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September 17, 2021

Q: Is SureSmile The Right Aligner For Me?

Boy checking his teeth using a hand-held mirror while sitting on a dental chair

There’s nothing better than a happy and confident smile. If you don’t feel confident with your smile, it’s time to change that. And, if you have crooked teeth, one sure way to fix it is using SureSmile.

SureSmile is an orthodontic procedure available at our St. Vital Centre clinic. Before starting, we make sure this easy, comfortable treatment option is right for you through a free consultation. But before then, here’s a chance for you to learn more about SureSmile:

What Is SureSmile?

SureSmile is a new low-cost treatment option to fix crooked teeth. The clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth. Compared to traditional braces, these appliances are invisible and removable, so you don’t have to worry about aesthetics or eating the foods you love.

After a consultation to see if this is the right treatment for you, the next step is to get digital impressions of your teeth using CEREC. We use this three-dimensional imaging to make your custom-fitted clear aligners. 

Lastly, you’ll get instructions and a demonstration on how to put in your first set of aligners—and voila!—your journey to a confident smile begins.

Who Is Best Suited For SureSmile?

SureSmile is an aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal braces, especially for minor tooth movement. Specifically, teens and adults can use SureSmile, from simple to complex cases such as a misaligned bite, crooked teeth or an overcrowded mouth. Your dentist will assess your needs and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

Is SureSmile Worth It?

According to Colgate, aligned teeth are easier to clean, so they tend to harbour fewer bacteria; which will decrease your risk of cavities and periodontal disease. With healthy teeth, you lower the risk of chipping, breaking or wearing down your teeth, especially when they fit together correctly. 

The World of Orthodontics, as published by the National Institutes of Health, determined SureSmile, and other clear aligners reduce treatment time to approximately 15 months versus 20 months using conventional metal braces. It means fewer dental office visits, so you’ll be saving valuable time and money.

At Dental Image Therapy Centres in our St. Vital Centre location, we offer free SureSmile consultations. We recommend using SureSmile for those who are looking for efficient and precise teeth straightening. Do you live closer to our Garden City Shopping Centre location? Book a consultation for Invisalign - another clear aligner orthodontic option.

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