Navigating Orthodontic Care After SmileDirectClub’s Closure: Guidance from the Texas Association of Orthodontists

Amidst the sudden closure of SmileDirectClub, it’s natural to feel a wave of uncertainty and concern about your orthodontic treatment. The Texas Association of Orthodontists (TAO) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recognize the paramount importance of having reliable support, particularly when it comes to your health and well-being. Rest assured, you’re not alone in this situation. The TAO is here, extending a helping hand and offering guidance to former patients like you seeking continuity in their orthodontic care.

We, Texas orthodontists, comprehend the unique challenges you may encounter during this period of transition and stand ready to provide the support and solutions you need. Recognizing that financial worries can compound your stress, many Texas orthodontists offer complimentary consultations. These consultations serve as a platform to express your concerns, gain expert insights, and explore viable treatment options. Whether adjusting your existing treatment plan or embarking on a new one, TAO orthodontists are committed to ensuring you receive the necessary care.

At the heart of our practice, the TAO and AAO prioritize the health and safety of our patients above all else. We stress the importance of an in-person examination and X-rays before commencing any orthodontic treatment. These preliminary steps are indispensable for an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. By adhering to the highest standards of care, our orthodontists strive to safeguard your well-being throughout your orthodontic journey.

Schedule an appointment with a licensed orthodontist in your local area. Our website provides a searchable directory of experienced orthodontists in Texas, ensuring accessibility to quality care. During your appointment, openly discuss your concerns and past treatments, drawing confidence from our orthodontists’ specialized education and experience.

The TAO underscores the necessity of an in-person examination and x-rays before initiating orthodontic treatment to mitigate potential harm. If you encounter any issues or have complaints, including difficulty reaching your former SmileDirectClub supervisor,  you can reach out to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to file complaints and seek resolution.

Amidst uncertainty, remember that TAO members are highly trained orthodontic specialists dedicated to assisting you. Reach out to a TAO orthodontist nearby to access the care you deserve. Together, we can navigate these challenges and find a solution tailored to your needs.