Are you considering a straighter smile? For years, you had one option: traditional braces. These are not only uncomfortable to wear at times, but they’re incredibly noticeable when you smile. Thankfully, we have a better, more discreet system to align your smile. We offer SureSmile in Coppell, TX as a way to achieve the smile of your dreams without the discomfort and appearance of traditional orthodontics. Keep reading to learn more about SureSmile and how it works.
The first step in your SureSmile journey is scheduling your consultation. Once our talented Coppell dentists have confirmed that you’re a candidate, it will be time to get the process officially started! That begins with taking photos and digital scans of your teeth – no messy impressions required. Next, your custom treatment plan will be meticulously crafted with the SureSmile Digital Lab.
When your first set of aligners arrive (a process that typically takes 2-4 weeks), you’ll return to our office. Then, we’ll review the expectations, like how much you should wear them and when you should switch your aligners out.
In addition to always being available to answer any questions you have, we will also have ongoing check-in appointments with you to ensure your treatment is going smoothly. Once you’re done, we’ll provide you with a SureSmile Retainer to preserve your results.
An extremely versatile treatment, these are a few of the most common reasons patients seek SureSmile treatment:
Are your teeth crooked and crowded? Unfortunately, your oral health could be vulnerable to cavities, gum disease, and the like. That’s because the unique crevices make it difficult to clean your teeth and gums properly. Don’t worry – there’s good news: SureSmile can guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions with ease.
Spaced-out teeth are another common orthodontic problem. Similar to crowded teeth, gaps between teeth can take a toll on the appearance and health of your smile. With SureSmile’s aligners, our Coppell dentists can gently close those gaps, improving the look and function of your smile in the process.
If your teeth don’t come together evenly, then you’re vulnerable to a number of oral health concerns, including premature wear and tear on your teeth. Fortunately, SureSmile can address bite problems as well, including overbites, crossbites, underbites, and open bites.
At Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics, we offer SureSmile treatment because it brings our patients amazing advantages, including:
It’s hard to give a precise cost estimate without examining your mouth first. The condition of your oral health and the alignment of your teeth will directly influence the total price of your treatment. Additionally, any broken or lost aligners will incur extra costs for replacement. Plus, some treatment times take longer than others, which may require additional aligners. The best way to know the price of SureSmile is to schedule a visit with our team!
Every year, more and more patients choose to achieve a straight smile with SureSmile instead of awkward metal braces, and it’s not hard to see why. This treatment offers multiple benefits over traditional orthodontics. However, it’s still quite the investment in your smile and oral health, so you might have some concerns that need to be addressed before you undergo the treatment. That’s why your dentist in Coppell has taken the liberty of answering some of our most frequently asked questions about SureSmile.
Just because you’re finished wearing your aligners doesn’t necessarily mean you’re finished with orthodontic treatment. In most cases, we’ll create a retainer for you to wear afterward. Without wearing a retainer, your teeth would most likely start to shift back into their original crooked state. For most patients, we’ll recommend wearing your retainer full-time for a few months, then have you switch to only wearing it at night. It can take some time for your teeth to get used to their new positions.
When you first begin treatment, it can take a while for your teeth to get used to wearing the aligners. As a result, your teeth may feel a bit sore or sensitive for the first few days. Keep in mind, though, that this means your treatment is working. SureSmile in Coppell works by applying a subtle pressure to shift your teeth into the proper alignment.
To alleviate this discomfort, it may help to start wearing your aligners right before bed so that you can sleep through the first few hours of the adjustment process. For a little extra help, take an over-the-counter pain reliever as needed.
At first, it might. Many of the sounds you make are produced by your tongue touching the place where the back of your front teeth meets the roof of your mouth. Because the aligners are now there, your tongue may get confused. You might sound like you have a slight lisp. It helps to practice speaking out loud to help your mouth get used to having the aligners in it. Counting from sixty to seventy over and over again has proven particularly helpful for many of our patients.
Maintaining clean aligners is important in preventing staining as well as infections caused by food particles getting trapped against your teeth by the aligners. Every time you take out the trays, gently clean them with a toothbrush and a clear hand soap, rinsing them in lukewarm (not hot) water. If that’s not possible, at least rinse them in water. Also, brush and floss before placing the aligners back in.