SnapCorrect Clear Aligners

What is SnapCorrect™? 

SnapCorrect™ is a smaller brand of remote (at-home) aligners, also called direct-to-consumer aligners. Aligners are a virtually invisible and removable alternative to traditional braces. SnapCorrect claims to make ‘truly invisible aligners’ that are cut perfectly along your gum line. 

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Before at-home aligners, the only way to straighten your teeth was to visit an orthodontist for Invisalign or braces. The main drawback of in-office orthodontics is the cost and length of treatment (up to $8,000 for 12 to 24 months). You also have to visit your dentist every few weeks for checkups, which can be inconvenient. 

Meanwhile, at-home aligners provide a convenient way to straighten your teeth from the comfort of home. They also cost much less than in-office teeth straightening treatment (under $2,500). And treatment tends to be quicker (typically less than 12 months). 

However, it’s important to keep in mind that remote aligner treatment is not monitored as closely as braces or Invisalign. This means there is a slightly higher risk for error. 

Unlike braces, SnapCorrect aligners are clear and do not consist of metal brackets and wires. They can be removed at any time for brushing, eating, and flossing. For optimal results, you should wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. 

Each set of custom-made aligners slowly moves your teeth in small increments. You’ll switch the trays out every 10 to 14 days until your teeth are in the correct position. 

Who is Eligible for SnapCorrect Aligners?

At-home aligners like SnapCorrect can fix crooked teeth faster than braces and Invisalign (in most cases). However, not everyone is a good candidate for remote aligners because they can only fix minor to moderate cases of teeth misalignment

You may be a good candidate for SnapCorrect if you have:

  • Minor to moderate teeth crowding
  • Some small gaps between your teeth
  • Other minor/moderate bite problems

You are not a good candidate for SnapCorrect if you have:

  • Severe dental crowding/bite problems
  • An overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, or similar
  • Cavities, gum disease, or other untreated oral health conditions 
  • Missing and/or loose teeth 
  • Dental implants or similar fixed dental restorations

If you are not a suitable candidate, braces or Invisalign is the next best choice. Braces can fix more severe cases of misalignment (especially jaw-related issues like overbites and underbites). Metal braces can also move teeth individually, while invisible aligners move all of your teeth at once. 

You may also be a good candidate for lingual braces that are cemented behind your teeth, making them more discreet than traditional braces.

Invisalign can treat more complex issues with the use of attachments (or buttons). These devices allow for more precise teeth/jaw alignment. SnapCorrect aligners do not have attachments, potentially affecting treatment results. 

Invisalign is also monitored in person by a licensed doctor, so treatment is more comprehensive than at-home treatments like SnapCorrect. Your Invisalign doctor can make adjustments as necessary, even mid-treatment, because you don’t receive all of the aligners at once.

Are Remote Teeth Aligners Safe & Effective? 

Based on current research, remote teeth aligners are generally considered safe and effective. The majority of at-home aligner patients are satisfied with their results by the end of treatment.1 

However, dentists and orthodontists still recommend in-office treatment over remote treatment. This is because treatment is monitored more closely and results are typically more accurate. It is also easy to make adjustments at any time to prevent complications. 

It is difficult to make mid-treatment adjustments with at-home aligners because you receive all of them at once. 

If you decide to go forward with remote aligner treatment, dentists also recommend getting a dental exam/teeth cleaning beforehand to check for oral health issues. You don’t want to begin aligner treatment if you have untreated cavities, gum disease, or other dental problems. 

Since remote aligners are still relatively new, more research is being done on the benefits and downsides of treatment.

Benefits & Risks of SnapCorrect Aligners

To determine if SnapCorrect is right for you, review the benefits and risks of treatment below:

Benefits of SnapCorrect

Some of the primary benefits of at-home aligners like SnapCorrect include:

  • More affordable alternative to Invisalign/braces. In-office treatment can cost between $3,000 and $8,000. SnapCorrect costs $1,749. 
  • Treatment is convenient. You can take the impressions yourself and never have to visit a dentist for in-person checkups.
  • Treatment is typically quicker than braces/Invisalign. You’ll see results in less than a year, while in-office treatment can take up to two years.
  • SnapCorrect aligners have smooth edges that will not irritate your gums and cheeks. Braces can be more irritating. 

