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First Appointment with SmileDirectClub

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Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Lifestyle Writer

May 17, 2021

SmileDirectClub has reengineered the process of creating orthodontics with the use of teledentistry and 3D scans. The clear aligners are suitable for crowding, gaps and bite issues or just general straightening.

Move over old school braces and multiple visits to a dentist. This is an easier and less expensive process costing around 60 per cent less than braces. You just need to attend one in-store appointment where they will ask you a few questions. They will then take scans of your upper and lower teeth and then your bite. These scans will create an amazing 3D image that you can see.  

Your scans are sent off to an Australian registered dentist or orthodontist who then designs your custom treatment plan. They will oversee your program from start to finish and order your clear aligners. They will approve your treatment and monitor your progress.

The clear aligners are created with an advanced 3D printer. The only drawback is that the aligners are currently only being made in America, so there’s a bit of wait to get started. Your box will arrive in a couple of weeks containing everything you need.

There are two ways you can wear your aligners. The shortest timeframe is to wear them both day and night for 22 hours per day. This is the most popular option and takes on average 4 to 6 months. If you’d prefer, you can wear them just at night time but this will take a couple more months to see the results you are after. However, you only have to wear them for 10 hours overnight.

The appointment took around half an hour. It’s a pleasant and pain-free experience. I’m looking forward to getting started.

After your SmileShop visit, you’ll go home with a teeth whitening kit.

Your dentist or orthodontist will use a teledentistry platform to track your progress with regular virtual check-ins. At the completion, you’ll need to wear retainers to keep your new smile in place.

About SmileDirectClub

SmileDirectClub is the largest provider of dentist directed, at-home clear aligners and have over 1 million satisfied grinners worldwide. SmileDirectClub provides safe and effective dentist-prescribed and monitored clear aligners for people with mild to moderate crowding and spacing. They straighten most smiles in an average of 4-6 months for quick, clear confidence.

A SmileDirectClub affiliated, Australian-registered dentist or orthodontist reviews your photos, medical and dental history, and a 3D image of your teeth before approving your custom treatment plan. Their dental care teams are available 24/7 by phone, email, video chat, and social media to answer any questions you might have.

SmileDirectClub has SmileShops located across Australia in Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

SmileDirectClub website: https://smiledirectclub.com.au/en-au/

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

By Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Lifestyle Writer

Emma Crameri is a regular contributor for The Carousel and Women Love Tech. She is also the editor of the Brisbane-based food and lifestyle website Brisbanista.

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