Jessica BuendiaItzel Barrueta

Jessica BuendiaItzel BarruetaJessica BuendiaItzel Barrueta

FILE – Dental assistants go over appointments at SmileDirectClub’s SmileShop located inside a CVS store April 24, 2019, in Downey, Calif. SmileDirectClub is shutting down, just months after the struggling teeth-straightening company filed for bankruptcy, leaving existing customers in limbo. On Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, the company said it was unable to find a partner willing to bring in enough capital to keep the company afloat, despite a months-long search. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)