Clear aligners like SureSmile and Invisalign use retainer-like plastic “aligners” to shift your teeth as an alternative to braces. These plastic aligners or “trays” exert gentle, even pressure on your teeth, shifting them to a healthier position over time. This results in a straighter smile and a better bite. Contact Scripps Rock Dental for an appointment now.
Clear aligners do not impact your appearance or speech, allowing you to straighten your smile using a more subtle treatment. They can also be removed to eat, so there are no dietary restrictions.
Since they’re removable, this also makes it easier to brush and floss, which keeps your teeth and gums healthy. Clear aligners are also more comfortable than braces, since there are no sharp metal components that could poke your gums, cheeks, or tongue. Have questions about the benefits of clear aligners? Use the button below to get in touch with our team!
Wondering what to expect from the clear aligner treatment process? Here’s a quick overview of the basics:
Wondering if clear aligner therapy with Invisalign or SureSmile is right for you? Here are a few factors that may determine your eligibility.
Invisalign and SureSmile cannot treat extremely severe issues with your jaw and bite alignment. With a consultation at Scripps Rock Dental, you can find out if your orthodontic problems can be treated with clear aligner therapy.
You must have healthy teeth free of decay and gum disease to get clear aligner therapy, so a checkup will be needed to make sure your mouth is healthy.
Clear aligners are often more effective for older teens and adults. This is because older, more mature individuals are more likely to wear their aligners consistently for 20-22+ hours per day. Younger teens may be better off with traditional braces.