Frequently Asked Questions
What are Even28 clear aligners?
Eve28 clear aligners are a series of custom-designed, progressive, BPA-free clear plastic trays. These trays are 3-D printed to gradually guide your teeth from their current position into their desired final position. They purpose of wearing clear aligners is to straighten your teeth for a more beautiful and radiant smile.
All of our clear aligners are made from safe, BPA-free plastic. We pay particular attention to make sure we design clear aligners that don't irritate your cheeks or gums for maximum comfort and efficiency.
Our clear aligners are 3D printed as a series of progressive teeth aligners. Each aligner is designed to move your tooth a fraction of a millimeter. As you continue to wear each consecutive aligner your teeth gradually move. Eventually, your teeth will settle into their final desired position. Clear aligners straighten teeth the same way as braces do, but without the need to wear metal brackets and wires. Clear aligners are more comfortable to wear and can be removed when needed.
No, you have to fix your cavities first. Every time you start any type of orthodontic treatment, including aligner therapy, you need to make sure your mouth is cavity free. Otherwise, you could end up with a toothache right in the middle of your program. Your assigned dentist will help you fix your cavities before starting your Even28 program.
No, you have get your gum disease under control first. Gum disease is a serious dental condition and the number one cause of tooth loss among the adult population. You never want to start moving your teeth if the supporting gum tissue is infected. Luckily, reversing gum disease is oftentimes as easy as getting a thorough dental cleaning. Your dentist will discuss your gum status and address necessary conditions before starting your Even28 clear aligner program.
To get started, find an Even28 dental provider near you. Feel free to contact your dentists if you have any questions or concerns about your aligner treatment. Once ready, simply fill out the appointment request form or give them a call and schedule your clear aligner consultation. To get started, click on the link below:
Your Even28 consult includes everything you need to get started with your aligner therapy, including:
- Teeth and gum evaluation
- Orthodontic assessment
- All necessary X-rays and photos
- Scans or impressions of your teeth
- Working models whenever necessary
To learn more or to schedule your clear aligner consultation, contact an Even28 provider near you today:
Each participating Even28 dentist sets his or her own consult fee. Consult fees can range anywhere from $19 upwards of $100. Consult fees are listed on each dentist's practice profile page. Keep in mind, consult fees are directly made to your dentist or orthodontist so they are subject to the practice's refund policy:
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, contact the dental provider you have chosen. As a courtesy, we always request that you give your dentist at least a 24-hour notice when rescheduling your appointment. Try not to cancel too many times, as your dentist reserves the right to refuse seeing you if they feel that you're not good to keep your appointments. Thank you for understanding.
How should I wear my aligners?
It's actually quite simple: Each clear aligner is numbered. For example, tray #1 of 10, tray #2 or 10, tray #3 of 10 and so forth. You must wear each aligner for 21 hours or more per day. Only take your aligners our to eat, drink (water is okay) or clean your teeth. You should wear your aligners the rest of the times, including when asleep. Wear each aligner for 2 weeks before switching to the next one. If you switch to your new aligner and it's very painful, continue wearing the previous aligner for 2 to 3 more days and try again. Repeat for one additional week. If after 3 weeks you still can't wear your new aligner then contact your dentist to have them examine your aligners for accuracy. To learn more about the different methods to wearing clear aligners, click here.
What should I do with my old aligners?
Keep them in their package. Don't ever throw your aligners away. Sometimes you have to go back to wearing an old aligner if your dentist recommends it. Keep them in a safe place away from children and pets. Be sure to keep your final aligners. These can always be used as a backup retainers just in case you lose your retainers!
How long does it take to straighten my smile?
It depends on how much tooth movement is required. A smile case may be finished in 3 to 4 months. A complicated one make take 6 to 8 months. The most challenging cases could take to a year. If you choose Even28 Express you are likely to save 35% on your treatment times. Either way, don't rush! Moving teeth too quickly can cause damage to your teeth and jaw bone. You can develop root burnout or periodontitis due to accelerated tooth movement. Plus, moving your teeth too quickly will result in orthodontic relapse. Be patient while your aligners gently move your teeth. Basically, your teeth will rebound to their original position. This is exactly why we recommend that you wear each aligner for 2 weeks. Two weeks allows your teeth to move into their new position and get comfortable there.
What does it feel like to wear my aligners?
Aligners feel very tight and a bit painful. Don't forget, these are not teeth whitening trays which sit passively on your teeth. Aligners are designed to pull your teeth gradually into their correct position. New aligners are always very tight and grip your teeth firmly. Inserting and removing new aligners could be a bit of challenge. Try grabbing the aligner at the ends and dislodging both sides before pulling them out. Trust us, it'll get better after the first few attempts! You can also use your outie tool in your Even28 kit to help remove new aligners. The same goes for seating new aligners. Place them correctly ion your teeth and push into place. Feel free to chew on your chewies for 5 to 15 minutes to get them to seat all the way.
What should I do if wearing my aligners is painful?
Wearing aligners hurts a bit, especially the first few days of wearing a new aligner. Don't forget, tooth movement is a bit painful. As your teeth move, you feel some discomfort. Luckily, the pain gets better after the first few days. Keep in mind, if there's no pain then there is no tooth movement! Try drinking cold water or cold sodas to help with the initial pain. Feel free to take a tylenol or advil if needed. Be patient, you will get used to your aligners before you know it!
