Candid (CandidCo.com) is one of the most popular clear aligner treatments for straighter teeth, costing much less than traditional braces or InvisAlign. So, exactly how much does Candid cost?
That depends on whether you choose to pay all at once in one payment or finance with a payment plan. To save money you can get $75+ off, plus your dental insurance may also reimburse you for part of the cost.
You’ll start Candid with either a one-time visit to a Candid Studio for free or pay for an at-home starter kit. You’ll then have two choices of how to pay for your clear aligners: up-front or finance with monthly payments. Here is the total cost without insurance:
- Starter Kit: $19 with this promotion!
- One payment of $1895 for treatment and aligners
- Monthly Payments: Choose to finance with monthly payment plans of 6 to 36 months. The 6-month financing option is $0 down and 0% APR for a total cost of $1895. However, the 36-month payment plan requires a $199 deposit plus 36 payments of $65 per month for a total of $2539.
*12/01/21: Candid just dropped the price of their aligners by $500! (Reflected in prices above)
What’s included? These prices include your full set of clear aligners, CandidMonitoring™ by an orthodontist, premium teeth whitening, and your first set of retainers. Additional retainers cost $99 each.
If it’s determined that you are not a candidate for Candid you’ll get a full refund of the cost of the starter kit.
Candid may save you thousands of dollars compared to traditional orthodontics, but it is still a significant expense, especially if you choose to finance with a payment plan.
Another source for huge potential savings on Candid is through your insurance company.
*Related: How Much Does Smile Direct Club Cost?
Does Insurance Cover Candid?
Candid accepts FSA (flexible spending account) and HSA (health savings account) and if your insurance company offers orthodontic coverage, you can save an average of $1000 on the price of Candid clear aligners! (*source)
Candid’s in-network insurance companies include:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Aetna Anthem Blue Cross
- Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
- Empire Blue Cross
- Empire BlueCross BlueShield
If Candid is in-network with your insurance company and you have orthodontic coverage you can save up to $1300 instantly at checkout without waiting for reimbursement!
Tip: Not sure if your insurance company covers Candid? Ask your insurer whether you have an orthodontic benefit that covers at-home treatments billed with code D8090.
If your insurance company is not on their in-network list (such as Delta Dental) there’s still a chance that they will reimburse you for some of the expense. You can submit your information to Candid and they will submit the claim to your insurance company on your behalf
Be sure to check whether your dental insurance covers Candid before signing up as there’s no guarantee that they will reimburse you for the cost!
*Related: How Much Do Byte Aligners Cost?
To Sum Up the Cost of Candid…
Clear aligner brands like Candid, Byte and Smile Direct Club have become very popular because of advancements in 3D printing technology. Plus, they are convenient and can save a lot of money compared to traditional braces or InvisAlign.
However, you’ll want to do some homework before signing up including deciding if you are a good candidate for at-home treatment. You’ll also want to be crystal clear on pricing as it’s still a significant expense.
If you are considering Candid’s payment plan you’ll have to speak with one of their reps directly to determine the number of months and financing that work for you.
If you decide to try it, check out their best promotions here.
I hope this article straightens out Candid pricing and you understand exactly how much it costs. If you do signup, good luck investing in your smile and self-confidence.
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