SmileLove Aligner Treatment: Before + After

The Smilelove aligners were provided for me, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Y'all! I finished my Smilelove treatment. We were on the last few days of our month-long California trip when I completed my last aligners! And to be honest, it was super weird when I went from wearing aligners all day every day to not wearing them anymore. Well, except for my retainer at night.

If you'd like to read more about the beginning of my journey and all the things that happen before your teeth are actually being straightened, visit my first blog post on this subject!

Anyway, I'm REALLY excited to share my journey with y'all for a couple reasons... 1- I know you may be someone like me who had braces as a teen and hasn't kept up with their retainer. And as a result, your teeth have moved. 2- You can get $500 of a Smilelove Treatment bundle (includes FREE whitening treatment for a year) with my code "SavannahM".

I've had a lot of questions from y'all about my experience, so I figured I'd take the time now to answer them all! Well, everything I can remember. If you think of something I haven't answered here, leave a comment and I'll add anything I've missed to the blog post.

1. How Long Does Treatment Take? My treatment took a total of 7 months. I actually was done with my bottom teeth 2 weeks before the top teeth. However, everyone's treatment will be different.

2. Does It Hurt? Yes. But it's bearable. The first day you put new aligners in, those babies are TIGHT. Sometimes you can't even get your teeth all the way in. But Smilelove provides you with squishy things to bite down on that help push the aligners onto your teeth. Sometimes it'll take a couple days for them to fit perfectly, but Smilelove assures that it's okay when that happens, you just keep biting down on the squishies.

I did also notice that I developed a sensitivity to water when my aligners were off my teeth. It's like the aligners were protecting my teeth from liquids with extreme temperatures, and then when I went to drink without them on, my teeth were a little sensitive. However, as soon as I was done with my full treatment, that sensitivity went away in a couple days.

3. How Much Does It Cost? Right now, with my discount code "SavannahM" you can get the whole treatment bundle for $1395. Smilelove also offers a payment plan

4. Did they give you a lisp? Yes, but only for a short time. It probably took me 2 weeks to really get used to talking with the aligners in my mouth. I think it's different for everyone. I had read some people saying it only took a couple days for them, but it took a long time for me. But once I got used to them, I sounded normal again. And even now, after I have stopped wearing them all day, I still don't have a lisp when i put them back on at night.

5. Can you see what your teeth are going to look like at the end? Yes, but only after you've purchased your kit and sent in your teeth impressions. This was really fun for me! When Smilelove sent me my treatment plan, I got to see what my teeth should look like in the end. They sent before and after images from every side and angle. This was really helpful!

6. Can people tell you are wearing clear aligners? Yes and no. Some people will never notice.  From afar, you really can't tell at all. But if you are close enough to someone, they can probably tell. It almost looks like your teeth are airbrushed. I've had people who have worn clear aligners ask me if I'm wearing them. But I've also had people say they really can't tell. All I know is that you don't have metal in your mouth and you don't look like you have braces, so that's a win for me!

And here is the whole reason I started this journey. My teeth had moved so much that one of my teeth was sticking out. There are a lot of photos of my smiling where this is very visible.

And a little closer up from another angle. Needless to say, I'm very happy that I no longer have this smile.
Things I loved about using with SmileLove:
1. They sent me perfectly timed emails over the course of my treatment. They were little check-ins with tips and answered questions. It seems like I'd come up with a question and then the next day I'd have an email that answered it.

2. Doing my molds on my own at home was very convenient. I was able to make my molds when I had them time. I was afraid I was going to mess them up, but there are plenty of instructions and putty to practice on. I was pretty busy when my package first came in so it was nice to have it on hand when I had enough time to take care of, and bonus- I didn't have to go anywhere!

3. You can text message Smilelove with any questions you may have. I utilized this when I was making my impression molds as I wanted to make sure I was doing it correct.

4. It works! My teeth are straight again, and I have Smilelove to thank for that!

I had such a positive experience with Smilelove and straightening my teeth. If you have straight teeth already, yay for you! And for everyone else, I hope you consider straightening your teeth with Smilelove! It's easy and affordable and it works.

Don't forget that you can get $500 of a Smilelove Treatment bundle (includes FREE whitening treatment for a year) with my code "SavannahM".

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