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Not all at-home aligner treatments are created equal.

When it comes to choosing between at-home aligner companies, what could go wrong? Spoiler alert: everything. ​

Call us old-fashioned, but we only trust our smiles to doctors we’ve actually met. Plus, we don’t settle for dupes. Smile Express® and Smile Express After Dark use only Invisalign® aligners that have transformed more than 15 million smiles over the past 25 years.

The Smile Express Difference

There are plenty of at-home aligner treatments on the market. Here are a few reasons why we make the most sense: ​

 Some other at-home aligner companies
Required monthly office visitsNoNo
Licensed OrthodontistsYesSometimes
Dental X-Rays & ScansYesNo
Regular Remote CheckinsYesNo
Trusted Invisalign® alignersYesNo
Leading Invisalign® providersYesNo
Insurance CoverageYesSometimes
Vivera™ RetainersYesNo

The Smile Express
Treatment Process

  1. 01 free exam


    Meet with an orthodontist, discuss treatment goals, and ensure you’re a good candidate for Smile Express or Smile Express After Dark nighttime aligners.

  2. 02 digital scans


    The iTero® scanner ensures a perfect fit with your Invisalign® aligners, and it gives you a preview of your new smile!

  3. 03 aligners arrive

    Custom Kit ARRIVes

    We’ll ship your customized Invisalign® aligners straight to your door along with a special treatment kit that includes everything you need for straightening your smile.

  4. 04 new smile


    Just wear your aligners, following your orthodontist’s feedback via the Smile Doctors Anywhere app. That’s about 20-22 hours per day with Smile Express and for Smile Express After Dark, 12-14 hours nightly. Meanwhile you can track progress in the app and watch your smile transform right before your eyes!


Everything you need for a seamless smile journey—delivered straight to your door.

  • Custom Invisalign® aligners
  • Welcome letter, with tips and tricks to help you ease into treatment
  • Smile Express travel bag
  • Emory board to help file down any uncomfortable aligner edges
  • Chewie aligner tray seaters
  • Travel Toob toothpaste
  • Smile Express aligner case
  • Lip balm
  • Mouthwash

Perfecting Smiles since 2018

We’re not the new kids on the block, and that’s a good thing.

In 5 years, we’ve helped countless patients achieve their best smile on their ideal timeline. That means you get the right stuff, your way, with the added assurance that years of proven innovation provides.

We deliver what really matters: Results. With thousands of life-changing smiles on our roster, you can trust yours to us.  

Smile Express FAQs

What’s the difference between Smile Express® and Full Treatment?
Smile Express® cases are generally shorter because the treatment is ideal for adults looking to make minor adjustments to achieve the perfect smile. Full treatment cases include corrections for more complex issues that require more frequent office visits.
Am I a candidate for Smile Express®?
If you’re 18 or older, there’s a good chance you are. When you come in for your complimentary exam and consultation, our doctors and treatment coordinators will determine your candidacy based on your smile goals as well as the complexity and length of your treatment plan.
How do I start?
Everything starts with a free consultation. From there, your treatment coordinator will go over your contract and answer any questions you may have, including how to access your insurance and FSA/MSA benefits, if applicable.

After that, we’ll scan your smile, and we’ll handle the rest! Once your aligners arrive, you simply pop them on, starting with set #1 and wear them for 20-22 hours a day for 1 week before switching to the next set.
Do I have to come in for an appointment?
Remember that each Smile Express® treatment plan is customized. That said, generally you need to come in twice: Once to get started and once for your final evaluation.
How much does it cost?
Step right up, number crunchers! While every case is unique, pop over to our pricing page to view some smile investment examples.
Does it really only take 6 months?
Our goal is to transform your unique smile as efficiently and safely as possible. 6 months is our average treatment time, but we don’t subscribe to a one-size-fits-all model. The best way to determine the length of your smile journey is to schedule a free consultation. ​ ​
It’s great that I can stay connected with my doctor, but how do I do that?
Until we secure the copyright on our very own Bat-Signal, you can connect with your doctor and orthodontic care team via the Smile Doctors Anywhere app. Using our state-of-the-art ScanBoxPro, you can also send weekly smile scans to ensure your treatment is progressing exactly how it should. It’s all part of our plan to offer office-quality oversight wherever you are. ​ ​
What is the difference between Smile Express and Smile Express After Dark?
Smile Express After Dark nighttime aligners are for adults who want a straighter smile without the 24/7 commitment. Instead of wearing at-home aligners for 20-22 hours a day, Smile Express After Dark allows select candidates to wear their aligners at nighttime, or for 12-14 hours. Your orthodontist can help you decide if Smile Express After Dark is right for you.
What about retainers — will that cost extra?
Great question — because for a lot of our patients, years of not wearing a retainer is why they need Smile Express treatment (but seriously, no judgement here). Once you’ve finished treatment, you’ll receive one set of Invisalign Vivera™ retainers, included with your treatment.