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Candid Aligners: All information about the provider from the USA

How well do Candid Aligners work in practice and how does the treatment proceed? We took a closer look at the products.

In a world where aesthetics play a major role, Candid Aligners have quickly taken their place on the market.

The almost invisible aligners promise an effective solution for anyone who dreams of a straight and radiant smile.

Without the discomfort of traditional braces, aligners offer discretion and comfort.

But what is really behind this modern method of correcting teeth?

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Book a consultation appointment now at a nearby DrSmile partner practice and find out if teeth straightening with aligners is right for you.

The appointment is completely non-binding and does not involve any costs.

With the code “THATSMILE150” you will receive 150 € discount on the treatment.

In this blog post, we delve into the world of Candid Aligners, from their innovative technology to the personal experiences of those who have already used them.

Whether you’re thinking about improving your smile yourself or you’re just curious about how Candid Aligners compare to other providers, you’ll find all the information you need to make a decision here.

Young woman fitted with invisible braces - Candid Aligners

Who is actually behind Candid Aligners?

First things first: According to the official website, there are currently no Candid Aligners partner practices in Germany (yet).

Only locations in the USA can be selected.

In concrete terms, this means that the treatment is currently not available in Germany.

As soon as there is news, we will inform you here. Until then, we would still like to provide you with some information about the company here.

Candid Care Co was founded in the United States in 2017 when a group of visionary entrepreneurs partnered with Dr. C. Lynn Hurst, a leading orthodontist.

Since its foundation, the company has developed rapidly and now employs over 300 people who have already helped tens of thousands of people to beautify their smiles.

In the United States, Candid works with several hundred partner practices in many different states.

Basically, however, there is much less information about Candid Aligners on the Internet than about competitors such as DrSmile.

The aligner provider is also much less represented on social media and YouTube.

We do not yet know whether treatment with Candid Aligners will be available in Germany in the near future.

If you are currently looking for an aligner provider, we recommend DrSmile as an alternative.

DrSmile has already produced more than one million aligners and can look back on over 150,000 completed tooth corrections.

The company’s invisible aligners are already available in over 100 partner practices across Germany.

You can find more information about DrSmile here.

Young woman compares fixed braces and aligners

How does tooth correction with Candid Aligners work?

Aligners, often referred to as invisible braces, are a modern alternative to traditional braces.

They consist of a series of clear, fixed plastic trays that are custom-made to gradually move the teeth into the desired position.

Each aligner is individually manufactured according to a precise treatment plan based on 3D scans or impressions of the dentition.

The way aligners work is relatively simple but effective: they exert continuous, light pressure on specific teeth.

This pressure causes the teeth to move slowly. Approximately every two weeks, the aligner is replaced with a new one, which moves the teeth further in the desired direction.

This process is continued until the teeth have reached their optimum position.

Get 150 € discount on your dental correction!
Woman holding aligner and smiling with thumbs up

Book a consultation appointment now at a nearby DrSmile partner practice and find out if teeth straightening with aligners is right for you.

The appointment is completely non-binding and does not involve any costs.

With the code “THATSMILE150” you will receive 150 € discount on the treatment.

The special thing about Candid Aligners is that the entire process is accompanied by regular visits to the orthodontist or dentist – alternatively, or on request, the appointments can also be made online.

With most other aligner providers, on the other hand, face-to-face appointments in the practice are not mandatory and are only scheduled on request or if necessary.

And this is how tooth correction with Candid Aligners actually works:

1. initial consultationand 3D scan

It all starts with a digital scan in one of the partner practices.

This first step enables Candid to create an accurate 3D image of the current tooth position.

If you’ve always wondered exactly how a 3D scan works: Here I report on my experiences with the 3D scan at DrSmile.

2. preparation of the treatment plan

Based on the individual scan, a team of experienced orthodontists develops a customized treatment plan.

This not only shows how the teeth will shift step by step during the course of treatment, but also the expected end result.

Candid takes great care to ensure that all treatment plans are created and supervised by licensed orthodontists to ensure the highest quality and effectiveness.

Together with the treatment plan, you will also receive information about the specific price of your tooth correction.

3. fabrication of the Candid Aligners

As soon as you have approved your individual treatment plan, Candid will start manufacturing your personalized aligner series.

These aligners are made from a high-quality, clear plastic and are designed to fit comfortably over your teeth.

Each set is made specifically for one phase of your treatment.

4. wearing the Candid Aligners

Your journey to a more beautiful smile begins when your aligners arrive in the post.

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set.

This gradual adjustment gently moves your teeth into the desired position.

Throughout the process, you will have regular virtual or in-person check-ins with the Candid team to ensure that your treatment is going as planned.

5. completion of treatment and retention

Once you have worn all the aligner sets and your teeth have reached the desired position, the active phase of treatment is complete.

After completing treatment with Candid Aligners, it is important to maintain the result.

Candid offers retainers that are worn at night to ensure that your teeth stay in their new position.

Woman holding aligner in hand - closeup

How much do Candid Aligners cost?

If you’ve already taken a look at the Candid homepage, you’ve probably noticed that the company communicates its prices much less transparently than competitors such as DrSmile.

The information is very vague and concrete prices are actually not mentioned at all. However, this in no way means that Candid is a dubious company.

Instead, pricing is simply much more individualized than with other providers and is set differently by the various partner practices.

Candid aligners cost an average of $3,300, but can generally cost between $3,500 and $7,000.

Retainers usually cost $99 – the optional whitening kit costs $349.

The specific Candid Aligners costs are based on the following factors:

  • the severity of the malocclusion
  • the duration of treatment and the associated number of splints required
  • the type of correction desired
  • the individual fee of the dentist or orthodontist

As soon as a treatment plan has been drawn up during your initial appointment, you will also be informed of the final price for your dental correction.

Only when you decide for the treatment and sign the contract, costs are incurred. Of course, you can also decline the offer if you think the Candid Aligners prices are too high.

Important to know: Unfortunately, the costs of correcting teeth in adults are not usually covered by health insurance.

However, we still recommend that you do not focus exclusively on price when choosing an aligner provider.

Instead, rely primarily on authentic reviews and research lots of testimonials on the Internet.

Get 150 € discount on your dental correction!
Woman holding aligner and smiling with thumbs up

Book a consultation appointment now at a nearby DrSmile partner practice and find out if teeth straightening with aligners is right for you.

The appointment is completely non-binding and does not involve any costs.

With the code “THATSMILE150” you will receive 150 € discount on the treatment.

Who are Candid Aligners suitable for?

Candid aligners are generally suitable for patients with crooked or irregular front teeth and small gaps between teeth.

They are therefore recommended for mild to moderate malocclusions.

However, invisible braces can reach their limits with complicated malocclusions – such as severe overbite, underbite, crossbite or other types of malocclusion.

Incidentally, this applies to most aligner providers, including Smile Direct Club, Inman Aligner, Bestsmile, Harmonieschiene, Smileunion, Six Month Smiles, Braceless, Impress Aligner, LetSmile, NewSmile, Smilelign and PlusDental.

Currently, only Invisalign products or, alternatively, traditional braces can be considered for serious tooth corrections.

Potential patients can fill out a “Smile Quiz” on the Candid website, which only takes about 30 seconds.

Among other things, the type of malocclusion, previous tooth corrections and the desired start of treatment are requested so that the experts can already make an initial assessment.

If the result is positive, an appointment can be made directly via the website.

Young woman at the dentist gets her aligners

Conclusion on Candid Aligners: Does the product deliver what it promises?

Even if only a few authentic reviews of Candid Aligners can be found on forums and social media, it is clear that discreet tooth correction is definitely possible with the company’s aligners.

However, the relatively poor ratings on the independent portal Trustpilot give cause for concern – here, Candid Care Co and its products only achieve 2.3 out of 5 stars from around 300 reviews.

In the case of Candid Aligners, however, the question of pros and cons is currently superfluous because, as already mentioned, the aligners are not yet available in Germany.

For this reason, the established provider DrSmile remains our recommendation for your teeth correction. There is a wealth of experience on the Internet – and the price structure is transparent.

The company not only offers good value for money, but also a satisfaction guarantee if you are not one hundred percent happy with the result.

Get 150 € discount on your dental correction!
Woman holding aligner and smiling with thumbs up

Book a consultation appointment now at a nearby DrSmile partner practice and find out if teeth straightening with aligners is right for you.

The appointment is completely non-binding and does not involve any costs.

With the code “THATSMILE150” you will receive 150 € discount on the treatment.

FAQs on the subject of Candid Aligners

Here we answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about Candid Aligners.

What exactly are Candid Aligners?

Candid Aligners are custom-made, clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position to straighten them – without the need for traditional braces.

How long does the treatment with Candid Aligners take?

The duration of treatment varies depending on the individual case, but is typically between 6 and 18 months.

Can anyone use Candid Aligners?

Candid Aligners are suitable for many people with mild to moderate malocclusions. However, severe cases may require other orthodontic treatments. The aligners are currently only available in the USA.

How do I care for my aligners?

Clean your aligners daily with a soft toothbrush and water. Avoid hot liquids, as these could deform the aligners. There are also special cleaning tablets for more thorough cleaning.

What happens after my aligner treatment is completed?

Once treatment is complete, you will need to wear retainers to ensure that your teeth stay in their new position. Candid Aligners offers customized retainers that have been specially developed for this purpose.

How often do I have to wear my aligners?

For optimum results, the aligners should be worn 22 hours a day. They should only be taken out for eating, drinking (except water), brushing and flossing.

Do Candid Aligners impair speech?

Some people notice a slight impairment of pronunciation at the beginning. However, this adjustment phase is usually short and improves as soon as the mouth gets used to the aligners.

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