Teeth Straightening at Home: Is This the Option for You?

Teeth Straightening at Home: Is This the Option for You?

April 03, 2019

Are your teeth crooked or overcrowded, or do you simply dislike your smile? You’ve most likely thought about getting braces to fix problems with your teeth or jaw. There are many pros to getting traditional metal braces—and that’s why they’re so commonly used.


But just because braces are common doesn’t mean they’re your only option. It’s worth considering other options, because you may be able to straighten your teeth in your home—no appointments, waiting rooms, or “brace face.” With at-home teeth straightening, you can get a perfect smile on your own terms.


If you’re on the fence about teeth straightening at home, it’s worth weighing the benefits to see if an at-home clear aligner treatment is the best choice for you. Read on to learn the benefits of straightening your teeth at home, and how exactly at-home teeth straightening really works.


Benefits of Teeth Straightening at Home


  • More Affordable Than Braces: One of the biggest cons about traditional metal braces is the price point. A normal set of braces could easily set you back $5,000 or more, not to mention the money you spend on orthodontist appointments.

  • Clear aligners are almost always the most affordable way to get a smile you love. Smilelove’s impression kit, teeth aligners, retainers, and whitening kit will only cost you $1,895 up front, or $79 per month. Compared to other teeth-straightening methods, you’ll end up spending about 75 percent less.


  • No Trips to the Orthodontist’s Office: Let’s face it—no one likes going to the dentist, or the orthodontist for that matter. Even if you have the nicest dental professional on earth, the sights, sounds, and smells of a dental office can be off-putting, even if you’re just going in for a regular wire-tightening session.

  • When you choose to straighten your teeth at home, you’ll bypass the stress of keeping orthodontist appointments and spending ages in the waiting room. You can still receive qualified guidance and treatment from Smilelove dental professionals, and you can still fix your teeth needs—but you never need to step out your door to do so.  


  • At-Home Treatment from Dental Professionals: One considerable benefit of teeth straightening at home is that you’re not sacrificing anything you would receive with traditional metal braces. When you get traditional braces, it’s important to receive advice and guidance from a dental professional throughout your treatment. With Smilelove, your at-home teeth straightening plan is crafted from start to finish by a team of qualified dental professionals.

  • The Smilelove 3D Treatment Preview gives you a flash-forward look at your future smile, as well as an estimate for the length of your treatment. Your entire teeth straightening plan is personalized just for you and approved by board-certified dental staff. And if you have any questions or concerns along the way, you can get helpful advice from those same dental professionals—without needing to schedule or pay for an orthodontist appointment.


    How Does At-Home Teeth Straightening Work?


    Step 1: Smile Assessment

    At-home teeth straightening may not be possible for everyone. That’s why Smilelove is up-front about our online Smile Assessment, during which you’ll answer a few easy questions about your smile goals and the current state of your teeth. We’ll also ask you to upload a photo of your teeth so that our qualified dental professionals can take a look.


    Step 2: Impression Kit

    If you’re approved to move forward with at-home teeth straightening, we’ll send you an Impression Kit. In about 30 minutes, you can use our custom putty and trays to make molds of your top and bottom rows of teeth. Using the included shipping label, you’ll then send your molds back to Smilelove.


    Step 3: 3D Treatment Preview

    Once we receive your teeth molds, we’ll create a 3D Treatment Preview. This will show you how your smile currently looks, and how it will look at the end of your at-home teeth straightening treatment. It's a great way for you to preview every angle of your future smile. You’ll also get an estimate of how long your treatment with Smilelove will take.


    Step 4: At-Home Teeth Straightening

    Once you’ve approved your treatment preview, we’ll send you everything you need upfront: clear aligners, a storage case. All you need to do is stay on top of your treatment, changing aligners every two weeks to keep progressing with your customized plan. Once your treatment plan is completed we will send you a teeth whitening kit.  


    Step 4: Retainers to Maintain Your Smile

    Congratulations, your treatment is all finished up! You’ve now got the smile you’ve been dreaming of—and you didn’t have to visit the orthodontist’s office once. To make sure your smile stays beautiful, we’ll send you retainers to wear at night so your teeth don’t shift.


    Should I Straighten My Teeth at Home?

    If you're still not sure if straightening your teeth at home is the right choice for you, consider your lifestyle. At-home teeth straightening may be right for you if any of the following situations apply:


    • You have mild to moderate teeth needs, such as one or two crooked teeth.
    • You’re committed to wearing your clear aligners as recommended by your dental professional.
    • You have a busy work or school schedule and would rather spend less time at the orthodontist.
    • Your teeth are healthy, meaning that you aren’t experiencing gum disease, jaw needs, or tooth decay.
    • You’re looking to spend less money overall on your teeth straightening.

    Are you lacking confidence in your smile? Do you smile with your mouth closed to avoid letting others see your teeth? Are there a few things you wish you could fix, but you don’t have the desire to pay thousands of dollars or sit through appointments? Smilelove is the easiest way to make a change without leaving the comfort of your home.


    Smilelove was created specifically as an at-home teeth straightening solution, and through years of experience, we’ve nailed down the process. Our customers can fix gaps, overcrowding, and other smile needs in a matter of months—without ever having to leave home, and while under qualified dental supervision.  


    Are you ready for your new smile? Boost your confidence and get a smile you truly love. Complete your Smile Assessment now to get started.



    Sources:

    https://oralb.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/braces/how-much-do-braces-cost