This week celebrates the start of National Smile Month, and while there have been some impressive home whitening kits and super-sonic toothbrushes on the market – we’re amazed with the new home straightening service from YourSmile .
Over the past few years, clear aligners have taken off – thanks to them being a lot more discreet than the old ‘train track’ style brace (read more on them here).
Without any metal, only minor discomfort, and their invisible look – it’s no wonder we’re opting for this less invasive orthodontic procedure. Even the likes of Gisele Bundchen and Justin Bieber have admitted to loving this method.
Model Gisele has previously spoken about invisible retainers being an essential in her wash bag
But even the aligners come with a downfall; frequent visits to the dentist. And though you can get them in dental practices across the UK, it might still be a bit of a trek to your surgery.
The solution? Get them delivered to you, of course. YourSmile have spotted the rise in cosmetic dentistry and created the first way people can actually straighten their teeth, without the need for trips to the dentist.
YourSmile clear aligner
Here’s what you need to know…
How does it work?
You send them over six accurate pictures of your teeth. Once they’ve assessed whether you’re a candidate for the aligners, you’ll get an impressions kit. After taking the impressions of your teeth (very simple to do), you send it back to their team and they’ll create your whole dental plan.
Will it work for me?
You have to be over 15 years of age, with mild to moderate dental concerns. They’ll take a look at your photos to see whether or not you have enough space between the teeth, and if you don’t, you may have to seek another straightening method – or be referred for pre-treatment dental appointment, where they’ll create a little bit more space.
How much does it cost?
The treatment costs £1,199, including teeth whitening and retainers. If you went private, you’d be looking to pay almost triple that amount.
How long till my teeth are straight?
It depends on how much you need fixing, but the treatment time tends to be around 16 weeks (a lot shorter than the metal braces!). You’ll need to swap each aligner over every 2-or-so weeks, so you should start to notice results after the first few.
Before and after aligners
Liking the sound of it? We can’t wait to give it a go either. For more information, see yoursmiledirect.com