SmileDirectClub’s clear aligner program

Braces are expensive. However, with your Capital Blue Cross Dental plan, you have an affordable alternative with SmileDirectClub’s clear aligners.

Affordable aligners are part of many Capital Blue Cross Dental plans

Who is SmileDirectClub?

SmileDirectClub is a telehealth platform for teeth straightening. SmileDirectClub's clear aligners serve as an alternative to traditional braces without the higher price tag or requiring monthly in-person visits

Get started with SmileDirectClub or call 800.848.7566 to start your program.

Who is eligible?

  • Capital Blue Cross Dental members with orthodontia coverage on their PPO plans will receive in-network coverage of SmileDirectClub’s convenient, remote orthodontic care.
  • Capital Blue Cross members without PPO orthodontia coverage will have access to SmileDirectClub’s offerings through discounted pricing.
  • SmileDirectClub offers and arranges services for certain individuals who have mild or moderate orthodontic needs and only if approved by a state-licensed dentist or orthodontist. Not all individuals are suitable candidates for clear aligners.

How does the SmileDirectClub work?

Take advantage in four easy steps:

3D image fitting

Start with:

  • an easy-to-use impression kit from the convenience of your home.
  • a visit to one of SmileDirectClub's SmileShops.
  • checking in with one of SmileDirectClub's affiliated dental practices.

Then a state-licensed dentist or orthodontist reviews your case and prescribes aligners, as appropriate.

Preview your new smile

SmileDirectClub will provide you with a digital model and timeline for your improved smile and then create your custom-made aligners. Within 3-4 weeks, your aligners will arrive in the mail and treatment begins.

Virtual check-ins

Wear your aligners and start seeing the results. Your assigned dentist or orthodontist will have regular virtual check-ins, guiding your treatment remotely through the SmileDirectClub platform. An experienced dental team is also available around-the-clock via text, video chat, email or phone.

Show everyone your new smile

After 4-6 months, treatment is complete. Your new smile is protected with SmileDirectClub’s lifetime guarantee.1

How does SmileDirectClub’s program compare?

SmileDirectClub Aligners can bring you a new smile within 4 to 6 months—without monthly in-person visits or the hefty price tag.



Clear aligner competitor




Avg. $5,200

Avg. $5,600

24/7 access to a dedicated dental team




Mandatory in-office visits




Nighttime-only option




Premium teeth whitening discount




Estimated insurance coverage2




Ways to get started

At-home, SmileShop, or dentist’s office

Dentist or orthodontist’s office

Orthodontist’s office

1Member must stay current with a retainer maintenance program to be eligible for one aligner touch-up per year as needed at no additional cost.

2Estimated out-of-pocket costs and insurance coverage of $925 are based on a Capital Blue Cross Dental PPO plan with 50% coinsurance for orthodontia and $1,000 lifetime maximum. Member cost share without orthodontic coverage is $1,850, which includes a $100 discount offered to Capital Blue Cross Dental members.

SmileDirectClub, Inc. is an independent company whose products and services are not Blue Cross products and services and is solely responsible for orthodontic discounts.

Not all individuals are suitable candidates for clear aligners. These services, which are offered and arranged for by SmileDirectClub, are intended for certain individuals who have mild or moderate orthodontic needs and only if approved by a state-licensed dentist or orthodontist. Capital Blue Cross is not a provider of dental care services. Notice of this SmileDirectClub offering is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.