SureSmile clear aligners, also called invisible braces, are removal clear braces used to rectify the alignment of your teeth. They are made from a clear retainer material called Essix Ace plastic and are customized to perfectly fit over a patient's teeth.
The treatment contains a series of alignment trays that periodically fit your teeth, as per the recovery rate.
How Do SureSmile Clear Aligners Work?
In the first appointment with the dentist or orthodontist, we take 3-D scans of your mouth and plan out the aligners that are to be custom-prepared. This outline is then sent to dental labs, and in the next appointment, the removable set is placed over your teeth. The fit is checked for, and adjustments are made.
In the monthly follow-up visits, the aligners are changed from time to time according to the progress of your treatment. During the last appointment with the dentist, we will remove the aligners and give you retainers to keep your teeth in their new aligned positions.
Due to the flexible plastic used, the SureSmile aligners fit better over your teeth and ensure a better alignment.
What are the Uses of SureSmile Clear Aligners?
SureSmile aligners are used to solve the following problems:
- Repair the gap between teeth
- Treat underbite, crossbite, and overbite issues
- Align crooked teeth
SureSmile aligners fit perfectly over your teeth and solve complex orthodontic problems.
Advantages of SureSmile Clear Aligners over Traditional Braces
SureSmile aligners are made from BPA-free plastic without any sharp edges, unlike traditional braces, which are made from metals and are often very uncomfortable to the mouth. They are barely visible to the naked eyes and maintain the aesthetics of your smile. These aligners are a removable set that can be taken off while eating and brushing teeth. This ensures oral hygiene and thus prevents teeth infections. The treatment time for SureSmile Aligners is much shorter than traditional metal braces, with an average of 6 months over 18 to 24 months.
How to Take Care of SureSmile Clear Aligners?
Taking care of the braces does not require any extra attention. These are the few steps to keep in mind while using SureSmile aligners:
- Brush your teeth twice daily and maintain good oral hygiene.
- Avoid food that may stain your aligners
- Do not forget to use a mouthwash, as suggested by your dentist
Please reach out to Cascade Dental Group in Salem, OR, to consult with our Dentists in Salem OR, Dr. Dahl and Dr. Coulombe. Please call us at (503) 399-0724 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.