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Do At-Home Clear Teeth Aligners Work?
Are you like me? Afraid to smile because of crowded or misaligned teeth? Do you want to straighten your teeth at home? I’m doing it, with professional help and modern technology. I’m going to align my teeth without ever going into a dentist’s office.
Why I'm Straightening My Teeth
My incisors are a train-wreck that I thought people didn’t notice. I have been so wrong. I even lost a relationship in part to my misaligned teeth. She didn’t leave me only because of my teeth. But her affair lead me to forcefully ask what I had done wrong or what was wrong with me. For the first time in seven years, things came out. One was my teeth. It hurt. I had no control over my teeth. Or did I? Sometime after we parted, the words she said began to haunt me. If she felt that way, what were others thinking? I was determined to fix my teeth.
I recalled a friend a couple years prior wearing aligners. He told me it was working and he was on a monthly payment plan. It was time to research on my own.
Researching Teeth Aligners
When I began to research aligners and to my surprise, at-home teeth aligners are now affordable. What’s affordable? Without insurance, approximately $2,000.00. Some, much less. My review is unique because it’s a week’s long journal. What I experience in real-time unfolds to answer questions you may have about teeth aligners.
Tell Me If This Is You Too?
I’m afraid to smile for photos. I’m often afraid to smile at all.
Fortunately I don’t have difficulty biting and chewing due to malformed teeth, but there are those who do. Millions of us have crowded or misaligned teeth.
Why. Why. Why Did I Wait To Fix My Teeth?
Are you afraid to smile for a photo? Are you afraid to smile at all?
Do you have difficulty biting and chewing due to malformed teeth? It turns out millions of people are searching for a solution for crowded or misaligned teeth.
My incisors were a train-wreck. I even lost a relationship in part to my misaligned teeth. I put off straightening my teeth for years due to what I thought was out-of-reach cost.
I finally began to research aligners. To my surprise, at-home teeth aligners are now affordable. What’s affordable? Without insurance, approximately $2,000.00. Some, much less. My review is unique because it’s a thirteen-week journal in which what I experience in real-time unfolds to answer questions you may have about teeth aligners.
It's Affordable. Really.
Through my research to fix my teeth I found at-home teeth aligners without insurance range from $1,300.00 to $2,200.00 with the sweet spot being around $1,800.00. They all offer monthly payments keeping under $100.
Why Bother Following My Review?
A review over time will expose issues at points as they occur. It may offer a better perspective. Time will allow us to find out more and discuss nuance, not just the big problems.
Read the weekly updates as I blog, or watch my YouTube vlogs chronicling the experience, or both.
Good News. Bad News.
Who can do at home teeth alignment? Not everyone. It is for mild cases. Mildly malformed teeth are ideal for clear aligners.
What is mild? That’s established when you select a company (with no commitment to buy). You’ll make an account profile at their website and do two things.
They have you make teeth mold from an impression kit. An orthodontist will review your impressions and photos you upload. If you’re a candidate, YOU DECIDE if you want to move forward. If you are not a candidate and your teeth need a more traditional solution, you will most likely get a refund of what you paid into your impression kit and part friends.
My Selection Process
Let’s slow down and back up a step. I had to find the right company before I could even think of the process. My first step was to find a range of companies. I quickly found six after watching various reviews on YouTube.
My Selection Metrics: Safety, Time & Price
I began with six companies. Some featured service. Some featured speed. Some featured price. These three metrics are what I used to make my final decision. The one I selected was the best combination of all three. But first, I had to filter the six down to a more manageable three.
Customer service is key to determining safety over the Internet.
Being the price point provider means you need to prove yourself more.
If you are going to produce faster results, you need to prove your methods are safe.
8 to 12 months
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2x Faster Results
Handles extreme cases
Routine office visits
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A Common Sense Warning
Have you seen some of the horror stories people tell in YouTube testimonials? Some are misinformed. Others are by people who just didn’t use common sense. In one case someone had teeth begin to break weeks into alignment. They had brittle teeth due to never taking proper care. If you have any doubts or teeth concerns, see your dentist first to make sure your teeth are strong and healthy.
Where Do You Go From Here?
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