Come to LMHD to Achieve Your Perfect Smile

At La Mesa Hills Dentistry, we are here to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Come to us for regular cleanings and office visits, and we will make sure you are smile-ready. We offer cosmetic dentistry, including the popular Invisalign technology, to correct teeth placement and orthodontic issues. With Invisalign, you receive our ongoing supervision and support, and our clients are consistently pleased with the results. If you are considering clear plastic aligners such as Invisalign, come see us at LMHD to discuss getting started. If you have already tried clear plastic aligners, such as those from SmileDirectClub, and you are unhappy with the results, do not hesitate to come see us! LMHD is now offering $1,000 off of Invisalign for all clients unsatisfied with their SmileDirectClub experience.

When clear plastic removable teeth aligners entered the market in the 1990s they upended the orthodontic world, offering an alternative to traditional metal braces. These removable plastic trays guide teeth into new positions and correct orthodontic issues by using slow pressure. Align Technology’s Invisalign was a market leader from the very beginning, offering a safe and flexible option for correcting teeth under the supervision of a licensed dental professional. 

SmileDirectClub offers a similar product to Invisalign, but a very different experience. While Invisalign users have their clear removable trays custom fitted by their dentist or orthodontist, most SmileDirectClub customers use an at-home putty impression kit to create their own molds, after which they receive aligners in the mail and have their progress monitored remotely. With SmileDirectClub, you are responsible for creating your own molds and monitoring your own progress, and you will not have any direct interaction with a dental professional during the process. Invisalign, in comparison, is sold, administered, and monitored by a licensed dentist or orthodontist, who closely monitors your progress. 

Many problems can occur when patients try to correct their teeth without the supervision of a dental professional, and thousands of people have registered dissatisfaction with their SmileDirectClub results. A recent NBC News report conducted an investigation into SmileDirectClub, and revealed “a growing list of complaints” against the company, including more than 1,800 customer complaints nationwide. Dozens of complaints involved “concerns about treatment results: complaints like broken teeth and nerve damage.” Chung Kau, chairman and professor of orthodontics at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, told NBC that moving someone’s teeth without in-person supervision can lead to “irreparable” harm, including migraines and jaw joint problems. 

At LMHD, we believe the correction of dental and orthodontic problems requires a personalized, attentive approach, and cannot be achieved through tele-dentistry. If you are experiencing negative results due to SmileDirectClub products, La Mesa Hills Dentistry wants to help. LMHD is now offering $1,000 off of Invisalign for all clients unsatisfied with their SmileDirectClub experience. We are proud to offer our clients Invisalign at La Mesa Hills Dentistry, and with our guidance, and regular progress visits, we can help you achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted. Don’t wait any longer, contact LMHD today to get started!