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How to Get Straighter Teeth on Your Time

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A person’s smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting someone new. Everyone wants a great smile they can confidently flaunt.

Straight and bright, white teeth make a smile picture perfect. But to achieve a smile that lights up a room, we pretty much have to drain our bank accounts.

With rent due next week and the cost of college textbooks adding up, the dream of getting that perfect smile seems impossible to reach. Plus, how are we even supposed to fit in those long, dreaded dental appointments on top of our already busy schedules?

That’s where SmileDirectClub comes in to seriously transform the way we view the process of correcting our teeth.

SmileDirectClub firmly believes that everyone deserves the smile of his or her dreams in an affordable and hassle-free fashion. SmileDirectClub’s mission states that convenience and cost-effectiveness is key when it comes to straightening your teeth.

You’ll still need to have regular dental exams to check for cavities and gum disease. But you can forget about spending what feels like an eternity in waiting rooms every month for in-office dental visits.

Thankfully, SmileDirectClub prioritizes your time and works around your personal schedule. They also slash the prices of conventional invisible aligner systems in half. The typical cost of treatment with most brands can range from $5,000 to $6,000. Yikes.

For SmileDirectClub you make a single payment of $1,500. Talk about serious savings. Can’t pay all at once? With their monthly payment plan, you can get your smile for $250 up front then just $99 a month for 15 months. Included with this stellar price is a free teeth whitening system. Now that’s definitely something to smile about!

Let’s look at the whole process.

The first step in achieving ultimate smile goals is a photo assessment. You can do this from the comfort of your own home by completing an online photo assessment with SmileDirectClub’s SmileCheck system.

When selecting this option, SmileDirectClub will send an impression kit your way, which is super easy to use at home. They even have a demo online to make sure you’re doing it correctly. Once you’ve completed this step, they submit your photo assessment information to a state-licensed dental professional for a quick review and set-up.

After this, the lab works with the doctor to create your custom-made invisible aligners. Once they’re ready to go, you will receive your upper and bottom teeth aligners along with the complimentary teeth whitening system.

SmileDirectClub explains that for a brighter and straighter smile you’ll need to wear your aligners every day, only removing them to eat and drink. However, it is safe to drink water wearing your awesome new aligners.

Throughout your teeth straightening journey, SmileDirectClub has their users submit photos so they can track their progress.

You can expect to see your new smile emerge within 3 to 10 months depending on your teeth. I was a Braceface for six years. Yes, you read that right — six whole years. If you had told me I could’ve had straight teeth with SmileDirectClub within 3 to 10 months I would have cried tears of joy.

Dramatic? Maybe. But seriously, six years is a super-long time to pose in every picture with the “duck face” or an awkward closed-mouth smile because you’re so embarrassed about the metal taking over your teeth.

With SmileDirectClub, you can have straighter, whiter teeth on your own time. Want to find out if you are a candidate? Take a free assessment to get started!

We're also offering an exclusive discount to all EmpowHER readers! Use our code HERSmile to save 50 percent on your impression kit with SmileDirectClub.

Reviewed October 7, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

Sponsored by: SmileDirectClub

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