SureSmile Clear Aligners

Achieve a Straighter Smile with SureSmile Clear Aligners

Are you wanting a straighter, more confident smile but dreaded the thought of traditional braces? At Ridgeview Family Dental, our experienced Missouri dentists, Dr. R. Mckell Young and Dr. Jason Kingsolver offer SureSmile Clear Aligners to help you achieve the smile you’ve always desired. 

If you’re looking for an effective way to straighten your smile, contact our Missouri dentists today by giving Ridgeview Family Dental a call at (660) 747-9117.

What Are SureSmile Clear Aligners?

SureSmile Clear Aligners are custom-made, transparent trays designed to gradually shift misaligned teeth into the desired position. They make use of advanced 3D imaging technology and a treatment plan from our Howell dentist. 

The aligners transform your smile by moving your teeth into place in small increments. You wear them for at least 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat and brush your teeth.

Benefits of SureSmile Clear Aligners

  • Invisibility: SureSmile Clear Aligners are nearly invisible, allowing you to smile confidently without the self-consciousness associated with metal braces.
  • Removability: These aligners are removable, making it easy to maintain proper oral hygiene and enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions.
  • Suitability: SureSmile Clear Aligners are well-suited for individuals with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, and bite problems.
  • Fewer Orthodontist Visits: Progress is tracked through regular check-ins with our dentist, and these check-ins often require fewer visits compared to traditional braces.
  • Fast Working: On average, SureSmile aligner treatment typically ranges from about six to 18 months, half the time of traditional metal braces.
  • Comfort and Convenience: This orthodontic solution enables you to attain a stunning smile without compromising on comfort or disrupting your daily routine.

Who Qualifies for SureSmile Clear Aligners?

You may be a candidate for SureSmile orthodontic treatment if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have mild to moderate orthodontic issues, such as crowding, spacing, or bite problems.
  • You’re seeking a discreet orthodontic solution, as SureSmile Clear Aligners are nearly invisible.
  • You prefer the convenience of removable aligners for maintaining oral hygiene and enjoying your favorite foods without restrictions.
  • You’re looking for a comfortable and less intrusive alternative to traditional braces.
  • You’re interested in an orthodontic treatment that typically involves fewer orthodontist visits during treatment.

SureSmile Clear Aligner Process

Consultation

The first step in the SureSmile process is a consultation at Ridgeview Family Dentist. During this appointment, your Missouri dentist will assess your teeth and gums, as well as diagnose your occlusion, to determine if SureSmile is an appropriate treatment option for you. 

The information obtained from the examination and diagnosis will help us construct a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. This consultation is crucial in your smile journey, ensuring that SureSmile Clear Aligners are the best treatment option for your unique smile.

Designing Your SureSmile Clear Aligners

Once you’ve been deemed a suitable candidate for SureSmile Clear Aligners, the next step is to design your custom aligners. Utilizing advanced 3D imaging technology and dental expertise, Dr. Young or Dr. Kingsolver will create a series of aligners tailored to your specific treatment plan.

Each set of aligners is designed to gently move your teeth into their ideal position, ensuring a comfortable and efficient treatment experience. 

Wearing Your SureSmile Clear Aligners

SureSmile aligners should be worn for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat and brush your teeth. Failing to wear your aligners for the recommended time can result in an extended treatment plan timeline and, in some cases, may even require restarting the treatment. Sticking to the prescribed wear time guarantees the success of your treatment plan and helps you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always longed for.

Monitoring Progress and Adjustments

Throughout your SureSmile Clear Aligner treatment, regular dental visits are required to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. These check-ins allow our Missouri dentists to evaluate the efficacy of your aligners and make any modifications needed to ensure the best possible outcome.

Retainer Usage

Once you’ve completed your SureSmile Clear Aligner treatment, maintaining your new smile by wearing retainers as advised by your Missouri dentist is vital. Retainers help to preserve the results of your treatment plan by preventing your teeth from shifting back to their original positions.

Regular wear of retainers is essential to preserve the beautiful, confident smile you’ve worked so diligently to achieve. With proper retainer usage, you’ll ensure the lasting success of your SureSmile customized treatment plan and enjoy the contagious power of your newfound smile.

Caring for Your SureSmile Clear Aligners

Appropriate care for your SureSmile Clear Aligners is crucial to preserve their effectiveness and guarantee a successful treatment outcome. 

Maintaining Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for your overall dental health as well as the success of your SureSmile Clear Aligner treatment plan. Ensure you brush your teeth and aligners gently with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste each morning and evening, as well as floss daily.

Maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine will help to keep your teeth and aligners clean and free of bacteria, preventing tooth decay and gum disease. By prioritizing proper oral care, you’ll not only protect your investment in your SureSmile Clear Aligners but also promote a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Proper Storage

Store your SureSmile Clear Aligners in the provided case when not in use to avoid potential damage or loss. Avoid wrapping your aligners in a tissue or napkin, as this can lead to misplacement or accidental disposal.

By properly storing your aligners, you’ll ensure they remain in optimal condition throughout your orthodontic treatment.

Remove Your SureSmile Clear Aligners Before Eating & Drinking

To prevent staining and damage, make sure to remove your aligners before eating and drinking. By doing so, you’ll prevent food particles and residue from discoloring your aligners and maintain their transparent appearance. With proper care and attention, your SureSmile aligners will remain virtually invisible throughout your orthodontic treatment.

Cleaning Your SureSmile Clear Aligners

To keep your SureSmile Clear Aligners in pristine condition, clean them daily using a soft toothbrush and mild soap, avoiding harsh chemicals and hot water. Proper cleaning of your aligners will help prevent staining, discoloration, and bacteria buildup.

By maintaining a clean and hygienic environment for your aligners, you can ensure successful aligner treatment and the longevity of your investment.

Frequently Asked Questions

SureSmile® is generally considered a more cost-effective option than traditional orthodontic treatment, so it may not be more expensive. However, for many patients, the comfort and discretion offered by SureSmile Clear Aligners make them well worth it. 

Insurance coverage for SureSmile Clear Aligners varies depending on the plan. Some insurance providers offer orthodontic coverage that may partially cover the total cost of your customized treatment plan, while others may not provide coverage for clear aligners. Patients should check with their insurance company to determine the extent of coverage and explore potential reimbursement options.

The duration of treatment with SureSmile Clear Aligners varies depending on individual orthodontic needs. Typically, treatment can last anywhere from several months to a couple of years depending on the severity of your case. Your orthodontist will provide a personalized treatment plan with a more precise time frame based on your specific case.

SureSmile Clear Aligners typically have minimal impact on speech. Initially, some patients may experience a minor adjustment period where speech may be slightly affected, but as they become accustomed to wearing the aligners, any speech changes tend to be minimal and temporary. In most cases, the impact on speech is far less noticeable than with traditional braces.

Transform Your Smile with Confidence and Comfort

SureSmile Clear Aligners provide a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces, allowing you to achieve a straighter, more confident smile with ease. Embrace the contagious power of a confident smile with SureSmile aligners. 

Contact Ridgeview Family Dental today at (660) 747-9117 to schedule a consultation and start your journey towards a beautiful, confident smile with SureSmile Clear Aligners.

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