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.
What is it?
If you have heard of Invisalign, you may be familiar with clear aligners. These “invisible braces” can accomplish much of what traditional braces do with brackets and wires. This process uses a series of clear trays to move the teeth into an optimal position. The trays are comfortable, and removable, and will need to be changed out every 2 weeks.
Not everyone is a candidate for these braces. We’ll only recommend them if they are the best option for the patient. There are some patients who will need traditional braces for the best possible outcome.
What is the 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.
How long will it 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.