SureSmile clear aligners are a system of clear, removable trays that straighten teeth. They are a great alternative to traditional orthodontics if you want a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal braces, to finish off treatment if you already have traditional braces, or you have had treatment in the past and want to make corrections to your smile.
Using SureSmile technology, Dr. McCracken will create a 3D digital model of your teeth. This model is sent to SureSmile, where the aligner designs are printed out using a 3D printer. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and designed to move teeth gradually into their proper positions.
Just like braces, clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material and are fabricated to fit your mouth. Each aligner is created a little different, so each time you switch aligners, your teeth move a little more.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours each day, and for two weeks apiece, before you switch to a new aligner. The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case; it can last anywhere from six months to two years.Advantages of orthodontic treatment with SureSmile clear aligners:
If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment with SureSmile clear aligners, schedule an appointment and learn whether this is the right treatment option for you. Your consultation is the first step toward achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.