Smile Direct Club
If you watch tv or are on social media then you have to be aware of Smile Direct Club. It is a method of moving teeth without direct supervision of an Orthodontist. I can tell you as someone who has done thousands of patients using doctor monitored Invisalign that direct supervision is critical to the success of treatment.
As has been anticipated by Orthodontists, Smile Direct Club has passed 1,000 complaints on the Better Business Bureau’s website in a short time. I personally, have 2 patients whose bites (the fit of their teeth) were significantly altered for the worse by using Smile Direct Club. They came to us after using Smile Direct Club when they realized their bites were “way off” and could no longer chew properly. Both now have to undergo comprehensive orthodontic treatment with braces for up to 2 years!
If you or anyone you know is going to consider this route to straighten their teeth, at least visit an Orthodontist prior to treatment to discuss what your options are.