Dr. Gallardo Continues Orthodontic Treatment for SmileDirectClub Patients

Posted by Dr. John Paul Gallardo, DDS, PA
Smiling woman pointing to her perfect teeth, representing successful orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Gallardo offers expert care for SmileDirectClub patients needing treatment continuation.

The recent closure of SmileDirectClub has left many patients in a state of uncertainty. The bankruptcy process determines the company’s future and ability to provide ongoing services.

During this time, customer care support has been discontinued, and the lifetime smile guarantee previously offered is no longer valid. This situation has led existing customers to seek an alternative to continue their orthodontic treatments. As a highly experienced periodontist and dental implant expert, Dr. John Paul Gallardo extends his dental services to these patients, providing expert care and ensuring a seamless continuation of their orthodontic aligner treatment.

Finding the Right SmileDirectClub Alternative

Transitioning your orthodontic treatment from SmileDirectClub to a new provider is essential for continuing treatment. Invisalign is the most popular clear aligner used after SmileDirectClub treatment, which Dr. Gallardo offers.

Many existing SmileDirectClub customers in Miami have already made the switch to Gallardo Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. This transition is straightforward, hassle-free, and patient-centric. Dr. Gallardo makes sure that your journey toward a healthy mouth and a perfect smile is not interrupted.

What SmileDirectClub Patients Need to Know

Dr. Gallardo’s approach to orthodontic treatment extends beyond the use of Invisalign aligners. His primary concern is the overall oral health of his patients. Without direct oversight from a provider like Dr. Gallardo, there’s a risk of overlooking critical aspects of oral health, such as gum problems or more significant treatment needs that might otherwise be addressed. Fortunately, there are additional measures customers can take to support their oral health.

Commonly Underdiagnosed Oral Health Issues

Unfortunately, oral health issues can be overlooked with the direct-to-consumer business model. When you transition to Gallardo Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, you will be checked for the following:

  • Bite problems
  • Pain or sensitivity
  • Periodontal disease and tooth decay
  • Tooth mobility issues
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Malocclusion

SmileDirectClub patients should know that they are in safe hands with Dr. Gallardo. A renowned periodontist with a legacy of excellence, Dr. Gallardo has over 25 years of experience in the field and is known for his thorough examinations and meticulous attention to each patient’s oral condition.

How We Ensure a Seamless Continuation of Treatment

Dr. Gallardo and his team provide the comprehensive care and personalized adjustments necessary for beautiful, straight teeth and long-term dental health.

At Gallardo Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we understand that continuity of care is essential for effective orthodontic treatment. Transitioning your SmileDirectClub treatment to the guidance of Dr. Gallardo provides an added focus on your underlying oral health.

Convenient Telemedicine Comprehensive Care

Gallardo Periodontics and Implant Dentistry are well-versed in the nuances of telemedicine. This modern approach to healthcare allows us to provide comprehensive care for many issues, regardless of location.

We can assess patients’ oral health through video conferencing, review their current treatment plans, and make necessary adjustments. This particularly benefits patients with mobility issues or who live far from the practice.

Initial Consultation and Assessment

The initial phase of continuing your orthodontic treatment with Dr. Gallardo involves a comprehensive consultation and a thorough assessment of your treatment. It involves a detailed review of your oral health and your progress with your previous treatment.

During this initial visit, Dr. Gallardo will examine your mouth, review your current treatment plan, and determine the next step, which may include recommending Invisalign or other treatments to make sure your dental needs are met.

Customized Treatment Plans for Former SmileDirectClub Patients

Each patient’s dental needs are unique, and their treatment plan should be as well. At Gallardo Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we understand this and provide customized treatment plans for former SmileDirectClub patients.

Dr. Gallardo’s expertise in periodontics and implant dentistry allows him to design effective orthodontic treatment plans that address individual dental needs.

When former SmileDirectClub patients transition to Gallardo Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, they receive a comprehensive oral health assessment.

This includes thoroughly examining:

  • Potential periodontal problems
  • Bite misalignment
  • Other orthodontic issues

Dr. Gallardo’s expertise in periodontics and implant dentistry allows him to effectively identify and treat these problems.

Dr. Gallardo creates custom treatment plans for former SmileDirectClub patients.
Confident patient in dental chair awaits personalized orthodontic care.

Periodontal Services Offered by Dr. John Paul Gallardo

In Miami, FL, Dr. John Paul Gallardo is renowned for his comprehensive range of periodontal services that cater to various dental health and aesthetic needs.

With a focus on innovative techniques and patient-centered care, his practice offers a variety of advanced gum treatments and dental implant procedures so that each patient will have a personalized dental solution.

Periodontics Treatments

Gum health is paramount at Dr. Gallardo’s practice, where he offers a suite of treatments for various periodontal issues. Treatments for various periodontal issues, focusing on minimally invasive and aesthetic solutions, including:

For aesthetic issues, Dr. Gallardo performs:

As an expert in the field, Dr. Gallardo has successfully treated numerous patients dealing with gum and tooth issues. His local patients in Miami, FL, take advantage of his state-of-the-art facility with an initial in-person evaluation. This facility is equipped with the latest technology, providing patients with the highest standard of care.

How to Get Started with Dr. Gallardo

Starting your clear aligner treatment with Dr. Gallardo is a simple process.

You can schedule an initial consultation directly on the Gallardo Periodontics and Implant Dentistry website or call 305-447-1447.

Out-of-town patients can take advantage of our virtual consultations, where we can provide comprehensive care through video conferencing for your convenience.

During this consultation, Dr. Gallardo will assess your treatment needs and design a customized plan that is tailored to your dental health. Take advantage of Dr. Gallardo’s numerous dental services, including periodontics, to make sure your smile receives the best care.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do SmileDirectClub treatments relate to underdiagnosed periodontal issues?

Direct-to-consumer aligner treatments like SmileDirectClub may overlook periodontal issues due to the absence of in-person dental assessments. These conditions, including gum disease and bone loss, may worsen if they go unnoticed during treatment. Transitioning to a professional like Dr. Gallardo ensures these issues are identified and treated early, promoting a healthier treatment outcome.

What if I’m in the middle of my SmileDirectClub treatment?

If you’re in the middle of your SmileDirectClub treatment and need to transition, we’re here to help. Dr. Gallardo will review your current treatment plan, assess the progress, and determine the next steps. The dedicated Gallardo team is committed to ensuring a seamless transition and facilitating the continuation of your orthodontic treatment journey. Your comfort and progress are our priorities as we work together to achieve your desired smile transformation.

What are three conditions that a periodontist may treat?

A periodontist treats conditions such as periodontal disease (gum disease), gum recession, and dental implant placement and maintenance. Dr. John Paul Gallardo offers both surgical and non-surgical solutions for these issues and more. He is also certified to provide sedation dentistry for his patients’ comfort.

Is SmileDirectClub out of business?

Yes, the organization filed for bankruptcy in September 2023. Dental associations worldwide have expressed concerns about direct-to-consumer aligners, cautioning against what some call “DIY” dentistry. These treatments, which don’t require in-person visits to a dentist, often overlook key aspects of a patient’s oral condition, potentially leading to health consequences. At Gallardo Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we emphasize the importance of professional monitoring in orthodontic care due to its importance to the patient’s overall health.