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Plaza Family Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Kansas City, MO

Misaligned teeth don’t always look attractive, but neither do braces. To straighten your teeth without using wires or brackets, Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri, offers SureSmile® clear aligners made of clear and comfortable Essix® plastic. To find out if your teeth-alignment issues are solvable using SureSmile aligners and estimate how your plan might take, call Plaza Family Dentistry or book a consultation online today.

SureSmile Q & A

What is SureSmile?

SureSmile is a teeth-aligning treatment that isn’t much like traditional braces. Your dentist makes a digital impression of the starting position of your teeth and uses it to create a 3D model on a computer. Using the 3D model, they map out your treatment plan, and show you the projected movement of your teeth with the SureSmile Aligners.

SureSmile aligners are clear and made of durable plastic. They’re custom and cut with lasers to fit seamlessly over your teeth so the people around you won’t be able to tell you’re wearing them. You’ll get a series of these aligners that gradually move your teeth into a straighter position over the course of several months as you wear them for about 22 hours each day. The Plaza Family Dentistry team supervises your progress with regular appointments.

What can SureSmile fix?

You can use SureSmile aligners instead of braces or to finish off a long orthodontic treatment process. They’re best used for cases of mild to moderate teeth crookedness. Your dentist may advise you to consider SureSmile aligners if you have:

  • Crooked teeth
  • An overbite 
  • An underbite
  • A crossbite
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Crowded teeth

If clear SureSmile aligners aren’t the best way to move your teeth into a more appealing position, the team can help you review other discrete methods.

How should I care for my SureSmile aligners?

One of the advantages of using SureSmile aligners to align your teeth is that they’re removable. This allows for easy cleaning of both your teeth and the devices. You must take them out to eat and drink anything except water, since staining liquids can get trapped between the plastic and your teeth. 

After eating or drinking, you must brush your teeth and the aligners before putting them back in your mouth. In doing so, you can be sure that your aligners and your mouth stay clean.

To keep them safe and clear of dust and debris, you should place the devices in their case whenever you remove them. If you accidentally damage or lose one, don’t hesitate to call Plaza Family Dentistry to decide whether you need a new one or you can move on to the next device in your series.

If you’re interested in adjusting your teeth with SureSmile aligners, book an appointment by phone or online at Plaza Family Dentistry to find out if you’re a candidate today.