Get A Straight Smile Without Braces
SureSmile uses a series of clear plastic trays to shift your teeth rather than braces. One of the biggest benefits is that your aligners are completely invisible when worn and do not affect your speech. This makes for a more subtle aesthetic, and nobody has to know you’re getting orthodontic treatment.
SureSmile is also more comfortable than braces since it tends to move teeth more gradually and does not involve any metal components that irritate your mouth. It’s also very convenient and hygienic because you can remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This means there are no dietary restrictions or difficulties cleaning your teeth. Get started by scheduling an appointment at Tuttle Family Dentistry today. We proudly serve the patrons of Colorado Springs!
To begin the process, you’ll need to come to Tuttle Family Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Tuttle in Colorado Springs. Our team will take images of your mouth, perform an exam, take x-rays, and determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment. If you’re approved, they will take molds and impressions of your mouth and work with SureSmile to develop your treatment plan and build your first few sets of aligners, which will take a few weeks.
After a few weeks you will return to our Colorado Springs office to get your custom SureSmile aligners and instructions on how to wear them. Each set is worn for 20-22 hours per day and is swapped out every 2 weeks. You will return to the office every 4-6 weeks for a quick checkup and to get your next few sets of aligners. This basic process is repeated until your treatment is complete.
Treatment time varies for each patient, but most patients complete SureSmile treatment in about a year. This means that in many cases, SureSmile works faster than braces, which often require 12-18 months to move your teeth properly.
Of course, every case is unique, and there’s no way to estimate the length of your treatment without a consultation with your doctor. To find out if SureSmile is right for you and how long your orthodontic treatment may take, contact our Colorado Springs office for a complimentary consultation.
The biggest advantage of SureSmile therapy over other orthodontic treatments, such as braces, is its subtle, low-profile appearance. SureSmile clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn. The aligners are clear and thin, and fit perfectly over your teeth, so nobody has to know that you’re correcting your smile unless you want them to know.
Traditional metal braces, on the other hand, are more obvious, and may make you feel self-conscious about your orthodontic treatment. If you want a more subtle way to correct your smile, SureSmile may be the solution you've been searching for.
SureSmile treatment is also more comfortable than wearing metal braces, as the aligners won't poke or irritate your mouth. You can take your SureSmile aligners out to eat and drink, so there are no dietary restrictions. Because they're removable, clear aligners make it easier to brush and floss, so you can keep your teeth healthy during your orthodontic treatment.
In many cases, SureSmile treatment requires fewer trips to our office, which also saves you time. Most patients only need a quick checkup every 4-6 weeks, and these appointments are generally shorter than appointments to have your braces adjusted.
For many patients looking to straighten their smile, SureSmile is a fantastic option for orthodontic treatment. To learn more about SureSmile clear aligner therapy, and to find out if you're a good candidate for treatment, contact Tuttle Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs today.
This depends on your oral health and the extent of your orthodontic issues. First and foremost, your mouth must be healthy and free of issues like gum disease, cavities, and infected teeth. You cannot receive orthodontic treatment with these chronic oral health issues.
SureSmile is powerful, but not as versatile as traditional braces. If you have very serious issues with your teeth and jaw alignment, SureSmile may not work for your case. To find out if you’re a candidate, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tuttle today.
The average treatment time for SureSmile is about a year. This means you’ll usually wear somewhere between 22 to 26 different sets of aligners throughout your treatment if you’re switching them biweekly.
However, the treatment time is case-specific. Some patients with minor cosmetic orthodontic issues may only require 6 months to correct their teeth and improve their smile. On the other hand, if you have more serious issues with the alignment of your teeth and your bite, it could take 18 months or longer to correct your smile.
If you want to learn more about your expected treatment time with SureSmile, Dr. Brian Tuttle is here to help. Just get in touch with Tuttle Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation. After your oral exam and x-rays, Dr. Tuttle can help you learn more about what to expect from the SureSmile treatment process, and how long your treatment may take.
The answer is usually “yes,” but it depends on your case. Similarly to braces, SureSmile doesn’t just change the position of your teeth. It can also correct issues with your jaw position. Overbites and underbites are examples of bite issues that can be corrected with SureSmile.
An overbite is when the upper arch of teeth "hangs over" the lower jaw more than is ideal. An underbite is the opposite, when the lower jaw sits in front of the upper arch of teeth. Both can impact your confidence in your smile, but SureSmile may be the solution for you.
The end result is a straight smile, aligned jaw, and healthy bite. This doesn’t just help improve your oral health, but also your appearance and your self-confidence.