Straighten your teeth with SureSmile® Aligners
At Asuncion Dental Group, we take pride in offering aligner therapy as an alternative to conventional orthodontic treatment. Following a consultation with you at our Frederick, Maryland office, Dr. Frederick Asuncion may determine that you are a great candidate for SureSmile® aligners.
Straightening teeth without brackets and wires
SureSmile® is widely considered a pioneer in developing a modern alternative to conventional orthodontic appliances, such as braces. The “secret” to SureSmile’s effectiveness is in the aligners that incrementally reposition the teeth. Braces are made up of a system of wires and brackets. When fixed to the teeth, braces place consistent force on the teeth to move them through bone. For treatment to progress as planned, your dentist or orthodontist must tighten the braces throughout the process. Patients must also “re-learn” how to clean effectively around wires and brackets and eat comfortably with braces.
SureSmile® aligner trays are made from a smooth, BPA-free, and transparent thermoplastic. They slip over your teeth. Since they are clear, no one can see them when you smile. So, they are a discreet option for the one in three adults that the American Association of Orthodontists reports is undergoing orthodontic treatment.
When worn as directed each day, the trays place gentle force on the teeth to incrementally reposition them. Trays should only be removed when eating meals or brushing and flossing your teeth. Likewise, each tray is only one in a series of trays. You will wear each tray for about two weeks before moving on to the next tray in the series. It is essential to wear the trays in the correct order because each one corresponds with a different stage of treatment.
Sophisticated options meet exceptional service
Our patients appreciate that Dr. Asuncion designs treatment with your utmost comfort and convenience in mind. If SureSmile® is an appropriate way to correct crowded, crooked, or otherwise misaligned teeth, he will scan your teeth. There is no need for a messy impression which patients often find uncomfortable. This scan is used to make a 3-dimensional model of your mouth. He can show you exactly how your teeth will move throughout treatment by using this “virtual” model. It’s a way to “try before you buy.” This model will also be used to precisely make your aligners.
Yes, you can get a confident and attractive smile without using unsightly brackets and wires, which tend to poke at the inside of your mouth and can only be removed by a dental professional. We encourage you to schedule your SureSmile® consultation today. Call (301) 690-8482.