Transitioning from Smile Direct Club to Traditional Care

Are you a former member of Smile Direct Club? If you’re local to Hinsdale, our Hinsdale Orthodontics team is here to help! Dr. Blair and Dr. Riccio are your best resources for continuing your treatment in person. 

Understanding the Transition

Have you been affected by Smile Direct Club’s recent closure? Wondering about your next steps for orthodontic care? Transitioning from a remote orthodontic service like Smile Direct Club to traditional, in-person care can be a big change. But our team is here to make your transition as simple as possible.

At Hinsdale Orthodontics, we understand that your smile is unique. Your treatment plan is, too! Unlike the remote model of Smile Direct Club, traditional orthodontic care involves regular face-to-face visits with real orthodontists like Dr. Blair or Dr. Riccio. What does that get you? More personalized adjustments and closer monitoring of your treatment progress. Think of us like your smile coach. We’re with you at every step to keep your treatment on track and your teeth are moving just as they should.

The biggest perk of traditional care? It’s customized just for you. We help you choose the right type of braces or aligners. Plus, we can adjust them for comfort or address your concerns. Our Hinsdale Orthodontics team remains dedicated to making your journey to a gorgeous smile easy and convenient.

Step-by-Step Guide to Transitioning

Thanks for making the jump to Hinsdale Orthodontics! What can you expect from us now? Here’s our step-by-step guide on what to expect while shifting to traditional orthodontic treatment

Gathering Your Records

Start by collecting any treatment records you have from Smile Direct Club. These might include your treatment plan, progress reports, or 3D scans of your teeth. These documents are valuable for Dr. Blair and Dr. Riccio to understand where you are in your treatment journey.

Finding the Right Orthodontist

Research and choose a qualified orthodontist who understands your needs. At Hinsdale Orthodontics, you’ll have access to not one but two board-certified orthodontists! Only about one in three orthodontists have such an accolade. And you now have two at your disposal!

Initial Consultation

We’ll get to know you and your orthodontic history during your first visit. Our team will give you a thorough assessment. It includes any necessary X-rays or scans to understand your needs. We have to know your problems before finding the right solution for you. 

Developing a New Treatment Plan

Based on your initial consultation, we’ll craft a personalized treatment plan for you. Your plan will consider your previous orthodontic work and focus on achieving your smile goals.

Adjusting to New Orthodontic Care

Transitioning to traditional orthodontic care might include getting used to new braces or aligners. We have both clear and metal braces. On the aligner side, we offer both Invisalign and Spark clear aligners.

Transitioning from Smile Direct Club to Traditional Care

Maintaining Oral Health During Transition

What did you do to maintain your oral hygiene during your time with Smile Direct Club? At Hinsdale Orthodontics, it’s not enough to merely straighten your teeth. You’ve got to take care of your overall oral health, too. Here are some things to keep in mind during your transition.

Consistent Oral Hygiene

The need for a thorough oral hygiene routine comes with new orthodontic appliances. We recommend that you brush twice every day with fluoride toothpaste. Also, commit to flossing daily. Need to clean around your brackets and wires? Use an interdental brush. For aligner users, remember to clean your aligners regularly to prevent bacteria buildup.

Mindful Eating Habits

Your diet plays a pivotal role in your oral health. Stay away from any hard, sticky, or sugary foods. Why? They can damage your orthodontic appliances and increase your risk of tooth decay. Embrace teeth-friendly foods like soft fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Remember, every bite counts towards your oral health.

Regular Dental Check-Ups

Regularly visiting our office is essential. Your check-ups help us detect and treat potential issues like cavities or gum disease early. They also provide an opportunity for professional cleanings, which are vital for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Staying Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water benefits your oral health. Water helps wash away bacteria and small particles of food. Why is that important? It helps cut down on your risk of decaying teeth and gum disease. It’s the simplest yet most influential habit for maintaining a healthy mouth.

Support and Care at Hinsdale Orthodontics

At Hinsdale Orthodontics, your path to an ideal smile is a partnership between our team and you. Our approach provides comprehensive support and care throughout your orthodontic journey, especially if you are transitioning from Smile Direct Club.

Personalized Attention

Your orthodontic journey is unique (just like you). When you enter our Hinsdale office, you’ll feel the warmth and attention that sets us apart. Our team is always ready to listen to your concerns and provide solutions that work best for you.

Advanced Treatment Options

We remain at the forefront of orthodontic technology and offer various advanced treatment options. Whether you need the latest braces technology or innovative clear aligners, we have the tools and expertise to give you effective and comfortable treatment.

Ongoing Communication

We believe in keeping you informed and involved at every stage of your treatment. Regular updates on your progress, tips for managing your orthodontic care at home, and answers to all your questions are part of our commitment to you.

A Welcoming Environment

Our office layout creates a comfortable and open space where you can feel at ease. It might sound cliché, but orthodontic treatment is a marathon, not a sprint. That’s why we strive to make your experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

Community Involvement

As part of the Hinsdale community, we represent more than just an orthodontic practice. We’re your neighbors. And we’re actively involved in local events and initiatives. We care about the well-being of our community and its members.

Transitioning from Smile Direct Club to Traditional Care

Join The Hinsdale Orthodontics Family

At Hinsdale Orthodontics, you’re not just a patient but part of our family. We’re happy to welcome you and anyone else you know in Hinsdale who’s transitioning out of Smile Direct Club. Go here to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Blair or Dr. Riccio.