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Woman being fitted for alignerAre you considering getting braces? Dr. Jimmy Nguyen is a certified SureSmile® provider, allowing us to provide invisible orthodontic treatment for adults of all ages.

SureSmile is a translucent, removable aligner system that straightens your teeth without irritating metal brackets or wires. Rather, the clear trays gently straighten your smile by changing the aligners out at home every two weeks.

Our digital technology uses 3D virtual scans of your teeth to map out your tooth movement. They are no gooey, uncomfortable impressions needed! Your treatment is planned from start to finish in the software to coordinate how each tooth will line up with its neighbors. It’s more comfortable and accurate!

Advantages of SureSmile

Compared to traditional metal braces, our SureSmile patients can enjoy

  • Improved comfort during treatment
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Fewer, shorter dental visits
  • Flexibility to eat all your favorite foods
  • Easier home care
  • An invisible alternative other people won’t notice

Plus, SureSmile offers complimentary, unlimited correction trays if you need to fine tune your tooth alignment at the conclusion of your treatment. This perk comes at no added cost, unlike other major clear aligner competitors.

Straighter teeth look great but they tend to be healthier, too. When your teeth are crowded, they’re more prone to food entrapment between them. As a result, they’re at a greater risk of getting cavities and gum disease. SureSmile makes it easier to straighten teeth so that they’re easier to clean. Plus, there are no wires or brackets to try to brush and floss around, improving your oral hygiene routine from the start.

Crooked teeth can also alter the way your upper and lower jaws fit together. When that’s the case, your TMJ functions in an atypical manner. Over time, it can result in TMJ disorder (TMD), jaw pain and headaches. By correcting the alignment of your teeth, it reduces the strain on your joint and allows your TMJ to function more effectively.

It’s natural to feel embarrassed about having crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth. Thanks to SureSmile, we can help patients overcome the hesitation to smile around other people. The effective and invisible braces for adults make it possible to straighten your teeth at any age. Knowing that your smile looks straighter may be all you need to finally feel confident about the way it looks.

SureSmile treatment starts off with a new patient consultation. During this appointment, we’ll take a series of impressions of your teeth and discuss your candidacy for clear braces. Then, we’ll send that information to SureSmile labs, where they’ll work up a digital treatment plan.

After SureSmlie sends your treatment plan back to our office, we’ll have you stop by to preview the digital simulation. The virtual preview allows you to see the month-by-month progression of your tooth movement so that you know what to expect. If you like the results of your digital mock-up, we can order your aligners.

Your first set of trays will be ready in a matter of days. Simply wear your aligners as directed – which is usually 22+ hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush or floss – and change them out as prescribed. As you progress to each new set of aligners, your teeth will become straighter. There are no wires or bands to adjust!

Clear Aligners FAQ

Will Insurance Cover SureSmile?

Depending on the type of coverage you have, your dental insurance may pay for SureSmile treatment. Our financial coordinators will verify your coverage to help you understand what benefits you’re entitled to. But we also offer in-house financing through CareCredit for affordable monthly payments on your invisible braces. That way you can start treatment right away.

How long do I need to wear my aligners each day?

It’s best to wear your SureSmile orthodontic trays as much as possible. Plan to only remove them when you’re eating or drinking anything other than water, as well as when you brush and floss. The longer you leave them in each day, the more effective it is.

How long is the total treatment time?

The length of your overall treatment will depend on how much tooth movement there needs to be. Minor cases can be completed in about a year or less. More severe or complicated cases can take closer to two years.

Is there an age requirement?

SureSmile works best for patients ages 18 and up; adults of all ages qualify, as there’s no cut-off.

How often do I need to visit your office?

We’ll schedule you for a brief visit about once a month to monitor your progress and deliver the next set of trays to progress your tooth movement.

How should I care for my clear orthodontic trays?

Remove them regularly to brush and floss your teeth, cleaning your aligners with a toothbrush and tap water. Avoid hot water, as it could cause the aligners to warp. You can also soak your trays in a denture cleansing solution once a day to help lift debris deposits.

Request a Clear Braces Consultation

Find out if SureSmile Riverside is right for you. Contact Melody Dental Care today to reserve an orthodontic evaluation.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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