Impress merges with Uniform Teeth as firms aim to create world’s largest network of invisible orthodontic clinics
Impress and Uniform Teeth have announced their merger with the objective to create the largest worldwide network of orthodontic clinics.
Impress was founded in 2019 in Barcelona by renowned orthodontist Dr. Khaled Kasem and serial entrepreneurs Diliara and Vladimir Lupenko, with the idea of combining the best of traditional orthodontics with the most innovative technology in the sector.
Technology is one of the main pillars of Impress. The digital orthodontic brand has a growing network of hybrid clinics leveraged by a top-tier clinical team and a vertically integrated tech stack. Recently, Impress also put into operation one of the largest European R&D and clear aligner production facilities.
In just three years, Impress already has more than 130 clinics across eight different countries, including all strategic markets: Spain, Italy, Germany, France, and the UK.
Uniform Teeth was founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Meghan Jewitt and Dr. Aamodt. From day one Uniform Teeth was focused on delivering high-quality orthodontic care to more people. Since then UniformTeeth has grown to eight locations in San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle and advanced technology with a primary focus on AI-driven digital medical records and patented 3D treatment planning software.
The company plans to use this momentum and continue the expansion in the US with the objective to operate 50+ clinics by the end of 2023.
Earlier in July, Impress secured $125M in its Series B funding round led by the investment groups LBO France, Norgine Ventures, Claret Capital Partners, TA Ventures, Uniqa Ventures, and Nickleby Capital, to help propel the company’s expansion into new markets.
Uniform Teeth is backed by tier one investors – Canaan Partners, Lerer Hippeau, Slow Ventures, and Refactor Capital.
Diliara Lupenko, Co-Founder and COO of Impress, said: “Our expansion to America was undoubtedly the next step for Impress, and we are so proud to be working with Uniform Teeth. We were looking for a company that shared a similar business vision and philosophy/company values that above all extolled aspects such as innovation and personalization.
“From this partnership, we will continue to offer invisible orthodontic treatments of the highest quality with a personalised service, supervised by a highly experienced medical team.”
Meghan Jewitt, CEO & Co-Founder of Uniform Teeth, said: “As a company, we’re committed not only to world-class patient care but also to innovation which has helped us to revolutionise the orthodontic sector. Teaming up with Impress allows us to combine our technology systems into the leading orthodontics platform on the market today.
“In addition, it will allow us to expand faster across North America to fully realise our mission of offering exceptional, next-generation care to patients.”