9 out of 10 people have crooked teeth. Many people feel self-conscious about having crooked teeth. The only way to fix this problem is with braces or aligners.
SureSmile aligners might be the perfect option for you. But what should you expect from these aligners and how do they work? When should you use them?
Keep reading and learn more about it with this dental care guide.
SureSmile is a type of invisible aligner that is similar to Invisalign. You might be wondering why you should get SureSmile instead of regular braces. These invisible aligners have many benefits over regular braces.
Regular metal braces are very visible and uncomfortable. It is impossible to hide the appearance of these braces because they are so large and dark. This can make you feel more self-conscious.
Metal braces can also irritate the inside of your mouth. They do this by cutting the inside of your cheeks and tongue. Food easily gets stuck between old-fashioned braces too.
This makes it difficult to clean them and can lead to more dental problems. But you won't have these issues when you opt for SureSmile aligners. These aligners are thin and invisible.
Most people won't be able to tell whether you're wearing these aligners or not. They are very natural and comfortable too. This is because of how thin they are.
They are thinner than Invisalign aligners. This ensures that they fit flush against your teeth. It also prevents the aligners from irritating the inside of your mouth.
Another benefit of these aligners is that you won't have to go to the dentist as often. You'll need to take several trips to the dentist when you have traditional metal braces. This is because the dentist has to continuously tighten the braces.
But this is not necessary with SureSmile aligners. This is because these aligners tighten themselves.
SureSmile aligners are made of special materials that tighten in reaction to your mouth's temperature.
This ensures that constant pressure is placed on your teeth. This will slowly move them into the correct positions. Another big benefit of these aligners is that they are removable.
This makes them very similar to Invisalign. But this does not mean that you should take them out of your mouth whenever you feel like it. It is important to keep them in your mouth most of the day, around 23 hours.
It is necessary to take the aligners out when eating. Chewing food with these aligners still in your mouth will ruin them and bend them out of shape. You should also take them out when you have to brush your teeth.
Brushing the aligners is also necessary. Bacteria would stick to the aligners otherwise and cause problems. Wearing these aligners is very simple.
They don't have all the attachments that Invisalign aligners have. This makes them more comfortable. They are also specially created to fit your teeth.
This also maximizes the comfort and natural feeling that these aligners provide.
It is necessary to wear these aligners for months at a time. Your teeth will straighten over this period. There will come a point when your teeth will be straight and you won't need to wear them anymore.
But you may need to wear a retainer when you sleep to make sure your teeth stay in place.
Your SureSmile aligner will only be useful if it stays in good shape. This is why it is important to take care of it. It is important to keep the aligner clean.
Bacteria from your mouth will grow on the aligner if you don't clean it. Trapping this bacteria against your teeth can increase your risk of dental problems like tooth decay. Excessive bacteria can also damage the aligner.
It can also cause the aligner to have a bad smell or a foggy texture. You can clean your aligner with your toothbrush. It is important to be gentle when using the toothbrush.
You don't want to accidentally bend or ruin your aligner. Use toothpaste when cleaning the aligner to make sure all the bacteria is gone. It is ideal to clean your aligner once or twice a day.
It is especially important to do it in the morning. This is because the aligner will be covered in bacteria after wearing it all night.
You should store your aligners properly when you're not using them too.
The aligners should come with their own case. This makes it easy to store them safely. Do not put them in a plastic bag or another similar container.
This will make it easier for bacteria to grow on your aligners. Make sure your teeth are clean before you put in the aligners too. Otherwise, the aligner will trap bacteria and food particles against your teeth.
Don't forget to floss before wearing the aligners too. Doing this should ensure that the aligners stay in good shape. This should keep them efficient at straightening your teeth too.
Your teeth should be straight in no time with these aligners.
Dental care is important if you want to keep your teeth in good shape. You can fix your crooked teeth with SureSmile aligners. These are thin, invisible aligners that are made specifically for your teeth.
They have many benefits over traditional metal braces and they are more comfortable. To learn more about dental care, check out our dental services.