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In 2009, Straight Teeth Direct became one of the first companies in the UK to offer at-home clear aligners. Since then, a number of companies in the UK have started offering them, too.
Straight Teeth Direct stands out for a few reasons. Advantages include:
Like other at-home aligner brands, Straight Teeth Direct can treat most cases of crowding, spacing, or gapped teeth. It can also treat overjets and overbites, as long as the jaw itself does not need to be corrected. Treatment with Straight Teeth Direct for these issues takes between 5 to 9 months.
Read on to learn more on whether Straight Teeth Direct is right for you.
Straight Teeth Direct offers completely remote treatment from start to finish. Every treatment case is assigned a dentist who reviews and monitors progress via an app. They also offer more guarantees than other at-home aligners.
Treatment costs £1,350 and takes between 5 and 9 months, on average. Since treatment is monitored remotely, we only recommend them for mild cases.
There are two ways to begin treatment with Straight Teeth Direct:
If you choose the in-person consultation, a dental professional will digitally scan your teeth. NewMouth recommends this option when possible to minimize the chance for errors.
If you don’t feel like making the trip to London, here is the process to begin treatment remotely:
Note: Straight Teeth Direct ships to every country except:
Once you receive your aligners, you’ll wear them for 22 hours per day. You can remove them to eat, drink, brush or floss your teeth, or play an instrument or sport.
You’ll use the telehealth app Instant Dentist to check your progress with your assigned orthodontist. Every month you’ll upload pictures of your teeth so your orthodontist can check them alongside your treatment plan.
Note: The SmileBox costs £42 but is refundable if you don’t qualify for treatment.
There are a few important differences between Straight Teeth Direct and Invisalign:
Unlike Invisalign, Straight Teeth Direct is an at-home aligner company. This means there are no mandatory visits to the dentist's office.
It also means costs will likely be lower since most of its treatment occurs remotely.
Invisalign treatment involves a mandatory consultation, as well as check-up appointments every 6 weeks. This makes treatment monitoring more in-depth but less convenient.
The added convenience of remote orthodontic treatment is one reason people choose at-home aligners like Straight Teeth Direct.
Straight Teeth Direct costs £1,350 for treatment. By contrast, the cost of Invisalign in the UK ranges from £1,500 to £5,500, depending on your location and provider.
This makes Straight Teeth Direct an attractive option for those with minor teeth alignment issues.
Straight Teeth Direct considers itself a cosmetic treatment. That means it addresses a more limited set of issues than Invisalign.
Invisalign is best for moderate to severe alignment issues, while at-home options are ideal for minor issues.
Treatment with Straight Teeth Direct costs £1,350 with a one-time payment.
You can also pay for treatment the following ways:
Included in the cost of treatment are all the aligners and a free set of retainers. Many companies charge extra for retainers, so this is an added value.
Additional costs include:
Note: The cost of the SmileBox will be refunded to you if you are not found suitable for Straight Teeth Direct Treatment.
Here’s how the cost of Straight Teeth Direct (£1,350) compares to other aligner brands:
SmileDirectClub, the company that introduced at-home aligners, is more expensive than Straight Teeth Direct. Their daytime aligners cost £1,539.
At £1,350, Straight Teeth Direct is slightly more affordable than PlusDent.
Not to be confused with Straight Teeth Direct, Straight My Teeth is by far the most affordable option on this list. The cost to begin treatment with them is £999, which is significantly less expensive than Straight Teeth Direct.
Straight Teeth Direct also offers a Maintainer Plan for an additional cost.
For £269, the plan gets you:
This is a good option for those who might forget to keep replacing their retainers.
As with other invisible aligners, Straight Teeth Direct is not covered by the National Health Service (NHS).
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