Crooked teeth may seem harmless, but they can lead to serious oral health problems like decay, worn enamel, and missing teeth.
Orthodontic options like braces and clear aligners can help prevent these serious oral health concerns from developing.
Our offices in Hamden, East Haven, and Branford CT, offer SureSmile® aligners for teens and adults who want straighter teeth.
Straighten Your Teeth With Clear Aligners A Revolutionary Orthodontic Option
SureSmile is a clear aligner system that gradually moves teeth into their ideal positions. During an appointment with your dentist or orthodontist, scans are taken of your teeth to plan your treatment and create aligners that are as comfortable as possible. These scans are sent to a SureSmile digital lab where specialists determine the best way to move each tooth into its ideal position and fabricate your aligners accordingly.
Once your custom trays are made, you can begin treatment. Wear each set of aligners for two weeks, then progress to the next set in the series. At the end of your treatment, you should have beautifully straightened teeth.
Experience the Benefits of SureSmile Clear, Discreet Orthodontics
If you are an adult who wants to straighten your teeth, you may be put off by the idea of bulky metal braces that are noticeable and may make you feel self-conscious in social situations. Likewise, your teen might feel embarrassed about wearing metal braces. SureSmile clear aligners are a virtually unnoticeable option that effectively straightens mild-to-moderate misalignment without drawing attention to the fact that you're receiving orthodontic care.
While braces can't be removed after orthodontic treatment has begun, SureSmile aligners can. As long as you're committed to wearing your SureSmile aligners for 20-22 hours each day, you can remove them to eat, for photographs, and for special events.
No Dietary Restrictions
Unlike braces that have dietary restrictions because certain foods can damage the brackets and wires, SureSmile clear aligners can be removed during meals. You can enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying about damaging your orthodontic appliance and getting food debris stuck in your braces.
Many patients report feeling more confident in both their personal and professional lives after straightening their teeth. We want our patients to face the world with confidence, and SureSmile clear aligners allow you to do just that. After treatment, you'll no longer have to fixate on your dental flaws—you can simply smile with ease.
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Whether you want to straighten your teeth or it's time to think about straightening your child's teeth, SureSmile clear aligners are a good option for teens and adults alike. In just 12-18 months, you or your child will be able to reap the benefits of a beautiful smile.
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Shouldn't I See an Orthodontist?
While many patients choose to visit an orthodontist for braces, clear aligners, or another orthodontic option, this isn't necessary. Many dentists are well-equipped to provide patients with orthodontics, and our dental team is no exception. You can save yourself the hassle of finding an orthodontist and choose to receive SureSmile treatment for yourself or your child at our Hamden, CT, office.
Making the Most of Your Treatment
Follow All Instructions
Your Hamden dentist will provide you with all the instructions you’ll need to make the most of your treatment. Wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day, wear each set of aligners for two weeks, and check in with your dentist regularly so they can ensure your treatment plan is progressing smoothly.
Clean Your Aligners Regularly
Bacteria can build up on your aligners, putting your teeth at risk of developing decay. We recommend cleaning your aligners as often as you brush your teeth: at least twice each day. Use nonabrasive toothpaste and lukewarm water to clean your aligners. You should also rinse your aligners periodically throughout the day to remove bacteria and food debris.
Store Your Aligners Properly
When not in use, store your clear aligners in the provided case so you don't damage or lose them. Damaging or losing the appliance can prolong your care plan and increase the total cost. We also recommend holding on to the previous set of aligners in your plan in case you do damage or misplace your current set.
Ensure Lasting Results
Orthodontics effectively move teeth into their ideal positions, but it's up to you to ensure your teeth remain aligned. If you're not careful, your teeth can revert back into their old positions, undoing all the progress you've made with orthodontics. To ensure this doesn't happen, your Hamden, CT, dentist will instruct you on how often to wear a retainer. This could be several nights a week or every night indefinitely. You may be able to use the last set of aligners in your treatment plan as a retainer.
Hamden, CT, Chooses Us for Care
"Dr Gross and all his staff are awesome and extremely patient focused me and my family always have a great experience. I have lived in various countries all over the world and Dr Gross is the best dentist I have ever had. I met with Dr Becker on my last visit and she was very friendly and engaging." Craig Watterson