Smile Direct Club | 5 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE


Hey guys! Senny here, and today I’m coming to you with
5 things that I wish I knew before starting Smile Direct Club. Number 1: I wish I knew that the initial process
actually takes quite a bit of time. From the moment you send in your application
and your photos to be approved for the impression kit. It takes time to receive that in the mail. They have different sized trays that fit in
your mouth. When I got my trays, they were a little bit
too small, and they weren’t capturing all the teeth in my mouth. I had to email them and request “hey I need
a bigger set of trays” and they sent it out pretty fast. So I was actually approved on my first try,
but I had some issues with the mail. Once I was approved, it took another month
for them to actually create the trays and get them to me. So I signed up in like July last year, and
then in September last year is when I actually started using the trays. The 2nd thing I wish I knew is that you have
to be aware of your bite. If you have an underbite or if you have an
overbite, just be aware of that and make sure you can either communicate that to Smile Direct
Club or maybe you should talk to your dentist. I don’t recommend the program for people who
have issues with their bite. I had a slight underbite when I started the
program. My teeth kind of met together like this instead
of my tops going over the bottoms. I had spacing on the top and crowding on the
bottom. By their plan pushing my teeth together, it
kind of pushed my whole top arch back a little bit and then the crowding on the bottom spread
out and pushed my bottom arch forward. That created a more dramatic underbite. I can show you that right now. I was considering just stopping the program,
but I figured my bite is going to be a little bit off either way, I’d rather have my teeth
just be really straight. But I know that down the line I’m probably
gonna wanna have some kind of jaw surgery or something just to get this corrected because
I want it to look nice, you know? And I’m sure it’s better for my overall health,
too. The next thing I want you guys to be aware
of is fillings you have between your teeth. I’m not 100% sure if Smile Direct Club caused
this, but I have a metal filling in between two of my teeth. Toward the middle of my mouth. I’m pretty sure that the shifting of my teeth
caused my filling to come out of place. Because I went to the dentist before starting
the program and after, toward the end of the program, and all of a sudden they say that
my filling has come out of place. The filling is only a couple years old, and
these types of fillings are supposed to last anywhere from 5-10 years. Number 4, there’s such a thing as a “black
triangle” that they don’t tell you about. Let’s say the bottoms of your front teeth
are wider than the tops of your front teeth and you’re trying to close that gap. It might not be able to be closed all the
way. You’ll see that they touch a little bit but
you’ll have this gap, but it’s not a gap all the way through. My main concern was getting my front teeth
gap closed. It used to be pretty big. My plan showed that there was still going
to be a slight gap at the end. So I was like “what do I do about this?” What I wound up doing is that I went on Amazon,
and they have these “polishing and finishing metal strips” I guess they’re for dentists. They’re almost like sandpaper. It’s like sandpaper but it’s on a piece of
metal. You can actually put this between your teeth
and file it a little bit. Don’t be scared, I mean I was a little scared
at first and you’ll probably think I’m crazy, but it actually takes a lot to get a little
bit shaved off your tooth, you have to do this for a long time. So I think it’s pretty hard to mess it up. This is where I am right now. You can see that my teeth are at least parallel,
but there’s still that slight gap, so I’m hoping that my refinement trays are going
to fix that gap. And that brings me to number 5. Most people are going to need refinements
at the end of their plan. If you’re at the end, and things are a little
bit off, don’t worry because all you have to do is email them or give them a phone call. Actually, give them a phone call because they
actually don’t answer their emails very fast. But I just made a phone call, they sent me
out an email. I’m in the process of having my refinements
looked into.Hopefully, I’ll just get these little tweaks that I need. One thing I want is clearly the front gap
closed, and I want the side gap — I have this side gap that wasn’t even in the original
plan. I feel like the time has really flown by. I thought it would feel like it was taking
forever, but before I knew it I was just DONE. If you’ve made it through all 5 steps and
you’ve still decided that Smile Direct Club is right for you, I have left a link in the
description box that will give you 50% off your impression kit, as well as a link to
those sandy strips I got off Amazon, I put that link in the description box as well. If you’ve found this video helpful, please
consider Subscribing, and I’d love to see you guys here for the next video. Thanks so much!

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