SureSmile Clear Aligners
Clear Aligners for Beautiful Smiles
Want straight teeth and a more confident smile without having to wear braces? RGC Dentistry and SureSmile can help.
SureSmile is currently one of the most popular orthodontic treatment options because SureSmile aligners help guide your teeth into their ideal position without the use of traditional braces. The SureSmile system uses a combination of advanced robotic technology, imaging software, and custom aligners that are designed to move your teeth quickly and efficiently. Compared to traditional braces, which typically require a series of visits over 18 months, SureSmile aligners can achieve results in less time.
How Clear Teeth Aligners Work
Clear aligners are increasingly popular with dentists and their patients. The treatment consists of a series of plastic trays that are custom-made for each patient. The aligner works by putting pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired position.
The aligner is made of a rigid, transparent plastic material (polyurethane resin) shaped like a mouthguard and designed to fit snugly over your teeth. Before the aligners are made you will be able to view a 3D computer model of your mouth that shows how your teeth should look after treatment.
At first, the fit might feel strange, but you’ll quickly get used to it. Your dentist will be able to tell you more about clear aligners.
Clear Aligners Vs. Traditional Braces
If you are looking to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile, many options are available to you. Clear aligners and conventional braces are two of the most popular options for individuals who have crooked or crowded teeth.
But which one is right for you? You will need to discover the pros and cons of each before deciding. Clear aligners are a great option for those who want their treatment to be discreet and those with minor orthodontic corrections.
They are virtually invisible, making them a great choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth without anyone knowing. The custom-made aligners fit snugly over your teeth, which means you can go about your daily acitivities while wearing them, only removing the aligners eat, drink (other than water).
On the other hand, traditional braces are the most common orthodontic treatment. They are made of metal brackets and wires that apply continuous pressure over time to move teeth in a specific direction slowly. Traditional braces are very effective.
There are many benefits to traditional braces that clear aligners can’t offer, and which is best in your situation depends on your specific dental issues. For example, traditional braces can effectively treat significant misalignment problems, such as an overbite or crossbite, while clear aligners aren't as effective when it comes to those two issues.
In addition, traditional braces allow dentists to exert more precise control over the movement of each tooth, which means that they will end up in the desired position, something which clear aligners may not be able to achieve if the misalignment is severe enough.
SureSmile vs. Invisalign
Invisalign and SureSmile are both clear aligner systems that use a series of removable trays to straighten crooked teeth. Both treatment options offer patients a more discreet and convenient alternative to traditional metal braces. However, SureSmile aligners can be used to treat more complicated dental problems than Invisalign, which is designed for more straightforward tooth alignment problems.
Clear aligners are simply a more comfortable option for those who need orthodontic treatment but don’t want the look and discomfort of traditional braces. Because they aren’t attached to your teeth or gums, SureSmile aligners can be removed at any time. This convenience factor will especially appeal to patients who want the option of taking off their aligners for special occasions or photos.
Want to find out more about SureSmile clear aligners? Not sure which orthodontic solution is the best way for you to achieve your ideal smile? Contact our office at RGC Dentistry, and let us design a personalized treatment plan just for you.