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SnapCorrect™ Truly Invisible Aligners™

Our aligners are made using the latest technology in orthodontic appliances for straightening teeth. Our dentists and lab technicians create our incredibly clear, comfortable, snug-fitting, customized, and removable aligners using state-of-the art software and molding plastics.
They are so clear that people will be amazed when you tell them you’re wearing braces. As long as you take care of your aligners, they will remain truly invisible. We’re truly the clearest and fastest way to a great smile.
Truly Invisible Aligners™ are completely clear and transparent. We use a new technology that makes them even more clear than other similar aligners on the market. Even when close up and face-to-face with someone, most people find it almost impossible to notice the aligners.
Our aligners are fully FDA approved and are made from medical grade plastic from DENTSPLY RaintreeEssix, USA and are free of BPA or latex.
Some people are allergic to plastics. If you experience any allergic reaction to the aligners, please stop wearing them immediately and seek medical assistance, if necessary. Contact us for further information.
Our process is similar to Invisalign®, except we use newer technology and better plastics, which means our aligners are truly clear and they fit snugly, which means you do not have to use attachments. The aligners are molded based on your impressions. You make these with the impression kit we mail to your home. Our dental technicians usually create 6–20 sets (or more if necessary) of aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for 2 weeks. Each set is a little different from the previous one. They work by gently putting a bit of pressure on your teeth, slowly and gently moving your teeth into their final, straighter position. At the end of treatment, you will have to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position. We also supply you with a retainer.
Yes, our aligners can fix both types of problems. Our clear, plastic aligners use a process for aligning upper and/or lower teeth requiring minor to medium movement. They can be used for reduction of spacing or gaps, as well as for correction of crowding issues. The aligners work by putting gentle pressure on your teeth, moving them into their desired position.
Every case is different as it depends on the corrections needed for your teeth and your treatment plan. Most treatments are in the 3–9 month range, for some patients treatment can take up to 18 months.
Invisible aligners can fix what is called minor or medium malocclusion. In everyday language that means that we can reduce gaps, reduce crowding, and straighten most teeth, but we cannot correct every case. This is why we have you send your photos and impressions to our dental team. They will evaluate your case, and get further information from you, including your dental health history.
Some people have severe crowding, or bone or other structural issues, or certain dental diseases, which make having aligners or even other braces difficult. Some people with severe or complex cases may benefit from traditional metal braces and/or other dental work (including possibly surgery) instead of, or before, being eligible for clear aligners. This is why we have you send your photos and impressions to our dental team. They will evaluate your case, and get further information from you, including your dental health history, as necessary. We care about your health, safety and happiness. We will only treat cases where we feel confident in that treatment is right for you.
These aligners were patented in 2012 and have been sold in over 24 countries to over 50,000 clients. Our product is FDA approved and is now being sold directly to consumers in the United States exclusively through SnapCorrect™.
These aligners are sold in Australia and Russia, as well as across countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
When you order the Impression Kit, we provide you with a customer number and information for uploading photos. Our dental team then evaluates both your photos and impressions to determine if you are a good candidate. If so, they will create your customized Treatment Plan, which includes a 3D before and after images. If it is determined that you are not a good candidate, we will inform you of the results. We will provide you with details of the assessment which you can find on your dashboard.
If you are deemed not to be a good candidate by our dental team, we refund your payment of the Aligner Treatment Package.

If you are deemed to be a good candidate by our dental team, but you decide you do not wish to proceed with the treatment plan, and you have not signed the Consent to Treat form, then we will reimburse you for your Aligner Treatment Package.

If you have signed the Consent to Treat form, you have consented that the Treatment Plan and the Aligners are right for you, and we have therefore sent your aligners to production. At that point a refund is not possible.

SnapCorrect™ guarantees that the Aligners will perform as promised and be free of substantive defects in material and workmanship. If you believe there is a defect in your aligners, please contact us. If there is a defect, SnapCorrect™ will arrange for a replacement or refund.

