You’ve probably heard that we’ve got SmileShops across the country, and it’s true! While our impression kit can be delivered to directly to your door, SmileShops give you a chance to get up close and personal with SmileDirectClub. You’ll get a 3D scan of your mouth that will then be used to create custom invisible aligners to straighten your teeth.
New SmileShops are popping up across the world every month, and while you eagerly wait to get scanned in a city near you, let’s take a look at what you can expect from a SmileShop!
Our SmileShops are nothing like going to a dentist. The spaces are hip. Our SmileGuides are friendly. No pain is involved, and there aren’t endless pages of forms to fill out.
Once you schedule your SmileShop visit, there will be a SmileGuide there expecting you upon arrival. You will have received emails and texts leading up to your appointment that provided detailed directions and instructions to prepare you for your appointment. Our SmileGuide will give you a disposable smile stretcher that serves to stretch your cheeks gently away from your teeth for the clearest view of each tooth.
At your local SmileShop, you’ll meet our team, get a 3D image of your smile and photos taken by one of our friendly SmileGuides, and receive free whitening gel. Our 3D scanning technology is unlike any other at-home teeth straightening. During the appointment, our Smile Guide slowly passes a wand over each tooth, careful to record the contour of your teeth and gums. This camera takes 6000 photos per second that together create a 3D image of your teeth.
You can actually see the shape of each of your teeth on the screen beside you as they’re being recorded! The total appointment takes about 30 minutes.
Once your teeth have been scanned, the images of your mouth will be sent to the duly licensed dentist or orthodontist who’s assigned to your case. They will build a plan of your new smile from there.
What is the difference between an impression kit and a SmileShop? This is one of our commonly asked questions.
Both options will get you started toward your new smile. An impression kit allows you to make molds of your teeth that our dentists and orthodontists use to create your smile plan.
The best part: You can make your impressions without leaving the comfort of your home! SmileDirectClub operates using a teledentistry model, which is a fancy way to say that we have licensed dentists and orthodontists working remotely to evaluate your smile and deliver quality care to you. You get to skip the tedious in-office visits (and the price of them). With clear instructions included in each kit on how to make and mail back your impressions, you can even start your new smile journey in your pjs if you want. You’ll mail your impressions back to us, complete your photo assessment, and our team will use them to create your smile plan.
Both the impression kit and SmileShop scan will help you get started on your new smile.
Your SmileShop visit is completely free. Yes, really! Before you leave the SmileShop, you can complete a Fast Track form to pay for your invisible aligners. This gets your aligners to you in the fastest possible time frame. Choose Single Pay to make a one-time payment, or choose SmilePay™, our convenient monthly financing option. No credit checks. No forms to fill out.
Many dental insurance plans reimburse you for a portion of the cost of your invisible aligners. Click here to see if insurance will cover some of the cost of your new smile. We also accept HSA, FSA, and CareCredit.
Our dentists and orthodontists will review your scan. Within a week, you’ll receive an email letting you know if you’re a candidate for our invisible aligners. You’ll see the length of your smile plan, your personal wear schedule, and how your smile will look at the end of your new smile journey. We’ll include a 3D rendering of your treatment plan that shows how your smile will transform with each set of aligners.
All sets of aligners ship at once to your home. If you have any further questions concerning your new smile journey, we’d love to chat. Feel free to call us at 800-688-4010 at any point during your new smile journey.