Risks of SnapCorrect

Some potential complications of at-home aligners include irregular bite issues after treatment (rare), less accurate results than in-office treatment, and poorly fitting aligner trays from bad impressions.3 Your teeth can also move quicker/slower than expected, so refinements may be necessary. 

There is always a higher risk for error with remote aligners because treatment is not monitored as closely. In general, though, you're likely to see great results if you follow instructions carefully and only have moderate alignment issues.

All customers are also responsible for their treatment results. If you don’t wear the aligners for 22+ hours a day, your teeth may not move correctly. This can result in less-than-desired results, which is not the company’s fault. 

There are no refunds on SnapCorrect treatment (after you approve the plan). But you can receive a refund on the impression kit if you aren’t a candidate. 

How Does SnapCorrect Work?

The SnapCorrect aligner process is straightforward and convenient. Here are the basic steps:

1. Online Assessment

Before ordering an impression kit, you’ll take an online questionnaire to help determine candidacy. It will ask you questions like “have you worn braces or aligners in the past?” and “what is the biggest problem you want to address?” The assessment also asks you to choose between photos that best describe your teeth spacing/crowding issues. 

You’ll enter your zip code and email address to help SnapCorrect determine your service area and provide you with the next steps.

2. Teeth Impressions 

After the questionnaire, you can order an impression kit online for $95 (full price).

The impression kit comes with everything you'll need to get started, including:

  • Two sets of trays and the putty used to make the teeth impressions
  • A cheek retractor, rubber gloves, and instructions on how to take accurate impressions
  • Picture assessment (follow the instructions in your confirmation email to upload pictures of your teeth)
  • A prepaid shipping label (to send back)

After you finish taking the impressions, send them back to SnapCorrect using the prepaid shipping label. Their team will review your case to determine if you’re a good candidate. 

The impression kit is risk-free. If you decide not to move forward with treatment, you will receive a full refund. Shipping is also included. 

3. Aligner Treatment Process

If you are determined a candidate, SnapCorrect’s dental technicians will create a custom, 3D treatment plan of your smile from start to finish. This typically takes two to three weeks. You’ll receive the aligners within a few weeks of approving the plan. 

SnapCorrect’s dental team will ship all of your aligners at once, including any teeth whitening products and your final retainer. It is crucial to make sure your shipping address is current and correct. For added safety, SnapCorrect also requires a package signature upon delivery.  

However, if you are on a payment plan, SnapCorrect will ship you two sets of aligners every four weeks. The whitening products and retainers are included in your last shipment.

Once you receive the aligners, begin wearing them as directed. SnapCorrect’s average treatment time is between 3 and 18 months. You’ll send in photos every few weeks to ensure your teeth are moving correctly. 

4. Post-Treatment

At the end of treatment, wear your retainer every night to keep your teeth in their new, straight position. Your first retainer is included in the treatment cost. 

How Much Does SnapCorrect Cost?

SnapCorrect aligners cost $1,749. Treatment includes custom aligners for each step of your treatment plan. The impression kit costs an additional $95 (full price). 

Does Insurance Cover the Aligners?

Many dental insurance plans include orthodontic treatment coverage, including invisible aligners. 

If you meet the insurance company’s requirements, they may cover a portion of the treatment cost. 

Contact your insurance company for more information, as some dental plans only cover traditional in-office treatments. 

Other Ways to Pay for Treatment

SnapCorrect invisible aligners are FDA-approved, so you can use funds from a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA). Check with your provider for more details. 

How Does SnapCorrect Compare to Competitors?

