SureSmile Clear Aligners

Braces are no longer the only way to achieve a straighter, more confident smile. At Prewitt Dental in Sanger, CA, our skilled dentists, Dr. Randy Prewitt, Dr. Timothy Prewitt, and Dr. Quincy Sofowora, offer SureSmile – an innovative clear aligner system for discreetly correcting misaligned teeth. SureSmile provides a convenient and comfortable alternative to traditional braces, especially for older teens and adults. If you’re looking to straighten your smile without metal wires, SureSmile may be an ideal solution.

What is SureSmile?

SureSmile uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to gradually shift teeth into their desired positions. The virtually invisible aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over teeth yet allow easy removal for eating, brushing, and flossing.

Each SureSmile aligner applies precise, gentle force to move teeth incrementally based on the comprehensive treatment plan your Prewitt Dental doctor mapped. You’ll wear each aligner for about 1-2 weeks before switching to the next set in the sequence as your teeth progress.

Benefits of SureSmile Clear Aligners

Compared to traditional braces, SureSmile offers several advantages:

Discreet Treatment: When worn, the clear, smooth aligners are invisible, so no one has to know you’re straightening your teeth.

  • Comfort and Convenience:  Clear aligners do not have wires or brackets, so they are smooth and comfortable to wear day and night. You can also remove them when needed.
  • Faster Treatment Times: Advanced technology and planning help minimize the total number of aligners needed, shortening the overall treatment duration.
  • Easy Oral Hygiene: Simply remove the aligners before eating and brush/floss normally. There is less risk of trapped food and plaque buildup.
  • Customized Results: Your customized plan is tailored to your specific tooth movements using 3D imaging for greater precision.

What to Expect When Getting SureSmile

The SureSmile process typically follows these steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Dr. Randy Prewitt, Dr.Timothy Prewitt, or Dr. Quincy Sofowora will evaluate whether SureSmile is appropriate based on your situation and goals.
  2. Digital Impressions: Using our iTero digital scanner, we’ll take 3D impressions of your teeth to plan your customized tooth movements.
  3. Treatment Preview: Advanced software simulates how your teeth will shift and the final result.
  4. Receive Aligners: Once approved, a whole series of custom aligners are created using SureSmile’s precise thermoforming process.
  5. Progress Monitoring: You’ll visit us every 6-8 weeks to check progress, receive new aligners, and ensure everything is on track.
  6. Time Frame: Wear your aligners 20-22 hours daily, removing them only for eating and oral hygiene. Most treatments take 6-18 months.

Instructions for Wearing SureSmile Aligners

For best results, follow these tips when wearing your SureSmile aligners:

  • Remove aligners when eating and drinking anything other than cool water.
  • Clean the aligners and your teeth before re-inserting them.
  • Wear each set of aligners for the recommended time before moving to the next set, even if they feel loose.
  • Only attempt to speed up the process by moving ahead in a timely manner.
  • Please switch to the next set of aligners before bed to allow them to reset while you sleep.

How to Care For Your Clear Aligners

Proper aligner care and cleaning are essential to avoid issues like staining, plaque buildup, and buildup of dried saliva or food particles. Our doctors recommend:

  • Rinse aligners whenever you remove them from your mouth.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear antibacterial soap when brushing the aligners.
  • Never use toothpaste, denture cleaner, mouthwash, or other products to clean aligners.
  • Soak aligners in a cleaning/sanitizing solution like Retainer Brite or the SureSmile Aligner Cleaner.
  • Always store aligners in their protective case when not being worn.
  • Keep up with your regular dental cleanings during treatment.

With consistent aligner wear and proper care, you’ll achieve your new, straighter smile before you know it! Let our Prewitt Dental team know if you have any other questions.

Get Your Confidence-Boosting Smile with SureSmile in Sanger

If you’re ready to straighten your smile comfortably and discreetly, the experienced doctors at Prewitt Dental proudly offer customized SureSmile clear aligner therapy. Dr. Randy Prewitt, Dr. Timothy Prewitt, and Dr. Quincy Sofowora are extensively trained in SureSmile’s innovative approach. We’ll create precise, personalized aligners unique to your situation using advanced digital imaging and treatment planning. You’ll be able to preview the projected results before beginning the convenient process of straightening your smile from the comfort of your home. Rest assured, you’ll receive the caring support and progress monitoring needed every step of the way.