Transitioning from Smile Direct Club to Traditional Care

Smile Direct Club’s recent closure has disadvantaged people in Huntington and Woodbury. At Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, we understand the uncertainty this change brings and are here to offer a guiding hand. We want to help former Smile Direct Club clients transition to the personalized, expert care Dr. Sheinis provides. 

Understanding the Need for Transition

You probably feel intimidated. You’re unsure about transitioning from Smile Direct Club’s remote orthodontic service to traditional, in-person care. While remote services offer convenience, our office provides you with the individualized treatment you deserve. Put simply, there are things you get at our practice you can’t get from mail-order orthodontics. 

At Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, we believe in the power of personal interaction and tailored treatment plans. Remote services, like Smile Direct Club, primarily rely on virtual consultations. Our in-person evaluations allow for detailed assessments, immediate feedback, and crucial adjustments for effective treatment. We have a hands-on approach. Why? Because you deserve comprehensive orthodontic care that responds to your needs. 

Moreover, traditional care gives you the advantage of regular monitoring and adjustments by a board-certified orthodontist. Only about one-third of orthodontists have that recognition. And you’ll have access to one in our office– Dr. Sheinis. Our team is equipped to handle complex cases and make real-time modifications to your treatment plan. Real-time changes are impossible with a remote service model. 

Your transition to Shiney Smiles Orthodontics also opens up a more comprehensive range of treatment options. Some of our treatments include InBrace lingual braces, Invisalign, and traditional metal and ceramic braces. We offer solutions customized to your specific dental profile and lifestyle preferences.

Embracing this transition means stepping into a world of dedicated care, where every aspect of your treatment is handled with excellence and a human touch. At Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, we’re committed to making your transition smooth. We will work to make your path to a perfect smile uninterrupted. We will create a treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

Step-by-Step Guide to Transitioning

Shifting to traditional orthodontic care at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics is a straightforward process. Dr. Sheinis designed our process with your comfort in mind. Here’s how we guide you through this significant change.

Start by collecting any treatment records you have from Smile Direct Club. This might include your treatment plan, progress reports, or digital scans. These documents will provide valuable insights to our team about your orthodontic history.

Selecting a practice that aligns with your needs is crucial. At Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, we offer a welcoming environment and a range of treatment options. Your care is customized just for you.

We’ll conduct a comprehensive assessment during your first visit. We’ll discuss your previous orthodontic experiences. This helps us understand your particular needs and adjust our approach accordingly.

Based on your initial consultation, Dr. Sheinis will develop a treatment plan for you. It will consider your previous orthodontic work and your current dental health. This plan will outline the best path toward your smilestones (see what we did there?).

We’ll explain all available treatment options, including the benefits of InBrace Lingual Braces, Invisalign, and traditional braces. We aim to provide clear, comprehensive information to help you make an informed decision about your care.

Transitioning from Smile Direct Club to Traditional Care

Maintaining Oral Health During Transition

Maintaining optimal oral health is crucial as you move from Smile Direct Club to orthodontic care at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics. Here are vital steps to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout this period.

Consistent Oral Hygiene

With new orthodontic appliances, adapting your oral hygiene routine is vital. Brush twice every day (once in the morning and once in the evening). Always use fluoride toothpaste. Rinse with fluoride mouthwash, too. If you’re transitioning to braces, use an interdental brush to get around brackets and wires. For aligner users, remember to clean your aligners regularly.

Mindful Eating Habits

Your diet plays a significant role in oral health. Avoid foods that can damage orthodontic appliances or lead to tooth decay. Opt for softer, braces-friendly foods and reduce your intake of sugary snacks and beverages.

Regular Dental Check-Ups

Continue with your routine dental check-ups. These visits are vital for professional cleanings and promptly addressing any dental issues. They complement your orthodontic care by optimizing your overall oral health.

Staying Hydrated

Drink plenty of water. Why? It helps you get rid of food particles and bacteria. Consequently, you will reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. It’s a simple yet proven habit that supports oral hygiene.

Support and Care at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics

At Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, we understand that transitioning from Smile Direct Club to our practice is more than just a change in treatment. You’re finding a new dental home where you feel supported and cared for. Our approach to orthodontic care is rooted in providing personalized attention and a wide array of treatment options to suit every need.

We offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic solutions. Are you interested in the cutting-edge technology of InBrace lingual braces? We apply them discreetly behind your teeth. Do you prefer the clear, convenient path of Invisalign? We have the right option, no matter your preferences. Our metal and ceramic braces provide consistent and reliable treatment for those seeking more traditional methods.

Transitioning from Smile Direct Club to Traditional Care

Make the Leap To Shiney Smiles Orthodontics

Our Shiney Smiles Orthodontics team remains devoted to helping you transition. Whether you’re in Huntington or Woodbury, our offices are just a short drive away. We’re always available to answer questions, provide guidance on oral hygiene, and offer reassurance. Go here to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Sheinis today.