SmileDirectClub™

SmileDirectClub™ is a home use clear aligners system that can be used without the guidance of an orthodontist or the bulky components of traditional metal braces for straighter teeth and a new smile.

SmileDirectClub™

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

0 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Temporary Wearable Device

Surgical

No

Cost

$1800 - $2000

The Specifics


What is SmileDirectClub™?

SmileDirectClub™ is similar to most other clear aligner orthodontic solutions, however, SmileDirectClub™ is done entirely at home and does not require oversight from an orthodontist or any office visits. There are SmileShop locations that will assist patients with determining their best treatment plan and taking 3D images and a 3D scan for creation of the align technology.

The Anatomy of the Oral Cavity

Mouth Oral Cavity Anatomy Illustration

SmileDirectClub.com offers patients the ability to check in through teledentistry visits. Patients use a home impression kit and then receive a set of full progressive clear aligner trays to be worn for three to four weeks at a time. The entire system typically is used for four to 14 months. Some orthodontists and licensed dentists warn against this home use treatment due to the risk of a lack of dental professional oversight.

What cosmetic concerns does SmileDirectClub™ treat?

  1. Misaligned Teeth & Bite: SmileDirectClub™ is a clear aligners progressive tray change home use system to gradually shift teeth into position, orientation, and spacing for straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

Who is the ideal candidate for SmileDirectClub™? The ideal candidate for SmileDirectClub™ has good overall oral health and overcrowding, protrusions, mild overbites, underbites, open bites, crossbites, and overjets. SmileDirectClub™ is not recommended for those with dental concerns requiring professional oversight.

What is the average recovery associated with SmileDirectClub™?

There is no specific recovery time associated with SmileDirectClub™. Some individuals experience mild irritation and discomfort in the first few days of the clear aligner system, and with tray changes, however, this is temporary.

What are the potential side effects of SmileDirectClub™?

Possible side effects of SmileDirectClub™ include challenges with clear, normal speech, increased salivation, gum irritation, bad breath, and dry mouth.

The Anatomy of the Tooth

Tooth Anatomy Cross Section Illustration

What can someone expect from the results of SmileDirectClub™?

The results of SmileDirectClub™ will progressively develop over tray changes every three to four weeks for four to 14 months. A retainer will be worn once the results are achieved to limit tooth movement and preserve results. Candidates are advised to seek orthodontic advice and a licensed dentist once the program is completed for evaluation.

What is the average cost of SmileDirectClub™?
SmileDirectClub™ can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $2,000. The actual cost of SmileDirectClub™ is dependent upon location, healthcare provider, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.

Pros

convenientremovableno food restrictionsgood oral hygienetransparencydiscreetfor adults

Cons

no medical oversightmisplace alignerspatient compliancenot for all orthodontic issues

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Smile Direct Club is a direct to consumer clear aligner system that does not require monthly visits to the orthodontist. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after treatment with Smile Direct Club clear aligners.

The Takeaway


SmileDirectClub™ is a home use clear aligners system that functions without the oversight of an orthodontist. Similar to other clear aligners solutions, SmileDirectClub™ offers a discreet and effective teeth straightening solution.

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