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NewSmile is a newer clear aligner company founded in Vancouver, Canada. It treats mild teeth misalignment for 75% less than braces or Invisalign.
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.
Here are some features of NewSmile:
NewSmile treatment costs $1,899 for a one-time payment, which is 75% more affordable than Invisalign. With an average treatment time of 4 to 6 months, it’s also significantly faster (Invisalign takes between 12 to 18 months).
The company 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 NewSmile’s daytime aligners only.
For Canadians with mild cases of teeth misalignment, NewSmile may be a good option, given the speed and affordability of treatment.
Like many at-home clear aligner companies, NewSmile treatment is entirely remote. That means 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 a 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 about two weeks 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 NewSmile and Invisalign:
Unlike Invisalign, NewSmile is an at-home aligner company. This means there are no mandatory visits to the dentist's office. Costs will also 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 NewSmile.
Treatment with NewSmile costs $1,899.
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 $12,000.5
This significant price difference makes NewSmile an affordable alternative to Invisalign for minor teeth alignment issues.
NewSmile is much faster than Invisalign, able to treat 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.
NewSmile can only fix mild cases of teeth misalignment. Most of the issues it treats are cosmetic.
On the other hand, Invisalign corrects moderate to severe alignment issues.
A one-time payment for NewSmile clear aligners costs $1,899. NewSmile often runs sales, however, reducing the cost by a couple hundred dollars.
You can also finance treatment at $72 a month over 24 months. This option does not require any down payment and has 0% APR. But it does make the aligners slightly more expensive in the long run by bringing the total cost to $1,728 over 2 years.
Here’s what else the treatment cost includes:
Note: If the dentist or orthodontist finds you unsuitable 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.3
NewSmile accepts both HSA (health savings account) and FSA (flexible spending account) as payment.
Here’s how NewSmile compares to other Canadian aligner options:
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 notable features, such as:
SmileDirectClub treatment costs $2,825 and takes an average of 6 months. This is more expensive than NewSmile, but the ability to begin treatment in-person may make it worth it.
We recommend Smile Direct Club for mild cases of teeth misalignment.
ALIGNERCO is a budget-friendly clear aligner brand.
Some of their features include:
Treatment with AlignerCo daytime aligners costs $1,285 and takes 4 to 6 months.
Because treatment is monitored remotely, it’s typically a good option for minor teeth alignment issues.
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