SureSmile is a clear aligner orthodontic system that straightens your teeth much faster than traditional metal braces. After taking impressions of your teeth, a dental lab creates sets of plastic aligners for you to wear and digitally plans how your teeth will move throughout your treatment.
From the start of the process, you can see, through digital mapping, how we will move your teeth and what they will look like when you’re finished. You need to wear SureSmile aligners for 20-22 hours a day to achieve the best results and you will receive a new set of aligners every 2 weeks.
Patients can choose between a scalloped or straight trim for their aligners. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or find out how to save $500 on SureSmile.
Keep old aligners on hand in case a new set doesn’t fit due to failure to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day.
You’ll need to come in for a consultation with Dr. Zaidi so we can determine if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners after performing an oral exam and taking x-rays.
If you’re a suitable candidate, we will take digital impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab that will create your custom-fit plastic aligners.
Using advanced digital mapping software, we can plan your entire orthodontic treatment with online 3D models of your teeth. You can choose between a set amount of aligners or unlimited.
Once your aligners have been fabricated, which will take a few weeks, you’ll return to the dental office to check how they fit and will begin your treatment.
You will have routine follow-up appointments in Clarksburg to check on how your teeth are moving and to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way. You will receive enough aligners to change them out every 2 weeks.
The plastic aligners are more comfortable because they apply gentle force to shift your teeth, they are discreet because the plastic is transparent, and they are removable which makes eating and brushing your teeth a breeze.
What sets SureSmile apart from other clear aligner brands is the customizable trim of the aligners and the quality of material used to achieve faster tooth movements. Through SureSmile's software technology, gaps in the teeth that exceed 3 mm can be filled in with an artificial tooth that is painted into the aligner using a color-match composite.
You should be meticulous in caring for your clear aligners to avoid damaging or staining them. Always take your aligners out before eating or drinking anything other than cool or room temperature unflavored water.
Your aligners should be rinsed out and stored in their proper storage case. Never let your aligners come into contact with heat, as this can cause the plastic mold to deform. Brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in.
Make sure not to take them out for longer than 2 hours a day. Clear your aligners in the morning and at night with a soft-bristle toothbrush and retainer cleaning solution. You should also soak them in a retainer cleaning solution for 15 minutes a day.
Food particles can become trapped in your aligners, increasing your risk of tooth decay and staining your aligners. Always clean your aligners and your teeth before putting them back in.