Teeth Straightening At Home – Not For Everybody
Teeth straightening at home is great to correct crooked, gappy teeth or even improve your arch shape in 5 to 9 months in a very discreet way. It’s not the solution for all orthodontic issues though and is really designed for cosmetic enhancement of your smile.
Straight Teeth Direct™ is all about helping you get the beautiful straighter smile you always wanted that will make you feel better about yourself.
It’s designed specifically for those who want a nicer smile, not for those wanting comprehensive orthodontic treatment. These days there are lots of cosmetic teeth straightening treatments promising straighter teeth in 6 months, or improving the appearance of the social 6 front teeth. With Straight Teeth Direct™ you can get the results in a comfortable and convenient way.
Teeth straightening at home with clear aligners.
Designed for minor to moderate teeth alignment cases, these removable braces are virtually invisible. They are designed to fit your teeth and gently apply pressure to the teeth and squeeze them into that ideal, straight, arch shape. This advanced alignment methods creates the space as the teeth align.
After submitting your photos for a free smile assessment you’ll be able to order your impression kit if it says you are suitable. After sending off your moulds to the lab you’ll be able to see how your new smile could look like with straighter teeth.
Who is this teeth straightening at home method for?
As clear aligners address the straightness of your front teeth, they’re ideal for people who want a train-track braces free way to straighten this particular area whilst saving time and money. See in the graphic below who makes a great candidate.
Who is not suitable for teeth straightening at home?
1) Your case is too severe for teeth straightening at home.
Clear Aligners monitored by a dentist remotely is great for most cases but some more acute will need different methods that will need to be supervised in office. Your teeth might be too crowded or spaced for aligner therapy at home. For those with more severe orthodontic cases when teeth need to be pull down then you are better suited with a one-to-one care in person. With clear aligners offered as a teledentistry model there is limitation on the movements possible to achieve. Teeth can be realigned and moved, but often if a tooth needs a large vertical movement or an extreme rotation it won’t be possible with the remote method.
2) You don’t have all natural or permanent teeth
Bridges, veneers, crowns and implants can interfere with the process. People who have replacement teeth on the teeth they wish to move (the front ones) won’t be suitable for invisible aligners remotely because those are permanent solutions designed to fit in with the current alignment of the teeth. Straightening the teeth alone wouldn’t solve the problem that’s why these cases are best treated in a dentist’s office.
Hence why we don’t recommend you try this on your grandma* 😉
[*disclaimer: Lucie’s cute grandma you see here had a lot of fun posing for the camera and was not hurt during the photo session]
3) You are not dentally fit
Like with all orthodontic treatments, patients need to be dentally fit. You cannot start orthodontic treatment unless you have healthy gums, no active tooth decay or severe bite issues (like a painful jaw or severe cross bite). To help ensure suitability you will be asked to upload a copy of your recent x-ray and share your BPE gum scores to confirm that you have no issues with your teeth or teeth roots and there is no presence of active gum disease which could cause teeth to become loose over time.
For most other cases though, a teledentistry model could work wonders. Your case will be supervised by a licensed dentist and each clear aligner will be modelled on your mouth and adjusted to your specific dental needs.
Have you spent too long worrying about the crookedness of your teeth? Maybe it’s time to take the leap with cosmetic teeth straightening at home. Take the SmileQuiz™now to find out if it’s possible for you to transform your smile without spending a lot of time and money on conventional orthodontic treatment.