Does Insurance Cover Candid?

Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Empire BlueCross, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are all in our network. You can save $1,000 on average at checkout if we are in network with your insurance provider and you have orthodontic coverage. There’s no need to wait for a refund!

If your insurance carrier isn’t listed on our in-network list, you can send us your information and we’ll file the claim on your behalf. We can’t guarantee whether or not you’ll be paid on a case-by-case basis, so we strongly advise you to check your insurance coverage ahead of time for your own peace of mind. Check with your insurance company to see whether you have an orthodontic benefit and if it covers remote treatments invoiced with the code D8090.

How much does Candid cost?

Teeth that are healthy and well-aligned should not be reserved for the wealthy. Candid is a direct-to-consumer teeth alignment firm that seeks to make braces and Invisalign more accessible and cheap.

Candid’s FDA-approved aligners are 3D printed and developed for persons who require mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. It costs $1,900 up front or $88 per month for two years, compared to $7,000 for braces and $8,000 for Invisalign.

Is Candid expensive?

Aligners from Candid cost $3,300. (on average). The overall cost is determined by your CandidPro provider’s location. All of your aligners are included in the price, as well as remote monitoring (CandidMonitoringTM via a mobile app). After the initial consultation, no additional office visits are required.

Candid aligners are less expensive than traditional braces or Invisalign (which can cost up to $8,000). They are, however, more expensive than brands such as SmileDirectClub and byte, but they offer a more comprehensive service.

Payment arrangements are available from many CandidPro suppliers. Discuss your alternatives with them.

Additional Costs for Candid Clear Aligners

  • Replacement retainers – you’ll need a retainer following treatment to maintain your teeth straight. Every 6 to 9 months, they should be replaced. They’re $99 each.

Is Candid the same as Invisalign?

You’ll meet with a qualified CandidPro provider (dentist or orthodontist) for an initial consultation before starting treatment. Digital scans of your bite and impressions are taken. They’ll also check in with you at the end of treatment to make sure your teeth are in the right place and that you’re happy with the results.

A licensed orthodontist from Candid’s team is then specially designed your treatment plan by the CandidPro provider. Then, using CandidMonitoringTM, the company’s telehealth technology, your treatment progress is tracked remotely (mobile app).

Your treatment will be overseen by the same Candid orthodontist who created your treatment plan. Depending on the severity of your bite issues, treatment can take anywhere from 4 to 12 months.

How Does Candid Work?

  • Make an initial consultation appointment with a qualified CandidPro practitioner. Your bite is scanned digitally and impressions are taken here. The dentist will decide whether or not you are a good candidate for treatment (most mild to severe cases are accepted).
  • The images will be sent to a licensed Candid orthodontist if you are authorized. They will create a treatment plan specifically for you. Treatment costs vary depending on the practitioner, but on average, it costs $3,300.
  • The aligners will be delivered to you within a few weeks once the treatment plan has been created and authorized.
  • Each set of aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours per day. Brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking are all possible with them removed. Every two weeks, they are replaced (unless told otherwise).
  • Your progress is tracked remotely during treatment using CandidMonitoringTM, the company’s telehealth technology (mobile app). You will not schedule in-person meetings.
  • Your progress will be tracked on the app by the same Candid orthodontist who designed your treatment plan. These check-ins can be done from anywhere and at any time. Candid has a mobile app for both iOS and Android.
  • Treatment can last anywhere from four to twelve months. Your last set of aligners will serve as retainers, which you’ll wear at night to keep your new smile in place. Every six months, these retainers should be replaced.

What Conditions Can Candid Treat?

Most cases of minor to severe tooth misalignment can be treated using dental aligners, including:

You may not be a candidate for Candid aligners for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Misalignment of the jaws. Jaw misalignment that is moderate to severe, such as an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite, usually necessitates more intrusive orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign.
  • Dental problems that go untreated. If you have untreated oral diseases (such as cavities or gum disease) or are scheduled for dental procedures, be sure these are taken care of first. Before clear aligner treatment can begin, your teeth and gums must be in good health.
  • Dental restorations that are already in place. Candid clear aligners cannot be used to treat some dental restorations, such as dental implants and bridges.

“Patients with mild instances are ideal candidates for at-home therapy using aligners. Patients who have busy work schedules or are concerned about making time for office appointments appreciate the freedom that this option provides. Furthermore, patients who are very committed to their treatment timetable and are able to stay on track have the best results with these treatment regimens.”

Does MetLife cover Candid?

Clear aligners, like traditional braces, can be pricey. MetLife’s dental policies may cover clear aligners if they are provided or monitored by a licensed dentist. To find out if your plan covers the therapy, request a pre-treatment estimate from your dentist.

Does Candid do monthly payments?

We’ll work with you to come up with the best payment option for you. We provide financing programs starting at $65 per month for 36 months with a $199 down payment or $0 down with a 0% APR.

