Providing dental aligners that are delivered to your door, SmileDirectClub is one of several companies that you can choose for dental realignment.
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Single arch treatment
If you’re eligible, you might decide to straighten just one row of teeth. You can get aligners for just your top teeth, or just your bottom teeth, rather than buying full sets. This is a cheaper way to go through your treatment – you’ll save £200 on the total price – and is an option that’s rarely available with other providers.
You might choose this option if you’re already happy with a majority of your smile, but need just a few teeth moved.
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As the biggest player in the ‘at home', clear aligner market, SmileDirectClub is certainly the obvious choice. With multiple UK clinic locations and a great overall impression and treatment process, it's certainly one to consider. However, you may find that there are similar alternatives at a lower cost.
- At home service supported by dentists and orthodontists
- All cases reviewed by qualified dentists
- Free teeth whitening for SmileShop visitors
- Lower costs than many other dental aligner providers
- Optional night-time-only aligners as an alternative treatment
- Payment needed before treatment is confirmed, although refunded if it’s not suitable
- You’ll need to pay for replacement mould kits if you make a mistake at home
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Most people will wear their SmileDirectClub aligners for around six months in total. Your treatment might not take as long if your teeth just need minor adjustments, but could take longer if you’re fixing more significant dental malocclusion.
Treatment will also be slower if you’re choosing to only wear nighttime aligners. SmileDirectClub charges one set price for treatment, so you won’t pay more if your treatment takes longer than average.
A well-made aligner tray should fit securely in your mouth. In some cases, this will mean that it feels like it’s stuck in place. Don’t panic. There are several ways to remove your clear aligners even if they feel like they’re not budging.
To remove your aligners, start at the back of the mouth and slowly work your way forward. You need to break the seal around the gums, so carefully lift the edge of your aligners from your mouth. Rubber gloves can help, or a thin piece of fabric like a handkerchief.
For future removal, look for aligner or retainer removal tools that you can buy online for delivery. You might find these called aligner ‘outies’. These small hooks can fit under the edge of your aligners to help break the seal.
With SmileDirectClub, you’ll go through teeth straightening treatment at home. Start by making your own dental impressions, or visit one of several SmileShops for a consultation and 3D scan. If you’re a suitable candidate for clear aligners, they’ll be sent directly to your door. You’ll get new aligners every couple of weeks and can switch to progress through your treatment.
SmileDirectClub’s service makes it possible to get straighter teeth at home. As well as wearing your aligners as directed, you’ll need to check in every 90 days by sending photographs through the app. You can choose to wear aligners 22 hours a day or get nighttime aligners that you’ll wear only whilst you sleep for a slower but more discreet treatment.
I’m currently on Month 2 Week 2 of my Smile Direct aligners and so far so good! Be interested to see what they’re like by end of month 3 as that’s when my 3D model looks like it shows good progress in the straightening process.
Started in August and now can’t wait to finish up next month. Has literally flown by. Would definitely recommend SDC. Had no issues at all and even got a discount.
Just started my treatment and everything seems good. Impressed with the overall process and the packaging. Currently, on week 1 month 1 and I’m so excited to have a straight smile by the summer! They feel a bit weird in my mouth but nothing that’s too bad. I’ve bought some Bonjela in case I get the odd ulcer. All in all very pleased with Smile Direct!