There are many aligner options to choose from. If you're unsure which one is right for you, read the comparisons below:

Invisalign vs. SnapCorrect

Invisalign is the most established in-office aligner brand. These FDA-approved aligners stand out in the industry because they are made of a patented thermoplastic material (called SmartTrack®). Invisalign claims this material is more comfortable, accurate, and discreet. 

Invisalign is best for moderate to severe cases of teeth misalignment. SnapCorrect is much cheaper than Invisalign, but treatment is not monitored as closely. 

Byte vs. SnapCorrect

Byte offers both regular aligners and night aligners. SnapCorrect does not have a night aligner option. 

Byte is slightly more expensive than SnapCorrect, but treatment is typically quicker (between 3 and 6 months, on average). 

Disclaimer: Although night aligners may be convenient, NewMouth does not recommend them over traditional aligners. Learn why here.

Read our full review of byte

Candid vs. SnapCorrect

Candid is the most expensive at-home aligner available. Unlike SnapCorrect, you have the option to visit a physical location for an in-person scan (or order an at-home impression kit). In-person scans can provide more accurate impressions and results. 

Based on customer reviews, Candid has better remote monitoring and customer service than SnapCorrect. It is also easier to request treatment refinements with Candid. This makes the higher price point worth it for many customers. 

SnapCorrect treatment is less expensive than Candid ($1,749 vs. $2,400) but may take longer. 

Read our full review of Candid Co

ALIGNERCO vs. SnapCorrect

ALIGNERCO aligners cost less than SnapCorrect aligners, and treatment is typically quicker.  

ALIGNERCO only offers in-person consultations at their New York Smile Studio. Most impressions are completely remote. 

Read our full review of ALIGNERCO

NewSmile vs. SnapCorrect

NewSmile costs about the same as ALIGNERCO. Similar to byte, this company also offers a night aligner option. SnapCorrect does not. 

Disclaimer: Although night aligners may be convenient, NewMouth does not recommend them over traditional aligners. Learn why here.

Read our full review of NewSmile

SmileDirectClub vs. SnapCorrect

SmileDirectClub is the most established at-home aligner company. The aligners cost $1,950. SnapCorrect’s aligners are less expensive.

Read our full review of SmileDirectClub

What are People Saying About SnapCorrect?

SnapCorrect reviews are very mixed. Some patients mention a positive experience, while others say they haven’t heard back from the company after ordering an impression kit. There are also complaints about aligners cracking and not receiving the aligners on time. You can read the full reviews on TrustPilot

SnapCorrect also has a rating of 3.1 on Google reviews. 

Some alternative at-home options include byte and Candid. These clear aligner brands have more positive reviews and better customer service overall. 

SnapCorrect Aligners

Rating by Alyssa Hill

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Summary

SnapCorrect™ is a smaller brand of remote (at-home) aligners, also called direct-to-consumer aligners. For optimal results, you should wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.

3.6

Pros

  • Treatment costs thousands less than braces
  • Treatment length is between 3 to 18 months
  • Whitening treatment included
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Accepts HSA/FSA and insurance
  • Starter kit refunds

Cons

  • Treatment is monitored 100% remotely
  • Slightly higher risk for complications than in-office treatment
  • Customer service can be difficult to reach
  • Risk of impression errors with at-home kits
  • No refunds on aligners (only impression kit) 
  • Patients are responsible for results

Resources

(1) Wexler, Anna, et al. “Direct-to-Consumer Orthodontics: Surveying the User Experience.” The Journal of the American Dental Association

(2) Werner, Alison. “Accelerating Aligner Therapy.” Orthodontic Products, 23 Sept. 2019.

(3) “In-Home Teeth Straightening Can Save Thousands. But Brace Yourself for the Risks.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2020, www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-01-23/teeth-straightening-boom.

(4) Support, support.snapcorrect.com/support/home.

(5) Process, https://snapcorrect.com/process.

(6) Pricing, https://snapcorrect.com/pricing.

(7) Insurance, https://snapcorrect.com/insurance.

(8) Invisalign vs. SnapCorrect, https://snapcorrect.com/invisalign.

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