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What sets SureSmile Clear Aligners apart from traditional metal braces?

Many patients who visit Mark H Wright DDS interested in realigning their smile will find that our provider may recommend SureSmile clear aligner treatment over conventional orthodontia. This treatment is available for patients in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who want to avoid traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces.

Why choose SureSmile clear aligners for adults and teens over conventional orthodontia?

There are reasons why SureSmile clear aligners are a more popular option for our patients wanting to improve the alignment of their teeth:

  •  Appearance. First, SureSmile is virtually invisible. Since the aligners are made of transparent plastic, they blend in with your smile for a seamless look that many find more attractive than traditional metal braces. Additionally, since the aligners can be removed for meals and brushing/flossing, it is much easier to maintain good oral hygiene compared to conventional braces, which require special tools and extra effort for cleaning
  • Speed of treatment. SureSmile treatment is typically faster than traditional orthodontia. In fact, most cases can be completed within 12 months or less, depending on the severity of the misalignment. On average, the completion time for conventional braces is approximately two years or longer, based on the complexity
  • Comfort. SureSmile offers maximum comfort as the aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth. There are absolutely no wires or brackets that can cause irritation and discomfort on your gums, lips, or cheeks, as with traditional braces. You can easily remove the trays for special occasions such as a wedding or party if desired, and they can also be taken out when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing to care for your smile

SureSmile Clear Aligner FAQs

Suresmile is an orthodontic option created to address many issues with misalignment, crooked teeth, and more. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, your teeth will be gradually and comfortably shifted into their correct position. There are no unattractive and uncomfortable metal wires or brackets required. Simply start with the first set of aligners in the series and progress through the complete series to unveil a beautiful and healthy smile.

Utilizing three-dimensional computer imaging technology, our team shows you the entire course of your treatment from beginning to end. Watch as your smile transforms from its current state to the smile of your dreams. Once we have shown you this progression, your clear aligners will be produced from the same three-dimensional model. Once your aligners arrive, you will start with the first set of aligners. Each set of aligners is crafted to shift your teeth in increments. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately two weeks before you move to the next in the series. Your treatment will be complete once you complete the last tray in the series. You will want to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day for best results.

You can expect several benefits when choosing SureSmile for your orthodontic needs. These advantages are beloved by our patients, especially when compared to traditional metal braces. Some of these benefits include:

Discreet: Your series of aligners is clear. As your teeth are straightened, nobody will ever need to know you are undergoing treatment.

Removable: Unlike traditional metal braces, which impose many limitations on your life, including what you can eat or drink, these same restrictions are not a part of your SureSmile treatment. Because your aligners are easy to remove (and just as easy to put back on), you can eat and drink what you want for the duration of your treatment. You will also have an easier time maintaining good oral hygiene with proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing habits.

Comfortable: Because there are no required metal wires or brackets, you never need to worry about having an irritated mouth. The plastic used for SureSmile aligners is comfortable and will never result in minor cuts or irritation.

In addition, you will be able to see the expected results from SureSmile before ever committing to the treatment, thanks to our 3D imaging software that lets our team show you a visual representation of how your teeth will progress from their current state to the end of the treatment.

SureSmile aligners are crafted using a clear, durable medical-grade plastic that is virtually invisible when placed over your teeth. Your aligners will be comfortable from the first day you wear them until the last.

When you choose SureSmile clear aligners, you can be assured that your aligners will be incredibly clear to the point that they are virtually invisible when worn. The aligners look quite similar to teeth whitening trays but are custom-crafted to apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually shifting them into their proper position and alignment.

While SureSmile can be administered using many different treatment philosophies, there is specific training required for a dentist or orthodontist to be able to provide SureSmile to patients. Any dentist or orthodontist looking to become a SureSmile partner has to attend specific training classes before they can offer the treatment to their patients. This allows any patient who chooses SureSmile to rest easy knowing they are receiving treatment from a qualified dental professional with the knowledge necessary to provide safe and effective SureSmile treatment.

Compared to traditional metal braces, SureSmile clear aligner treatment is very comfortable. Not only are the clear aligners crafted from a comfortable, dental-grade plastic designed with comfort in mind, but no metal brackets or wires are also required. Many patients will experience some minor discomfort for a short period when starting a new aligner set. This is quite normal, and many patients describe it as a feeling of pressure against the teeth. This pressure is required to gradually shift your teeth into their proper position and is a sure sign that SureSmile is working correctly. Many patients will start their new aligners before bed so that several hours can go by as they sleep when their teeth are adjusting to this pressure. Any discomfort should be gone after a couple of days.

As with any orthodontic treatment, there could be a period when you experience a temporary impact on your speech. This could include a couple of days at the beginning of your treatment when you experience a lisp. However, once your tongue adjusts to having the aligners in place, any lisp or other speech impairment should go away.

Caring for your SureSmile clear aligners is quite simple. First, remove them when you eat, and avoid chewing on or sticking objects in your mouth while you wear them. You simply need a soft, bristled brush and lukewarm water to clean your aligners. There are also cleaning solutions available that you can ask our team about. You must brush or, at minimum, rinse your teeth and mouth before wearing your aligners following meals and snacks.

In short, no. Unlike traditional metal braces, which require certain restrictions, SureSmile clear aligners allow you to eat whatever you want while undergoing treatment. This is possible due to their removable nature. Simply remove your aligners when you eat and put your aligners back on after. There is no need to restrict what you consume. However, to maintain proper oral hygiene, brushing your teeth or (at the very least) rinsing your mouth with water afterward is essential to maintain good oral hygiene.

Take the first step toward a more attractive smile with SureSmile clear aligners for straighter teeth!

SureSmile is a popular option for many patients who want to achieve beautiful results without the hassle of traditional braces! Regardless of what treatment plan you choose, Dr. Mark H. Wright and his team will always strive to provide you with excellent care and results that you will be proud to show off! Contact us today at (719) 624-4122 for more information about SureSmile and how it can help improve your smile!