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Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in Chantilly, VA

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SureSmile Aligners services offered in Chantilly, VA

SureSmile® aligners are an outstanding way to create a healthy and straighter smile and a viable alternative to traditional metal braces. They’re among the cosmetic treatments available from Ashima Ahuja, DDS, of Smile Daily Dentistry in Chantilly, Virginia. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book a visit or schedule online in just a matter of moments. 

SureSmile Aligners Q & A

What are SureSmile aligners?

SureSmile aligners are a tray-based alignment system that can bring you closer to your ideal smile. Not only can this system beautify your smile, but it can also correct issues with your bite, preserving your teeth by preventing undue wear-and-tear.

Advancements in dental technology have made systems like SureSmile possible. From enhanced imaging to the precise fabrication process and top-quality materials used in aligner trays, technology has enabled this solution that corrects a wide range of common alignment problems — all without having to spend a year or more in traditional metal braces. 

What kinds of alignment issues can SureSmile correct?

SureSmile treatment can correct many of the same issues as traditional metal braces. Some examples include:

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

Sometimes traditional metal braces are the best treatment option. Because metal braces use individual brackets affixed directly to each tooth, that can create specific types of force that can help with complex alignment issues. During your initial consultation, you’ll learn if you’re a good candidate for SureSmile or Invisalign®, another tray-based alignment system.

Am I a good candidate for SureSmile aligners?

Once Dr. Ahuja determines that your alignment needs can be met using a tray-based system, there’s also the matter of treatment compliance to consider. Aligner trays work by creating gentle pressure that slowly moves your teeth into improved alignment.

That process can only work while you are wearing your trays. You’re supposed to wear your clear aligners around the clock, and they should only be removed while brushing and flossing and when eating or drinking.

If you don’t consistently wear your aligners, your treatment progress will slow. This can extend the time it takes to achieve your desired outcome. 

On the other hand, keeping your teeth clean is far easier with tray-based systems, as there are no metal brackets or treatment wires to brush and floss around. When weighing your options, be sure to factor in the role that treatment compliance plays in the process. 

If you’re ready to learn more, call Smile Daily Dentistry to book a visit, or schedule online in just a few clicks.