Why I’m Trying Smile Direct Club
If you guys are new to my blog and don’t know about this series, here’s the update:
My teeth have forever been one of my biggest insecurities. I always wanted braces or Invisalign to straighten my smile growing up. As we all know, orthodontic bills can get very expensive and they have never been something I could afford.
I’ve seen lots of ads on the internet for Smile Direct Club over the past year or so and have always been curious about it. After doing a lot of research I decided to give it a go since the cost was 60% less than going through an orthodontist, and many people seemed to have success with it.
If you haven’t read my first blog post in this series, give it a look here!
Annoying Things & Pain
This month was very similar to last month in terms of pain. For the first 2 or 3 days after changing each set of aligners, my teeth and gums were very irritated and it hurt to eat. After the first few days the pain goes away and I can slide the aligners on and off easily.
As you’ll see in my result photos, I’ve been having a lot of trouble with biting my lip. The main tooth moving is constantly changing position and it’s been tricky to eat as my lip gets more swollen every time I bite it and my tooth gets closer and closer to my lip, I feel like I’ll probably struggle with this the entire aligner process.
I am pretty frustrated with Smile Direct Club right now because I haven’t received my 3rd month of aligners yet. I was supposed to start Month 3, Week 1 yesterday and I haven’t even received an email saying they’ve shipped.
I called customer service and they weren’t very helpful, just told me to wait for shipping confirmation and wear the aligners I have in until I receive my new ones.
I’m disappointed that they didn’t send me my aligners before I needed them and I hope to experience better service in the future. I guess this is the one down fall to not seeing a doctor in person!
Results & Things To Smile About
Other than the swollen and cut lip you can see in my month #2 photo, I am thrilled with my results! I am seeing a noticeable difference in the position of the tooth I’m most concerned about moving! I can’t wait to see where it is at the end of my 3rd month!