SureSmile® Clear Aligners
A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! The general and cosmetic dentists at Loveland Dental Group in High Point, Cornelius, Concord, Winston-Salem and Mooresville, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina, provide SureSmile® Clear Aligner teeth alignment treatments. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call the practice or book an appointment online today.
How does SureSmile® work?
SureSmile Clear Aligners are a dental treatment that uses advanced technology to straighten teeth. It involves the use of 3D imaging, customized archwires, and robotically bent archwires to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the orthodontic treatment.
The process starts with a 3D digital scan of the patient’s teeth and jaw, which is used to create a virtual model of the patient’s mouth. The orthodontist can then use the model to plan the movement of the teeth and create a customized treatment plan for the patient.
Next, SureSmile software creates a robotically bent archwire based on the patient’s customized treatment plan. The archwire is designed to move the teeth into the desired position with greater accuracy than traditional orthodontic treatments.
During treatment, the patient wears the archwire and comes in for regular adjustments. The orthodontist uses the 3D imaging to monitor the progress of the treatment and make any necessary adjustments to the archwire.
Overall, SureSmile clear aligners are designed to provide a more precise and efficient orthodontic treatment with fewer office visits and shorter treatment times compared to traditional braces.
Is SureSmile® really better than braces?
SureSmile is a newer technology that uses advanced 3D imaging and robotically bent archwires to provide a more precise and efficient orthodontic treatment. It may be a good option for patients who want to reduce their treatment time and the number of office visits needed for adjustments.
On the other hand, traditional braces have been used for many years and are effective at treating a wide range of orthodontic issues. They are also generally more affordable than SureSmile.
In some cases, a combination of traditional braces and SureSmile technology may be used to achieve the best results.
Ultimately, the best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to consult with an experienced orthodontist who can evaluate your individual needs and goals and recommend the most appropriate treatment option.
Is SureSmile® right for me?
Determining if SureSmile is right for you depends on a number of factors, such as the type and severity of your orthodontic issue, your personal preferences, and your budget.
SureSmile is designed to treat a variety of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, spacing, overbite, and underbite. It may be a good option for patients who want to reduce their treatment time and the number of office visits needed for adjustments.
However, not all orthodontic issues can be effectively treated with SureSmile. Your orthodontist will evaluate your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for you.
It’s also important to consider your personal preferences and budget when deciding on a treatment option. SureSmile may be more expensive than traditional braces, so it’s important to weigh the benefits and costs before making a decision.
Overall, the best way to determine if SureSmile is right for you is to consult with an experienced orthodontist who can evaluate your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment option.
What is involved in SureSmile® treatment?
SureSmile treatment involves several steps to straighten teeth and improve the alignment of your bite. Here is a general overview of what is involved in SureSmile treatment:
Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist who offers SureSmile treatment. During the consultation, the orthodontist will evaluate your teeth, take X-rays and photos, and discuss your treatment goals.
Digital scans: If you decide to proceed with SureSmile treatment, the orthodontist will take digital scans of your teeth and jaw. These scans are used to create a 3D model of your mouth that will be used to plan your treatment.
Treatment planning: Using the 3D model of your mouth, the orthodontist will create a customized treatment plan that takes into account the specific needs of your teeth and bite. This plan will be used to create a customized archwire that will be used throughout your treatment.
Archwire placement: Once the customized archwire is created, the orthodontist will place it on your teeth. The archwire is designed to move your teeth into the correct position gradually.
Regular adjustments: Throughout your treatment, you will need to visit the orthodontist for regular adjustments. These appointments are typically scheduled every four to six weeks.
Treatment completion: Once your teeth are in the correct position, the orthodontist will remove the archwire and any brackets or other appliances used during treatment. You may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results of your treatment.
Overall, SureSmile treatment is designed to be a more precise and efficient orthodontic treatment option compared to traditional braces. The use of 3D imaging and customized archwires helps to reduce treatment time and improve treatment outcomes.
If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to your dentist about SureSmile® by calling Loveland Dental Group or booking an appointment online today.