Clear aligners have been used in orthodontics for decades but, since the millennium, they have become a really popular way for people to get the straight teeth they’ve always wanted. Not only do they provide a discreet, comfortable way to improve your smile, but with clear aligners technology, you may even be able to complete your treatment faster than with traditional braces. Even better, with Straight My Teeth you’re able to get custom-made clear aligners direct to your door without ever visiting a dental clinic.
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners are custom-made orthodontic devices made from transparent medical-grade plastic moulded to fit your teeth snugly. Unless you tell someone you are wearing clear aligners, most people won’t even notice them. Also, there’s not usually any lasting tell-tale impact on your speech either. However, you may notice a slight lisp for the first couple of days as your mouth adjusts to the device.
Throughout the course of your treatment, you’ll change aligners several times. This is because the clear aligners process works by gently placing pressure on your teeth. That pressure then transfers to your tooth socket and jaw to help move your teeth into their desired position. The process can be slightly uncomfortable at times, but most patients report it is relatively pain-free, and any discomfort fades once their mouth has adjusted to the device.
Clear aligners are comfortable to wear and are removable, which means you are able to eat and drink anything you like and can still brush your teeth normally. After meals, make sure you brush your teeth and put the aligners back in as soon as possible. To achieve the best results, it’s recommended to wear them for 20-22 hours a day.
Patients need to wear their clear aligners for several months. The average treatment duration of Straight My Teeth patients is six months, but it varies from patient to patient.
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What is the Straight My Teeth ordering process like?
With Straight My Teeth it is possible to do everything from the comfort of your home, starting with a 30-second free online assessment.
Clear aligners technology works by having custom-fitted trays made for your teeth. This can be done via an at-home impression kit or with a visit to our Smile Studio.
If you order the at-home impression kit, it will be sent directly to your door. Once completed and returned to us, Straight My Teeth’s in-house dental team will assess your impressions and send you a treatment plan that includes 3D imaging of the changes you can expect to see in your teeth. You can then order your aligners and have them shipped straight to you.
Patients receive everything they need in the Impression Kit, including easy to follow instructions, disposable gloves and even a return postage label. The Straight My Teeth team have thought of everything. They are even on-hand via a video call to provide support if you have any questions.
If you’re not confident in completing your own impressions or simply prefer the personal touch, you can choose to book an appointment at Straight My Teeth’s Smile Studio. Here, the team will take 3D Scans and discuss the process with you in person. You can then go on to order your aligners when you’re ready to commence treatment.
Straight My Teeth has a team of professional staff, including several dentists and dental industry professionals, which means you’re never alone during your teeth straightening process. Anytime you need support or assistance, the team is just a phone call or email away.
How long will I have to wear clear aligners for each day?
The longer your aligners are in your mouth each day, the better. You can take them out for eating, drinking and teeth cleaning, but you can expect to be wearing them for 20-22 hours each day. Failing to do so may add time to your overall teeth straightening treatment, or worse, impact how good your teeth look at the end.
There is also a NightOnly option available that lets patients wear their clear aligners for 8-10 hours overnight instead. Treatment duration may vary, but the Straight My Teeth team will discuss this with you.
Are clear aligners expensive?
We believe that price shouldn’t prevent people from having straighter teeth and the smile they have always dreamed of. Straight My Teeth clear aligners are just £1499 and can be even more affordable with regular special offers and discounts for groups like military veterans. Payment plans are available for those who prefer to pay in instalments for treatment.
Do I need dental appointments while I’m undergoing teeth straightening treatment?
With traditional orthodontics like braces, or clear aligners from your regular dentist, you may have to visit their clinic as often as every 4-6 weeks.
Straight My Teeth patients love the fact that there are no ongoing appointments required to complete their teeth straightening. Of course, it’s still important to stick to your regular dental check-up and clean appointments during this time. You want to look after your newly straightened teeth, and those visits are a crucial step in ensuring that your teeth are as healthy as they look!
If you are ready to see what Straight My Teeth clear aligners can do for your smile, take our free online assessment and get in touch with us today. Your smile will thank you.
Medically Reviewed by
Dr. Kishor Kumar Pradhan