SureSmile: Straight & Healthy Smiles, Easier Than Ever
Are you tired of hiding your smile because of crooked or misaligned teeth? Do traditional braces seem like an uncomfortable and time-consuming solution? Luckily, there’s an innovative solution that can give you the straight teeth you’ve always wanted without the inconvenience of traditional braces. Welcome to Gentle Family Dentistry, where Bakersfield dentist Dr. Jonathan H. Garger offers SureSmile orthodontic treatment.
What is SureSmile?
SureSmile is a cutting-edge orthodontic system that revolutionizes the way braces work. It’s designed to provide patients with precise and accurate treatment plans using 3D imaging technology. This advanced technology enables your Bakersfield orthodontist to create customized treatment plans that cater to each patient’s unique needs, resulting in more efficient, effective treatment.
Benefits of SureSmile
SureSmile orthodontic treatment offers a variety of benefits over traditional braces, including:
- Shorter Treatment Times: SureSmile treatment typically takes less time than traditional braces because it uses custom archwires that are more precisely shaped to move your teeth. The 3D imaging technology used in SureSmile allows orthodontists to create a more accurate treatment plan, resulting in faster, more effective treatment.
- Fewer Office Visits: Since SureSmile treatment is more precise and efficient, patients typically require fewer office visits compared to traditional braces. This can be especially convenient for patients with busy schedules or those who live far away from our Bakersfield dental office.
- More Precise Treatment: SureSmile’s robotic technology allows orthodontists to create archwires with heightened precision, which don’t require elastic ties to hold the wire in place. Instead, they have a built-in mechanism that holds the wire securely in place, reducing the friction between the wire and the bracket. This allows for more efficient tooth movement, which results in more targeted and effective treatment in a shorter amount of time.
- Reduced Discomfort During Treatment: SureSmile archwires are custom-made to fit your teeth, which can reduce discomfort and soreness compared to traditional braces. Additionally, the SureSmile system allows for a more gradual and gentle movement of your teeth, which can also reduce discomfort.
- Improved Oral Hygiene: Since SureSmile treatment uses custom archwires that are more precise, they require fewer adjustments compared to traditional braces. This can make it easier for patients to maintain good oral hygiene throughout their treatment. Additionally, SureSmile archwires are designed to be smoother and less bulky than traditional braces, which can also make it easier to keep your teeth clean.
SureSmile & Invisalign®: What’s the Difference?
While both SureSmile and Invisalign offer an alternative to traditional braces, there are some key differences between the two systems. SureSmile uses 3D imaging and robotic technology to create custom archwires, resulting in more precise and efficient treatment. In contrast, Invisalign uses a series of pre-made aligners that are swapped out every two weeks to gradually shift teeth into place.
Additionally, SureSmile typically offers shorter treatment times and fewer office visits compared to Invisalign. Ultimately, the best option for you will depend on your specific orthodontic needs and goals, and it’s important to discuss all of your treatment options with Dr. Garger.
The SureSmile Orthodontic Treatment Process
Here’s what you can expect from the SureSmile orthodontic treatment process:
During your initial consultation, your Bakersfield orthodontist will conduct a comprehensive exam of your teeth and gums, review your medical history, and ask you about your smile goals. We’ll discuss the treatment plan with you and answer any questions you have about the process.
Designing Your SureSmile Aligners
SureSmile utilizes advanced 3D imaging technology to create a detailed map of your teeth and jaw. This mapping process is incredibly precise and allows for the creation of a custom treatment plan tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
To ensure the most efficient and accurate tooth movement, SureSmile uses specially designed archwires that are custom-made to fit each patient’s individual treatment plan. These archwires are created using a robot that bends the wire to the precise specifications of the treatment plan. This precision allows for more accurate and efficient tooth movement, resulting in shorter treatment times and fewer office visits.
Once your treatment plan is mapped out, our orthodontist will design a series of custom aligners that will gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. These aligners are made from a clear, durable plastic material and are custom-fit to your teeth to ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness.
Overall, SureSmile’s use of advanced technology and custom treatment planning allows for a more efficient and effective orthodontic treatment experience, with shorter treatment times and fewer office visits.
Wearing Your SureSmile Aligners
Once your custom aligners have been designed, they will be fabricated using state-of-the-art robotic technology. You’ll wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Treatment time varies based on your specific needs, but most patients achieve their desired results within six to 18 months.
During treatment, it’s important to wear your aligners as directed by our orthodontist. You should remove them only when eating, brushing, and flossing. You’ll also need to clean your aligners regularly to prevent the buildup of bacteria.
Caring for Your SureSmile Aligners
Proper care of your SureSmile aligners is essential to ensure the success of your orthodontic treatment. Here are some tips to help you care for your aligners:
- Clean Your Aligners Regularly: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear antibacterial soap to clean your aligners at least twice a day. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove any soap residue.
- Avoid Eating and Drinking With Your Aligners: Consuming food or drinks while wearing your aligners can stain and damage them. It’s best to remove them before eating or drinking anything but water.
- Keep Your Aligners in a Case: When you’re not wearing your aligners, store them in a clean, dry case to prevent bacteria buildup.
- Avoid Exposing Your Aligners to High Temperatures: High temperatures can cause your aligners to warp, which can compromise their fit. Never expose your aligners to hot water or direct sunlight.
- Wear Your Aligners as Directed: Follow your orthodontist’s instructions for wearing your aligners. You should wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours per day for optimal results.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your SureSmile aligners remain in excellent condition and help you achieve the perfect smile you desire.
Frequently Asked Questions
SureSmile is specifically designed to reduce discomfort during orthodontic treatment, thanks to its innovative technology and precision. While some discomfort may still be present, it is typically less than traditional braces due to the more targeted and efficient tooth movement provided by SureSmile.
If the discomfort lasts longer than a few days or is particularly intense, it is recommended to contact your orthodontist for further evaluation. They may be able to adjust the treatment plan or offer additional support to alleviate any discomfort.
SureSmile treatment duration depends on individual patient cases, including the complexity of the orthodontic issues. However, SureSmile treatment typically takes less time than traditional braces, thanks to the advanced technology used to design and apply customized archwires that optimize tooth movement. Your orthodontist will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of your treatment time during your initial consultation.
Absolutely! SureSmile treatment won’t interfere with your ability to participate in sports or play a musical instrument. Just be sure to wear a mouthguard during contact sports to protect your teeth.
Good oral hygiene is essential during orthodontic treatment. Brush and floss regularly, and be sure to follow any additional instructions provided by your orthodontist.
Learn More About SureSmile Orthodontic Treatment, Call Us Today!
If you’re ready to achieve the straight teeth you’ve always wanted without the inconvenience of traditional braces, SureSmile may be the solution for you. And if you’re in Bakersfield, CA, Dr. Garger at Gentle Family Dentistry is the best choice for your SureSmile treatment.
Call Gentle Family Dentistry by dialing (661) 664-9900 to learn more about the benefits of Suresmile orthodontic treatment. You can also book an appointment online by filling out the form below and a friendly staff member will get back to you shortly. Gentle Family Dentistry is proud to offer SureSmile orthodontic treatment to patients from Bakersfield and surrounding areas such as Gosford, Alameda, and Lakeview, CA.