SureSmile® Aligners are a clinically driven digital treatment planning platform.
The Suresmile® system uses robotic technology and special metal alloys to change the way archwires are created, shaped, adjusted and utilized to maximize orthodontic treatment goals in a shorter time period than traditional hand-shaped archwires.
Our customized clear aligners may be the best way to straighten your teeth without using traditional braces. Dr. Jeffrey Johnson will utilize SureSmile technology to make clear trays for your teeth to gradually straighten and perfect your smile.
At Woodhill Dental Specialties, we offer a complimentary consultation with Dr. Johnson to determine whether these braces alternatives are the best options for your orthodontic needs.
Suresmile Aligners FAQs
What is the fastest way to straighten teeth?
We implemented SureSmile Technology into our regimens more than 18 years ago so that we could more effectively plan and complete orthodontic treatment in less time and with fewer visits. SureSmile can be utilized with traditional braces, whether metal or ceramic, lingual (behind the teeth), and now clear aligners.
What are SureSmile Clear Aligners?
SureSmile Clear Aligners are the latest product offering from Dentsply Sirona. Aligner design is created by the orthodontist and a talented digital lab utilizing the most advanced treatment software available. SureSmile has been the industry leader in digital orthodontics for more than 20 years now. SureSmile Clear Aligners provide the orthodontist and patient with a high quality alternative to conventional braces in the right situation.
What is the SureSmile process like?
We will take a 3D image of your teeth using an intraoral scanner as early as your first visit to our office. We will then create a virtual model with this information and input it into our SureSmile software so Dr. Johnson can design a series of customized trays to straighten your teeth.
You will need to come in for a follow-up visit within a few weeks to fit your first set of trays. We’ll also send you home with additional aligners that you will change out yourself every 2 weeks. You will not have to see us for each aligner change, but after 8 weeks we’ll set up another appointment so Dr. Johnson can check that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Who is not eligible for SureSmile aligners?
SureSmile Aligners can be used to correct crowded or gapped teeth, and even an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, but depending on the severity it may not be applicable. Complexity of the problems and resulting treatment is the number one reason a patient may not be eligible. The second factor is age. As the teeth continue to grow during early teenage years, younger patients may not be eligible.
How long will SureSmile take and how much will it cost?
Straight teeth don’t happen overnight. The most common treatment duration for “invisible braces” is 6-9 months. Treatment times and cost can and do vary from patient to patient as each case is customized to everyone based on their need and desire.
After your complimentary exam with Dr. Johnson we will be able to estimate the treatment time and the cost. There are options available for payment plans and we will file for all insurance claims. Our consultation visits last about an hour and times are available all throughout the day.
To schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Johnson, contact Woodhill Dental Specialties today.