SureSmile® Aligners are a series of customized clear, plastic aligners that reposition your teeth to perfect alignment over time. You may have questions about what makes SureSmile® stand out in the crowd of other methods of orthodontic treatment. Read further for answers to common questions about SureSmile® Aligners.
How Do They Work?
SureSmile® aligners work in three simple steps!
- A consultation with our dental professional. If you are a candidate for SureSmile®, you will have an initial consultation. At the consultation, Dr. Rigopoulos will create 3D models of your teeth to analyze your smile from every tooth and every angle.
- Dr. Rigopoulos will then create your customized aligners and plan with extreme precision. Your dentist will schedule a quick meeting with you to go over these plans to ensure you are both on the same page.
- You will receive your custom aligners and begin your process towards a more confident smile! Make sure to follow your customized plan carefully and precisely.
Can I Eat With Them In?
It is recommended that you take out your aligners while you eat and drink, especially hot liquids. Keeping them in will eventually cause your aligners to discolor. Feel free to drink room temperature or regular cool water, but any other beverage is not a good idea while your aligners are in. Remember to brush your teeth after meals and snacks before putting your SureSmile® back in place!
Are They Clear Braces?
SureSmile® aligners are actually quite different from clear braces! Clear braces and traditional braces use brackets in order to keep them in place. SureSmile® uses firm, durable, yet flexible plastic called Essix ACE plastic. This advanced technology makes them virtually invisible.
Will it Cause My Teeth to Yellow?
Teeth yellowing with SureSmile® aligners is completely preventable. Always remember to take your aligners out to eat and drink anything but water, brush your teeth before putting them back into place, and use products recommended by our dental professionals to regularly clean your aligners. Taking proper care of your teeth overall is also a huge help in preventing yellowing.
Why Choose SureSmile®?
SureSmile® aligners allow for a comfortable and convenient alternative to braces with the same, if not better results. These aligners are made with comfort in mind so you can feel comfortable wearing them throughout your day. They are a huge convenience as you will not have to have frequent visits to your dentist to alter them like you would with regular braces; just simple check ins!
We have invested in the SureSmile® Aligner technology because we believe in it fully. If you have any further questions or would like to set up a consultation for SureSmile®, give us a call today at 781-230-7086.