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Instasmile Vs. Smile Direct Club

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A bright and straight smile is a highly coveted beauty feature, but if you weren't born with perfect teeth, the journey to achieving that goal can be long and difficult.

Recently, at-home aligners such as SmileDirectClub have been growing in popularity because they promise a transformed smile and a convenient process. Understandably, many adults opt for aligners as a more discrete alternative to metal braces.

Despite their initial appeal, people are quickly questioning whether these direct-to-consumer aligners are a safe, comfortable, or even cost-effective orthodontic option.

Instasmile offers painless and affordable solutions to aligners through our custom-made clip-on veneers.

In this blog post, we'll compare Smile Direct Club and Instasmile to help you decide which is the best option for you.

The Cost

If you're looking to score a Hollywood smile on a budget, you might be considering SmileDirectClub. However, you might want to think twice before clicking that checkout button. Although SmileDirectClub advertises itself as an affordable alternative to traditional braces, the reality is that it can end up costing you a pretty penny.

Enter Instasmile: the budget-friendly alternative to SmileDirectClub. Instasmile clip-on veneers give you the same Hollywood-worthy smile for a fraction of the price. In fact, the price difference is quite shocking. So if you're looking to save some cash and still get your perfect smile, definitely go with Instasmile.

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How do I get started?

Both SmileDirectClub and Instasmile require you to have an initial consultation.

For SmileDirectClub, this is done either in a physical location or by submitting 3D images (taken using the company’s impression kit).

For Instasmile everything is done online from the comfort of your own home and you never have to see the dentist.

Although the point of at-home aligners is to be able to complete the process without having to step foot in a dentist's office, this is only realistic for people who need minor straightening.

Aligners are not a great path for anyone needing significant adjustments such as tooth rotation. In addition, many people find themselves needing a tooth extracted or even some of their teeth ground down to make room for the aligner tray.

For Instasmile, we deliver on our promise that you can obtain the smile of your dreams from the comfort of your own home. You can utilize our at-home impression kit which consists of simple steps for creating a mold using plastic trays and putty. You do not ever need to see the dentist.

How long until my teeth are straight?

In many cases, SmileDirectClub members have to wear their aligners for 18+ months to achieve straight teeth. In addition, even after your teeth are straight, they are required to wear a retainer to make sure their teeth don't revert to their previous positioning. These retainers often have to be worn for many years, which adds to the bottom-line cost of the dental aligner process.

Instasmile clip-on veneers are different. They do not alter your natural teeth. You are guaranteed an instant smile transformation as soon as you receive your set in the mail and put them on. This is a much quicker process than what you’ll ever find with an aligner product. 

What about pain?

Instasmile clip on veneers are designed to fit comfortably and snugly, with no pain or irritation. In contrast, many SmileDirectClub customers have reported experiencing considerable discomfort when wearing their aligners. This is due in part to the fact that SmileDirectClub's aligners need to exert pressure on your teeth to move them into place.

Patients going through the process of straightening their teeth with SmileDirectClub have to wear their aligners for around 23 hours a day.

In many SmileDirectClub worst-case reports, people testify that they are constantly in pain and even hungry for much of their day.

This is because you can only drink water while wearing an aligner.

In addition, wearing aligners means that your teeth are in a constant state of being shifted and adjusted; as you can imagine, this can be painful.

Instasmile clip-on veneers are designed to give you the smile of your dreams without changing the position of your natural teeth. Conveniently, you can also choose whether you wear veneers on your top teeth, bottom teeth, or both. This is not the reality for those who wear aligners or braces.

And, thanks to Instasmile's patented technology, you can eat and drink as normal with our clip-on veneers.  

Ready, Set, Smile with Instasmile!

A bright smile and newfound confidence are ready for you to clip on and go! We believe in making your path and experience to a whiter and straighter looking smile a seamless and enjoyable process. Our clip-on veneers are designed with precision using state-of-the-art patented technology, which means that your new smile will comfortably fit your natural dental profile! 

Furthermore, we put all of our clip-on veneers through rigorous testing through a leading university to ensure your Instasmile is both durable and stain-resistant. Clip in your veneers and enjoy the ability to chew your favorite foods and drink a glass of wine without anyone knowing they are in.  

For more information about our revolutionary clip-on veneers and our affordable pricing, we invite you to begin your Smile Assessment today!