What are SureSmile® Aligners?
SureSmile® combines state-of-the-art manufacturing with superior planning to provide patients with a brand new clear aligner orthodontic treatment. What makes SureSmile® unique is that it uses special imaging software to design each precise movement of your teeth during treatment.
SureSmile® uses the same basic principles as traditional braces and other orthodontic approaches. Our bones might seem like they’re set, but they’re actually being remade constantly. Pressure can guide this process. With orthodontics, we put pressure on your teeth, and this makes your body remove bone from one side of the tooth and build it up on the other side, letting your tooth move.
SureSmile® applies this pressure with clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. During your exam, we use our iTero digital scanner to create a 3D model of your teeth. The advanced computer software analyzes the model, predicts what tooth movements need to happen, and breaks those movements down into a series of steps. Each step becomes an aligner. The software even gives Dr. Strober the ability to create different treatment scenarios and adjustments to optimize each smile design. Dr. Strober creates a fully customized treatment plan for each patient.
When you put on the aligner, it presses on your teeth until they move into the desired position. Then you put on the next aligner. When you finish the series of aligners, you’re done. You will have to wear a retainer for a while to make sure your teeth don’t drift back into place. Intermittent retainer wear helps you maintain your straight teeth for life.
Benefits of SureSmile®
Clear aligners from SureSmile® offer so many benefits over traditional braces. With SureSmile® you enjoy:
- Almost invisible straightening
- The freedom to eat all foods
- Not having to clean around brackets and wires
- No poking by sharp wires and brackets
- Shorter treatments
- Long-lasting results
- Made with smooth Essix® ACE material
SureSmile® uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. These are almost invisible, and no one will likely notice you’re wearing them.
These aligners are removable for eating and cleaning your teeth. This means you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods. And you won’t have to go through the exhaustive routine of cleaning around your brackets and wires. Plus, smooth plastic aligners won’t poke you like metal wires and brackets. The aligners are made of Essix® ACE plastic which is known for its superior performance and amazing appearance. Dr. Strober can even customize the trim line to ensure ultimate comfort along the gums. SureSmile® also can conceal gaps or missing teeth during treatment with an automatic artificial tooth included on the aligner.
SureSmile® uses robust software that allows Dr. Strober to control every step of the treatment plan to design more effective approaches to straightening all the time. This makes the procedure better, and that means it’s faster than ever, more people can get the treatment than ever, and the results are more reliably consistent than ever. SureSmile® designs each treatment to make anatomically correct tooth movements that provide long-lasting results.
Who’s a Good Candidate for SureSmile®?
SureSmile® can address most orthodontic cases. Patients who experience any of the following issues is likely a good candidate. SureSmile® can address:
- Gapped, Crooked, Crowded Teeth
- Open Bites
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Strober to find out if SureSmile® is right for you.
Are You Interested in Straightening Your Teeth in Coachella Valley?
If you want to straighten your teeth, but don’t want the nuisance and hassle of braces, SureSmile® might be right for you. Please call (760) 832-7915 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Rod Strober at Country Club Dentistry in Rancho Mirage.