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Orthodontics

Invisalign/ SureSmile

A beautiful smile is synonymous with youth, beauty, and even intelligence. If you are looking to enhance your smile, few treatments offer the cosmetic results that Invisalign/ SureSmile clear aligners do. The clear trays gently move teeth into better alignment through micromovements. Many of our patients prefer clear aligners to braces due to the discreet nature of the treatment.

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Are you a candidate?


Clear aligners can address a wide range of alignment issues:

  • Overbite (when upper teeth cover lower teeth)
  • Underbite (when lower teeth protrude over upper teeth)
  • Crossbite (misalignment of the upper and lower jaw)
  • Gap teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crooked teeth
In rare cases of extreme misalignment or other complex cases, one of our doctors may recommend braces. The majority of our patients are great candidates for both orthodontic treatment options.




Benefits of Invisalign/ SureSmile


Clear aligners have become the preferred choice for millions of patients for many reasons.




Discreet Treatment


Unlike braces, clear aligners are discreet. The material is both incredibly durable and nearly invisible when placed over your teeth. Few people, if any, will be able to tell that you have clear aligners over your teeth.




Comfort


While there will be brief periods when pressure on your teeth is noticeable, clear aligner treatments are considered to be more comfortable than braces. Braces require periodic wire tightenings that place strain on certain teeth. Invisalign/ SureSmile works differently. The clear aligners cover most of the surface of the tooth and gently nudge teeth into better alignment through micro-movements.




Predictable Results


Invisalign treatments are a safe and effective orthodontic treatment. Part of the secret behind Invisalign’s success is the patented SmartTrack material that can perform complex tooth movements on a predictable timeline. Once your clear aligner treatment begins, you will be told the length of your treatment timeline.




Convenience


Clear aligner treatments are straightforward and convenient. There are no dietary restrictions for this orthodontic treatment. When eating or taking photos, the trays are easily removed.




Treatment Overview


Once your candidacy for Invisilign/SureSmile has been established, one of our doctors will take digital impressions of your teeth.




Digital Impressions


The images will be sent to an lab that will fabricate a series of customized clear aligners. After a few weeks, the trays will arrive back at our office and your next appointment will be set.




Receiving Your Trays


At your next visit, one of our doctors will ensure that your trays are a good fit and you understand how to clean and maintain your clear aligners. The aligner trays must be worn for at least 22 hours per day to ensure that your treatment timeline is maintained. The trays are typically replaced every two weeks or as advised by your dentist. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits by brushing twice a day will prevent tooth decay and other dental problems while you undergo clear aligner treatments. The aligner trays can be cleaned using a toothbrush and water.




Follow-up Visits


Checkups at regular intervals will be scheduled so one of our doctors can follow your progress. At certain points throughout the treatment, which can take several months to a few years, your dentist may need to create space between your teeth through a minimally invasive procedure called interproximal reduction (IPR). Once your treatment is complete, you will be fitted with a retainer that will need to be worn every night.





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