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Close up of a bearded man putting clear aligners on his teethPeople with overcrowded or crooked teeth tend to have many problems, including difficulties in chewing food and the inability to clean their teeth properly. If you have misaligned teeth, they may make you lose confidence as you often want to hide them. Additionally, misaligned teeth increase the risk of developing gum disease. There are many treatment options for correcting overcrowded and crooked teeth and the SureSmile system is one of them. If you feel that you need to wear SureSmile, consult our team at 253 Dental Care for evaluation. We provide this treatment and others to help address teeth misalignments.

What is SureSmile?

Before you receive SureSmile aligners, it is crucial you know what they are and how they function. SureSmile clear aligners are a kind of orthodontic treatment that uses custom trays to fix dental problems like gapped teeth and overcrowded mouths. They are an alternative to metal braces. The SureSmile system will help straighten your teeth without the need to wear metal brackets.

The system aligns the teeth using clear, customizable trays or aligners. In addition to correcting overcrowded and crooked teeth, the SureSmile system also helps address other dental issues like open bite, underbite, and overbite. The trays are removable.

How SureSmile Aligners Work

Our dentist creates customized aligners that you wear for a specific period before you proceed to the next tray. You are required to wear the clear aligners all the time, apart from the time you are cleaning your mouth or eating food. The aligners will gently and discreetly move the teeth to their correct position. Depending on how severe the tooth misalignment is, the treatment may take around nine to 15 months. You are required to wear the clear aligners for about 22 hours a day to ensure their effectiveness in moving the teeth into position.

Once you wear the first set of trays for about two weeks, you will need to change to the next trays. You will continue doing this until the teeth move to the desired position.

Benefits of SureSmile

Knowing what to expect from SureSmile allows you to make an informed decision. Many patients choose SureSmile because they work secretly to shift the teeth to the desired position. The trays are clear, meaning they are not easily visible. You will not have to worry about other people realizing that you are wearing braces. Besides, you can eat the foods you love when using SureSmile because you remove your aligners when eating. It is easy to care for the SureSmile system and your mouth because you brush and floss normally. Another benefit is that the system reduces the risks of developing gum disease since the trays help close gaps between the teeth. It is in these gaps where bacteria and plaque tend to hide.

Patients who wear SureSmile do not experience issues such as broken wires and oral irritation caused by metal brackets. SureSmile tends to straighten your teeth much faster compared to traditional braces. Thus, you will have a new smile sooner.

How to Care for SureSmile Trays

You will not change your oral care routine much if you wear clear aligners. That being said, there are things you need to do to ensure they work appropriately. Ensure you remove them when eating. Make sure you clean your mouth thoroughly before you put them back in. After eating or drinking anything sweet, rinse your mouth using water. It is important you wash the aligners with tap water each day because they tend to carry bacteria and debris. A white biofilm layer tends to form on the aligners during the time you are wearing them. Therefore, consider extra cleaning like soaking them in an antibacterial solution as it helps kill the bacteria.

If you dread having traditional metal braces or you want something that works secretly to align your teeth, visit us at 253 Dental Care to get an SureSmile system. Contact us at (253) 765-0184 for an appointment.
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