At Tarheel Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are excited to offer modern dentistry solutions in our Chapel Hill, NC dentist office. Dr. Cook , your local Chapel Hill dentist, provides SureSmile® to patients looking to correct crooked teeth while also wanting to avoid the need for traditional metal braces. If you are interested in pursuing SureSmile® as a cosmetic dentistry solution to correct crooked teeth, learn more about the benefits of this treatment option below:
What is SureSmile®?
SureSmile® is a system of clear, plastic aligners that are designed to apply small amounts of pressure to your teeth to encourage them to shift into a straighter position over time. As a discreet alternative to traditional braces, SureSmile® aligners are completely see-through while in use and are also removable. This provides quality of life benefits that you wouldn’t otherwise have if being treated with traditional braces.
SureSmile®’s removability allows patients to maintain their current dietary preferences, while traditional braces require patients to avoid excessively crunchy or chewy foods for the entire duration of their treatment plan. Additionally, patients being treated with SureSmile® do not have to make any changes to their oral hygiene routine. They can simply remove the aligners before brushing and flossing. Meanwhile, patients being treated with traditional braces must learn how to clean around and beneath the metallic brackets and wires firmly secured to their teeth while undergoing treatment.
SureSmile® is meant to address mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. If your teeth are severely misaligned, more advanced treatment may be necessary using traditional braces. Orthodontic treatment of any kind typically takes up to a year for completion. Patients should seriously consider the benefits of SureSmile® compared to the inconveniences associated with traditional braces before deciding on a treatment plan. A lot happens during the year–weddings, prom, job interviews–and with SureSmile®, you can simply remove your aligners to ensure you are picture perfect for special occasions. As long as you wear your aligners on average of 20-22 hours a day, your treatment plan will progress as intended.
Am I a candidate for SureSmile®?
The only way to know if you are a candidate for SureSmile® is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cook . As a top cosmetic dentist in Chapel Hill, Dr. Cook can advise you on if this treatment option is right for you. Most patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns who are in otherwise good dental health are eligible for SureSmile®.