Teeth Straightening at Home – Who is Suitable?

teeth straightening at home

Do you have gappy, crooked teeth? Perhaps you have a noticeable overbite or underbite? If you’re feeling too self-conscious to flash your wonderful smile, we can help you carry out teeth straightening at home.

Thanks to SmartSmileCo teeth straightening kits, there’s no need to book a visit to a dentist or orthodontist. Straighten teeth at home and swap the dentist’s chair for your sofa.

We’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to get straight teeth.

Using Teeth Aligners at Home

Do you shudder at the thought of traditional braces? If you do, you’ll much prefer the subtlety of teeth aligners. They’re entirely transparent and are made from thin, flexible plastic which fits comfortably over your teeth (what aligners?!).

At-home teeth aligners work in the same way as train-track braces or a set of retainers, gradually shifting your teeth into the ideal position. However, the key difference between teeth braces and aligners is that braces apply a pull force, while aligners use a push force to rotate your teeth.

Clear aligners are custom-made, depending on the severity of your teeth misalignment. Even if your teeth are only slightly crooked, you’ll have to wear your aligners for around 22 hours every day during your treatment to achieve your desired results.

There are plenty of reasons to use teeth aligners at home rather than traditional braces:

  1. They’re comfortable

Metal braces and wires in your mouth can feel unbearable, especially when you’re trying to eat. In comparison, plastic aligners are much easier to cope with and adjust. Made from a smooth and flexible material, they don’t come with the risk of nasty cuts in the mouth from metal wires or brackets. Better still, SmartSmileCo teeth straightening kits feature a trim-line that isn’t straight-cut, so your aligners won’t rest on your gums—considerably more comfortable and prevents gingival recession too.

  1. They’re easy to clean

Teeth aligners are removable, which means you can take them out when you’re eating. That way, you don’t have to worry about pesky bits of food getting trapped. It makes it much easier to keep clean.

  1. No monthly trips to the dentist

Home aligner treatments mean no frequent trips to the dentist or orthodontist to tighten up your braces. Let’s face it, nobody likes visiting the dentist.

  1. They straighten teeth more quickly

Clear aligners can straighten your teeth in half the time of traditional braces. While conventional braces with brackets and wires take between 12 to 24 months to deliver noticeable results, teeth aligners can straighten your teeth in 6 to 12 months.

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Who can Do Teeth Straightening at Home?

Now, listen up. There are a few things you should think about before you decide to use invisible aligners. Check out our checklist to find out if at-home teeth straightening kits are the right kind of treatment for you.

✔️You’re over 18 years of age

✔️You’ve had a dental check-up in the last 6 months, and your dental health is practically perfect in every way

✔️You have a mild to moderate tooth crowding/spacing condition

✔️You’ve got natural gnashers

✔️You want a picture-perfect smile

Unfortunately, teeth straightening at home isn’t suitable for everyone.

You may need orthodontic treatment with closer supervision if you have a moderate to severe tooth crowding/spacing condition. While teeth straightening at home delivers excellent results in most cases, there is a limit to the amount of movement an aligner can exert on your teeth. So, if your teeth are severely crooked, you won’t achieve the level of alignment you want.

If you have bridges, veneers, crowns, or implants, they can interfere with the teeth straightening process. Replacement teeth that sit on top of the problem teeth you wish to realign will not respond to invisible aligners as they don’t fit with the current alignment. If you have bridges, veneers, crowns, or implants, seek treatment from your dentist.

If you’re not dentally healthy, then you must not use at-home teeth straightening kits. Conditions such as a painful jaw, crossbite or underbite, can be further aggravated by the procedure. Carrying out the teeth straightening procedures when you’re suffering from unhealthy gums or tooth decay can result in your teeth becoming loose over time.

SmartSmileCo offers simple, moderate, and complex teeth-straightening plans, with more complex cases spanning over 12 months and some dentist visits during the initial planning stage. However, if you have a very complex and severe case, teeth straightening at home may not be for you as there is a limit to the amount of movement an aligner can exert on your teeth.

If you’re not sure how complex your teeth straightening needs are, there’s no need to debate about whether to get in touch. SmartSmileCo will never recommend teeth straightening at home if your case is too complex.

Don’t despair, though. Your dream of having a perfectly straight smile can still be achieved — you’ll just need the help of a good dentist.

What are the Benefits of Teeth Straightening?

Whether you do teeth straightening at home or require the help of a dentist, there are many reasons to fix your crooked teeth.

Firstly, and most importantly, it makes you feel more confident. Many people suffer from low self-esteem because they feel embarrassed about how they look. This can make it more challenging to build relationships with those around you. Straightening your teeth can help you to overcome your lack of self-confidence and live your best life.

While cosmetic reasons are important to many, straight teeth also promote better dental health and wellness. How? Well, straight teeth are much easier to clean when it comes to brushing and flossing. You’ll be able to reach every surface of your teeth to remove trapped food and plaque.

Effective cleaning of your teeth keeps your gums healthy, prevents cavities and reduces the likelihood of developing periodontal diseases.

benefits of clear teeth aligners

Why Choose SmartSmileCo?

When it comes to choosing an at-home teeth straightening kit, there are plenty to choose from. So why choose SmartSmileCo?

  • We don’t just plan treatments for simple teeth straightening needs. We can accommodate simple, moderate, and even complex cases
  • While other teeth straightening treatment providers take weeks to produce treatment plan timelines, we’ll review and plan your case in 3-4 days
  • When you choose SmartSmileCo, you’ll benefit from a 3D treatment plan which clearly shows the impact that wearing aligners will have on the shape of your whole mouth
  • Unlike other providers, once your treatment plan is approved, we won’t keep you waiting for weeks on end. You can expect your delivery in just 10 days
  • SmartSmileCo uses the best material for your aligners. The result? Aligners that are clearer and more subtle to the eye
  • Does a retainer feature in your treatment plan? While other providers can charge up to £200 for a set of retainers, with SmartSmileCo, you’ll get these free of charge. Great news!

How Do I Get Going with SmartSmileCo Teeth Straightening Kits?

  1. Show us your smile

Your journey to teeth straightening at home starts with buying an impression kit. The kit has everything you need to make impressions of your teeth in a mold.

  1. Make a plan

Based on your dental impression, you’ll receive a recommended treatment plan. Your personal plan will be based on the amount of movement your teeth will need to achieve their ideal alignment.

  1. Pick up the post

If suitable, you’ll receive your clear, removable teeth aligners in the post so you can straighten teeth without braces.

Teeth straightening at home is simple with SmartSmileCo.

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Straighten Your Teeth at Home with SmartSmileCo

Are you self-conscious about your crooked or over-crowded teeth? Do you want to say hello to a glorious, life-loving grin? Want a convenient way to straighten your teeth? Get your teeth straightening at home journey going today by taking our free assessment and find out if you’re suitable for our affordable and effective clear aligners. SmartSmileCo treats the broadest range of dental conditions amongst teledentistry providers with options for treatment at home or in clinic treatment, both with remote monitoring by our dental team. SmartSmileCo also takes away your concerns with 7-day access to experts to hold your hand through treatment.

And remember, SmartSmileCo treatment is GUARANTEED FOR LIFE*!