SureSmile® clear aligners are a perfect solution for patients who want to discreetly straighten their teeth. They’re also removable, which means you’ll be able to continue eating your favorite foods during orthodontic treatment.
If you’re considering clear aligners, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bandy to go over your options. In addition to clear aligners, Dr. Bandy also offers clear ceramic braces and metal braces.
While each treatment has its benefits, most of our patients end up choosing SureSmile clear aligners.
One of the main benefits of SureSmile aligners is that they’re made out of a clear plastic that fits snugly over your teeth. This makes them perfect for patients who may feel self conscious with traditional metal braces. For example, you may be more interested in clear aligners if you work a public-facing job or are going to college.
Clear aligners are discreet, which can give you that boost of confidence you need during orthodontic treatment.
Patients with traditional metal braces must avoid foods that are sticky and/or hard to chew. This eliminates uncooked carrots, caramel, popcorn, and other popular foods. But you won’t have to change your diet if you choose SureSmile clear aligners.
SureSmile aligners are removable, which makes it easy to continue eating your favorite foods. The only caveat is that you’ll need to make sure you always brush your teeth after eating. That way, you don’t stain your aligners.
Also, make sure that you remove your aligners when drinking anything that isn’t water, such as coffee or tea. These liquids can get trapped between your aligners and your teeth, staining the enamel over time. They’ll also stain your aligners.
Since SureSmile aligners are removable, you’ll be able to brush and floss your teeth like you would normally. In comparison, a patient with metal braces would have to thread their floss between each individual bracket. This takes more time and effort, which is why some patients skip flossing altogether. In the long run, this can lead to staining, cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.
Patients with traditional metal braces may also skip brushing their teeth as often as they should. This can lead to plaque and tartar buildup, as well as staining around the metal brackets.
Your SureSmile clear aligners will only work when you wear them. That’s why it’s important that you wear your SureSmile aligners 20 to 22 hours per day. This will give the aligners time to move your teeth into their final positions.
If you don’t wear your aligners as directed, you’ll fall behind on your treatment plan. In other words, it’ll take you longer to achieve your dream smile. The more you wear your aligners, the closer you’ll get to having a healthier, more attractive smile.
Dr. David Bandy is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Holly, Michigan, who offers clear aligners and other types of orthodontic treatment. To request an appointment, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.