SureSmile® Gaithersburg MD

Do you have crooked teeth that impact the look of your smile? Are you interested in clear aligners but want to know more? SureSmile® is a cosmetic dental treatment that comfortably realign teeth. With clear SureSmile trays, patients can straighten their misaligned smiles. At Nova Dental, Dr. Stan Nova provides treatment with SureSmile in his Gaithersburg, MD dental office. Both of these orthodontic treatments also deliver healthier smiles.

Straightening crooked or misaligned teeth helps patients effectively clean their teeth and gums. Many times it can be difficult to clean overcrowded or overlapping teeth. It is much easier for patients to brush and floss effectively once they have a better aligned smile.

SureSmile Aligners

Metal Braces vs. Clear Aligners

There are several differences between clear aligners and traditional metal braces. Patients who wear metal braces need to visit the orthodontist for regular visits, where they tighten the brackets and add new wires. The new wires can poke and irritate the gum tissue. Metal braces often have dietary restrictions against hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that can damage the orthodontic appliance. Alternatively, it only takes some time for patients to get accustomed to each new aligner. Sure Smile aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably in the mouth. Patients can remove their aligners, so they do not have to avoid certain foods. 

How is SureSmile® Different From Invisalign?

Like Invisalign, SureSmile braces are clear and removable. However, SureSmile is better for patients with more complex orthodontic needs. SureSmile can address overbites, underbites, crossbites, and other malocclusion problems. The SureSmile technology offers variable trim lines and individual attachments which make it easier to customize the aligners. Individual attachments and cut-outs for elastic offer a hybrid between metal and clear braces. With SureSmile, patients with more moderate orthodontic problems can get a straighter smile with more discreet treatment.

SureSmile® Treatment in Gaithersburg, MD

To prepare for treatment, we take detailed scans of the smile. These scans, which we send to a dental lab, help technicians craft the SureSmile aligners. The scans also help determine treatment time. On average, SureSmile treatments take 6 to 18 months. However, this time depends on each patient’s orthodontic problems and compliance with treatment. Once patients receive their first set of aligners, they will switch out each set every two weeks. The aligners gradually straighten crooked teeth over time.

Do not eat or drink with your clear aligners in your mouth. You can easily stain or damage your aligners this way. Instead, remove the aligners and place them in their case. Brush and floss your teeth and gums after eating and gently clean your aligners.

Invisalign in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Do you have crooked teeth but don’t want braces? See if you’re a candidate for SureSmile at Nova Dental. Call us at (240) 226-1482 or request a dental consultation with us on our website. Please let us know if you have specific questions about treatment at your next visit. We are always here to assist our patients.