Invisalign & SureSmile Treatment in South Jordan, Utah
Helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile is our first priority at Copper Creek Dental. If you find yourself hiding your teeth due to spacing or alignment issues, our clear aligner treatments can help. Improving alignment often improves oral hygiene. Correcting misalignment is a case of form following function. This means the better your smile looks the better it will work for you, and the better chance you’ll have of keeping your teeth healthy for your whole life. We offer both Invisalign and SureSmile clear aligners for patients in South Jordan, Utah looking to improve their smiles.
What Are Invisalign and SureSmile Clear Aligners?
Invisalign and SureSmile are name brands of teeth straightening treatments that involve wearing a series of removable custom trays also known as clear aligners. Clear aligners treat cases of a misaligned bite, tooth crowding, and gapped teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners are virtually invisible, so your smile still looks natural throughout treatment.
How Do Clear Aligners Straighten Teeth?
Invisalign and SureSmile clear aligner trays are made of smooth, transparent plastic that fits comfortably over your teeth. The clear aligners are designed to gently and gradually shift your teeth over time. Instead of the painful wire-tightening involved with traditional braces, you simply switch to a new set of trays every few weeks to continue shifting your teeth.
They fit so tightly on your teeth that they reposition all your teeth according to a master plan. You can think of your trays like a child’s sequential flip book. One picture wouldn’t make sense in isolation, but the continual, sequential, and very slight changes allow the book’s characters to move. The trays use continual, sequential, and slight pressure to make your teeth move. Trust us, when you put them on you’ll feel them working.
Traditionally, messy impressions with a high probability of causing a major gag reflex were used to capture the surfaces of your mouth. At Copper Creek Dental, we take a digital impression of your mouth using an intraoral scanner to assess your needs and ensure your Invisalign or SureSmile trays will fit accurately. Then we create a customized treatment plan that successfully corrects your smile in the least amount of time possible.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Clear aligners typically take less time and involve fewer appointments than traditional braces. Our treatment plans typically take around nine months to complete. However, complex cases can last longer. Failing to regularly care for and wear your clear aligner trays will also extend the length of treatment.
Who Is Eligible for Invisalign and SureSmile?
Older teens and adults with the following dental issues may be eligible for Invisalign and SureSmile clear aligners:
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
Both Invisalign and Suresmile can fix simple cases of these types of dental problems, but extreme issues may require more advanced treatment. To know if you’re a good candidate, schedule a time to review your particular situation and desired endpoint with one of our doctors.
Another factor that affects eligibility is whether or not you can commit to wearing your clear aligners. In order for treatment to be effective, you must wear the trays for at least 22 hours each day. It is also essential that you take the aligners out when you eat or drink anything other than water, and clean them to keep them in good condition. We encourage patients to be introspective and commit to wearing the trays for the full time needed each day for success. In some instances, traditional brackets and wire will make more sense.