Orthodontic Aligners Exempt in Connecticut

Friday, January 6th, 2017

 
 
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Connecticut ruled that sales of aligners used to straighten teeth are exempt.

Orthodontists use custom-made aligners to straighten patients' teeth. The aligners work like braces: patients wear the aligners to shift their teeth into a new alignment over time.

Connecticut exempts sales of equipment worn as a correction or substitute for any functioning portion of the body. Exempt items include corrective devices - such as braces, headgear, and retainers - used by dentists and orthodontists. Because the aligners are like braces and are used to correct a functioning portion of the body, they are exempt.

http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?A=1513&Q=588938


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