Mythbusters: SureSmile Aligners

By Aaron Strickland, D.D.S. on January 14, 2021


Are you ready to smile with confidence again? Maybe the idea of wearing braces is unappealing? Have you heard about clear aligners and you're just not sure about? Well, White River Dental is here to bust any myths you've heard about SureSmile Aligners! 

Myth #1: SureSmile is Only for Simple Cosmetic Cases

SureSmile is able to complete fairly difficult alignment cases, and works well for most patients. No two treatment cases are the same, so you will need a consultation appointment to determine the best plan of care. 

Myth #2: SureSmile Aligners are More Expensive than Braces

SureSmile is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. Since each case is different -the total cost of your smile will depend on how much treatment you need. Always be sure to discuss the cost and insurance options with your dental professional. 

Myth #3: SureSmile Aligners are Uncomfortable to Wear

SureSmile Aligners are made of clear and comfortable plastic, that is easy to remove when eating, brushing, and flossing. Since they are made of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible and do not affect normal day-to-day activities. 

Myth #4: SureSmile Treatment Takes Longer than Braces

Because each person's treatment plan is different, it is hard to say an exactly how long your customized case may take. Generally, treatment can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Listed below is what to expect:

*On average, patients can plan on roughly 2-4 weeks from your initial scanning to begin wearing your first aligners. Depending how quickly the case is submitted and when your follow-up appointment is, this time frame could vary.

*Expect to wear each set of aligners for roughly 1-2 weeks, as prescribed by your dental professional.

*Our office will schedule your office visits based on the complexity of your case. Office visits will differ for each patient depending on the treatment plan.

*When patients start wearing a new set of aligners, it is normal to experience a snugger fit for a few days. 

*Once your treatment plan is complete, retainers will be prescribed by your dental professional. 

Myth #5: Orthodontics is Only for Children/Teenagers

We believe having a healthy and beautiful smile is important no matter your age. SureSmile is specifically used for teens and adults, from simple to complex cases. Your confidence, your comfort, and your convenience are most important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle! 

Dr. Strickland can determine if SureSmile is right for you with a consultation appointment. Give us a call today to learn more and schedule a consult! 

Call 812-378-2041  or Click to schedule your appointment today!

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