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I Got a New Smile with Motto Clear Aligners in Only 6 Months

This post was sponsored by Aspen Dental Management Inc. as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

My last visit to Aspen Dental to order my Motto retainers!

I can’t believe that my journey with Motto Clear Aligners started just 5 months ago and I’m in the last stages of my treatment! I went through my original trays, a few refinement trays, and I’m just a couple weeks away from being at my final step of – my Motto retainer!

Nearing the end of my treatment has definitely had me reflecting on how it went… and it went fast!

Motto clear aligners are easy to travel with and fit within any lifestyle.

In case you missed it, I wrote all about why I wanted to enhance my smile with Motto clear aligners in my first post in this series. I had worn traditional metal braces for 4 years during my adolescence, and like so many others who wore braces back then, didn’t wear my retainers. My teeth had shifted and while I was still happily flashed my smile, I knew my bite had shifted.

During my first Motto consultation with my Smile Advisor Shannon, at Aspen Dental, I found out just how much my bite had shifted. In fact, this was the main reason I was so happy to proceed with clear aligners to enhance my smile. I know that a bad bite can lead to many dental health problems as you age, so I definitely wanted to get mine back in line!

My initial Motto scan – red areas showed where my bite had shifted and needed correcting.

I think that’s the biggest change I’ve noticed. The feel of my bite after wearing just 22 different trays! Sometimes it’s been hard to see those changes weekly, but there’s definitely been a big shift, as you can see from this short Before/After video from my Dental Monitoring app.

That leads me to the other huge plus that I’ve found with my Motto Aligners treatment. I wasn’t expected to go into the office every few weeks. My Aspen Dental treatment team kept up with my progress through weekly scans in my Dental Monitoring app. They literally take less than 2 minutes for me to do – much better than driving to an office visit every week during my busy days.

Although I do have to say, it’s great knowing that I have a full Aspen clinical team overseeing my treatment if I need anything at all. And with the satisfaction promise with MottoAssured, I know I can always see them in person if I need to – even when my treatment is complete!

Just like with my bite, my confidence has shifted in a great way also! I feel like I know my teeth look and feel better and that makes my smile radiate more with confidence. I’ve never been one to smile so big that you see my bottom teeth, but now I do!

As I wait for my Motto retainer, I can’t help but look forward to getting the attachments off my teeth and truly seeing my “After” smile! I am already so happy with how far I’ve come but really seeing it for the first time will be super exciting. I’ll be sure to share on social media, so be sure you’re following!

If you’re in the same phase of life as I am and are looking to straighten your smile, or re-straighten like I am, I definitely encourage you to check out Motto by @Aspen Dental and follow Motto Aligner’s page @MyMottoSmile to learn more about Motto Clear Aligners! They’ve fit into my lifestyle easily and anything that helps boost your confidence, like a better smile, is worth it!

If you live within the Knoxville, TN and St. Louis, MO areas, you can call your local Aspen Dental office! Get $149 off when you mention me to your Aspen Dental office or Smile Advisor(be sure to mention my first name and last initial!) when you sign up to start treatment with the Motto Complete package. Click to schedule and for additional details. Applicable to the Motto Complete Package between 6/20 – 3/1/22.

Vicki Patterson

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

I just got my Motto Aligners Tray 1 last week. I found them extremely difficult to get in and out. She ordered me a tool to help, otherwise, I still wouldn't be able to get them out. The first time to me more than 25 minutes and I broke 5 nails...was so disheartened. It's a quicker now with the tool, but still somewhat difficult to get them back in just right. I know it says that you can change into your new trays weekly. Was wondering how often you ended up changing yours. Thank you for your encouraging words...


Thursday 25th of August 2022

Hi Vicki - I hope your Motto aligners are working better. They were VERY tight when I first put them in, but that's totally normal. I had acrylic nails, which I think helped me get them in and out. I know I would always take them out less that first day or two, because of how tight they were, but I was told that's definitely what you want.

Lyanna Soria

Friday 11th of February 2022

The results are amazing and for such a small amount of time as well. Would love to check that out and definitely something one would avail.

Anne Marie

Thursday 10th of February 2022

The results are incredible in so short a time! This is a GREAT service!


Friday 11th of February 2022

Right?! It's been so fast!

tara pittman

Thursday 10th of February 2022

Only 6 months? That is amazing. My kids have had braces for three years.


Friday 11th of February 2022

Yes, I wore traditional braces when I was younger for 4 years. I know their pain!