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Straighten your teeth discreetly with SureSmiles in Clarksburg, WV

Many adults with crooked teeth may feel embarrassed to wear braces, but thanks to advances in orthodontics, you can straighten teeth discreetly. The SureSmiles system uses clear aligner trays to reposition your teeth and jaw for straighter, healthier smiles without the use of metal braces. All Smiles Dental offers the SureSmiles to patients of all ages.

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How orthodontics supports your oral health

Most people want straighter teeth because of the confidence boost it offers, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Crooked teeth and poor jaw alignment increase your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and TMJ disorders. It can also cause issues with your airway, making it more likely you’ll develop sleep apnea or snoring issues that can make it impossible for you to get a good night’s sleep.

While many people assume braces only work on kids, orthodontics can be just as effective on adults. The SureSmiles system utilizes state of the art scanning technology and planning techniques that can shorten treatment time as much as 40 percent compared to traditional braces, with fewer office visits for adjustments. The removable aligner trays are made from thin, clear plastic that blends in with your smile, and because they are removable, you can still enjoy your favorite foods without worry.  With being removable, you can brush and floss normally, thus preventing white spot lesions that occur with traditional braces!

The SureSmile process

Your dentist will evaluate your condition during your consultation and determine if SureSmile is right for you.   If your dentist recommends SureSmiles, they will use a special 3D scanner to create digital dental impressions of your mouth for planning your treatment. Once the trays are ready, your dentist will talk to you about how often you need to wear them and how to care for them. You’ll wear each aligner for a couple of weeks, and as you progress from one tray to the next, your teeth will get closer to their final position.

SureSmiles typically takes between 3 months and 1 year for treatment. After your teeth are in place, you’ll wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from regressing. To learn more about the SureSmiles system, contact our office today at (304) 635-5454 to set up a consultation.