Everybody wants to have that perfect smile. Unfortunately, this can be a genetic unavoidability for some people making it impossible to have a naturally straight smile. Thankfully orthodontic technology, like braces, can make your smile straight. Now for some really good news, over the years orthodontic technology has improved. In the past, the only option was to get traditional wire braces, but nowadays we have several different solutions to help people of all ages straighten their teeth.
Knowing which option is the best for you can make it difficult to decide which is the best way to straighten teeth. This can be dependent on several different factors like how much correction you need, your lifestyle, and your budget.
At Smiles for Health Dentistry, we offer two alternatives to traditional braces: Invisalign® and SureSmile®. In order to determine which option might be best for you let's take a look at the features of each system:
Invisalign works by using a series of clear aligners to move your teeth. These aligners are made with Invisalign’s own patented, thermoplastic material called SmartTrack®.
The first step is to schedule an appointment at Smiles for Health Dentistry. During this appointment, we will take a 3D scan of your teeth and calculate a treatment plan specific to you. We will even show you exactly what your teeth will look like after your treatment is complete. After the appointment, we send your scans to Invisalign and they will then create a series of aligners designed for you.
Once we receive your aligners back from Invisalign then you will come back into Smiles for Health to give them a test run. Invisalign actually trims each aligner by hand and tests them as part of its quality control process to ensure the perfect fit to your mouth.
Finally, we can begin your treatment. Each aligner will be a little different than the one before it. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before you switch to the next one. Throughout this process, your teeth will slowly start to shift and move. After around 9-15 months, depending on your treatment place, you will have your brand new smile!
SureSmile is another type of clear aligner system. What makes this option different is that it is anything but traditional.
To start this process you will need to visit us at Smiles for Health and we will discuss your treatment plan. During this first consult visit, we will take a 3D scan of your teeth. Then, we will design your ideal bite with the SureSmile Treatment Planning Software. And then we will take all of this information and data and send it to SureSmile for analysis. Once they are equipped with a detailed map of your current and future bite, then sure SureSmile will get to work.
SureSmile aligners are designed to shift your teeth into the optimal position in the shortest period of time. This means of achieving tooth movement is a much more precise way than the old one-size-fits-all braces of the past.
In order to give you a proper and accurate quote for the cost of teeth straightening, we will need to evaluate your bite and determine which treatment option is best for your mouth. Are you ready to straighten your teeth and fall in love with your smile? Give us a call to get started!
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