When you want to straighten your teeth, there are several options that are available to you. The most commonly known procedure has been to use braces. This is because braces have been in use in dentistry for a considerable period. However, with technological advancements in the dentistry profession, there have been modern and effective solutions such as SureSmile. Coming to Canatella Dental will be a great first step in ensuring that you can straighten your misaligned and crooked teeth. We will advise you on the available solutions and help you choose the best one for your condition.
What is SureSmile?
SureSmile is a modern dental procedure meant to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth. Instead of being fitted with metal wires as is in the case of traditional braces, SureSmile uses transparent trays that you wear in much the same way mouth guards are worn. The difference is that SureSmile slides and shifts according to your teeth, ensuring that they shift your teeth in a perfect position. These trays are known as aligners, and since they are invisible, the treatment came to be called SureSmile.
SureSmile vs. Traditional Braces
There are several factors that you have to consider when choosing between aligner trays and traditional braces. Aligners come with a host of benefits that make them the most preferred option by many dentists and patients.
SureSmile is an invisible treatment option, which cannot be said of their metal counterparts. The aligner trays cannot be seen when you are wearing them and this is a huge factor why they are the best treatment for many people. No one wants to expose the fact that they are having their teeth straightened. You will be able to wear the aligner trays without your friends or colleagues at work noticing them.
It is also easy to perform normal dental hygiene practices with aligner trays. This is because you can remove them at will, to brush or floss your teeth. Braces consist of wires which run on top of your teeth. These can make flossing particularly difficult, and you will have to take extra measures to be able to floss properly.
Aligners Produce Faster Results
You can expect faster results with SureSmile treatment than with traditional braces. With braces, you can expect results from anywhere between 12 months to 24 months, while with SureSmile you can start seeing positive results in as early as six months. This is, however, dependent on the severity of your teeth and the results that you are targeting.
Regular Dental Visits Are Crucial
After you are provided with your aligner trays, you will still have to come to the clinic for a close monitoring of the progress by our dentists. In this way we can correct any observable problems that are starting and ensure that you achieve your desired results in good time.
Pay us a visit at our Canatella Dental facility for an examination if you are interested in SureSmile treatment. You can expect to receive optimal care for a healthy and beautiful smile. Call us at (504) 269-3486 to book an appointment.