The Clear Alternative for a Straighter Smile
We are very happy to offer both Invisalign™ and SureSmile™ clear aligners, innovative solutions that allow you to have straight teeth in as little as 9 – 15 months! These aligners can correct overcrowding, widely spaced teeth, overbite, underbite, or crossbite.
Advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology is used to prepare your entire treatment plan from the current positioning of your teeth to your final smile. From this plan, clear thermoplastic aligners are created. These are similar to teeth-whitening trays and are custom made to exactly fit your teeth. When you place the first set of aligners, they use gentle forces to move your teeth into position. Approximately two weeks later, you replace them with the next set of aligners and progress through treatment for about a year. You only need to come into the office for evaluation every four to eight weeks. Total treatment time is based on your personal needs and goals.
Aligners Boost Your Confidence
There are some distinct advantages to these clear aligner systems. The best part is that no one will know you’re straightening your teeth because the clarity of the aligners renders them almost invisible! People would have to know the aligners are there, or look extremely closely, to be able to detect them. This gives you much more confidence in your smile while you are in active treatment.
Comfort is another benefit. The aligners are all in one piece, with no metal or wires to be checked and adjusted, so you get to spend less time in the dentist’s chair. The lack of braces, wires, or headgear eliminates any temporary mouth irritation.
Then there’s the convenience factor. Though you wear the aligners all day as well as while you sleep, they are easily removable for eating and brushing. You can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, with no food restrictions. And keeping your teeth clean and free of plaque is just as easy as it was before treatment, because there are no braces to get in the way of brushing and flossing.