Q&A: SureSmile®

Are you looking for an easy way to treat a crooked smile? Try SureSmile. At Westborough Dental Associates, our team provides orthodontic treatment with SureSmile in Westborough, MA. SureSmile is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. This alternative to traditional metal braces makes it easy for patients to straighten their teeth comfortably. Patients do not require many adjustments with this treatment, which provides efficient and quick care.

SureSmile in Westborough, Massachusetts

Q&A: SureSmile in Westborough, MA

Learn more about SureSmile with answers to common questions many patients have about this modern orthodontic treatment:

What are the benefits of SureSmile treatment?

SureSmile offers:

  • Invisible aligners: SureSmile uses clear aligners that conform to the smile. Because these aligners are clear, they offer a more discreet option than the brackets and wires of metal braces.
  • Fewer visits: Patients do not have to visit the dentist for regular appointments with SureSmile. For many orthodontic treatments, patients need to visit their orthodontist to tighten their braces brackets. Tightening these brackets and adding new wires can also irritate or poke the gums. With SureSmile, patients do not need to visit us as often.
  • Removable appliance: Unlike traditional braces, SureSmile aligners may be removed. Patients can remove their aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This makes it easy for patients to eat the foods they love without dietary restrictions. In addition, patients can easily floss and brush their natural teeth without anything in their way.

Am I a candidate for SureSmile treatment?

We recommend SureSmile for patients who require orthodontic treatment for mild to moderately crooked teeth. SureSmile treats patients with crooked teeth, an improper bite, gaps between teeth, underbite, or overbite.

What is the SureSmile treatment like?

Before treatment, we scan your teeth to capture images of each tooth. the scanner is connected to a computer that creates 3-D images of each tooth. We use these images to map out an image of the final position of your teeth. Then, we send these images to a dental lab to fabricate the SureSmile aligners. Each set of aligners is different and will be switched out every two weeks for a new pair. It may take some time to get used to each aligner, but they are comfortable and do not irritate the soft tissues of the mouth.

How long is SureSmile treatment?

SureSmile typically has a faster treatment time than other options like Invisalign. Although every patient is different, it takes 6 to 18 months for patients to complete SureSmile treatment. We recommend that patients wear their aligners for 22 hours a day for the best results.

Request a Dental Appointment

Are you interested in treatment with SureSmile aligners? Contact our dental office today. New patients may call us at 508.342.1519. If you are a current patient of Westborough Dental Associates, please call 508.366.0550. You may also schedule a dental consultation with our dental team on our website. Let us know if you have further questions for our dentists and we will be happy to help you.