Throughout both of my pregnancies my gums and teeth became very sensitive and my teeth began to shift. It drove me crazy! I’m a total teeth person… love me a perfect white grin! Lord I did not want to wear braces!! I discovered Smile Direct Club and my problems were solved!! No Orthodontist visits… these are the trays they sent me and I took my OWN molds (so cool!) Sent them in the prepaid envelope they included and they worked their magic!! My impressions were approved on my first attempt, my advice is to follow their directions exactly, watch videos and if you’re not confident give them a call or send them an email for more advice. I received my aligners within 4-5 weeks and have not had a single problem since! The aligners haven’t bothered my gums, my teeth grinding and jaw pain caused by the misalignment of my bite has already been corrected. They include a file and ‘Chewies’ to help settle the aligners into your teeth.
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Here’s how it worked:
They need an impression of my teeth to see the exact image of what’s going on and align your smile. There were two options to make the impressions of my teeth: They could either make a 3D image of your smile through an at-home impression kit that they will send you (this is what I did and it’s super easy!) Or you can visit a SmileShop for a scan of your mouth. The impressions were reviewed by a team of over 250 Orthodontists and Dental Professionals who worked to move each tooth like a puzzle, creating a treatment plan that is only FOUR months long. No problem at all! If they aren’t able to get all the information they need from your impression kit you may be required to submit another set of impressions. Again, follow the directions exactly. Prepare by watching youtube videos, call or email them with your questions BEFORE beginning. They need perfect impressions of your teeth, all the way back to your molars. This photo is of my real impressions that I did myself at home while making dinner. Once you mix the putty will harden very quickly, be completely prepared and set a timer! It’s not rocket science, but realize that they are building a plan to straighten your teeth based off of these impressions. They need to be PERFECT!