Patients who hear the word “orthodontics” may cringe at the idea of a young child or teenager having to wear a series of metal brackets and wires to realign the smile. There is often a negative connotation to orthodontic treatment because of the relation to unwanted, unsightly appliances. However, at Summit Dental of La Mesa, La Mesa, California, area residents can fix crooked teeth and enjoy teeth straightening without metal—and with SureSmile aligners. 

What is SureSmile? 

SureSmile is one of many teeth straightening clear aligner solutions available on the market today. SureSmile utilizes clear plastic aligner trays that are made to fit over the dental arch. A set of aligners are worn for 2 weeks, or as short as 5 days when accelerated methods are used. Every 2 weeks to 5 days a different set of aligners are used until the teeth are straightened. Aligners need to be worn all the time except when eating or cleaning their teeth. Clear aligner trays are becoming much more popular because they have several benefits. SureSmile aligners are:

  • Effective 
  • Fast 
  • Easy to use 
  • Simple to clean and care for 
  • Discreet 
  • Comfortable to wear

How does SureSmile work? 

The process begins with a consultation appointment with our team, which may include any one of our providers. Patients can discuss with their dentist the imperfections of the smile they would like to improve. Patients with mild to moderate misalignment are often the best candidates for SureSmile aligners. During the initial visit, patients can ask questions about the process to better understand how it works. Patients that choose to move forward with treatment will have their top and bottom teeth scanned for digital models. These digital models are used in creating the clear aligner trays needed to straighten the teeth.  Patients love how discreet SureSmile is and find that they are excited to achieve a new smile without feeling embarrassed along the way.

Discuss SureSmile aligners with our team today! 

Call (619) 494-2492 to request an appointment with our team, conveniently located at 8530 La Mesa Boulevard, Ste. #204 in La Mesa, California. Our dentists are available to discuss teeth straightening options and can help patients fix crooked teeth in their smiles.