Nearly four months ago I wrote a post about being in the process of straightening my teeth with SmileDirectClub’s invisible aligners. I mentioned I had already endured braces. I wore them for years. They made my teen years hell. In fact, there are scores of family photos of me purposely NOT smiling because I was too embarrassed to display my metal mouth. I paid my dues. Yet, now, as a middle-aged woman, I was noticing my teeth were shifting and crooked. Most people would say they were not that bad. But they bothered me and that’s what really matters, right? I did not live through years of hell in my formative years to have crooked teeth as an adult! So I did something about it. I just completed the six month program with SmileDirectClub teeth-straightening aligners. This wonderful alternative to braces allowed me to discretely (they are clear, after all) achieve a perfect smile again and I couldn’t be happier. The results are everything I wanted and more. Here is my SmileDirectClub teeth straightening success story.
SmileDirectClub Teeth Straightening Success Story
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I did almost everything my orthodontist told me to do (I did try to eat a caramel apple once which proved disastrous) and even wore my retainer for a year or two before I lost it. He never once told me to expect my teeth to shift after the retainers were long gone and I entered middle age. Mind you, the shift was very gradual. Well one of my eye teeth started to turn upward in my mid 20’s but I had that one cosmetically fixed. Then in my mid 40’s I began to notice my front teeth were starting to cross ever so slightly and my bottom teeth were crowding into one another. What was going on? I could no longer bite a hangnail and that wasn’t going to work for me.
About Smile Direct Club
SmileDirectClub was founded on a simple belief: everyone deserves a smile they love. Recognizing an opportunity to increase access to affordable orthodontic care, the company pioneered teledentistry and became the market leader of doctor-directed, remote invisible aligner therapy. A digital network of more than 240 state-licensed dentists and orthodontists approve and oversee customer club members’ SmilePlans from start to finish.
How Smile Direct Club Works
Once you have determined that you are ready to straighten your teeth with aligners, simply contact SmileDirectClub. They will make a 3D image of your teeth to see exactly what’s going on and to begin the process of aligning your smile. There are two easy ways to do this. First, you can visit a SmileShop for a 3D digital scan of your smile. That’s what I did. Or, if there isn’t a location near you (there are 300+ locations across the US, Canada, UK and Australia and more opening all the time), they can build it using their at-home impression kit. Your 3D smile is then reviewed by a duly licensed dentist or orthodontist, who will guide your new smile from beginning to end. This at home teeth alignment treatment plan lasts, on average, for 6 months.
The office visit lasts about a half hour or so and your kit should arrive within 2-3 weeks. Here is some exciting news, you can now have a choice of regular aligners or Nighttime Clear Aligners (more in these below) for the same price of $1895. Within a few days you will be emailed a preview of how your smile will transform. Once your box arrives, you will find it contains easy-to-follow instructions, a retainer case, a lip balm, and a few other goodies. Basically you pull out the tiny packet that holds that week’s aligners and wear them all day and night, except when you drink hot liquids or eat. That’s it. Some aligners you wear for one week and some for two.
The best part is that there are no trips to the dentist or orthodontist for check-ups. Instead, dentists/orthodontists monitor your progress remotely through the SmileCheck portal, checking in every 90 days or as needed. Remember when I signed up on their site? Well they also send me email reminders when it was time to switch to my next set of aligners. I loved that.
Smile Direct Club Introduces Nighttime Clear Aligners™
What if you could straighten your teeth while you sleep? SmileDirectClub’s brand-new product innovation that does just that: Nighttime Clear Aligners™ is the first and only brand to offer this game-changing treatment method. SmileDirectClub noticed millions of people want to straighten their teeth but desire a process that doesn’t interfere with their lifestyle, routine or career. So they added another option to help achieve the confident smile of their dreams (get it?).
Nighttime Clear Aligners straighten your teeth while you sleep and are a discreet, flexible and convenient teeth straightening solution for eligible candidates with mild crowding and spacing issues. They also cost the same as their traditional clear aligners which are delivered at a cost of up to 60% less than traditional braces.
SmileDirectClub’s exclusive Nighttime Clear Aligner treatment requires 10 continuous hours of nighttime wear through the life of your prescribed treatment plan, allowing you to have more flexibility during routine activities and interactions. However the treatment time may be a bit longer than the six months from the traditional clear aligner therapy which requires 22-hour-a-day continuous wear.
To be an eligible candidate you must be 12 or older with all your adult teeth to be considered for treatment by a state-licensed dentist or orthodontist. Nighttime Clear Aligners are custom-made with BPA-free plastic to safely straighten teeth with at least 10 continuous hours of nighttime wear through the life of the prescribed treatment plan.
The Cost Of Smile Direct Club
Aligners are priced at only $1895 or a $250 down payment and $85 a month for 24 monthly payments. There are no credit checks and no forms to fill out. Everyone qualifies, which is part of their access to care philosophy. Don’t forget this includes the box with ALL the aligner trays needed for the entire duration of your treatment. The trays are clearly labeled with dates indicating when it’s time to switch them out. Considering that my first go-around with actual braces cost more than this (and that was back in the olden days) this is an affordable teeth-straightening alternative.
I have been so thrilled my results I can’t even explain it in words. I just smile all the time. In fact, I have gotten so used to wearing my aligners I feel weird NOT wearing them. Now I find myself wearing my retainer whenever I am home. I highly recommend you get one so you can preserve your new and improved smile forever. I want to ensure my teeth stay straight for the rest of my life and I learned my lesson.
The Smile Direct Club & Fountain Of 30 Giveaway
SmileDirectClub is giving one (1) lucky Fountain Of 30 reader their choice of either the Traditional Clear Aligner Treatment OR the new Nighttime Clear Aligner treatment worth $1895. The winner will need to be approved for treatment. This means they will need to go into a SmileShop to see if they are a candidate. If they are not a candidate there will not be any offer of any alternative for the value but they will be given a whitening system if for some reason they do not qualify. I would not recommend entering if you have any bite issues. Just crooked teeth. One (1) runner up will receive a SmileDirectClub Whitening Kit which comes with a LED light (that plugs into any phone) + 8 pens valued at $79 – this is a year’s worth of whitening!
What do you have to do to win? Simply fill out the form below or enter on Instagram @FountainOf30. You have until Thursday August 15, 2019 to enter. I will be picking a winner at 1pm EST on Thursday, August 15, 2019 and will be notifying the winner through either email or Instagram Message so please make sure to leave a valid email if you chose to fill out this form. We decided to offer this giveaway on both platforms because we recognize not everyone is on Instagram (but you should be and if you are please follow @FountainOf30 and @SmileDirectClub) and we wanted everyone to have a fair chance. I am going to flip a coin to decide if the winner will be picked from the blog or Instagram and then pick the winner from that winning platform.
Open to US residents only. International entries not accepted. Current Fountain Of 30 subscribers must re-enter for every giveaway in order to be eligible.
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Good luck! To learn more or to make an appointment visit SmileDirectClub! You can be on your way to your own teeth straightening success story.
Disclaimer: Product received for review but opinions are expressly my own.
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