Smile Direct Club Reviews
About Smile Direct Club
Smile Direct Club, found online at SmileDirectClub.com, is a company that provides their customers with everything they need to make their bodies a top priority and to maximize their lives to their full potential.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the creators of Smile Direct Club believed that everyone deserved a beautiful smile, which hasn’t always been possible when traditionally the cost of correcting your teeth could easily break your bank account. But Smile Direct Club realized that the recent innovations in 3D printing and telehealth could completely change the invisible aligner market.
To drastically reduce their prices when compared to other providers, the first thing they did was cut out the need for monthly dentist appointments. Instead, once their customers complete an initial evaluation with a licensed professional that clears them for this treatment, they will never need to visit a dentist again. All aligners will be made off of the at home dental impressions.
Because this system isn’t immediately overseen by a doctor, it is only appropriate for people who need minor to moderate teeth correction, including space between teeth, crowding, rotations, and some bite correction. Depending on your particular issues, your treatment may take between three and ten months.
The ultimate goal of Smile Direct Club is to make sure that their system is affordable for almost any budget. To do this, they price their initial evaluation at just $95 to see if you are a good candidate for their system. If you are, their full treatment plan is priced at $1500, no matter what the specifics of your treatment are. They say that their customers are really paying for an outcome, not for the specific treatment they are receiving. Finally, at the end of all treatments you will need to purchase a retainer to maintain your new smile, which they sell for $99.
This company also offers their customers a payment plan, saying that their SmilePay feature asks customers to pay $299 up front and then $99 per month, and this plan requires no credit check and charges no interest.
This company actually does provide their customers with a surprisingly good Refund Policy, given the nature of their products. Any customer who goes through the $95 dollar evaluation and is determined to not be a suitable match for their invisible aligner system will be refunded their evaluation fee. However, it is important to note that this is only an option for those who do the evaluation – customers who do not show up to the evaluation or who cancel less than 24 hours beforehand will not be refunded their fee.
In addition, if you are currently a member and you decide to for any reason to cancel your service, you can return any unused Invisible Aligners and you will be prorated a refund of the cost of any remaining, unused aligners left from your total purchase price. However, all shipping charges are still the responsibility of the customer.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who wish to contact Customer Service with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-848-7566, by email at [email protected], or by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link.
This company seems to have mixed reviews at this time, but generally it seems as though this system is pretty well liked. That being said, customers can tell from the provided Before and After photos on the Smile Direct Club website that these aligners are genuinely intended to fix the smallest of problems when it comes to tooth alignment.
Many of the reviews stated that they were good for people who had traditional braces as a child but had since stopped wearing a retainer and had experienced some slight movement. Other people said that they had been told their whole lives that they did not need braces but they never felt fully comfortable with their smile until after this product. If you have a more significantly noticeable problem, you will need to speak to a professional.
Competitors and Alternatives?
As discussed on the Smile Direct Club website, there are many other alternatives for people who either don’t want to use this system or who aren’t good candidates for it, including traditional braces or the original Invisilign system. Customers may want to speak to their dentist about the best options for them before committing to any specific option.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Smile Direct Club reviews below.
13 ‘Smile Direct Club’ Reviews
While waiting to receive my 3D custom plan, Smile Direct Club (SDC) sent me a document called "Retail Installment Contract" (i.e. the financial agreement) with my name and initials forged.
From there, I reviewed my credit card account and saw that SDC went ahead and charged the $250 down payment to my account. I got in contact with my credit card company who then proceeded to contact SDC with me on the line.
The SDC rep on the phone tried to make it look like that I signed the document when I visited a SDC location UNTIL I pointed out that the signature was dated days before I even met with that rep.
Needless to say, I am not going with SDC.
I advise anyone who plan to invest money with SDC to carefully review ANY document they may send you.
USPS informed me that new aligners are being shipped out today from the company.
Only took a lot of negative reviews. Hoping that everything works out this time.
I am seeing the results from this self administered dental treatment that is compromising the health of the persons who purchased this on line do it yourself orthodontic treatment. It is unsupervised and anyone who is unaware they have periodontal or gum disease will cause irreversible harm to their mouth.
I would tell anyone considering this service that this may be a very bad decision.
I have 30 years experience as a provider of Periodontal and Preventive Dental care, so I am not saying this off the top of my head.
Sincerely, A. Vandiveer Strait, DDS, FAGD
The company sent me the wrong aligners and are not interested and making it correct. My teeth are still crooked after six months of treatment and they want to start charging me another $99 monthly to send me the correct aligners. Not sure why I have to pay twice as much because they made a mistake.
Horrible service from smile direct. Wouldnt recommend to anyone! I have been waiting on my aligners for 2 months and they say that I wont get then for 3 FULL months. I've already paid my money in full. What a waste! Dont choose @smiledirectclub choose some other company.. they dont care about you. After you pay the full amount they place you on the back burner and dont care about you. Only the new customers that haven't paid their full amount yet.. also I have so many retainers that I dont know what to do with because of their mistakes of taking extra money out of my account each month! I have over 500.00 in credit because of these mistakes as well... Maurice Saint Christian. Copy and paste and reviews is going to be a problem for them until they fix my stuff.i just want my situation fixed.smh.....#smiledirectclub #smiledirectclubjourney #smiledirect #smiledirectclubresults #smiledirectjourney #smiledirectclubprogress #smiledirectclubreview #smiledirectclubscam #smiledirectclub
I was so excited to receive my aligners, but they didn’t seem to fit properly. Customer service seemed willing to help in the beginning to a degree, and with some twisting here, bending there, and ortho wax, I made do. Then in my 5th and final month, the fit was even worse. I reached out, and did not seem to get the same willingness to assist. I still finished the last month, with the ill fitting aligners, and when my retainers came, they fit terribly as well. I also still had a gap remaining between two of my teeth in the front which was the main reason for starting this program. I reached out several times to get help...only to be told to wear my retainers and just enjoy my new smile. Really?!!!! I was totally brushed off and am paying for a service that was incomplete.
I would definitely recommend them, great customer service in person and over the phone!!!! I love you guys. Thanks again.
I am 45 years of age and have spent soooo many years embarrassed of my overcrowded crooked teeth . Five times I consulted different orthodontist and would never follow through because of the price and length of time that I’d need treatment for Invisalign.A friend of mine told me about smile direct and this time I followed through . I was told that my treatment would take 8 months and I am shocked to see that my teeth are almost straight in an even shorter period . I love having my entire treatment in one box and that I don’t have to wait for the mailman to deliver the next set . I am getting aooo many compliments. The small office that did my 3d scan was very professional and convincing. I am paying half the price tha. I would be paying for conventional liners .