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ALIGNERCO is a clear aligner company that offers at-home teeth-straightening at an affordable price. The company is relatively new. It was founded in May 2019 and currently operates in the US, Australia, and Canada.
Clear aligners are transparent plastic trays that apply gentle pressure to slowly reposition teeth. They're an effective alternative to traditional braces for most teeth misalignment issues.
Some features of ALIGNERCO include:
ALIGNERCO treatment costs $1,285 for a one-time payment. This is 60% more affordable than Invisalign. In addition, ALIGNERCO is much faster than Invisalign, with an average treatment time of 4 to 6 months compared to Invisalign’s 12 to 18 month timeframe.
ALIGNERCO can treat mild cases of:
ALIGNERCO also offers nighttime aligners. However, these have a longer average treatment time of 6 to 8 months versus 4 to 6 months for the daytime option. There are also concerns regarding the safety of nighttime teeth alignment.
For this reason, NewMouth recommends ALIGNERCO’s daytime aligners only.
For Canadians with mild cases of teeth misalignment, ALIGNERCO may be a good option, given the speed and affordability of treatment.
ALIGNERCO treatment is completely remote, meaning the only way to start treatment is to have an impression kit sent to your door.
Here’s how it works:
Once you receive your aligners, you’ll wear them for 22 hours per day, changing them out weekly. You can remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth or play an instrument or sport.
You’ll wear each aligner set for 10 days before changing to the next one in the series. Total treatment time can vary but is usually between 4 to 6 months.
There are several important differences between ALIGNERCO and Invisalign:
Unlike Invisalign, ALIGNERCO is an at-home aligner company. This means there are no mandatory visits to the dentist's office.
It also means costs will likely be lower since treatment is entirely remote.
Invisalign treatment involves a mandatory consultation, as well as check-up appointments every 6 weeks. This makes treatment monitoring more in-depth but less convenient.
The added convenience of remote orthodontic treatment is one reason people choose at-home aligners like ALIGNERCO.
Treatment with ALIGNERCO costs $1,285, making it much more affordable than Invisalign.
By contrast, the cost of Invisalign in Canada ranges between $2,000 and $8,000 on average. This varies by location. For example, Invisalign in Vancouver may cost between $7,000 and $12,000.7
This significant price difference makes ALIGNERCO an affordable alternative to Invisalign for minor teeth alignment issues.
ALIGNERCO treatment can fix minor teeth misalignment in 4 to 6 months.
Invisalign treatment can be as fast as 6 months but generally ranges between 12 to 18 months. Sometimes it can take up to 24 months.
ALIGNERCO only treats mild cases of teeth misalignment.
On the other hand, Invisalign corrects moderate to severe alignment issues.
A one-time payment for ALIGNERCO aligners costs $1,285. This is less expensive than other Canadian at-home aligners and significantly more affordable than braces or Invisalign.
ALIGNERCO also offers two payment plans:
Regardless of how you choose to pay, all purchases of ALIGNERCO treatment include:
Note: If the dentist or orthodontist does not find you suitable for treatment, you’ll receive a refund for the cost of the impression kit or scan. There is no obligation to purchase aligners after the scan.
Canadian Medicare does not cover dental care. Instead, the majority of dental and orthodontic treatments are paid with private insurance or out-of-pocket.
According to the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), private insurers will generally pay for 50% of dental and orthodontic expenses.5
ALIGNERCO accepts both HSA and FSA for payment.
If you’re not sure whether ALIGNERCO treatment is right for you, here are some other options to consider:
SmileDirectClub pioneered at-home aligner treatment, first introducing the idea in 2014. They started operating in Canada in 2018.
Despite multiple companies since entering the industry, SDC still has unique features, such as:
SmileDirectClub treatment costs $2,825 and takes an average of 6 months. This is more expensive than ALIGNERCO, but the ability to begin treatment in-person may make it worth it.
We recommend Smile Direct Club for mild cases of teeth misalignment.
NewSmile is a newer, Canadian-based clear aligner company that offers teeth realignment for 75% less than braces.
It can correct mild-to-moderate teeth crowding or spacing in 4 to 6 months. A one-time payment for treatment costs $1,649.