WHAT ARE INVISIBLE ALIGNERS?
Invisible teeth aligners are plastic trays that fit around your teeth and are worn to move them into their proper place. Unlike braces, invisible aligners don’t contain any brackets or metal wires, and are hardly noticeable to the public eye. Typically, a series of aligners are worn and interchanged every 2-3 weeks to get the desired results. Depending on the severity of the case, a treatment can last from a couple weeks to a couple months. Many people prefer to use invisible aligners because they are easy to clean, are less noticeable, and don’t cause as much discomfort to gums and cheeks.
HOW DO YOUR INVISIBLE ALIGNERS WORK?
Many invisible teeth aligners require you to go to your orthodontist or doctor on a regular basis. However, Smilelove’s process is different and can be done while at home. Here’s how our invisible aligners work:
1) We begin by determining if you are a good candidate by asking you a few simple questions. This gives our dental experts a good idea of what you want your finished smile to look like.
2) Once you are given the go ahead, you can order an impression kit. We’ll send you all the materials you’ll need to make your own teeth impressions right at home. Follow our instructions to make four impressions, and send them with a prepaid shipping label back to Smilelove.
3) A trained doctor will evaluate the molds, and send you what your teeth will look like after the process is complete. Once approved, a treatment schedule will be mapped out, and you’ll know exactly how long you’ll have to wear your invisible teeth aligners.
4) Smilelove will directly mail you your custom invisible teeth aligners to wear. You’ll change to a new aligner about every two weeks. Wear them for the proposed time to get the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!
For more information, read our How it Works page.
HOW DO I PROPERLY USE AND CARE FOR MY INVISIBLE ALIGNERS?
Our teeth aligners are durable, but you’ll need to take care of them in order to get the results you want. To get the most out of your invisible aligners, do the following:
Wear them as much as possible. If you want to get results fast, you need to wear your invisible teeth aligners at least 22 hours a day. You can take them off to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. If your aligners start to feel tight and uncomfortable, you’re not wearing them long enough. Eventually if you don’t wear them as long as you need to, you’ll have to pay for new impressions and aligners.
Rinse when you take them out. After you remove your invisible aligners, run them under cold water to prevent saliva from building on the plastic. The more saliva build-up, the more bacteria there will be in your mouth. Remember to not use hot water and do not run them through the dishwasher. Heat can damage and warp your aligners to the point where you can’t use them anymore.
Brush and floss your teeth before putting them back in. After you eat, brush and floss your teeth before inserting your aligners back into your mouth. Leftover food particles can stick to your teeth and aligners, which leads to bacteria build up and cavities.
Clean with soap, not toothpaste. Believe it or not, soap is better for your aligners than toothpaste. Toothpaste can be abrasive and scratch the plastic. The more scratched your invisible aligners are, the more noticeable they will become to others.
Don’t soak them in mouthwash. Soaking your invisible teeth aligners in mouthwash can turn them green, blue, or whatever color the mouthwash is. Tainted or coloured aligners will be noticeable and not very attractive. Instead of mouthwash, use a clear retainer/denture cleanser.
HOW MUCH DO INVISIBLE ALIGNERS COST?
Smilelove’s invisible teeth aligners are quite affordable, and cost 50% less than other teeth straightening methods. You’re not only saving money on your invisible aligners but also money from the dentist and orthodontist appointments you would have had to pay for. It’s no wonder Smilelove is the cheapest way to straighten your teeth. We offer a variety of packages to better fit your situation and budget:
Fast Track Kit & Aligners (HK $20,00 HKD): This is our most popular package where you can pay for everything up front for a cheaper alternative to Invisalign and a cheaper way to straighten your teeth. This package is the lowest cost for clear aligners and the quickest way to a straighter smile.
Kit First Plan (HK $20,700): If you’d like to split up the cost for your clear aligners, this option is for you. You’ll start by paying HK $700 for the Impression Kit. After you send it back and preview what your smile will look like, you will pay HK $20,000 for the aligners.