"Ready, Set, and Smile!"
We all hear some version of that phrase in our everyday lives, but some of us shy away from it and smile without showing our teeth. Well, it's time to put that thought away and get the smile you've always wanted.
SmileDirectClub has helped over 1.5 million people get a smile they'll love while also improving overall oral hygiene, so we had to check it out, and give it a try. Here are all your SmileDirectClub questions answered:
What is SmileDirectClub?
SmileDirectClub offers premium, convenient and affordable oral care. Their Clear Aligners and Nighttime Aligners™ have been straightening teeth with advanced technology that provides the best treatment and experience for Club members. They have hundreds of SmileShops, more than 1,800+ SmileDirectClub Partner Network dental office locations, and a network of 250+ registered dentists and orthodontists.
How do I get started?
You first take SmileDirectClub's 30-second assessment to find out if you're a candidate. From there you can get started one of two ways. You can schedule a free 30-minute appointment at a SmileShop, where they will take a 3D image of your smile. You also have the option to get started from the comfort of your own home with a doctor-prescribed impression kit.
Regardless of which option you choose, SmileDirectClub uses a 3D image of your smile to create your treatment plan. From there, a state-licensed dentist or orthodontist reviews the treatment plan and patient data to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. If approved, your treating doctor will prescribe you clear aligners and you'll be sent a 3D preview of your new smile, so you can see what your progress will look like. Using cutting-edge 3D printing, your aligners will be custom-made and shipped all at once to your door. When you start your plan, your dentist or orthodontist will have regular virtual check-ins via SmileDirectClub's innovative telehealth platform, guiding your treatment remotely.
How quickly can I straighten my teeth?
Although it depends on the person, it takes around 4-6 months on average for their traditional clear aligner therapy and an average of 10 months for Nighttime AlignersTM.
What's the maintenance like?
Each aligner, worn for 1-2 weeks, makes slight adjustments to your tooth's position. Unlike other retailers, there are no buttons or wires. You wear the aligners all the time except when you're eating or drinking anything but water. The Nighttime Aligner requires 10 consecutive hours per night so it might take a little longer.
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How much does it cost? Are their financing options?
If you're getting started with an impression kit, the cost is $59, but SmileShop visits are free. The SmileDirectClub Aligners™ costs $1950 with a one-time payment or you can finance with SmilePay™, for a down payment of $250 and $89 a month for 24 monthly payments. Once you finish your treatment you are recommended to use their retainers to keep your smile, which cost $99 a set. Their Lifetime Smile Guarantee™ gives you a 30-day money-back option, aligner touch-ups during treatment, and lifetime touch-ups after treatment (terms and conditions apply.).*
What happens after I achieve the smile I want?
You need to wear your custom-fit SmileDirectClub clear retainers to maintain your new smile. Your teeth tend to shift, so you need to wear retainers 22 hours a day (except when you eat or have your cup of tea) for the first three weeks. After that, you need to wear your retainers while you sleep. It is recommended to replace your retainers every six months (at $99 each). Their Lifetime Smile Guarantee allows you to qualify for a free aligner touch-up each year, should you ever need one, so long as you wear your retainers and replace them every 6 months.
Are the aligners comfortable?
Their aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like the traditional metal braces often do.
Does SmileDirect Club offer whitening?
Yes, all customers receive a complimentary bright on™ teeth whitening in their aligner box.
What are other people saying?
There are lots of 5-star reviews from the millions of smiles SmileDirectClub has changed:
"Made me more confident in smiling now! I love smile direct And I love money well spent! Thank you!!" - Rachael J
"Within a month or two of finishing my aligners, I don't know if it's a coincidence or because I believed in myself more and liked myself more, I became the manager at the salon." - Tiffany
"I fell like title says it all, it was really simple, quick, I felt very well cared for, and the pricing is seriously affordable considering the reality of how expensive any dental work is. Shout to Christine for making the process so smooth. Appreciate the 25 visa gift card and the whitening kit too it was an awesome experience! " - Leonardo G
SmileDirectClub has really helped improve people's smiles and give them a lot more confidence.
It's time to make your smile a priority and SmileDirectClub is here to help. Trust us and give it a try!
*See SmileDirectClub.com/guarantee for details.