Are you looking for an alternative to metal braces for your orthodontic needs? Would you like a straighter smile in under a year?
Dr. Chibb provides SureSmile® clear aligners in our Baltimore area dental office to treat mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. SureSmile makes it easy to create a smile that is healthier with teeth that are aligned properly and supporting a more balanced bite. With SureSmile, patients are able to reposition their teeth in less time when compared to other leading clear aligners and traditional braces.
SureSmile: how does it work?
SureSmile is a clear aligner system that uses CAD/CAM technology to create your custom treatment plan. Dr. Chibb will use a handheld digital scanner to take digital impressions of your teeth. This is an easy and painless process that provides high-resolution imagery that is used to evaluate tooth position and design your unique set of aligners.
The unique dental plastic material used to make the aligners is smooth to the touch so there is minimal or no irritation of the gums. The material is strong enough to reposition the teeth with gentle pressure. Changing aligners every couple of weeks, according to your specific schedule, will slowly move the teeth and change the shape and appearance of your smile. SureSmile uses fewer aligners than other clear aligner systems and typically enables patients to complete treatment in less time, often under a year.
Dr. Chibb will place your first set of aligners and discuss your at-home schedule for changing them. There will be periodic office visits to check your progress.
Is SureSmile right for me?
SureSmile is best suited to patients with mild to moderate orthodontic needs and cosmetic concerns due to crooked teeth. Dr. Chibb will evaluate the condition of your smile before recommending SureSmile clear aligners as a treatment option.
Are SureSmile aligners removable for eating?
Yes, your aligners are removable for eating, drinking, and daily oral hygiene. SureSmile aligners should be removed for all of these activities to avoid damaging the aligners and to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Hot liquids such as coffee or tea can damage the aligners and impact your treatment.
Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment with SureSmile?
Yes, a retainer should be worn daily to maintain your results. Most patients wear their retainer while sleeping.