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What is EZ Smile?

EZ Smile is an Australian-based, at-home clear aligner company that offers remote teeth straightening at an affordable price. 

Since its start in 2017, EZ Smile has treated over 200,000 cases of teeth misalignment and established a reputation for convenient treatment. 

Some aspects of this affordability include: 

  • The second-lowest treatment cost ($2,149) of any Australian at-home aligner brand
  • A variety of payment plans, some of which are interest-free and don’t require a credit check
  • Nearly 70% more affordable than Invisalign or traditional braces

Treatment with EZ Smile is also fast. Average treatment time is between 4 to 8 months. Treatment time will last closer to 4 months with daytime aligner treatment. 

EZ Smile also offers nighttime aligners. Rather than wearing your aligners all day, you just wear them at night while you sleep. This treatment time typically takes longer than daytime aligners.

NewMouth does not recommend this option due to safety concerns - learn why here.

If you have mildly crowded or gapped teeth, EZ Smile may be a good option for you.

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EZ Smile

Best Financing Options

EZ Smile has more payment plan options than competitors, two of which are interest-free. The aligners are also very affordable. However, they don’t offer comprehensive remote monitoring.

Treatment costs $2,149 and takes between 4 and 8 months. Due to the lack of monitoring, EZ Smiles may be a good option if you need minor corrections.

How Does EZ Smile Work?

There are two ways to begin EZ Smile treatment:

  1. Book a SmileScan online at one of the dozen EZ Smile locations across Australia (or one in New Zealand) 
  2. Order an impression kit online

If you visit a physical location, a trained dentist or orthodontist will take a 3D scan of your bite. We recommend this option to minimize the chance for errors.

Otherwise, you can request an impression kit to be sent to your door. With this option, you can take impressions of your bite with the putty and trays provided. 

Note: The impression kit is a separate charge from the cost of treatment. If you’re not approved for treatment, you’ll receive a refund. In-person 3D scans are also risk-free.

Here is how to begin treatment remotely if you choose to do so:

  1. Order an impression kit online.
  2. Once the kit arrives, take impressions of your teeth and send them back.
  3. An EZ Smile dental professional will review your impressions and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for treatment. 
  4. If they approve you, they will create a series of aligners for each stage of your treatment plan. Next, you’ll submit payment for treatment. 
  5. A series of clear aligners will be sent to your door within a few weeks. You’ll receive each set of aligners every 2 months.

Once you receive your aligners, you’ll wear them for 22 hours per day. You can remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth, or play an instrument or sport. 

One difference between EZ Smile and other at-home aligner brands is how dental professionals monitor your treatment. EZ Smile is less comprehensive than other at-home aligner brands. For this reason, we recommend them only for minor spacing or crowding issues. 

EZ Smile vs. Invisalign: What Are the Differences?

There are several important differences between EZ Smile and Invisalign:

At-Home vs. In-Office Treatment

Unlike Invisalign, EZ Smile is an at-home aligner company. This means there are no mandatory visits to the dentist's office. 

Invisalign treatment involves a mandatory consultation, as well as check-up appointments every 6 weeks. All appointments occur in-person. This makes treatment monitoring more in-depth but less convenient than with EZ Smile. 

The added convenience of remote orthodontic treatment is one reason people choose at-home aligners like EZ Smile.

Affordability

At $2,149, EZ Smile is far more affordable than Invisalign. By contrast, Invisalign in Australia can cost anywhere between $4,000 to $9,000 on average.

In addition, EZ Smile also offers a wide variety of payment plans, two of which are interest-free. Invisalign plans generally involve interest on payments, which makes them less affordable. 

For someone with minor teeth alignment issues, EZ Smile is an convenient and affordable treatment option.

Fast Treatment Times

Treatment with EZ Smile ranges between 4 to 8 months (closer to 4 months if you choose daytime aligners). 

Invisalign treatment can be as fast as 6 months but generally ranges between 12 to 18 months. Sometimes it can even take up to 24 months.

Variety of Treatable Issues

EZ Smile treats a more limited set of issues than Invisalign. Per its website, it’s best for mild to moderate teeth alignment issues. 

On the other hand, Invisalign is better for moderate to severe alignment issues.

For mild spacing or crowding issues, EZ Smile may be a good option. However, Invisalign can treat a much wider range of teeth alignment issues.

How Much Does EZ Smile Cost?

A one-time payment for EZ Smile treatment costs $2,149. This is a lower price than every other at-home aligner brand besides SmilePath ($1,899). There are also a variety of financing options available.

Other costs include:

  • SmileScan or impression kit ($99)
  • Additional retainers ($149 per set)

EZ Smile offers a competitive refund policy. If, during the first 90 days, you’re unhappy with your treatment, EZ Smile will refund you the entire cost. This is more generous than other aligner companies, which typically only offer 30-day refund policies.

Note: EZ Smile includes a complimentary retainer at the end of treatment. However, all retainer replacements will cost $149. We recommend replacing your retainer every 6 to 9 months.

Does Insurance Cover EZ Smile?

Because it’s primarily a cosmetic treatment, EZ Smile is not covered up-front by most private insurance plans. This means it is also ineligible for cost reimbursement.

Financing Options

EZ Smile offers four different ways to pay for treatment. The first is by making a one-time payment of $2,149.

There are also two interest-free payment plans:

  • Humm payment plan for 12 or 24 months (total cost is still $2,149)
  • Zip payment plan for 12 months (total cost is still $2,149)

Both of these plans have fast approval processes and don’t require a down payment. However, they do involve a credit check.

If you’re worried about the status of your credit, there is a fourth payment option: EZ Installments

This option involves paying a $499 deposit, followed by $38 per week for a year. Because of interest, this option will make treatment cost more in the long run.

EZ Smile Costs vs. Other At-Home Aligner Brands

Here’s how the cost of EZ Smile treatment stacks up against their Australian competition:

EZ Smile vs. Byte

Daytime aligner treatment with Byte is more expensive than EZ Smile. It costs $2,749 in comparison to EZ Smile’s $2,149 cost.

In addition, Byte’s payment plans include interest, making treatment significantly more expensive.

EZ Smile vs. WonderSmile

WonderSmile’s All-Day Aligners cost $2,390, making them slightly more expensive than EZ Smile.

Like EZ Smile, WonderSmile includes interest-free financing options to make treatment more affordable.

EZ Smile vs. SmileDirectClub (SDC)

Daytime aligner treatment with SmileDirectClub costs $2,852, making it the most expensive option on this list. Financing treatment is even more expensive in the long run due to the interest involved.

EZ Smile vs. SmilePath

At $1,899, SmilePath tops EZ Smile on affordability. Treatment costs also include two retainers. However, both payment plans make treatment more expensive overall.

Pros of EZ Smile

  • Second-most affordable Australian at-home aligner option
  • A good option for cases of mild dental crowding or spacing
  • Can begin treatment in-person (less room for errors)
  • Seventy percent more affordable than Invisalign or braces
  • Multiple payment plans with no interest or credit check
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Faster and more convenient treatment than Invisalign or braces
  • Single-arch aligner treatment available
  • Aligners are BPA-free and cut to fit comfortably along your gum line
  • Well-regarded customer service

Cons of EZ Smile

  • Only treats a limited range of teeth alignment issues; not suitable for everyone
  • Less comprehensive remote monitoring
  • No insurance coverage or reimbursements available
  • EZ Smile doesn’t disclose the laboratory that makes their aligners
Last updated on April 7, 2022
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Last updated on April 7, 2022
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