First, you have to see which program you qualify for. There are two Even28 programs, at-home and at-dentist. Prices are as follows:
- Even28 at-home: If you qualify for our at-home program your fee is a fixed $1,850 regardless of which dentist you choose to go to
- Even28 at-dentist: Prices for the at-dentist program varies. Each dentist sets his or her own fees for Even28 at-dentist program. To learn more, schedule a consultation with an Even28 provider near you today.
Your dentist will work closely with your aligner manufacturer to determine which program is best suited to your needs. Click on the link below to find an Even28 dentist near you:
Your Even28 dentist will present you with several different payment options. All participating dentists accept major credit cards, debit cards, FHA allowance, PayPal and other forms of payment. Plus, most dentists offer affordable monthly payment plan options. Visit our Even28 provider practice profile page to learn more about different payment options they accept:
Yes, almost all participating Even28 dentists offer a range of affordable monthly payment plan options. Your payments can be as little as $50 a month with your good credit. You can also pay monthly with your credit card and have up to a year to pay off your balance. SO there are plenty of different options to afford your treatment.Contact an Even28 provider near you to learn more about different payment options which they offer:
If you have dental insurance with orthodontic coverage then you may get reimbursed for part of your aligner program. Let your dentist know if you have dental insurance and they will bill your insurance on your behalf. While we can not make any guarantees of payment on their behalf, we can tell you that a fair number of our patients receive reimbursement from their dental insurance for aligner therapy. Plus, insurance usually covers about half of your total treatment costs, although it could always be more or less.
Almost all participating dentists accept both payment methods. Simply process your HSA/FSA card as you would any other credit card or debit card. If you don't have a card let your dentist know and they will help you process your payment.
Refunds must be approved by your treating doctor and Even28 corporate office. Typically, full refunds are only available prior to manufacturing your clear aligners. Once your aligners are manufactured, partial refunds are made on a per need basis. In order to request a refund, write a letter or send us an email. Depending on the circumstances, you will be issued a full refund or partial refund with 30 days of approving your refund request.
Your dentist or orthodontist works closely with our aligner laboratory to design the perfect aligner program for you. During your initial consultation, your dentist will fill out a prescription to design your aligner program. Your dentist will also communicate all necessary details about your appearance and teeth to the laboratory by submitting scans, impressions and photos. Our aligner manufacturer will follow your dentist's prescription to determine if you qualify for at-home or at-dentist program. Once you've approved your treatment, the lab will design your clear aligners. Your aligners will be shipped to you or your dentist, depending on the program you choose. You're now ready to get started and your straight smile is an average of 6 months away!
Treatment times vary and depend on how much tooth movement is needed. This can range anywhere from as little as 2 to 3 months to as long as a year or even more. We won't know your exact treatment time until our lab has received your case and come up with a treatment plan with your dentist. At that point, we can tell you exactly how long your treatment takes. It's actually quite simple at this point. Each tray needs to be worn for 2 to 3 weeks. Divide the number of your trays by 2 and you will figure out the least amount of time your treatment will take. For example, if you have 12 aligners then your treatment should take about 6 months if you wear the trays biweekly. If you wear them a bit longer then your treatment could take a few months more.
We generally treat both the top and bottom arch together. Keep in mind, as one arch moves it affects the other arch as well. In order to make sure that your teeth are touching properly it's important to treat both arches together. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to guarantee that your teeth would come into contact correctly. This is why we don't offer any Even28 programs that only treats one arch and not the other.
Each provider lists the minimum age which they are comfortable treating. Generally, the minimum age to qualify for aligner therapy is 13 years old. Also, you shouldn't have any more baby teeth left in your mouth before starting aligner therapy. If you do, you must choose one of our at-dentist programs. If you're underage, you must bring a parent or guardian with you to all appointments.
Our mission is to make sure each and every one of our patients achieve the straight smile or their dreams. If you finish your program and are not completely satisfied, talk to your assigned dentist. If you require further assistance you can also contact us via writing or by email. Explain the circumstances surrounding the reasons for your dissatisfaction. Each case will be handled promptly by an account manager who is there to help you resolve your issue to your utmost satisfaction. We will reach out to your treating doctor and try to mediate a resolution. Occasionally, we approve a free of charge treatment do-over. If your re-treatment is approved, you could be eligible for additional aligners to continue your smile journey. If there was an issue with your treatment plan we would be happy to approve a partial or full refund as well.
We offer dental accessories which can be made from the same scans or impressions used to make your aligners. Plus, all these accessories are offered at steep discounts if purchased alongside your aligner program. Here is a list of common dental accessories our providers offer:
- Custom night guard
- Whitening trays
- Custom athletic mouth guards
- Fixed retainers
- Additional removable retainers
How much do removable retainers cost?
Even28 at-dentist comes with your first set of clear retainers included. Even28 at-home retainers are extremely affordable and the price is set by your treating dentist. If you're worried about your teeth moving, you can always buy more than one set of retainers. We recommend purchasing no more than 4 retainers at a time. Talk to your dentist if you're interested in purchasing clear retainers along with your Even28 clear aligner program.
Fixed retainers are included as a free option for all Even28 at-dentist programs. Our Even28 at-home program does not include fixed retainers because they are not deemed necessary. Each participating Even28 dentist sets his or her fees for fixed retainers. To learn more, visit an Even28 dentist near you: