Alignerco offers two options, All Day Invisible Aligners or NightOnly Clear Aligners. The overall treatment time for its daytime aligners, which are worn 20 to 22 hours per day, is four to six months, while the treatment duration for Alignerco’s nighttime aligners, which are only worn at night for eight to 10 hours, is six to eight months.
Both types of aligners can straighten teeth and fix anatomical misalignments or problems like an overbite, underbite, crossbite, teeth crowding and spacing between teeth, according to the company. They can also close moderate to severe gaps between teeth, but this varies from case to case, the company says.
You may experience some mild discomfort with your first set of aligners, which are designed to put pressure on your teeth. You’ll receive a total of eight aligners with either the daytime or nighttime plan that must be worn for 10 days each.
Below, we outline the steps involved in Alignerco’s treatment plan.
To find out if you are a good candidate for Alignerco’s invisible alignment system, you can fill out its free online dental assessment. Questions asked include, “which word would you use to describe your teeth—crowding, spacing, protruding? How severe is the problem–mild, moderate, severe? Do you have dental implants? Have you worn braces or other invisible aligners in the past?”
The Impression Kit
To get started with Alignerco, you’ll use the dental impression kit to make molds of your upper and lower teeth. The kit includes practice putty, impression trays and material, a cheek retractor, gloves, an impression guide and a prepaid shipping label. If you need help, you can schedule a free one-on-one session with one of Alignerco’s dentists by contacting customer service, the company says. Mail the kit back to the company for expert review. It’s worth noting that after receiving your impressions, if Alignerco’s experts do not feel you are a good candidate for aligner treatment, the company will issue a full refund of the cost of the impression kit ($49.99).
Smile Projection Plan
You’ll receive a smile projection plan about two weeks after your impression kit is received, developed under the supervision of dentists. This 3D proposed treatment plan will give you an idea of what your smile will look like post-treatment. You’ll receive before and after photos, and if you like what you see, you can go ahead and approve the plan or make modifications. Once you do, you will receive your first set of aligners in about three weeks.
It’s worth noting that while a customer service representative did confirm that a dentist will oversee a one-on-one session if needed, the degree to which a dentist is actually involved in your treatment plan is a bit unclear. And while your dentist will supervise your case, you won’t be in direct contact with them—instead, a “Smile Crew Member” will act as a liaison between you and your assigned dentist.
Your aligners will come with individualized instructions. If you choose the daytime aligners, you’ll need to wear them for 20 to 22 hours for the first six months, and then switch to nighttime wear only for the following six months. If you purchase the nighttime treatment plan, your aligners must be worn for eight to 10 hours each night, for six to eight months.
If you need support, you can use the live chat button 24/7, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alignerco’s customer support line, 1-877-840-1561, is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.