How long does Candid last?

Candid treatment is a multi-step procedure that entails a few more measures than simply wearing tooth aligners. Each stage can be accomplished from the comfort of your own couch. Candid treatment plans have four steps:

Starter Kit or Studio Visit

To get started with Candid, you have two options. The first is a visit to a Candid Studio, which is one of their physical locations. The bulk of these are on the East coast or in California, with a few scattered throughout the country. A technician takes a 3D scan of your teeth during your visit, which is sent to an off-site orthodontist. The entire procedure is costless.

Ordering a beginning kit, which contains an impression kit and a device to assist you take photographs of your teeth, is the second choice. The kit costs $95, but you’ll get your money back if you’re not a good candidate for therapy. You make a model of your teeth and take a few photos, then send it all to an orthodontist for evaluation.

The photos and mold are then combined to create a 3D model for the orthodontist to examine. It is critical to obtain clear, precise molds. Damaged or inappropriate molds can cause treatment delays, including the need to repeat this procedure.

Expert Evaluation

After the scans or impressions of your teeth are obtained, they are sent to a certified orthodontist for evaluation. They’ll first establish whether you’re a good candidate for their treatment. The ideal usage for aligners, in general, is to reduce crowding or excessive spacing in the front teeth.

You’ll get a speedy response if you’re not a good candidate. If you purchased a beginning kit, you may be eligible for a refund. It’s worth noting that the only way to get a full refund is for a Candid orthodontist to turn you down for treatment.

Otherwise, you should receive your personalized treatment plan and first set of aligners in two to three weeks. This phase, according to some customers, takes a little longer.

That may not appear to be a problem unless you consider that your teeth change somewhat throughout your life. If the aligners take too long to arrive, your teeth may have shifted too much for them to be useful.

Wear Aligners

You can start treatment as soon as you receive your treatment plan and aligners. Aligners are sold in sets and are custom-made to fit your teeth and make progressive modifications. Using the CandidApp, you’ll upload new images as your therapy proceeds. The app’s remote monitoring feature is a significant selling point for Candid, as it enables for remote therapy that other aligner choices don’t provide.

Through the app, your orthodontist will notify you when it’s time to transition to the next aligner. Candid underlines that you should not change channels without permission. It’s also a good idea to keep all of your aligners until your treatment is finished.

Treatment lasts roughly six months on average. It’s important to note that this is an estimate, not a guarantee, so treatment could last longer.

Retain Improvements

You’ll probably want to keep your teeth straight once you’ve gotten them straight. They do, however, tend to revert to their original, crooked position. Retainers can help you avoid this. Your final pair of aligners serves as your retainers with Candid. You’ll have to wear them for 22 hours a day at first. However, after a few weeks, you’ll just need to wear them at night.

Every six months, Candid suggests updating your retainers. That’s an extra expenditure you’ll have to keep paying because it’s recommended that you wear your nighttime retainer permanently.

Does Candid work for Overbites?

Clear aligners may usually correct an overbite. Other solutions, however, may be preferable in extreme circumstances. Candid and Invisalign are two clear aligner brands for overbite therapy.

Candid is an at-home aligner that treats mild-to-moderate overbites. It works exclusively with licensed orthodontists to create and monitor your treatment, unlike other aligner companies.

In-person consultations are essential (at the beginning and end of treatment) because Candid has qualified CandidPro providers (dental specialists) in a range of states.

The most well-known aligner brand is Invisalign. Invisalign, like Candid, has physical locations. Invisalign treatment, unlike Candid, is exclusively monitored in person.

Invisalign, unlike Candid, may address more severe problems of overbite. Buttons and/or elastics can be used to do this. These are tiny hooks that are attached to the surfaces of the teeth.

Interarch bands use more pressure to gradually realign the jaw, delivering more exact results. Invisalign buttons (or attachments) operate as anchors for interarch bands that apply additional pressure to gradually reposition the jaw, providing more precise results. Buttons aren’t available in Candid.

Are Candid aligners painful?

Frequently, your teeth will hurt. There’s no way around it, so I’d better get it out of the way now. While I expected some discomfort for a few days, I wasn’t expecting the full-mouth ache of my teeth shifting.

Does Candid take HSA?

Yes, in the vast majority of cases. Clear aligners are usually beneficial to your overall oral health, and HSAs allow you to use cash for medically essential procedures. Providers may consider minor orthodontic repairs cosmetic on rare occasions, but clear aligner therapy is usually an approved expense, so you should be able to pay for Candid with HSA savings.

If you’re not sure where your case falls, talk to your dentist and ask your HSA provider for more information.

Do orthodontists recommend candid?

Candid is a fantastic alternative for safe, effective, cheap, and expert-led at-home aligner treatment, according to our research. You’ll meet with a qualified CandidPro provider (dentist or orthodontist) for an initial consultation before starting treatment.