Thurmont Smiles is the worst place you can go for your dental needs. I went to Thurmont Smiles for getting my teeth aligned and whitened. I don’t have the best-looking smile and it was a really big disadvantage for me at the workplace as I am an aspiring model. My teeth were the main flaw of my beauty and I was told to get it fixed multiple times by many mentors. So I finally decided to search for the good orthos in my area and Thurmont Smiles was the nearest one. I don’t have a car and I mostly use public transportation for getting from one place to the other and that is why it was looking for the nearest ortho clinic. But I did not go to Thurmont Smiles without doing my research, I went on their website, read a couple of their reviews on Google Maps and other websites. And after 15 minutes of the research, all I read were good things about this place. It was kind of surprising because nowadays having a “flawless” reputation on the internet is almost impossible. I would have realized that those reviews were fake in the beginning but I was too excited and blinded by their big claims.
So I went to the clinic and booked an appointment for the next day. The staff was nice and even though the place smelled funny, the polite staff members were too awesome. I came in 30 minutes before the appointment to make sure that I don’t miss it, as using public transport can be a pain in the ass sometimes. My appointment was scheduled for 5:30 but I had to wait till 6:20 because apparently, the doctor was not ready to see me. I was not very annoyed by this though. The doc did a quick examination and told me that I will have to wear braces for 6 months. Fast forward two months, I was wearing the braces and suddenly one of the wires fell off. I immediately went to the clinic and the doctor told me that I have “damaged the braces” and I will have to pay for new ones! This was totally outrageous because I made the full payment for these braces and I couldn’t afford to get new braces. Moreover, I bought these ones only a couple of weeks ago. The doctor told me that he will give me a 20% discount, but I could not trust the guy anymore. So I went to a different clinic to get a second opinion and I found out that I did not need new braces! Not only this, the new doctor told me that the previous doctor applied a negligible amount of medical glue on the braces that is why they fell off.
Thurmont Smiles is just scamming people and charging them horribly. I was charged more than $2500 for a simple set of braces. And they even tried to scam me! Please stay away from Thurmont Smiles.