Clear aligner therapy offers the chance to create a beautifully balanced smile without having the distress of traditional metal braces. Tim Hung, DDS, and the team at Oasis Family Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington, offer SureSmile® clear aligners to guide you to an attractive and straighter smile. To explore these orthodontics in greater detail, schedule a visit online or by phone at your earliest convenience.

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What is clear aligner therapy?

Clear aligner therapy is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of tray-based aligners to create gentle pressure to move teeth into the ideal position. SureSmile uses smooth, BPA-free plastic trays that are transparent and comfortable. They slip over your teeth and no one can see your treatment when you’re wearing them.

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign takes less time to complete your smile. For many people, treatment time is shorter and they have clear aligner therapy for only 6-12 months*.

Clear aligners are also ideal for teenagers and adults who want a straighter, more attractive smile but don’t want to go through the process of having metal braces.

SureSmile is one of the many options available on the market to achieve a balanced bite, but Oasis Family Dentistry made the decision to offer this orthodontic option to provide patients with exceptional outcomes.

What are some issues clear aligner therapy can correct?

SureSmile clear aligners address similar concerns as traditional braces. Some examples of treatable cases include:

  • Crowding
  • Gapped teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Mix of permanent and baby teeth

During your initial consultation, intraoral scanning gathers detailed information about the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth. This information helps the team at Oasis Family Dentistry determine if clear aligner therapy is a good option for your specific needs.

What is clear aligner therapy like?

If you move forward with clear aligners, you return to the Woodinville office for your first set of SureSmile trays. The team shows you how to place and remove the clear aligners.

You’ll need to wear the aligners for at least 20-22 hours each day, only removing them when brushing your teeth or eating foods. It’s important to follow your orthodontist’s instructions closely since treatment can only work if you wear them properly.

Throughout the clear aligner therapy process, you switch into a new set of trays every two weeks* to ensure your treatment stays on track. You might experience some soreness when switching new trays but you’ll gradually get used to wearing clear aligners comfortably.

Periodic office visits to Oasis Family Dentistry give your orthodontist opportunities to adjust your treatment as needed.

If you’re ready to learn more about clear aligner therapy with SureSmile, call Oasis Family Dentistry today to book a visit or schedule online in just a few clicks.