SureSmile® Clear Aligners in Richmond

Have you wanted straighter teeth but didn't want to deal with conventional braces? At West Main Family Dental, we understand that many teens and adults avoid metal braces because of their restrictions, appearance, and discomfort. That's why we are proud to offer SureSmile clear aligners, an effective orthodontic treatment that is faster, convenient, and practically invisible.

These clear aligners use innovative technology to gently shift teeth into their optimal position. We'll develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve a straighter, more confident smile without the noticeable wires and brackets. Whether you're dealing with dental gaps, crooked teeth, or other mild to moderate bite issues, our Richmond SureSmile services could be your solution. Call our friendly team today to schedule an appointment and learn more about SureSmile clear aligners.


What Is SureSmile?

SureSmile is a treatment that consists of removable clear aligners that fit over the teeth like a mouth guard. This alternative to traditional braces achieves results through a progressive series of clear aligners that are customized to straighten your teeth and fix bite issues. Our Richmond SureSmile aligners deliver the gentle pressure needed to slowly and accurately move your teeth to their desired position.

SureSmile uses cutting-edge 3D scans to develop custom trays. The pressure applied to each tooth is precisely calibrated, giving our dentists increased control over the direction and strength of pressure applied to the teeth. By acting on each tooth, we are able to increase the efficiency of movement and reduce the amount of time needed to create your new smile.

What Can SureSmile Fix?

SureSmile clear aligners are effective for treating mild and moderate orthodontic issues. We provide this treatment for older teens and adults, so you can straighten your smile at any age. Consider SureSmile if you're interested in fixing:

  • Unwanted gaps
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites

You'll need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day and change them every two weeks to achieve the desired results. You'll also need to visit our dentist every few weeks to make sure the treatment is progressing according to the treatment schedule.

What Are the Benefits of SureSmile Clear Aligners?

There are a number of benefits of using the SureSmile system thanks to its innovative and patient-focused design. Some of the advantages you can enjoy with SureSmile include:

Discreet: With no metal brackets or wires, most people won't know you're undergoing orthodontic treatment. You can speak, laugh, and smile confidently while straightening your teeth.

Fast: SureSmile clear aligners can significantly reduce treatment time. Minor cases can be completed in 6-8 months, while more moderate cases could take 1-2 years. SureSmile also requires fewer appointments than traditional braces.

Comfortable: The aligner's are removable and made of body-safe plastic, and the lack of brackets and wires makes these orthodontic devices more comfortable. The smooth plastic surface allows it to fit the unique curves of your teeth. The aligners feel great against the gums and cheeks and do not cause any irritation.

Convenient: SureSmile aligners are easily removable. This means you can take them out when it's time to brush and floss your teeth. There's no diet restriction, so you can enjoy all your favorite foods throughout your treatment. You can also remove them for a speech, interview, photoshoot, or any important event where you don't want to wear them, so long as you meet the 22 hour threshold.

The SureSmile Treatment Process

The SureSmile process involves three steps, with each phase designed for optimal accuracy and convenience:

  1. Advanced Optical Imaging: When you come to our dental practice for your consultation, Dr. Burns will evaluate your oral health and needs. This will help determine your treatment goals and customize a plan for the best possible results. To begin, we will use the CEREC® scanner to create detailed and precise 3D digital images of your mouth and bite. This is much more comfortable and accurate than creating traditional physical impressions.
  2. Treatment Planning: Dr. Burns will insert the 3D model into a virtual simulation system to create your personal treatment plan. This involves planning each tooth movement for the entire treatment process. We plan the ideal route to your new smile.
  3. Custom Manufacturing: With the treatment plan in place, we'll upload the impressions used to carefully shape memory alloy archwires that will help shift and move teeth around. The system will create an exact progressive prescription for your aligners. The aligners deliver pinpointed pressure to each tooth individually, improving the accuracy, efficiency, and predictability of treatment.

Improving Your Smile With SureSmile® in Richmond

SureSmile clear aligner offers a fast, flexible, and discreet way to straighten your smile and improve oral health. At West Main Family Dental, our friendly team looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your needs and goals and customize a treatment plan that will help you achieve your dream smile. If you're interested in SureSmile clear aligners, contact us today to schedule an appointment.



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