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What is SureCure?
SureCure is a series of clear, custom aligners that straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
At the beginning of treatment, advanced 3D computer imaging technology will be used to create a treatment plan based on your unique needs.
Based on this plan, a series of custom SureCure aligners will be made to fit your teeth during each stage of your treatment.
How does SureCure work?
SureCure clear plastic aligners are designed to move your teeth by small increments during your treatment.
You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before replacing it with the next one in the series. This process will continue until your teeth are in their new, corrected positions.
How long does SureCure take?
Your orthodontist will determine the length of your SureCure treatment based on your specific needs.
Factors that may determine the duration of your treatment include the misalignment of your teeth or jaw, the shape of your bite, and the amount of movement required to correct the problem.
What are SureCure aligners made of?
The SureCure aligners are made from bio compatible FDA certified clear plastic material.
How often do I have to visit the orthodontist?
Since SureCure aligners do not require adjustments or tightening like traditional braces, your orthodontist will schedule brief appointments with you every 8 to 10 weeks.
During these appointments, your orthodontist will take the opportunity to review your progress and overall oral health, and answer your questions.
What are the primary features of SureCure?
SureCure aligners are:
- Discreet when worn
- Smooth, comfortable construction
- Do not require adjustment appointments
- Removable for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing
How much does SureCure cost?
Cost will depend on the severity of your case and length of your treatment. For instance, the more severe the misalignement, the more aligners you'll need and the more treatment will cost.
Ultimately, the cost of SureCure is comparable to that of traditional metal braces.
How will SureCure fit my lifestyle?
You will probably find that SureCure fits very comfortably into your daily life.
Because of its low-profile appearance, many people won't even notice you're wearing them so the impacts on your social life are very minor.
You can also take your aligners out whenever you need to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth, creating minimal disruption to your routines.
Are there any food or drink restrictions?
SureCure aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat and drink. As a result, there are no dietary restrictions when it comes to SureCure, so you can continue to eat and drink all the things you love!
SureCure aligners can stain, however, so make sure you take them out to drink things like wine, coffee, or dark soda beverages.
How many sets of aligners will I need?
The number of aligners you need depends on the severity of your misalignment.
Only your orthodontist can give you an accurate estimate of how long your treatment will take and how many sets you will need.
Can adults use SureCure?
Yes! Anyone who has healthy teeth and gums is a potential candidate for SureCure.
More adults are deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment these days, in large part because low-profile options like SureCure have become available.
Can teenagers use SureCure?
Yes! Teens can certainly be candidates for SureCure.
There are a number of features that make clear aligners an ideal orthodontic option for teenagers.
How often do I have to change my aligners?
Most patients change to their next set of aligners every two weeks or so. Your orthodontist will tell you exactly how often you should switch out your aligners.
How do I clean my aligners?
- Rinse your aligners each time you remove them to wash away dry saliva and plaque that can result in dental decay and bad breath.
- Soak your aligners using denture cleaner or Retainer Brite cleaning crystals.
- Brush and floss your teeth before you put your aligners back in. Good oral hygiene is key to maintaining healthy teeth and avoiding cavities and decay. Failing to brush and floss properly can trap food debris and bacteria between your teeth and aligner, increasing your risk of dental problems and bad breath.
- Clean your aligners with a clear, anti-bacterial soft soap. Clear anti-bacterial soap is an excellent and inexpensive way to keep your aligners clear, fresh, and free from harmful bacteria.
- Brush your aligners gently so as not to scratch them, and then rinse off the soap. Then you're done!
Can I play sports with SureCure?
SureCure aligners are removable so you can play sports without worrying about causing damage to your aligners.
However, keep in mind that SureCure aligners must be kept in for about 22 hours a day, so plan your time carefully.
You'll also want to invest in a sports mouth guard to protect your teeth, as orthodontic treatment can cause your teeth to loosen slightly as they shift into their new positions, and this can make them more susceptible to damage.
Can I play my instrument with SureCure?
Yes! Simply remove your aligners to practice playing your instrument, and pop them back in when you're done.
How do I store my aligners?
Your SureCure aligners will come with a case, and this is where you should put your aligners whenever you take them out to keep them safe.
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