I just started my first ever adventure in orthodonture. I never had braces as a kid, but I’ve always had a gap in between my teeth. As a teenager I was pretty self conscious about it (thanks to a few nasty nicknames…kids are mean!), but it was never a big enough deal to do anything about it. Then my brother-in-law started working for Smile Direct Club so I checked out the website. Thanks to their stellar retargeting tactics in digital marketing I started seeing their ads everywhere and it got me thinking about trying it. So, I did!
Getting my aligners was super easy and way more affordable than traditional options (I’ll probably put a post together on the entire experience). But today I wanted to share some of the beneficial shifts the service has had on my lifestyle so far.
I’m just a few days in, so I haven’t noticed any major differences in my smile (yet), but there have been some completely unexpected benefits along the way.
1) Better oral hygiene. I’ve always been a twice a day brusher, but now with the aligners I’m brushing my teeth after every meal or or beverage (other than water). Funnily enough, my dentist recommended I start doing this last week. Odds are, without the retainers I probably wouldn’t have shifted my routine.
2) Less snacking. Working from home and being injured has made snacking during bouts of boredom a bad habit. Not being able to eat with the aligners in has reduced my constant grazing quite significantly.
3) No more nail biting. When I’m stressed or nervous I have the tendency to nail bite. It’s a horrible habit that I’ve tried to kick for years, but I think this might finally be what makes it happen!
4) Drinking more water. The aligners do cause a little bit of dry mouth, especially when I’m talking a lot (like during my yoga classes). And since water is one of the only things I can drink with the aligners in…I’ve been consuming a bit more!
Have you tried Smile Direct Club or another invisible aligner experience? Let me know how it worked out for you and if you have any tips to share!
3 comments on “4 Unexpected Benefits of Smile Direct Club (Week 1)”
Yep! I’m right there with You. I just started my 2nd month. I’ve had a great experience and am thankful to get a space on the bottom moved. And my front tooth pushed back out!
How does paying for them work? Is there an average cost? Currently looking at all my options.
My treatment plan was about $1800 – I paid all at once which made it cheaper. I believe the cost is consistent regardless of the length of your treatment!