SureSmile Clear Aligners in Ventura, CA
The Ventura Center for Dental Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer the latest innovation in orthodontic therapy – SureSmile clear aligner therapy. If you long to correct crooked teeth but hate the thought of a mouthful of uncomfortable metal brackets, SureSmile is the solution.
How Clear Aligners Work to Improve Your Smile
Clear aligners use lightweight, transparent trays placed over the teeth to shift them in small increments gently. The aligner trays are thin, clear, and durable. Clear aligners are effective and comfortable if worn consistently for 20-22 hours a day. Every one to two weeks, you change one aligner for another, slightly modified one so that you have a gradual progression in teeth movement.
SureSmile clear aligners are designed to gradually move the teeth using gentle pressure. This steady pressure encourages the roots of the teeth to move slowly into better positions for straighter teeth. The pressure is comfortable and increases gradually over time, so patients do not suffer from pain related to sudden changes in force.
Depending on how crooked or misaligned your teeth are, you may wear anywhere from 10 to 50 aligners over the course of treatment. While that sounds like a lot, you generally wear each clear aligner for only a few weeks, providing predictable results quickly. Every aligner is custom fitted to ensure a snug, comfortable fit and effective treatment.
Clear Aligners vs. Conventional Orthodontic Treatments
Traditional braces move your teeth into new positions by exerting force via metal brackets and wires. The process can take a long time and is sometimes painful when the brackets are adjusted. You also risk damaging your tooth enamel because the brackets and wires make it difficult to keep your teeth clean.
Because metal braces are not removable until treatment is complete, patients must be extra careful when participating in contact sports to avoid injuries to their lips and gums. Cuts, sore spots, and irritation are common with metal bracket braces. And, of course, if there is a special occasion, metal braces cannot be removed.
SureSmile’s removable clear aligner orthodontic treatment provides the same results as traditional orthodontic treatments without pain, risk, and inconvenience. Most wearers report only mild discomfort for a day or two when switching from one aligner to the next. The pressure with SureSmile clear aligners is gentler.
Caring for clear aligners and your teeth is straightforward because the aligners are removable. Because the aligners are not glued to the teeth, there are no concerns about damage to the teeth when the brackets are removed. You can brush and floss your teeth daily without working around cumbersome metal brackets and wires.
The convenience of clear aligner therapy appeals to many patients, particularly adults undergoing orthodontic treatment. Removable aligners allow for comfortable eating without worrying about what foods to avoid. For special occasions or photo opportunities, remove your aligner and pop it back in later.
Less Time in the Dentist’s Chair
At Ventura Center for Dental Health, we understand your schedule is hectic. SureSmile clear aligners allow us to custom-fit your clear aligners in just a few visits. Because you can easily switch from one aligner to the next without having to return to our office every few weeks, you get great results with few visits and less time in the chair at each visit.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth but hate the thought of traditional braces, SureSmile clear aligners are an excellent choice. A beautiful smile is just a phone call away! Contact us at Ventura Office Location Phone Number 805-653-5606 or use our easy online scheduling form to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors.
Create a More Confident Smile with SureSmile Clear Aligners!
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