What’s the Difference Between Smilelove and Candid Co.?

When it comes to straightening your teeth, there are a lot of options out there. To get the smile that  makes you beam with confidence, you’ll be faced with multiple options. But how can you be sure with your selection? It’s important to do your research before you make a commitment to an invisible alignment product. Read on to learn how Smilelove and Candid Co. compare.

  • Smilelove costs less than Candid Co.
  • Smilelove has a faster average treatment time
  • Smilelove accepts patients who may require longer care
  • Smilelove has a simpler evaluation process
  • Smilelove aligners are less visible than Candid Co. aligners
  • Smilelove and Candid Co. allow you to straighten your teeth at home
  • Smilelove and Candid Co. work with FSA, HSA, and insurance plans
  • Smilelove has a helpful customer support team on hand


Smilelove Is More Affordable

If you’re looking to transform your smile on a budget it’s time to invest in yourself, Smilelove is a smart financial investment. Traditional braces, on average, cost $6,000—but Smilelove offers an impression kit, teeth aligners, retainers, and a whitening kit for only $1,895, or $79 per month. That’s 75 percent less than other treatments.

Smilelove offers the most flexible payment options out there, with three convenient ways to pay for your teeth alignment:

  • Up-front cost: Only $1,895. With this option, you’ll end up paying less money over time.
  • Monthly cost: Just $79 per month for 24 months. Smilelove partners with Affirm for quick, easy monthly payments with no hidden fees. That means that you pay $79 each month—and nothing more.
  • Kit-first plan: If you’d rather have your impression kit first, to make sure Smilelove is right for you, you have the option of paying $79 up front, then $1,895 for aligners, retainers, and whitening. If you’d prefer, you can also split up those payments.

If we evaluate your teeth and our dental team finds Smilelove is not suitable for you, or if you are unhappy with your Smilelove purchase for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund. Smilelove also offers promotions or bundle deals from time to time, helping you save even more on your perfect smile.

Candid Co.’s invisible aligners cost more at an up-front cost of $1,995, or $88 per month over 24 months. A Candid Co. impression kit costs $95, while a Smilelove impression kit costs $79.


Smilelove Treats You Faster

One of the biggest issues for customers seeking straight teeth is the length of treatment plans. And that’s understandable. No one wants to have aligners longer than they need to, even if they’re invisible and comfortable. That’s why Smilelove has an average treatment time of just four to six months.

Of course, that time can vary depending on how much shifting needs to happen with your teeth. Your dentist can tell you more after your 3D smile evaluation.

Compared to Smilelove, Candid Co. has an average treatment time of six to 11 months.


Smilelove Has an Easier Evaluation Process

One of the best things about Smilelove—besides improving your smile, obviously—is the simplicity of our Smile Assessment. Simply answer a few questions about your teeth, upload a quick photo with your smartphone, and we’ll email you the results.

From there, you can decide if you want to move forward by ordering an impression kit, which will be at your door in no time.

Once we receive your impressions, our team of qualified orthodontists will create a treatment plan, giving you a 3D peek into how your smile will look at the end of treatment. The best part? If you decide not to move forward for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund for your impression kit.

Candid Co.’s evaluation process is more complicated. Even if you decide that you don’t like your orthodontist’s treatment plan, you will not receive a refund for your impression kit. You’ll only receive a refund if their team decides that you’re not a candidate for treatment with Candid Co.


Smilelove Aligners Are Less Visible

Unlike other clear aligners, Smilelove aligners fit to your gum line in a scalloped pattern, so they do not rest on or rub against your gums. Our clear aligners aren’t only less irritable — they’re also truly invisible.

Smilelove invisible aligners are FDA-approved and made of the clearest, most durable BPA-free plastic on the market.

Candid Co.’s clear aligners and retainers are made from a BPA-free and phthalate-free plastic material known as Zendura.


You Can Straighten Your Teeth at Home

One of the most frustrating parts of traditional braces is the time commitment. Not only do you have to leave work or school for regular orthodontist appointments, but you also have to sit in boring waiting rooms.

With Smilelove, you can straighten your teeth from the comfort of your home. You won’t need to pause your TV show or even get dressed. The Smilelove experience is 100 percent remote. And if you have any questions or concerns about any part of the Smilelove process, our orthodontists and customer support team are here to help.


Smilelove Works with HSA, FSA, and Insurance Plans

Even though Smilelove costs 75 percent less than the alternatives, we all like to save a little money. To help you keep costs down, Smilelove accepts HSA and FSA dollars and works with many different insurance companies.

Insurance information can be complicated and confusing, so we understand if you’d rather someone else do the work for you. Our team will help you understand how to use HSA, FSA, and dental insurance with Smilelove to get the most out of your policy. If you aren’t sure whether your insurance will cover your Smilelove treatment, we’ll look into it for you.


Smilelove Offers Caring Customer Service

Customer service is extremely important for any product you purchase — but especially when you’re dealing with an online service. Smilelove’s US-based customer service team is available via phone, email, and online chat to answer your questions or address your concerns. The Smilelove team understands that everyone is different, so they address customer concerns on a case-by-case basis, ensuring you’re happy with your treatment from beginning to end.

The Smilelove customer support team is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. MST, Monday through Saturday.


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