The Evaluation Process

All you need to do is take and upload a few photos of your mouth and do some impressions using your at-home impression kit. Our dental professionals will examine these to let you know if you are a good candidate.
Yes, our dental team includes dentists and orthodontists, as well as dental technicians, who look at your photos, carefully examine your impressions and then decide if you are a good candidate. We will also look at your health and dental history to make sure all is in order. If everything looks good, they create your entire treatment plan choosing a time span that will safely and comfortably move your teeth into their new, straighter position.
Yes. Invisible aligners are not suitable for everyone. If our dental team determines from your dental history, your photos and/or your impressions that you are not a suitable candidate, we will refund 100% of the fee of your impression kit. (This includes shipping). So ordering our impression kit package is totally risk-free.
When you order the kit, we provide you with a customer number and information for uploading photos. If our dental team determines from the photos that you are not a good candidate, we will refund 100% of your kit fee. If you are are a good candidate, we will ship you the impression. When we receive the impressions back, they will be reviewed further and if it’s determined from the impressions that our aligners would not be right for you, we will refund the kit 100% at that time. So the purchase is 100% risk-free.
In some cases, it is better to wait until your wisdom teeth have been taken out, such as with crowding issues. This is why we suggest to everyone to get a dental check-up before starting any aligner treatment. Ask your dentist if you need to get your wisdom teeth removed before getting an aligner treatment.
You should generally wait 6 weeks before starting any invisible aligner program. However, your dentist will be able to advise if you are ready for the invisible aligner program within a shorter period of time.
In mild cases, you will still be able to use our aligners. In more severe cases, traditional metal braces and other dental procedures through an orthodontist might be required. Our dental staff will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for invisible aligners.
Yes, it is possible to do only upper teeth, but most people need to get both aligners. This is because a shift in the upper teeth can cause changes in the bite, which will affect the lower teeth. So to get a perfect bite and straight, healthy teeth, the whole mouth needs to be treated.
Yes, it is possible to do only lower teeth, but most people need to get both aligners. This is because a shift in the lower teeth can cause changes in the arch, which will affect the bite of your lower teeth. So to get a perfect bite and straight, healthy teeth, the whole mouth needs to be treated.
Yes, it is possible to do only upper teeth while wearing your retainer on your lower teeth (or vice versa).
Yes. You will need to do an impression and get our aligners. At the end of the treatment, you will also receive a custom-made retainer to fit your new smile. You need to regularly wear your retainer in order to keep your teeth from shifting again.
As long as there are no changes in the teeth anatomies - like no filling, no crown, lost or broken teeth, broken or missing filling, etc. we can use the original impressions to make aligners. If there is an anatomical change, then the you must make a new set of impressions. ($49 fee).
After our dental team evaluates your dental selfies, we will ship you the impression kit. Most people want to see their impressions right away and get them shipped to our lab, so they can see their 3D treatment plan and what their new smile will look like.
Due to health and safety regulations, we regret that we cannot accept returns on impression kits.
Yes, you are the perfect candidate. Your problem is likely from something called relapse in which after orthodontic treatment, if retainers are not used properly and consistently, some teeth start shifting back to their original position.
It’s up to you: you can do it before or after. Our dental team will create a space inside the aligner for the missing tooth. You can then have a bridge or implant after the aligner treatment. Alternatively, you can get the bridge or crown done first, and our team will create aligners and a treatment plan that allows the space for that permanent dental work.
Yes, you can still get the aligners. The aligner treatment is not going to affect the space of the missing tooth because our orthodontists and dentists will create a space inside the aligner for your missing tooth or teeth. That way, you can then have aligner treatment first and then the bridge/implant can be placed later.
This depends a lot on what your problem is and what is causing it. The best thing is to purchase our impression kit & photo evaluation package. Upload your photos, provide us with an explanation of your case, and our orthodontists will determine if you are a good candidate.

The Treatment Process

Yes. You need to be up to date with your check-ups to be sure you do not have any contra-indications for braces or aligners. In most cases, any dental work you need should be done before you do your impressions and before you get your aligners. Sometimes it can be done after you have completed aligner treatment. If you're not sure if you're ready for impressions, check with your dentist and with us before doing your impressions and getting your aligners.
Yes, first our lab receives your impressions. Our dental team then creates a custom treatment plan which includes exactly how long your treatment will take. You will be able to see a 3-D plan of how your teeth look before and after treatment.
The Aligner may feel a little uncomfortable for the first few days as you get used to wearing it. Aligners work by putting gentle pressure on the teeth causing movement over time. Some people might be more sensitive and notice some soreness, or they may need to adjust their aligners a little bit. We provide all the tools and instructions to make your transition as comfortable as possible.
Our aligners fit so well that most people find they only affect their speech for a few hours or a few days. Some people might take longer for their mouth and brains to adjust. After the initial adjustment period, you should be able to speak perfectly fine.
Yes, each treatment plan is uniquely made for you based on the 3-D models created from your impression kit. Each treatment plan consists of a step-by-step approach to creating aligners that take you from your first day of treatment to the day your smile is perfected.
To keep your new smile perfect, we will give you a retainer to wear as needed. We also supply you with free whitening gel for life to keep that smile not only straight, but white.
You should wear your aligners for 20–22 hours a day, taking them out to eat or brush your teeth. As they are fully removable, eating, brushing, and flossing becomes a breeze.
You should also take them out during any sports activity where you would normally wear protective mouthguards.
Yes. Many people say they can play their instruments well with aligners in place. Just like with speaking, it might take a bit of time to get used to playing with them in your mouth, but then it will be fine.
You have to have all of your permanent teeth. If you are a minor, your parents have to approve the purchase and treatment.

Pricing / Financing / Insurance

Our aligners cost $1850. That’s it. Three months, six months, nine months—it doesn’t matter how long your treatment is. Aligners through a dentist or orthodontist generally cost $3000–$8000, depending on the length of your treatment and your doctor’s fees. Sometimes we have cool specials - so check for our current deals!
No, we offer several payment plans. Check our pricing page for details.
Sorry, currently we do not have other options - but you might! Maybe your parents, some kind relatives or friends will do the financing - and you wear the aligners?
Many dental plans include coverage for braces, including invisible aligners. If you meet your insurance company’s eligibility requirements, they may cover a portion of the total treatment cost. Contact your insurance company for more information.
Yes, our aligners are an FDA approved way to straighten your teeth. Generally you can use funds from flex spending accounts and health savings accounts for orthodontic appliances like invisible aligners. We can provide you with additional documentation if you need it.
We have payment plans starting as low as $47 month, depending on your eligibility.
You do not need a credit check to purchase our aligners. You can pay using PayPal or any major credit card, like Visa or MasterCard. If you would like to take advantage of our payment plan, then the lending agency will do a credit check. But you don’t have to worry about the check affecting your credit. What we do is called a ‘soft credit pull’. That means, you can just click the financing link, enter a little bit of information, and you instantly find out if you qualify and what your payments would be. This is free, and it doesn’t affect your credit.
If you are deemed not a good candidate by our dental team, we refund your cost ofthe Dental Impression Evaluation Kit.
SnapCorrect™ guarantees that the Aligners will perform as promised and be free of substantive defects in material and workmanship. If you believe there is a defect in your aligners, please contact us. If there is a defect, SnapCorrect™ will arrange for a replacement or refund.

Retainer

Yes, they look similar to aligners but they are made in thicker material i.e; 1mm
They don't move teeth but retain teeth in the same position.
$99 per retainer set.

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