This Candid Co Impression Kit Review shows you what’s inside the impression kit, plus a timeline on how fast you’ll get your aligners once approved!
Last November, my boyfriend proposed after we had been dating for 2 and a half years. We decided to have our ceremony right on Lake Vallecito, with the beautiful Colorado mountains in the background.
I don’t generally spend a lot of time worrying about how I look, but since it’s my wedding, and I’m spending $2,400 for a photographer, I want to feel great about how I look!
My big goals are to lose about 20 pounds, grow out my hair, and to have straighter & whiter teeth.
About Straighter Teeth…
There was the obvious option of braces, but I have a professional career and I’m in my mid-thirties, and I just couldn’t bring myself to get braces for 1 – 2 years.
I did some research into Smile Direct Club (which had painful reviews) and Invisalign (which was pretty pricey), and finally found Candid Co.
Candid Co seemed affordable ($1,900 for the whole treatment*), had good reviews, and the treatment time was about 6 months (which means I would have straight teeth in time for my wedding), so I watched a dozen or so youtube video reviews, and felt like I was ready to take the leap forward!
Candid Co Impression Kit Review
I got onto Candid Co and took the quiz to see if I was a good candidate for clear aligner treatments. Turns out I was, and I found a promo code for 25% off, so I ordered the impression kit.
Four days later, the impression kit arrived in my mail box!
The impression kit came with materials to do five impressions: three for the top teeth and two for the bottom. Plus step-by-step instructions on how to do the impressions.
I read on a couple other reviews that their impressions were rejected, so I was thorough in reading and following the instructions. Plus, I didn’t want to put myself through this process a second time.
It was pretty easy – you just mix the grey and blue putty together, place them in the blue trays, then insert the tray (one at a time, obvs) to make an impression of your teeth. The hardest part about it was keeping the molds in your mouth for 3 minutes per set. It wasn’t the most comfortable thing, but it also wasn’t terrible.
After my impressions were done, I had my fiance take 8 really awkward close up pics of my teeth and mouth, while I had this spacer inside my mouth. Figured this would be a good time to test our relationship!
I mailed the impression kit back to Candid Co, in a prepaid box, the next day. I also uploaded my photos to Candid Co.
Reviewing Candid Co Treatment Plan
After my photos and impressions were approved, I received my treatment plan. It was pretty neat to see the progression of my teeth with clear aligners!
Timeline – From Ordering Impression Kit to Aligner Delivery
From the time I ordered the impression kit until I received my custom aligners, it was a total of 6 weeks. That seemed really reasonable to me! Here is the breakdown:
January 6th – Ordered my Candid Co Impression Kit
January 9th – Impression Kit shipped
January 10th – Impression Kit arrives!
January 11th – Mailed back impressions & submitted photos
January 15th – Photos approved
January 28th – Impressions approved
January 29th – Treatment plan emailed to me
January 30th – I ordered the aligners
February 16th – Aligners received!
My Smile Before Candid Co
For never having had braces, I will say my teeth aren’t bad. They are a bit crowded, and my front teeth overlap. And while it’s not that obvious in photos, I can definitely tell and it has made me self-conscious for the past 20 years. So, with the help of Candid Co, I am fixing it 🙂
Here’s my smile on the first day of my aligners.
I’ll keep posting each month to update on my progress and share the experience, for anyone who wants to know if they work, it they’re painful, if they’re worth the money.
- Read my first update: Candid Co Review: 10 Takeaways from my first month.
- Read my 3 month update: Invisible Braces
- Read my final update: Candid Before and After Photos
Until then, if you want to see if you’re a candidate for Candid Co, take the quiz!
Interested in Trying Candid Co?
Get 50% of your impression kit by using the code NEWYOU50 at CandidCo!
*As of 2/10/2020, Candid’s pricing is $2400 and includes Dental Monitoring. For more information, visit candidco.com.
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