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Strayt is a relatively new brand of at-home clear aligners that launched in 2019. Like other at-home aligner brands, you can complete treatment in the comfort of your home.
At-home aligners are best for mild to moderate cases of teeth misalignment.1 If your case is more complex or severe, you may be better suited for braces or in-office aligners like Invisalign.
Before beginning any type of teeth-straightening treatment, it is always best to consult your dentist. Strayt also offers an online assessment to determine if you’ll be a good candidate for their treatment.2
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Strayt aligners are at-home aligners, meaning you won’t have to visit an office during treatment. Here’s what to expect:
Unlike other at-home aligner brands, Strayt offers three ways to start your clear aligner treatment:3
After sending your impressions or getting a digital scan, Strayt will send an interactive preview of your treatment plan. If you approve, you can pay in full or via a payment plan and receive your aligners in the mail.
If you're unsure about purchasing clear aligners, you can pay $148 for a set of custom whitening trays, which mimic the way Strayt aligners feel in your mouth. You can decide on your aligner purchase while whitening your teeth.
Strayt offers all-day and night aligners. NewMouth does not recommend night aligners because there are no peer-reviewed studies that prove their safety and effectiveness as all-day aligners do.4, 5 At the very least, night aligners will lengthen your treatment time.6
Regardless of the type of aligners you choose, you will follow the same steps once you receive your Strayt aligners:
Your aligners will come with a whitening system and one retainer set. The first retainer should last you six months to a year. After that, you can subscribe to get new Strayt retainers for $59 a set.
Strayt treatment takes 4 to 8 months to complete, with the average treatment time being 6 months. If you choose night aligners, expect about double the treatment time.
The treatment time for at-home aligners is quick because it is best for mild misalignment cases. More complex cases would take much longer to treat.
Strayt offers all-day and night aligners, both costing $1,596.
Strayt Clear Aligners for all-day wear provides the quickest treatment possible. You should wear them for 20 to 22 hours daily and only take them out for eating, toothbrushing, and flossing.
Strayt Night Aligners require you to wear them for 8 to 10 hours overnight. This option will double treatment time.6
NewMouth doesn't recommend night aligners because they may do more harm than good or, at the very least, are not as effective as the all-day aligners.
We recommend at-home clear aligners if you have mild teeth misalignment. View our top recommendations.
Strayt currently offers treatment for $1,596 for either all-day or night aligners if you pay in full. Otherwise, you can choose one of two payment plans:
The 12-month plan costs $1,795, and the 24-month plan costs $2,096. While these payment plans may help your immediate budget, you’ll end up paying more in the long run.
It also isn’t clear whether you’ll get the cost of an impression kit deducted from the full treatment price, but this is something you can inquire about.
In order to apply your insurance coverage to Strayt, you’ll have to make the payment yourself and then seek a reimbursement from your insurance. Strayt won’t accept direct payments from insurance companies.
Some dental insurance policies may offer coverage for in-office aligner treatment but not at-home treatment. It's best to double-check with your insurance provider.
Strayt accepts payment with tax-free funds from HSA and FSA accounts. Even if your account doesn’t provide a debit card, you can contact Strayt to pay through your account.
These are the pros and cons of Strayt aligners:
|Effective for mild to moderate teeth misalignment||Free mobile dental scanning is only available in select locations|
|More affordable than other at-home aligners||May not be as effective as in-office aligners for complex teeth misalignment|
|More affordable than braces and in-office aligners||Night aligners require longer treatment times and aren’t entirely safe|
|Free mobile or in-office dental scans to start treatment|
Interested in straightening your teeth at home? Here are the best clear aligner companies.
See how Strayt compares to other popular aligner companies:
With costs ranging from $3,000 to $8,000, Invisalign is significantly more expensive than Strayt. Invisalign is the oldest and most established clear aligner brand, and its in-office treatment monitoring means that it can treat more complex cases.
Byte, like Strayt, offers at-home clear aligners. A unique feature of Byte aligner treatment is their HyperByte device, which uses high-frequency vibrations to shift your teeth. It also speeds up treatment time.
Byte is slightly more expensive than Strayt, with a price range of $1,999 to $2,399. But it may be able to treat your alignment issues a bit faster.
SmileDirectClub is the oldest at-home aligner brand. It started in 2014. Costing $2,250, it’s more expensive than Strayt.
There are many positive reviews for SmileDirectClub, but they have also received complaints about damage to customers’ teeth.7 If you have just a few mildly misaligned teeth, SmileDirectClub and Strayt are both good options.
NewSmile, a newer at-home aligner company, started in 2020. Prices start at $1,395, so they are comparable to Strayt’s beginning cost of $1,596. NewSmile is on the more affordable end of the spectrum even among other at-home aligners.
Few reviews exist for NewSmile, but it may be a good option for mild cases of misalignment.
Motto provides in-office or hybrid (in-office and at-home) aligners. Their options cost from $1,999 to $2,999, making them more expensive than Strayt but less expensive than many other in-office aligners.
If you prefer in-person monitoring, Motto may be a good option. However, it’s a newer company and is exclusively offered through Aspen Dental, so it may not be available near you.
Candid provides a hybrid treatment. It offers advanced telehealth monitoring and works exclusively with orthodontists.
Costing an average of $3,300, Candid is significantly more expensive than Strayt. However, more complex bite and alignment issues may see better results with Candid. Candid is also honest about why they don’t offer night aligners.5
Strayt’s website offers a free assessment to help determine if you’re a candidate. In some areas, they also offer free mobile scanning units, which may impact your treatment decision.
Some people need additional professional monitoring for clear aligner treatment. If that’s the case, in-office aligner treatments like Invisalign or hybrid ones like Candid may be better options.
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Treatment time varies by person but typically takes between 4 to 8 months for all-day aligners and at least 8 months for night aligners.
The first few days with clear aligners may cause mild discomfort. This should stop as your mouth and teeth get used to the aligners’ applied pressure.
You should wear clear aligners for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day. Only remove them for meals and oral hygiene.
Night aligners must be worn for 8 to 10 hours a day, mainly during sleep.
If you have dental insurance, it will likely cover partial costs for orthodontic treatment, especially if it’s medically necessary. Confirm with your provider.
Strayt doesn’t accept direct payments from insurance companies. You have to get a reimbursement from your insurance company after purchasing the aligners.
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