Address crooked teeth with removable clear aligners in Middletown, IN
Crooked teeth can impact your confidence in your smile, but they also have consequences for your oral health. When your teeth aren’t straight, it can be harder to keep them clean, and you’re more likely to suffer tooth decay and gum disease. It can also lead to issues with your TMJ and contribute to snoring and sleep apnea. Titus Dentistry offers patients in Middletown, IN, area SureSmile removable clear aligner trays as an alternative to braces.
Benefits of SureSmile
Many patients prefer SureSmile to traditional orthodontics because they can straighten their teeth discreetly and remove the aligners for easier cleaning and care. With SureSmile, you can still enjoy your favorite food without worrying about increasing your risk of tooth decay or gum disease, and you won’t require as many appointments with your dentist for adjustments.
SureSmile uses advanced imaging technology to plan a precise treatment that requires fewer adjustments than alternative therapies. Clinical studies have demonstrated the SureSmile can achieve results in an average of eight months sooner than traditional orthodontics methods. Dr. Titus will evaluate your teeth and jaw alignment and determine if SureSmile is right for you during your consultation.
Planning your treatment with SureSmile
If Dr. Titus recommends clear removable aligners, he’ll need to take a series of digital images to create a 3D model of your mouth. SureSmile uses advanced software to model a series of aligners to guide your teeth to the optimum position, and Dr. Titus will confirm the details to finalize your treatment plan. The lab will craft your trays and send them to Dr. Titus’s office, where you can pick them up, and he will educate you on how to use them and keep them clean.
You’ll wear each tray for about two weeks before switching to the next one. As you progress through your aligner trays, you’ll notice a gradual improvement in your alignment. Dr. Titus will monitor the progress every six weeks and make any adjustments to your plan if needed. Once your teeth have reached the final placement, you’ll use a retainer to maintain your results until your teeth have settled into position in your jaw. Contact our office today at (765) 358-5868 to set up an evaluation and learn more about your options for treating crooked teeth.