If you have crooked teeth, or ones that crowd or overlap one another, then you may assume achieving an even smile means wearing metal braces. But our team could offer a cosmetic alternative with SureSmile. Instead of braces, your Olathe, KS, dentist could correct the smile with clear plastic aligners.
The Causes of Poor Alignment (and Trouble It Causes)
Why do we develop uneven smiles? This could be brought on by a number of factors, including tooth loss, injury to the jaw or face, issues with the growth of the jaw, thumb sucking and tongue thrusting in early childhood, and the eruption of the wisdom teeth. The first step will involve careful examination of your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can assess the cause and extent of your misalignment. From there, we can decide which treatment option is right for you. If we choose SureSmile, we need to start creating your custom aligners.
Creating Custom Aligners
Our team will take digital images of your smile from multiple angles, quickly and comfortably. In a lab setting, experts will use this information to design and then fabricate a series of aligners from a clear plastic material, one that is BPA-free and barely noticeable. These will fit comfortably over your teeth and gently shift them into proper position.
The SureSmile System
You will wear a set for about 20 to 22 hours a day on average. After two weeks, you will upgrade to the next set in the series. This process continues for about a year for adults, or about 18 months for teens. For more minor cases, optimal results could be possible in as little as six months. You will be able to move them before you eat, so no need to avoid certain foods, and being removable makes brushing and flossing much simpler. We will monitor your progress and adjust your treatment as needed to ensure an even and healthy smile in the time frame we discussed.
This option means a healthier smile, with a lowered risk of cavities, gum disease, TMD, and even bruxism. You can also smile with confidence and never hesitate to show off your pearly whites. If you have any questions about SureSmile, then contact our team today. You can also use your remaining 2022 dental benefits before they expire!
Do You Have Any Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We want to help you smile with confidence again! Schedule an appointment today and learn more about shifting the position of your uneven teeth. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-586-2718. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.