Nowadays, it is not only food, grocery and gadgets, but also aligners that can be delivered at your doorstep. If you are not a big fan of visiting your dentist often, then at-home teeth straightening treatment is just for you! Basically, at-home teeth straightening treatment is nothing but aligning your teeth at home with invisible braces/aligners. Obviously, your orthodontist will guide you throughout your treatment but, most of the procedures are to be performed by you. That is why, only people with severe misalignment or dental issues are suggested to not undergo at-home treatment because these patients may need additional treatments. Otherwise, at-home teeth straightening treatments are one of the most suitable and the most relaxed treatments you can ever find.
If you’re still confused as to how it really works, here’s the entire process:
How Does At-Home Teeth Straightening Work?
First and foremost, you will have to hop on the official website and pass an assessment. This assessment is all about knowing your previous dental treatments and issues you had or have with your teeth. This is just to ensure that at-home teeth straightening is the correct way to align your teeth. If you pass this assessment,you can order an at home impression kit which you will have to mail back after molding the impressions of your teeth.
Your smile specialist will then look at your impressions and again confirm if you are a right candidate for at-home treatment. If you are good to go ahead, a treatment plan will be made for you. They will mail you the plan and preview of your teeth at every stage of the treatment to you. If you are satisfied with the preview of your teeth, you can discuss your payment options and insurance policies to move ahead. Here at AlignerCo we also have a special Smile Flex Easy Plan which allows you to pay for your treatment over time.. It is an easy installment plan of $95.00 per month for 11 months with $275.00 down payment (Total $1320)
And guess what? We don’t even require a credit check so that everyone is eligible for our plan (However, our standard SmileFlex plan does require a soft credit check).
So, once that’s all done, the dental team will get onto producing your custom-made aligners. Our AlignerCo clear aligners use plastic from Raintree Essix to provide you as much comfort as possible and make them least noticeable. These will be later mailed to you with the necessary instructions. Now, you just have to follow the instructions and wear your aligners.
It might take time for your mouth to adjust with the aligners but in a day or two you might not even feel them. Also, if you have any issues, you can always contact the smile specialist or the customer service. A live chat section is available 24/7 to reach our AlignerCo customer support. They will be more than happy to help you out at any time.
You will have to wear your aligners for as long as possible, usually around 20-22 hours each day. You can only remove them while eating, drinking anything except water, brushing and flossing. You will also have to take good oral care and clean your aligners from time to time to avoid any sort of bacteria or gum infections from growing in your mouth. If you follow these oral hygiene routines with discipline then you will definitely be satisfied with your end results.
After every two weeks, you will have to change to a new tray which will be slightly more aligned than the previous one. Also, you will have virtual dental check-ups which will be arranged by the smile specialist to look for any hindrances. At the end of your treatment, you will be given a set of retainers which you would have to wear for the recommended time and period. Make sure you wear them to prevent your teeth from misaligning again.
Now we come to our actual question,
Are At-Home Teeth Straightening Treatments Safe?
Many claim that at-home aligners lack supervision and that there could be a chance of things going wrong. But AlignerCo makes a point of supervising the progress periodically and doesn’t leave the patient to their own devices. Additionally, at-home teeth straightening treatments are pretty much safe if you obediently abide by the instructions given and follow essential oral hygiene routines. To sum it all up, if you are well-versed with all the facets of your treatment then at-home teeth straightening is an absolutely safe option.