As your preferred orthodontic dentist in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Hunt Valley Dental can straighten your teeth the invisible way. But how do we do this? We use SureSmile aligners to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. Similar to Invisalign, SureSmile orthodontics uses a set of clear aligners to perfect your smile with comfort, speed, and discreteness.
When the dentist wants to straighten your teeth with traditional braces, he relies on x-rays and plastic molds to devise your treatment plan. Your dentist then installs wires, brackets, and bands to put pressure on the teeth for proper alignment. You will have frequent dental checkups for the dentist to adjust your wires for correct teeth movement in between the treatment.
SureSmile uses a 3D computer imaging system that captures super-detailed pictures of your mouth and allows your dentist to plan how each tooth moves to proper alignment, even before the actual treatment begins. The system is so precise that the number of dental visits is significantly reduced.
After Dr. Thomas Rhodes establishes that you are a prime candidate for clear aligners, the next step is to take your bite impressions. There is no room for gooey bite impressions here — we use an intraoral camera to scan your entire mouth.
Next, the dentist virtually simulates your treatment plan to enable you to see the results even before the treatment begins. It’s more of “see before you buy,” reducing any natural anxiety you may have about this treatment.
Once your treatment plan is in place, the next step is fabricating a set of clear aligners. Once you receive them, you will wear them for at least 22 hours a day, and the results will be noticeable within a few months.
The discreet nature of SureSmile aligners makes patients smile ear to ear. However, clear aligners are a lot cooler than that. They include the following benefits: