the China Association for Medical Devices Industry, a member of the team that jointly drafted the Chinese oral digitalization wording standarda standing committee member of the Chinese Stomatological Association, an executive director unit of the Shanghai Medical Instrument Trade Association, and has obtained various honorary titles such as National Hightech Enterprise and Shanghai Little Giant Enterprise.

 

In 2015, KaVo Group, the world's leading manufacturer of dental equipment and consumables, became a shareholder of Smartee, which announced that KaVo Group had made a strategic layout for the promising field of invisible orthodontics.

In 2018, Smartee began working with the world-famous University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry to jointly research and develop orthodontic clinical medicines and clear aligners related to biomechanics and medical polymer materials.

 

In 2019, Smartee officially became a strategic cooperative partner of China Aerospace. The two would fully combine their respective technological and resource advantages and launch a series of strategic cooperations. Smartee joined hands with China Aerospace to advance the development of China's orthodontic industry. Meanwhile, Smartee worked together with the orthodontic team led by Professor Shen Gang to develop Smartee S8 S9 S10 mandibular repositioning invisible orthodontic solutions. Smartee also completed series C funding in the same year. Investors include well known domestic and foreign industry funds and investment agencies in the medical field with solid financial strength.

 

In 2020, Smartee cooperated with the orthodontic team led by Professor Shen Gang for the second time to develop S11 alveolar orthopaedic technology, and for the third time to start the research and development of S12 invisible and fixed fusion orthodontic technology, S16 Invisible forward traction technology. In the same year, Smartee launched a series of innovative products and technology such as multi-layer sheets and S15 Smartee Hook traction technology.


In 2021, Smartee continued its cooperation with Professor Shen Gang to develop S17, S18, S19, the mandibular maintenance and perioperative orthodontic solutions.

In 2022, Smartee was officially authorized to use Disney and Marvel IPs for its new Smartee Teen products for children and teenagers. With the launching of Smartee Teen, Smartee has been able to provide consumers of all ages with orthodontic correction management. In March 2022, Smartee closed its series D funding round of US$ 80 million. This round of financing will continue to accelerate its expansion in the global orthodontic industry.

 

In the future, guided by brand and driven by innovation and capital, Smartee will adhere to the medical essence of invisible orthodontics and provide safe, efficient, and comfortable invisible orthodontic products and services to global consumers and doctors, and make healthy and beautiful smiles predictable.

 

 

 


Development History

Continuous expansion in 2019

  • Series C funding was received to further expand automated production lines, and continue to lead the market of clear aligners in China 
  • Worked together with the orthodontic team led by Shen Gang of Taikang Bybo Dental to develop S8 and S9 invisible occlusal reconstruction solution
  • Officially became China Space Strategic Partner



Settled in Dental Valley in 2018

  • Sichuan Zhengmei Dental Technology Co., Ltd. was founded
  • Sichuan Yaqi Medical Technology Co., Ltd. was established
  • Smartee established a smart manufacturing base in China Dental Valley (Ziyang City, Sichuan Province)

Strategic Expansion in 2013-2017

  • Series A funding completed, and strategic cooperation with KAVO was reached
  • Series B funding was completed, and the full automatic production line was put into use
  • Smartee was protected under more than 100 patents, trademarks and software copyrights

Smart Manufacturing in 2010-2012

  • The first 3D printer was officially applied in manufacturing of clear aligners
  • A smart manufacturing and R&D base was established in Jiaxing Science and Technology City

Clinical tests in 2007-2009

  • The first clinical case of Smartee was tested
  • Clinical tests were completed and the medical device manufacturing license was obtained
  • The product passed the test of Shanghai Testing and Inspection Center for Medical Devices

Research and development in 2005-2007

  • Smartee's invisible orthodontic software development got started
  • Got support from National Innovation Fund and Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality


Smartee was founded in 2004

  • Smartee was founded in Zhangjiang Pharma Valley in 2004

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