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What are invisible aligners?

Invisible teeth aligners are plastic trays that fit around your teeth and are worn to move them into their proper place. Unlike braces, invisible aligners do not have brackets or metal wires, and are hardly noticeable to the public eye. Typically, a series of aligners are worn and interchanged every 2-3 weeks to get the desired results. Depending on the severity of the case, a treatment can vary from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Many people prefer to use invisible aligners because they are easy to clean, are less noticeable, and don’t cause as much discomfort to gums and cheeks.

How do your invisible aligners work?

Many invisible teeth aligners require you to go to your orthodontist or doctor on a regular basis. However, NewSmile®'s process is different and can be done while at home. Here’s how our invisible aligners work:


1)  We begin by determining if you are a good candidate by asking you a few simple questions. This gives our dental experts a good idea of what you want your finished smile to look like.


2)  Once you are given the go ahead, you can choose one of our pricing plans. We’ll send you all the materials you’ll need to make your own teeth impressions right at home. Follow our instructions to make four impressions, and send them with a prepaid shipping label back to NewSmile®.


3)  A trained doctor will evaluate the molds, and send you what your teeth will look like after the process is complete. Once approved, a treatment schedule will be mapped out, and you’ll know exactly how long you’ll have to wear your invisible teeth aligners.


4)  NewSmile® will directly mail you your custom invisible teeth aligners to wear. You’ll change to a new aligner about every two weeks. Wear them for the proposed time to get the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!

For more information, read our How it Works page.

How do I properly use and care for my invisible aligners?

Our teeth aligners are durable, but you’ll need to take care of them in order to get the results you want. To get the most out of your invisible aligners, do the following:


Wear them as much as possible. For the fastest results, wear your invisible teeth aligners for at least 22 hours a day. You can take them off to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. If your aligners start to feel tight and uncomfortable, you’re not wearing them long enough. Eventually, if you don’t wear them as long as you need to, you’ll have to pay for new impressions and aligners.


Rinse when you take them out. After you remove your invisible aligners, run them under cold water to prevent saliva from building on the plastic. The more saliva build-up, the more bacteria there will be in your mouth. Remember to not use hot water or run them through the dishwasher. Heat can damage and warp your aligners to the point where you can’t use them anymore.

Brush and floss your teeth before putting them back in. After you eat, brush and floss your teeth before inserting your aligners back into your mouth. Leftover food particles can stick to your teeth and aligners, which leads to bacteria build up and cavities.


Clean with soap, not toothpaste. Believe it or not, soap is better for your aligners than toothpaste. Toothpaste can be abrasive and scratch the plastic. The more scratched your invisible aligners are, the more noticeable they will become to others.


Don’t soak them in mouthwash. Soaking your invisible teeth aligners in mouthwash can turn them green, blue, or whatever color the mouthwash is. Tainted or colored aligners will be noticeable and not very attractive. Instead of mouthwash, use a clear retainer/denture cleanser.

How much do invisible aligners cost?

NewSmile®'s invisible teeth aligners are affordable, costing 75% less than other teeth straightening methods. You’re not only saving money on your clear aligners but also money from the dentist and orthodontist appointments you would have had to pay for. It’s no wonder NewSmile® is the cheapest way to straighten your teeth. We offer a variety of packages to better fit your situation and budget:


Fast Track: This is our most popular package where you can pay for everything up front for a cheaper alternative to braces and a cheaper way to straighten your teeth. This package is the lowest cost for clear aligners and the quickest way to a straighter smile.


NewSmile® Monthly Plan: If you’d like to spread out your payments, the regular price for our NewSmile® Monthly Plan is a great choice. This plan will spread the cost of your clear aligners with up to 36-month terms. There is no penalty to pay your balance off early.

Night Aligners: Our most discreet way to straighten your teeth. Only wear them at night, and remove them during the day! Learn more here Pay for everything up front and save. Nobody will even know you're straightening your teeth!

Night Aligners Monthly Plan: If you’d like to spread out your payments for your Night Aligners - you can! Again, this plan will spread the cost of your clear aligners out with options up to 36-month terms. There is no penalty to pay your balance off early.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our pricing or packages. We’d love to help in any way we can!

Are your aligners BPA and latex free?

Absolutely. NewSmile® clear aligners are licensed by Health Canada, and are also FDA approved in the USA.

Can I use health insurance to cover the cost?

Our aligners may be covered by your HSA or FSA benefits. You will need to check with insurance and company to see if it will be covered. 

Does the process hurt?

There's slight soreness and/or discomfort with each new aligner step, but the pain shouldn’t last more than a day or two.

Will I have a lisp with my aligners?

You may have a lisp for the first day or two while getting used to them. Once you're used to them, it'll get better :)

I have a permanent retainer, do I need to remove it?

Yes. In order for us to get an accurate impression of your teeth so we can make the best fitting aligners, our licensed Dental Team will require you to remove your permanent wire. We'll need your wire removed if you would like to straighten either one or both rows of teeth.

Can I get aligners if I have a missing tooth?

Yes, not a problem!

Can I get these if I have an implanted tooth?

Absolutely. Once you've sent in your kit, let us know about the implant and our doctors will make sure they work. We'll be able to determine if we're the right fit for you, and if they find you're not a good fit for our aligners, you'll receive refund.

How long do I have to wear the aligners?

Each treatment is tailored to one’s individual needs. You might only have to wear them for a couple of months, or up to a year. The average treatment time is 4-6 months, and about 8-10 months for Night Aligners.

What if I lose an aligner/retainer?

First- don’t panic.
Second- you can just put in your next aligner and make sure you wear it for the rest of the time that you would have had left with your missing aligner, as well as the full two weeks after that.

If you have lost your retainer(s) because you are finished all your clear aligner steps, move to the last step of your aligners, and order a replacement retainer ASAP from us: Replacement Retainers - Click Here

Be a member, and get retainers at a discounted rate:

$159 for replacement retainers - click here

👉 Want retainers without purchasing clear aligners?  click here

How much does a retainer cost after?

Your teeth continually shift with age due to bone density changes in your jaw, and especially after orthodontic treatment. At the end of treatment your custom fitted retainers will be available for an additional cost of $199 per set, or as low as $159 when you become a member.

$159 for replacement retainers - click here

👉 Want retainers only? click here

Can I order replacement or backup retainers?

You sure can. If you’d like a replacement or backup retainer just order one here with the same full name and email used with your aligner treatment purchase:

Purchase Extra Retainers

👉 Not a clear aligner customer and want retainers? click here

Do you guys offer teeth whitening?

For sure. We want those new straight teeth to glow! You’ll receive your free teeth whitening the same time you get your aligners & retainers.

Can I get these if I have wisdom teeth?

If your dentist has suggested wisdom teeth removal, we recommend going that route first. If he/she said you don’t need them out (wahoo) then you’re all clear to order one of our plans, and get started with your treatment.

What is an Impression Kit?

An impression kit is what we send you in order to get molds of your teeth and to create your treatment. They include practice putty, 4 trays (2 for top teeth and 2 for bottom), and real putty for creating the moulds. We also include instructions for photos and making a good impression, cheek stretchers, and a prepaid shipping label to stick back on the same box, and drop off at the post office.

What is a Treatment Preview?

A 3D Treatment Preview is a digital rendition of what your teeth currently look like as well as what they will look like at the end of your treatment. If you like the look of your future smile, you can go ahead and order your aligners. If you don’t, you can cancel your order for all of your money back. Nice and painless.

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