Do you have multiple crooked teeth? Are misaligned teeth impacting your bite? Straighten your crooked teeth comfortably with SureSmile®. Dr. Riley Hewgley provides patients with SureSmile aligners in her Chapel Hill, NC dental office. These clear aligners gently realign teeth over time. SureSmile aligners are a discreet way for patients to cosmetically enhance their smiles. The aligners are easy to care for and come with multiple benefits over traditional orthodontic solutions. Here, you can learn more about how SureSmile can benefit you as well as your candidacy for this cosmetic dental treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?
SureSmile clear aligners are a modern way for patients to treat their orthodontic problems. Compared to traditional metal braces, SureSmile aligners offer a more comfortable treatment. Patients with metal braces need their brackets tightened at routine appointments. The metal wires that are a part of traditional braces can also irritate the gums. With SureSmile, patients can remove their aligners to eat the foods they enjoy without dietary restrictions. They can also brush and floss their teeth before putting their aligners back in place. It can be difficult to brush and floss when wearing metal braces, and it can also be easy for foods to get stuck between the teeth or metal wires. SureSmile makes it easy for patients to thoroughly take care of their smiles.
Am I a Candidate for SureSmile?
Patients who are in good oral health but need to treat their occlusal problems are great candidates for SureSmile. Occlusal problems, or problems with how the teeth make contact, can include an overbite, crossbite, underbite, or open bite. Patients who have spaces between their teeth, crooked teeth, or problems with overcrowding can also receive SureSmile. If patients have problems like gum disease or tooth decay, they will need to receive treatment for those oral health issues before SureSmile. Dr. Hewgley always makes sure that patients are in good health before cosmetic dental care.
Treatment with SureSmile
To begin SureSmile treatment, Dr. Hewgley will thoroughly examine the teeth and gums to see if you are in good oral health. He will then take images and impressions of your teeth, which are sent to a dental lab. Using these specifications, dental technicians craft multiple sets of customized aligners. Every aligner set is different as they slightly shift the teeth into a more comfortable position. State-of-the-art treatment planning ensures that patients receive predictable results when wearing SureSmile. Once the aligners are complete and sent to Dr. Hewgley, he will make sure that the first aligners fit you properly. He will also review how to take care of the aligners.
Each set of aligners are worn for two weeks before they are switched out for a newer set. Patients can remove their aligners to eat and drink, but they must remember to brush their teeth and clean their aligners before putting them back on.
Receive a Straighter Smile Today
If you are a new patient, call Tarheel Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at (919) 551-8847. Current patients may call (919) 442-1670. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Hewgley online.