In a world with a new iPhone every fortnight, five thousand categories of pasta sauce and more Netflix shows than you could get through in a lifetime, we’re certainly not short of options. The same is true for teeth straightening, there are more ways than ever before to align your teeth and it can be hard to know how to make the ‘right’ choice. For example, whilst everyone has heard of braces, they come in many shapes and sizes and with clear aligner brands like Franksmile joining the battle, there’s an alternative solution to consider for your smile. But how do these tools differ? And which one is best for the results you’re looking for? Let’s take a look.
After a one off £49 fee for your Impression Kit (this allows us to create a perfect rendering of your teeth & create your unique treatment plan), clear aligners from Franksmile cost £1499. With several financing options to choose from that starts from as little as £65 per month. Unlike the cost of braces which isn’t defined in advance, these are fixed prices that don’t change over the course of your treatment, meaning you know where you stand from day one. That’s something important to us. Braces can be prohibitively expensive and often put people off solving a problem that has undermined their confidence for years. To us, that’s unacceptable, so our prices are as low as we can make them, saving you an incredible 65% (at least) on traditional alternatives which in most cases cost upwards of £3,000 . We even include your post-treatment retainer for free!
Realistically, if we had a choice between wearing nothing, or something on our teeth, we’d choose nothing. Afterall, the whole reason you want to go through this realignment process is to improve your smile permanently. Franksmile’s clear aligners are designed to help you feel as comfortable and confident from start to finish. No adult wants to wear metal braces and it’s easy to see why you would feel self conscious wearing them. A clear aligner from Franksmile, on the other hand, is truly transparent, meaning you can smile and live your daily life without the uncomfortable feeling that everyone is staring at you.
But it’s not just aesthetics. Our clear aligners aren’t made from metal, they’re not abrasive or harsh on your teeth, cheek or gums. Instead they’re made from smooth, durable plastic that you barely notice at all.
Moreover, metal braces are worn permanently, which means you can’t take them out to eat and brushing becomes more difficult. It can also feel uncomfortable and claustrophobic to wear something on your teeth that you can’t remove. With Franksmile’s clear aligners, however, whilst you’ll wear them day & night, you can remove them to eat, which means sneaky snacks like popcorn get a pass (whoop whoop!) and you can give your teeth a proper brush before you put your aligner back in. too.
With braces, you have a degree of commitment to dentist visits. On average you'll be in the chair between 18 and 24 times for a range of services, including manual tightening and, brace yourself (yep, we know), adjustments. Yikes.
With Franksmile you get the relative luxury of no face-to-face appointments at all. Thanks to our Impression Kit taking care of the ‘fit’, you can be confident that your aligners are working perfectly the whole time, without the need for support from a dentist.