Smile Direct Club Didn't Work For Me
Before and afters
Smile Direct Club
At first I was very happy with Smile Direct Club. It seemed like an easier, cheaper and more convient way to fix my crooked teeth. Jump ahead 4 months and my teeth have not straightened out like I had hoped. I’m still left with my biggest dental issue — a crooked tooth at the top of my mouth. Here’s my takeaways on my Smile Direct treatment:
- The aligners weren’t comfortable. I had to rasp every set down to make them comfortable. They kept digging into my gums. On the positive side, my gums never bled like some reviewers have mentioned.
- One set of my aligners were lost in the mail and I had to chase customer support to get another set. This left a gap in my treatment plan and I was so mad about this. I felt like my teeth were getting more crooked each day I didn’t have my new aligners.
- The Smile Direct aligners are much cheaper than Invisalign, which is a positive ($1850 vs. $5000-7000), but I have to wonder if I got what I paid for. I’ve rarely heard of an Invisalign treatment going wrong under the supervision of a trained orthodontist.
- I don’t have perfect teeth now that I’ve completed my treatment. I guess my only option is Invisalign, which means I pretty much wasted $1850.
I know of others who have had success with Smile Direct, so I can’t say I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else, but it didn’t work as hoped for me. Go with them at your own discretion!