Do you want to treat your crooked teeth or misaligned bite with traditional metal braces or are you looking for a solution that will keep others in the dark about your orthodontic treatment? If you’re like many adults, you prefer the latter. Fortunately, at Canyon Creek Family Dentistry of Richardson, we understand the importance of maintaining a more mature appearance, which is why we are pleased to offer SureSmile clear aligners in Richardson! This new and highly-advanced system of orthodontics makes it possible to treat overcrowding, bite alignment, spaces between teeth and more. Plus, no one will ever know you have them in! To learn more about these unique aligners, contact us to schedule an appointment!
SureSmile aligners are made of a clear, plastic material that offers transparency when worn. Unlike metal braces that shine a spotlight on your orthodontic treatment and can be uncomfortable to wear, SureSmile trays are created using advanced technology that analyzes your facial structure and ensures your aligners are custom-built to comfortably and effectively move your teeth into the right position throughout your treatment plan.
Apart from the clear and discreet approach to treatment, SureSmile aligners offer:
To receive SureSmile aligners, your dentist in Richardson must first start by examining your smile. After determining you are a qualified candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment, Dr. Azmoodeh will take digital impressions to create a blueprint for your new smile.
Using special SureSmile software, they will take the 3D image of your smile and analyze your bite. This will, in turn, allow them to construct the ideal treatment plan to help you achieve a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile by the time you are finished with SureSmile. As they move through the process of creating your digital smile, you will be able to see the exact movements of your teeth.
Once satisfied with the imaging, your aligners will be created and provided to you within a few weeks, at which time you will receive your first set of trays and instructions on how to wear them to achieve on-time results. It will be imperative that you wear your aligners at least 22 hours each day, only taking them out to eat, drink, or clean them.
After 2-3 weeks of wear, you will swap out your current aligners for the next set. You will begin to feel your teeth gently shift, putting you one step closer to your dream smile. Throughout treatment, you will need to keep your regularly scheduled dental visits, and depending on your individual case, you can expect to be finished with SureSmile in 3-12 months.
Generally speaking, the cost of SureSmile in Richardson is slightly lower than that of other premium clear aligner brands. However, it is important to keep in mind that the price can vary drastically from case to case. When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to provide you with a personalized estimate and assist you as you explore your payment options.
A few factors that can influence the cost of SureSmile include:
In recent years, mail-order clear aligners have seen a boom in popularity. These systems often cost around $2,000. SureSmile usually costs much more than that.
However, while mail-order options offer an attractively low price, it is important to consider what you are getting for your money. With SureSmile, you enjoy the in-person support of your dentist near Plano. You also get to use precisely made aligners that are constructed out of premium plastic materials.
Mail-order aligners, on the other hand, are often made of cheaper plastic. Also, since they do not provide easy access to in-person support, you may find it difficult to navigate any challenges you encounter during treatment. In some cases, people who have used mail-order aligners have been highly dissatisfied with their results.
For most people, the wise decision — both financially and for their oral health — is to invest in professional, in-person treatment right from the beginning.
Dental insurance plans vary greatly when it comes to how they apply to SureSmile in Richardson. Some premium policies that cover orthodontic care for adults do not apply to clear aligners, while others do. If your plan will help pay for your treatment, it may cover around 50% of SureSmile’s price, up to the amount of your lifetime orthodontic maximum. It might be able to take hundreds of dollars — perhaps a thousand dollars or more — off of your out-of-pocket cost.
Our team will be happy to help you navigate your insurance benefits. We can also help you apply for low-interest financing through CareCredit, a third-party financier. The application process is quick, and most patients are eligible for credit. You may have the option of choosing between several different payment plans, so you can select the one that works best with your monthly budget.
Our team is ready to help you straighten your smile and answer all of your questions about the financial aspect of your treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you!