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Updated on June 3, 2022

PlusDent UK Review

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What is PlusDent?

PlusDent is an at-home aligner company offering affordable and remote teeth straightening. The UK-based company has treated over 50,000 cases of teeth misalignment since its founding in 2016. 

Here’s what PlusDent can treat:

PlusDent can resolve most of these cases in between 3 to 10 months. This is much faster than Invisalign, which can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months.

Treatment is also more affordable. PlusDent treatment costs £1,390 as a one-time payment. This is 60% less expensive than Invisalign or traditional braces

Here are some other facts to know about PlusDent:

  • Hybrid model of care — like Invisalign, PlusDent has a variety of physical studios from which dental professionals conduct an initial teeth scan and consultation. They then monitor treatment remotely.
  • GDC-certified —  all PlusDent providers are registered with the General Dental Council, meaning they are qualified dental professionals. 
  • Well-reviewed — according to TrustPilot, 79% of users gave PlusDent a score of “good” or “excellent.” Four percent of users said their experience was “average,” and just 10% said it was either “poor” or “bad.”

For many people, PlusDent can serve as a convenient and cost-effective alternative to Invisalign or traditional braces.

Read on to learn more about whether PlusDent treatment is right for you.

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Best Hybrid Treatment

PlusDent uses a hybrid model (initial in-person consultation and 100% remote monitoring via an app). This allows for flexibility and convenience while also providing in-depth care to ensure your teeth move safely.

Treatment costs up to £2,190 and takes between 3 and 10 months, on average. We recommend them for most mild to moderate cases

How Does PlusDent Work?

To begin treatment, simply book an appointment online for a free mouth scan at a PlusDent location. PlusDent has over 30 different practices across the UK and over 300 across Europe.

In addition to the UK, PlusDent operates in these countries:

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Sweden

If you go to a clinic, a trained dentist or orthodontist will take a 3D scan of your bite. This minimizes the chance for errors and is the option NewMouth recommends.

If they approve you for treatment, PlusDent dentists will design your treatment plan within 7 to 14 days after the scan. They will email your plan and prompt you to select a payment option for treatment.


After paying, you’ll receive your aligners in the mail within four weeks. Once you receive them, you’ll wear them for 22 hours per day. You can remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth, or play an instrument or sport. 

Every 2 weeks, you’ll switch to your next set of aligners in your treatment plan.

During the course of treatment, you’ll upload photos of your teeth onto the PlusDent app so dentists and orthodontists can check your progress. You can also use it to ask them questions if you have any.

PlusDent vs. Invisalign: What Are the Differences?

There are a few key differences between PlusDent and Invisalign:

At-Home vs. In-Office Treatment

Invisalign is an in-office aligner. This means all check-ups take place at a dentist’s or orthodontist’s office. 

You then have to return to that dentist or orthodontist every 6 weeks to check treatment progress and receive your next set of aligners. This is inconvenient for many people.

PlusDent has a mandatory in-office consultation, but after that treatment is completely remote. This makes it a hybrid between Invisalign and most at-home aligners.

The added convenience of remote monitoring is one reason many people choose at-home aligners like PlusDent.

Affordability

PlusDent is much more affordable than Invisalign. PlusDent treatment costs between £1,390 to £2190. Monthly payment plans range between £34.64 to £54.56

By contrast, the cost of Invisalign in the UK ranges from £1,500 to £5,500, depending on your location and provider’s expertise.

Social 6

PlusDent only treats the first six teeth in the top or bottom arches. These are the teeth most visible when you smile, which is why they’re sometimes referred to as the “Social 6” or “Social 12.” 4 

For this reason, PlusDent is more of a cosmetic dentistry option. Invisalign can treat a much wider range of teeth alignment issues.

How Much Does PlusDent Cost?

PlusDent has three pricing models depending on your level of dental misalignment:

  • Light (minor) corrections cost £1,390 (or from £34.63/mo)
  • Medium corrections cost £1,890 (or from £47.08/mo)
  • Complex corrections cost £2,190 (or from £54.56/mo)

These prices are for the aligner treatment. Post-treatment retainers cost an additional £99. 

Does the NHS Cover PlusDent?

Invisible aligners like PlusDent are considered to be cosmetic treatments and, therefore, not covered by the National Health Service (NHS). However, partial reimbursements may be possible if you have private insurance.

PlusDent Costs vs. Other At-Home Aligner Brands

Here’s how the cost of PlusDent treatment compares to other aligner brands:

PlusDent vs. WonderSmile

When comparing the cost for treating minor teeth alignment issues, PlusDent is slightly more affordable. Treatment with PlusDent costs £1,390 in comparison to WonderSmile’s £1,450. 

However, WonderSmile offers the ability to finance treatment without any interest, which PlusDent does not. 

PlusDent vs. Straight Teeth Direct

At £1,350, Straight Teeth Direct is slightly more affordable than PlusDent. 

PlusDent vs. SmileDirectClub (SDC)

The company that introduced at-home aligners, SmileDirectClub, is slightly more expensive than PlusDent, with their daytime aligners costing £1,539.

PlusDent vs. Straight My Teeth 

Straight My Teeth is the most affordable option on this list. The cost to begin treatment with them is £999, which is significantly less expensive than PlusDent.

Pros of PlusDent

  • Good option for mild to moderate cases of spacing, crowding, or gapped teeth
  • Much more affordable than Invisalign or braces
  • Hybrid model of care means less room for errors
  • Treatment takes 3 to 10 months, which is much faster than Invisalign
  • All PlusDent dentists are General Dental Council (GDC)-certified
  • PlusDent aligners are BPA-free
  • Responsive customer service available by phone or email
  • Lifetime guarantee of free refinements if your teeth ever revert back to their misalignment after treatment
  • Partial reimbursement via private insurance possible

Cons of PlusDent

  • Only treats a limited range of teeth alignment issues
  • Doesn’t use orthodontists to design your treatment like some other brands 
  • Remote monitoring is not always as precise as in-office monitoring
  • No free post-treatment retainers are offered (£99 additional cost)
  • The NHS does not cover PlusDent treatment
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Last updated on June 3, 2022
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We have strict sourcing guidelines and only cite from current scientific research, such as scholarly articles, dentistry textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals. This also includes information provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
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