Deciding who to trust to straighten your smile is a big deal. It’s important to make the most informed and confident decision before starting your journey toward a straighter smile. To help find the best possible option for clear aligners to get the smile of your dreams, we’ve done the research for you.
We took a look at a few providers of clear aligners and are breaking down the cost, treatment, requirements, perks, and more to help you find the best teeth straightening option.
Founded in 2014, SmileDirectClub is the pioneer of doctor-directed, at-home clear aligner therapy. We work with a network of more than 225 duly licensed dentists and orthodontists, and we’ve helped more than 500,000 satisfied grinners. Since then, several other clear aligners companies have popped up. Here’s an overview of what SmileDirectClub, ClearCorrect, Candid Co., and Invisalign offer.
|Cost||$1850 or $250 down and $80/month for 24 months. (No credit checks. no forms to fill out.)||$2000–$8000||$1900||$3000–$8000|
|Whitening||bright on™️ premium teeth whitening and LED accelerator light||No||Whitening foam||No|
|Time of treatment||6 months on average||Anywhere from a few months to a few years||6 months on average||12–18 months on average|
|3D scan||225+ SmileShops||No||12 Studios||1 Smile Store|
|Impression kit||Yes, $49||No||Yes, $95||No|
|Type of treatment||Mild to moderate crowding and spacing||Mild to moderate crowding and spacing||Mild to moderate crowding and spacing||Mild to complex correction|
|Age requirements||12 and up||None||16 and up||None|
Want to learn even more about how SmileDirectClub compares to Invisalign, Candid Co., and ClearCorrect? Check out these articles, where we break down how SmileDirectClub stacks up.
We straighten and brighten most smiles in an average of just 6 months, and we have SmileShops across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico where you can get started today with a free 30-minute 3D scan. We also manufacture all of our clear aligners right here in the United States.
What are you waiting for, grinner? Your confident new smile awaits.