Millions of adults wish they had straighter teeth. Not only are well-aligned teeth more attractive, but they also contribute to oral health. However, if your teeth are not in their proper positions, you might hesitate to seek orthodontic care because you dislike the idea of having metal brackets and wires in your mouth for months on end. SureSmile Aligners may be the ideal solution for you. This advanced orthodontic system can gently move your teeth without subjecting you to the inconveniences of traditional braces.
SureSmile Aligners are an innovative clear aligner system. A series of removable, clear, custom aligners will be crafted for you. You’ll wear each aligner for as much time as possible for a couple of weeks before you graduate to the next aligner. Each aligner will bring your teeth a little closer to their perfect positions. Once you work your way through all of your aligners, a retainer will help you keep your new smile in place.
Some of the most outstanding advantages of SureSmile in Lakeville include:
SureSmile’s advanced software ensures that your teeth move in the most efficient, anatomically correct way possible. This contributes to predictable, high-quality results. This is in contrast to DIY clear aligner systems, which often require patients to take their own dental molds and may actually end up worsening dental alignment over time.
SureSmile treatment plans are developed with the goal of giving you a straighter smile in the shortest possible amount of time. During your consultation, we’ll give you an estimate for how long your specific treatment plan will take. For mild cases of misalignment, it might take just six months to achieve final results. For more severe cases, treatment may last 1 – 2 years.
The ability to remove your aligners means that you can eat whatever you want without worrying about compromising your orthodontic treatment. However, keep in mind that when you are wearing SureSmile, the only thing you should consume is plain water; you wouldn’t want to accidentally stain or damage your aligners.
You will not have to navigate around any brackets and wires when you are brushing and flossing your teeth. In fact, you’ll be able to use the same oral hygiene techniques you usually do. The biggest difference in your routine will be the need to regularly clean your aligners.
SureSmile’s metal-free nature means that people with metal sensitivities or allergies have no reason to worry. Plus, there are no annoying metal brackets and wires to irritate the soft tissues in your mouth. Because the aligners are made with state-of-the-art materials, you can expect them to feel as comfortable as possible.
The world of orthodontics is full of various treatment options. How, then, can you be sure that SureSmile Aligners are right for you? The best way to find out is by consulting with a SureSmile dentist. When you visit our office, our team will carefully evaluate the positioning and health of your teeth. Then, we’ll make a treatment recommendation for you and answer all of your questions. If SureSmile Aligners are a fit for your circumstances, we’ll take a digital impression of your teeth so we can get started on designing your treatment plan.
Here are some examples of dental misalignment issues that SureSmile may be able to correct:
We’ll give you an estimate for the cost of your aligners when you come in for your consultation and we are able to gain a deeper understanding of your treatment needs and goals. In most cases, SureSmile costs less than other clear aligner systems, such as Invisalign. Depending on your insurance coverage, your policy might reduce your out of pocket costs for SureSmile by hundreds of dollars. We also welcome third-party financing through CareCredit, which offers a range of low-interest and no-interest payment plans.
Are you ready to find out if SureSmile Aligners are right for you? Contact Southeastern Dental Care today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Bui, and the rest of our team can’t wait to help you love your smile!
It is understandable if you have questions about SureSmile clear aligners that you would like to have answered before you request a consultation with us. That is why we have put together this brief list of FAQs. If you would like further information on anything you read on this page, you are welcome to reach out to us directly so we can personally assist you.
Both SureSmile and Invisalign use custom-made aligners that are fabricated out of high-quality materials. Both treatments can produce an outstanding smile makeover, and both offer a high level of convenience. The biggest difference between them may be the price. As noted above, SureSmile tends to cost less than Invisalign.
After you work your way through all of your aligners, we’ll provide you with a retainer. At first, you should wear your retainer as much as possible — essentially, you should wear it as much as you wore your SureSmile aligners. After a while, however, you might be able to graduate to wearing your retainer only at night. If your retainer ever begins to feel tight, that is a sign you have not been wearing it enough.
Most patients who have all of their permanent teeth are eligible for this cosmetic treatment. If you are thinking about getting it for your teen, you should be sure that they will be committed to the treatment and wear their aligners as much as recommended. There is no upper age limit on SureSmile. However, the treatment may take longer for older adults becomes the bones become harder and less malleable with advancing age.
If you damage an aligner, do not force it onto your teeth. Doing so may damage your enamel or your gums. Simply give us a call and tell us about your situation. We might recommend that you go back to wearing a previous aligner until we can get a replacement for the one that is no longer usable. In some cases, we might advise you to move onto your next aligner a few days early.
Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, sipping on cool water, and swishing with saltwater may all be helpful in relieving the soreness you experience when you begin to wear a new aligner. Many patients find that it is beneficial to switch to a new aligner right before bedtime so they can sleep through the discomfort of the initial adjustment period.