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5 Common Myths About SmileDirectClub [Debunked]

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There are many misconceptions about how clear aligners can be used to fix teeth.Yes, an orthodontist is involved, and yes, they can be safe (see our guide on Smile direct Safety).

SmileDirectClub was the first company to offer clear aligner therapy led by a doctor remotely, and they've helped more than a million people.

Common Myths About SmileDirectClub

Let's bust some of the most common myths about Smile Direct Club.

1. Everyone will be able to see that I'm wearing aligners

SmileDirectClub aligners are clear and don't have any brackets or attachments, so no one will know you're wearing them. Also, the aligners have a finish that is a little bit matte, so they don't reflect light. Most likely, no one will even notice you have them on.

2. You can't eat foods you love

Since clear aligners can be taken out, you can eat whatever you want. You can eat apples, popcorn, or anything else you want. Just make sure to take your aligners out before you eat or drink anything other than cool water. And you should always brush your teeth and floss before putting your aligners back in after you eat.

3. They get in the way of everyday life

This is probably one of the most common misconceptions about SmileDirectClub. People think that because you have to wear them for 22 hours a day, they will get in the way of your everyday life. But, in reality, they don't. You can take them out to eat and drink and brush your teeth. You can also take them out for special occasions. Just make sure to put them back in as soon as you can.

4. They're painful

Another common misconception is that clear aligners are painful. But, in reality, they're not. You might feel a little bit of pressure when you first put them in, but that goes away after a few minutes. And, as your teeth start to move, you might feel a little bit of discomfort, but that is normal. If you're feeling a lot of pain, you should talk to your dentist or orthodontist.

5. They instantly fix your teeth

People think that they will instantly fix your teeth. But, in reality, it takes time for your teeth to adjust. It might take a few weeks or even a few months for your teeth to start moving. And it might take up to a year for your treatment to be complete.

Don't want to wait a year for straight teeth?

Instasmile is the amazing alternative to Smile Direct Club. What's so great about Instasmile?

You never have to go to the dentist

The entire process is done from home. There’s no need for endless appointments, invasive treatments or expensive implants.

We use high-quality materials and dental expertise to deliver a custom-made, confident smile to anyone with missing, crooked or discolored teeth.

You get a perfect smile almost overnight

Instasmile is the fastest way to get a beautiful smile. You can get started with a few clicks. Read more about our process here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Instasmile made from?

All instasmile clip-on veneers are made from high-quality, safe and certified materials, perfect for creating the best aesthetic cosmetic detail. The materials have been successfully lab-tested for strength and color stability by a leading university and all instasmile products are FDA registered, biocompatible, BPA & monomer free. All of our products are hand finished by our technicians.

Will it damage my teeth?

No, instasmile is a non permanent and removable solution that safely and easily clips on and off without causing any damage to your natural teeth.

SmileDirectClub vs Instasmile - Which is better for you?

When it comes to SmileDirectClub vs Instasmile, it really depends on what you're looking for. If you want a faster, easier, and more affordable way to get straight teeth, then Instasmile is the better choice. If you're looking for a more traditional approach to straightening your teeth, then SmileDirectClub might be a better fit.

The best way to find out is to take the smile assessment. This will help you figure out which treatment is right for you.


see: how to clean your Smile Direct Aligners.