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What’s the difference between SmileDirectClub and ClearCorrect?

How do SmileDirectClub and ClearCorrect invisible aligners stack up? We’re breaking it down.

When it comes to getting straighter teeth, you have more options now than ever. The tricky part is that each option available is a little different. Which one is right for you and your smile? Here are a few key differences between SmileDirectClub and ClearCorrect to help you find the right invisible aligners for your smile.

1. We’re convenient.

ClearCorrect is only available through a local dentist or orthodontist and you need a doctor’s prescription to get started. Once you visit a doctor in person, they’ll need to take photos and X-rays, use a scanner if they have one, or take impressions to capture your smile and create a prescription. And if your dentist or orthodontist doesn’t offer ClearCorrect, you’ll need to find a new one who does.

With SmileDirectClub, you can get started right away. We work with our network of more than 225 duly licensed dentists and orthodontists to get your smile straightened faster. Plus there are no monthly in-person office visits, saving you both time and money.

2. Our SmileShops are easy to find, too.

It’s easy to find a SmileDirectClub SmileShop to book a quick 3D scan with one of our experienced SmileGuides and get started. The SmileGuide will use a handheld 3D camera that takes 6000 photos per second (yes, per second!) to create a digital map of your smile that your doctor from our network will use to create your smile plan. And for a limited time, the 3D scan is free in select markets. If there’s not a SmileShop near you, you can simply order an impression kit to get started from the comfort of your own home.

To book a scan with ClearCorrect, you need to first find an orthodontist near you who offers ClearCorrect, then make sure that office has the proper technology to complete a scan, since not all of them do. SmileDirectClub makes it easy to do it all in one place.

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3. We’re more affordable.

SmileDirectClub invisible aligners have a fixed price and straighten teeth for 60% less than other options out there. The cost of ClearCorrect is set by each doctor, meaning you could get charged way more than someone else. As noted on their website, ClearCorrect invisible aligners can cost up to $8000 or more. At SmileDirectClub, all treatment plans cost $1850 no matter how long your plan takes – even though most only take an average of 6 months to complete. Treatment with ClearCorrect can take a few years.

4. We treat different types of cases.

While ClearCorrect aligners are more costly and require regular in-office visits, they can treat more severe concerns including overbite, underbite, crossbite, and overjet using attachments, similar to Invisalign. SmileDirectClub is the pioneer of doctor-directed at-home invisible aligners and is best for mild to moderate crowding and spacing issues. All check-ins with your doctor are done remotely, so there are no monthly office visits, saving you time and money.

5. We ship all your aligners at once.

ClearCorrect sends your aligners in “phases,” so you’ll only receive 12 sets of trays at a time. We send all your aligners to you at once, so there’s no waiting in between sets. If you’re traveling, away at college, or just too busy to fit another appointment into your busy schedule, you’ll never have to worry about getting your next set of aligners. And rather than checking in after every 12 sets of trays, we check in every 90 days to make sure your smile is shifting on schedule.

6. We require different levels of training.

ClearCorrect states on their website that they do not require any invisible aligner training for doctors. A doctor can simply request to carry ClearCorrect in their office. Our network of more than 225 affiliated dentists and orthodontists has decades of experience with invisible aligner therapy.

7. Our aligners look more natural.

Unlike most aligners, SmileDirectClub aligners are matte, not shiny, which makes them look more natural and less noticeable because they won’t reflect light like many other options out there.

Are you ready to get started on your journey to a straighter smile? Take our free 30-second assessment to find out if you’re a candidate for SmileDirectClub invisible aligners.

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