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Currently, Wondersmile’s original company has been liquidated, and another company claims to have purchased the brand. It’s unclear whether it will continue to be a reliable option.
It’s a convenient and cost-effective alternative to braces and Invisalign for minor bite alignment issues. These issues include gapped and crowded teeth.
WonderSmile is an Australian-based clear aligner company. They offer at-home teeth straightening at an affordable price: $2,390 for a one-time payment or $41 weekly installments with a 20% down-payment.
WonderSmile treatment takes 6 to 9 months on average. Treatment time will be closer to 9 months if you choose the NightClear aligners. NewMouth does not recommend this option - learn why.
Read on to learn more about WonderSmile aligners and if treatment is right for you.
Wondersmile allows you to begin treatment with an at-home impression kit or at a studio. They also offer free refinements (terms apply) if your teeth move after treatment.
Treatment costs up to $2,760 and takes between 6 and 9 months, on average. Since treatment is monitored remotely, we only recommend them for mild cases.
There are two ways to begin WonderSmile treatment:
If you go to a clinic, a trained dentist or orthodontist will take a 3D scan of your bite. Otherwise, you can take impressions of your bite at home with the putty and trays provided.
If WonderSmile does not approve you for treatment, you’ll receive a refund for the impression kit. The 3D scans are also risk-free.
Note: NewMouth recommends in-office digital scans when possible to reduce the chance for errors.
If WonderSmile approves you for treatment, an orthodontist will create a series of clear aligners for you. You’ll have the option to pay the entire cost of treatment upfront or in monthly installments.
WonderSmile offers interest-free payment plans with no credit check required. This is an unusual feature in the at-home clear aligner industry.
After you choose your payment option, WonderSmile will send the aligners to your home address. Once you receive them, you’ll wear them for 22+ hours per day, only taking them off to eat, drink, brush, or floss.
Sign into your online profile to know when to change to the next aligner in the series. WonderSmile will also send you reminders.
While both WonderSmile and Invisalign are clear aligner companies, that’s where the similarities end.
Here are some of the main differences between the two brands:
WonderSmile is an at-home aligner company. At-home aligners are sometimes also referred to as direct-to-consumer or DIY aligners.
This means that, aside from the optional initial in-office consultation, you don’t visit a dental office with WonderSmile treatment.
Invisalign requires an in-office consultation and in-person appointments every 6 to 8 weeks to check progress.
For many people, this is inconvenient and is one reason to choose at-home aligners like WonderSmile. However, Invisalign is best for moderate to severe alignment issues, while at-home options are ideal for minor issues.
A major advantage to at-home aligner brands like WonderSmile is their affordability.
WonderSmile aligners cost $2,390 for a one-time payment or $41 weekly with a 20% down payment. Paying with monthly installments does not require a credit check and is interest-free.
By comparison, Invisalign in Australia costs anywhere from $4,000 to $9,000 on average.
For someone with minor teeth alignment issues, WonderSmile is an attractive and cost-effective alternative.
WonderSmile daytime aligner treatment takes an average of 6 months.
While Invisalign treatment can take just 6 months, it generally takes between 12 and 18 months. Sometimes it can even take up to 24 months.
WonderSmile only treats the first six teeth in the top or bottom arches. These are the most visible teeth when you smile, which is why they’re sometimes referred to as the “Social 6” or “Social 12.”
For this reason, WonderSmile is more of a cosmetic dentistry option. Invisalign can treat a much wider range of teeth alignment issues.
WonderSmile’s All-Day Aligners cost $2,390 or $41 in weekly installments with a 20% down payment.
There is an $80 fee for the impression kit, which is deducted from the cost of your aligners. The fee is refundable if you don't qualify for treatment.
In addition, if you’re unhappy with your aligners, you can request a refund within the first 30 days of beginning treatment.
No, WonderSmile treatment is considered cosmetic and, therefore, insurance does not cover it. Furthermore, insurance does not offer treatment cost reimbursement.
Here’s how the price of WonderSmile stacks up against other clear aligner brands:
Byte’s daytime aligners cost $2,749, making it slightly more expensive than WonderSmile.
Daytime aligner treatment with SmileDirectClub costs $2,852, which is slightly more expensive than WonderSmile’s $2,390.
At just $2,149, treatment with EZSmile is a couple hundred dollars less than WonderSmile.
SmilePath treatment costs $1,899, making it one of the more affordable options for at-home teeth-straightening.
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