A great-looking smile can boost your self-confidence and positively impact social and professional opportunities. Orthodontic treatment is the original smile makeover tool — and you will be happy to know that you’re never too old to take advantage of it. SureSmile® is one of the most effective choices for straightening your smile with clear, comfortable aligners. Howard County Smiles offers SureSmile in Columbia, MD. SureSmile offers a discreet cosmetic treatment for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns.
Is SureSmile For Me?
You can require orthodontic treatment at any age. Orthodontics isn’t just for children. One in five of today’s orthodontic patients is an adult. New technological developments, including clear aligners, make orthodontic appliances less evident and enhance the treatment experience.
SureSmile can address an overbite, underbite, crossbite, crooked teeth, and gaps between teeth. This treatment uses clear aligners that are a safe, comfortable, convenient, and virtually unnoticeable option for a straighter and healthier smile. Properly aligned teeth help you to bite, chew, and speak more effectively. They are also easier to clean, which helps keep your mouth free of tooth decay and gum disease. Teens and adults prefer the discreet treatment that offers the convenience of easy removal for daily oral hygiene, eating, and routine dental care.
Using specialized computer design software, we will create a custom treatment plan using a series of removable clear aligners to gradually move the teeth into desired positions to correct a dental health or cosmetic issue.
Benefits of SureSmile
SureSmile offers many benefits for our patients:
- Improved Oral Hygiene: Removable aligners allow you to easily clean your teeth and gums. You do not need to navigate around metal wires or brackets to brush and floss.
- Comfortable Treatment: SureSmile uses thin, flexible materials that will not irritate the mouth’s soft tissues.
- A Discreet Look: If you consider your orthodontic treatment to be a private matter, or feel that metal braces don’t fit with your self-image, a practically invisible form of orthodontic treatment might suit you.
- Fewer Dietary Restrictions: Patients can eat harder and crunchier foods because they can remove their SureSmile aligners to eat.
SureSmile Treatment in Columbia, MD
We will examine your smile to determine whether SureSmile is right for you. If you are the right candidate, we will take photographs, X-rays, and an impression of your teeth. We will then complete further diagnostic analysis to create a treatment plan. Our office will also let you know if you qualify for orthodontic insurance benefits and the estimated cost and length of treatment.
We can create custom SureSmile aligners in our office. First, we take digital impressions or scans of the mouth. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, we can create the SureSmile aligners from the digital scans. We use clear but durable plastic materials that are custom-fit to your smile.
During the SureSmile treatment, you will wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks. Each set of aligners will gradually move your teeth closer and closer to the desired result. You must always wear these aligners except when eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth. Your clear braces should be worn for 22 hours a day. This allows you to remove them to eat and continue a normal oral hygiene routine.
The number of aligners you require will depend on your dental concerns and cosmetic goals. Most patients will complete treatment in 12 or more months.
Get a Straighter Smile Today
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment in Columbia, MD, call Howard County Smiles at (410) 415-9013. You may also schedule an orthodontic consultation online.