Invisalign and Sure Smile Aligners
Here at Quad City Orthodontics, we are proud to offer Invisalign® and Sure Smile clear aligner treatment for our patients.
Clear aligners are an alternative treatment to braces. You can straighten your teeth without us putting metal in your mouth. Instead, we use plastic trays (also known as aligners) to move your teeth back into place. Each aligner is custom made to fit your mouth so you don’t have to worry about mouth irritation.
Since the aligners are removable, they are easier to keep clean. You can also continue to brush and floss your teeth without having to try to avoid harming your braces. It is also nice because you can eat whatever you want.
Because the aligners are clear, most people don’t even know you are wearing anything unless you tell them.We know that you will probably have some questions, so here is a list of frequently asked questions:
Will Clear aligners fit my lifestyle?
Many people don’t want braces because of the inconvenience. Clear aligner treatment can be a great fit for some people.
They are removable so you can take them out and eat whatever you want. You can also take them out to brush your teeth so that you don’t have to worry about missing any spots. This will keep your teeth healthy through your whole procedure.
You can still do whatever you want when you wear your aligners. You can go to fancy places and no one will know. You can still work, go to school, play sports, and do whatever else you enjoy doing. You can even smile without worrying about others noticing your braces. They won’t even know.
What is Invisalign® or Sure Smile Aligners?
The Invisalign® system is the clear way to straighten your teeth and give you a smile of which you can be proud. It uses advanced, 3D computer-imaging technology to create your whole treatment plan from where your teeth are now to where they need to be.
Then clear aligners are custom made for your teeth. The aligners will start to move your teeth in the right direction. Every two weeks, you will get new aligners which will move your teeth a little bit more until we achieve the desired result.
Since each mouth is different, treatment times will vary depending on your needs. Also, our doctor will help determine which aligner system is best for you.
What are the benefits of clear aligner treatment?
Since aligners are clear, you can get the results you deserve without anyone even knowing you are getting treated. You can still perform all of your normal daily tasks while simultaneously working on your smile.
You can also remove the aligners when you eat so you can still eat whatever you want. Cleaning teeth is also easier since the aligners can be removed to brush and floss teeth.
Using the latest technology and digital scans of teeth, we can show you exactly where you are and what your mouth will look like when you are done. Many people enjoy seeing a visual before they get started.