SureSmile Invisible Braces

Are you an older teen who would love to be able to show off a straighter smile? Or an adult who once had orthodontic treatment but whose teeth are crooked again? Maybe you've never had braces, but now you're ready to straighten your teeth for your best smile.

SureSmile clear aligners in Moses Lake can discreetly move your teeth into proper alignment and give you a great-looking smile. Similar to Invisalign, SureSmile is a convenient, comfortable way to help you achieve your goal of a straight, symmetrical smile. 

What Problems Do Clear Aligners Fix?

Treatment with SureSmile aligners doesn't involve brackets and wires but correct many of the same orthodontic issues as traditional metal braces.

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded or overlapping teeth
  • Uneven tooth spacing
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

Clear aligner therapy is ideal for teenagers 15 years and older, and there's no upper age limit. There are many patients in their 50s, 60s, and 70s who have had successful clear aligner treatment and love their new smiles.

How Does Clear Aligner Therapy Work?

The idea behind clear aligner therapy is simple; instead of metal brackets and wires, a series of clear, comfortable plastic aligners gradually move teeth into the ideal position. There are two basic steps involved in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners.

Step One: Evaluation

First, Dr. Despain performs an evaluation to see if you're a good candidate for clear aligner therapy. He takes digital panoramic x-rays and comfortable digital scans of your teeth to determine how much tooth movement needs to occur during treatment.

Next, he uses 3-D scans combined with specialized software to assist him in virtually planning the step-by-step movements of your teeth. We send your case to a SureSmile lab that customizes a series of clear aligners to our exact specifications.

When they are ready, you'll return to Skyview Dental to pick up your first sets of aligners and receive instructions for wearing them.

Step Two: Wearing Your Aligners

The longer you wear your aligners each day, the faster you'll see results. Your goal is to wear each set for 20–22 hours a day for two to three weeks. You should remove the aligners for meals and to brush and floss. 

During SureSmile treatment, you will visit our Moses Lake dental office every four to six weeks for a progress check and to receive new aligners. Treatment typically takes 12–18 months or less and is finished when you've worn all the prescribed aligners.

What Are SureSmile's Benefits?

Patients appreciate clear aligners like Invisalign and SureSmile because they are so clear and discreet that most people won't notice them. You have no food restrictions because you can remove the aligners for meals. Oral hygiene is easier than with metal braces because you don't have to brush and floss around brackets and wires. 

Another benefit of SureSmile compared to traditional braces is that you will see and feel subtle improvements in your smile every time you switch to a new set. They'll feel a little tighter than the last, and that's a positive step because it means your teeth are moving, and soon you'll have the beautiful straight smile you've always wanted.

Are SureSmile Clear Aligners Right for You?

If you would like to see if you or your teen are a good SureSmile candidate, please call our Moses Lake, WA dental office to schedule an appointment.