Just like every other child growing up, I suffered through the horrible experience of having braces. Luckily, it was only a year for me. But the worst part was a few years after after all that pain and money spent….I LOST my bottom row retainers. UGH. My retainer family…you know this struggle. Because of that, my whole bottom row shifted. This always bothered me! I promised myself one day I’d go back and try braces again to fix them.
Not too long ago, I actually ran into the Smile Direct Club on Instagram, and have been seeing them pop here and there with images of customer before/after with their aligners. If you’ve never heard of the Smile Direct Club, they’re a company that work with people who want to get aligners but don’t exactly want to sell an arm or leg to straighten their teeth.
So I thought, why not! I pulled the plug. I made an appointment and stopped by this afternoon to get my own scan to get my own aligners!! At first I was nervous about how the process would go. I’ve never heard of a “scan” before to get teeth impressions. I’ve always done it the messy way with that gooey clay stuff. NOPE, this was so much easier.
They have this wand that actually takes a 3D and photographic image of your teeth and smile. It was SO easy. I was done in 20 minutes.
So here’s how it works from here. They send images of my smile to their these dentists that create a plan for me, how long treatment will be, how many aligners I’ll receive. Takes about 5 weeks and once ready they send me my whole treatment.
Oh yea, the whole thing.
I just received my results and for me, it’ll be only 4 months! That’s amazing!!! And they send me aligners for every week of my treatment in a box so I don’t have to go back into the office every week/month to get them.
See! Super easy. If you ever want to try getting aligners for yourself, I suggest the Smile Direct Club.
They also give you a whitening kit that can be used with your phone, all you do is plug in to the charging port, and whiten!
I’ll be updating halfway through the process and show you guys my before and after results! Let me know if you have any questions!