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5 ways to tell your parents you want clear aligners

SmileDirectClub aligners are an easy choice for both teens and parents. 

Say so long to traditional metal braces and hello to aligners from SmileDirectClubDoctors agree – aligners could be an ideal fit for your lifestyle, and more teens are choosing them every day. Here are 5 ways to tell your parents you want aligners. 

1. I’ll have a state licensed dentist or orthodontist overseeing my smile.

Parents can rest easy knowing the entire SmileDirectClub process is doctor-directed. We work with a network of more than 250 state licensed dentists and orthodontists, and each customer is assigned one who remotely monitors their smile each step of the way. You’ll also have regular virtual check ins with your doctor to make your smile is moving according to plan.  

Our Customer Care and Dental teams are also available 24/7 via phone, email, social media, chat, and video chat to answer any questions.

2. I won’t have to miss school for doctor’s appointments.

With no in-office visits required, SmileDirectClub is perfect for your packed schedule. You won’t need to take time away from school, practices, or social events for monthly appointments like you would with braces or other aligners.  

Getting started is easy. Simply booa free 3D image at your local SmileShop or purchase a doctor-prescribed impression kit. We’ll share a preview of your new smile and then ship your aligners, along with some bonus bright on™ premium teeth whitening, directly to your doorstep. 

3. I’ll pay less than braces.

It’s true. At half the cost of braces1, SmileDirectClub aligners are an affordable way to straighten your smile. You could pay less each month than your cell phone bill. We also work directly with many insurance providers, and even accept HSA, FSA, and CareCredit. 

4. I’ll see results fast.

Club member’s treatment time is an average of 4-6 months2, with most Club members seeing movement within just a few weeks. With SmileDirectClub, you could have your new smile in time for senior portraits and prom photos. Your custom, tight-fitting aligners work to gradually move your teeth month by month into your straight smile, without the use of attachments or buttons.   

5. I can wear them playing sports.

Whether you’re playing sports or taking the stage, you can wear SmileDirectClub clear aligners with zero interference. They’re made of using our Comfort Sense™ technology, which includes being BPA-free plastic, completely invisible, and also easy to remove if need be. 

Start your smile journey today by taking the free, 30-second Smile Assessment: 

Am I a candidate?


1Half the cost of braces” claim based on Single Pay vs. avg. fees (incl. diagnostics and exams) for braces treatment, as reported in a nat’l survey of orthodontists. Comparison does not include added costs, such as retainers, and is limited to mild-to-moderate teeth correction, as braces may treat additional issues.

2 “4-6 months” claim is based on the number of 22 hour wear customer orders (approx. 95%) with treatment plans that are 4, 5, or 6 months.

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