Pros & Cons
- Flexible pricing
- Mobile digital scan ensures a good fit
- Orthodontist supervised
- Only for mild or moderate realignment
- Some cheaper at-home options available
- US only
Plans & Pricing
Strayt’s pricing is considerably lower than you would typically pay for “in office” orthodontic treatment. While it’s not the cheapest option out there for in-home teeth straightening, the prices are competitive.
Strayt customers have three payment options. The most economical choice is to pay for the entire treatment up-front. However, customers also have the option of spreading the cost over 12 or 24 months.
Strayt’s prices include a free digital scan of your teeth. This is arranged via a network of local representatives who visit you in your home. If that’s not possible, or there isn’t a rep near you, you can arrange a scan at a partner dental office. Alternatively, you can pay $24 to use an impression kit instead, which is mailed to you.
If you have insurance that covers the cost of clear aligners, Strayt can assist you with cost reimbursement. You can also use HSA/FSA debit cards. However, Strayt does not offer the option of accepting payment directly from insurance companies.
Pleasingly, you get exactly the same selection of benefits and features, regardless of which payment option you choose.
If you require additional retainers, these cost $89 per set, or you can subscribe for one pair each year at $69/year.
Strayt offers a free trial of its custom whitening trays, to enable you to check out the feel of wearing clear aligners. If you purchase and are dissatisfied, there’s a 30-day refund period.
This is the one-off payment option, and costs $1,400. It includes either day or night aligners and your first set of retainers. It comes with a Strayt’s “Lifetime Alignment Guarantee,” which includes a 30-day money-back period.
Also included is a three-in-one whitening system, which is said to whiten your teeth, freshen breath, and keep the aligners clean.
The company also throws in a “light and vibration therapy” device, known as StraytVIBES.
Strayt 12 Month Plan
The 12-month plan with Strayt offers a low down payment of $199, followed by 12 monthly payments of $117. This comes to a total of $1603. This option includes everything that comes with the one-off payment option.
Strayt 24 Month Plan
Strayt’s 24-month plan allows you to spread the cost over a longer period. The down payment is $248, followed by 24 monthly payments of $69. This comes to a total of $1,904.
Strayt provides an innovative alternative to in-office orthodontic treatment, and a choice of day or night-time aligners.
For a business that’s been in the industry for a relatively short time, Strayt has built up an impressive reputation. Strayt offers customers considerable choice, from how initial impressions are taken, to the timeframe of treatment and how payments are made.
Special Features and Extras
Strayt’s mobile scan, which takes about 15 minutes, is a unique feature. It allows you to ensure you capture an accurate impression of your mouth without the need for an impression kit. The latter is available to those who cannot access the digital scan.
All packages include Strayt’s 3-in-1 whitening system. This is a foam product that fills the aligners and helps to whiten teeth during treatment. It also freshens breath and helps to keep the aligners clean.
The aligners come with a complimentary case, and a light and vibration therapy device, which is unique to Strayt. This is intended to help to ease the inevitable discomfort that can result from orthodontic treatment.
Strayt customers can contact the company’s experts if they have queries during the process. They can assist with cracked aligners and problems with fit and bite. The company’s “EVERStrayt” guarantee also allows you to request a new scan and refitting if the process doesn’t work as planned.
Ease of Use
Strayt users have a choice of daytime or night-time aligners. The former are worn for 22 hours of each day (and removed for eating and drinking). The night-time aligners require 10 hours of use each night.
The aligners are generally comfortable and well aligned to the gums. However, the manufacturer does warn users to expect “some discomfort” during the process.
The aligners require a basic clean after each use with water and a toothbrush. The whitening foam (supplied with each kit) further contributes to keeping the aligners clean.
Strayt quotes an average six-month timeframe to complete the alignment process. However, the exact timeframe can vary from person to person, and depends on whether you use the day or night-time aligners.
Since the night-time aligners are worn for less time, full treatment with that option typically takes longer – around double the time.
How Does it Work
Strayt offers a flexible teeth alignment experience, aimed at people with “mild to moderate” alignment needs. There’s plenty of choice around how you get started, pay and complete the process.
The company operates a mobile digital scanning process across the US. You can enter your ZIP code on the website and find out whether there’s a representative near you. If so, they schedule a visit to your home to complete your initial 3D scan. You also have the option of attending a partner dental office or paying a small fee for a “self service” impression kit.
The registration process is straightforward, requiring only basic personal details. You then pick from available local appointments or order the impression kit. You can also complete an online assessment and view a simulation of the anticipated changes to your smile.
Once your scan is complete (or you’ve provided your impressions), the process of creating your aligners is supervised by orthodontists (not general dentists). They assess whether you’re a suitable candidate for the service, and there’s no change if they advise against.
You’re sent a preview of your treatment plan, and the full alignment kit is sent to you for home use. You’re notified when it’s time to switch to the next set of aligners. The aligners are 3D printed and created from materials that are BPA and phthalate free. All are provided at the start of the process.
Support is on hand throughout, and Strayt will arrange a re-scan and new aligners if things don’t work as expected.
Strayt offers easy access to support, and customers are highly complementary of the service on offer. People also have plenty of good things to say about the technicians who deliver the in-home 3D scanning service.
Phone SupportTelephone support is provided via an 844 toll-free number. The number is prominently displayed on the company website. Phone lines are open from 8am to 6pm.
Video TutorialsWhile Strayt does have a YouTube channel, it’s small. It’s restricted to promotional videos and does not include tutorials.
FAQThere’s an extensive FAQ section available on the Strayt website.