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Clear Aligner Therapy with SureSmile

Clear Aligner Therapy with SureSmile

Do you feel self-conscious about your crooked teeth? Do you want a perfect smile but don’t want the hassles that come with traditional metal braces? If so, SureSmile® clear aligners could be the perfect solution to straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. Advances in orthodontic treatment technology have made SureSmile clear aligners a reliable and effective solution that can help you get the smile of your dreams. 

If you are ready to transform your smile and are searching for clear aligners near me or clear braces in Greeley, CO, visit Dr. Alan Baughman and the team at Clearwater Dentistry for the smile of your dreams. Using the latest technology and the SureSmile clear aligner system, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get braces sooner.

What Are Clear Aligners?

SureSmile aligners act the same as traditional braces but without wires and brackets. Custom-fit removable plastic aligners gradually reposition teeth over the course of treatment.  Clear braces are designed to be nearly invisible and slip comfortably over teeth. These invisible braces are custom-made for each patient’s teeth and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.

Benefits of SureSmile Clear Aligners

SureSmile aligners can help with many bite issues, such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bites. SureSmile aligners can also treat crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, crowded teeth, and more. 

The SureSmile clear aligner system offers several benefits over traditional metal braces, including:

  • Aligners are removable, so you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck on and around your teeth like traditional braces. You can eat the foods you want when you want, and you don’t have to worry about eating hard or chewy foods.
  • Clear aligners aid in oral health. Trays are removable, making brushing and flossing a breeze. Keeping your teeth and aligners clean is easier than ever.
  • SureSmile aligners are more comfortable than metal braces and can be removed for special occasions when you want to show off that beautiful smile. 
  • Metal braces cause painful sores on your lips and cuts to the inside of your cheeks. Clear aligners are smooth and do not cause irritation in your mouth. 
  • Traditional metal braces can make your lips and mouth appear full, changing your natural look. Clear aligners are designed to be nearly invisible so you can smile confidently.
  • SureSmile clear braces also reduce treatment times compared to traditional metal braces, saving time and money.
  • Clear aligners provide fast results – often in as little as 6 months. Regular braces can take 18 months or longer to achieve the same results. (Note: Time frames will vary with each patient.)

The Clear Aligner Process

When you begin your SureSmile treatment, Dr. Baughman will discuss your goals and design a treatment plan to get you the smile of your dreams. At the consultation, we will take digital impressions and photos of your teeth. Then, using SureSmile technology, we will design and create a custom-fit set of clear aligners. After a few weeks, you’ll come back to pick up your first sets of aligners to begin your journey. 

Your aligners will come as sets to be changed out every 2 weeks and must be worn for 20-22 hours a day. As you progress through your treatment, you will check in with us regularly to monitor your progress and pick up new aligners. 

After your treatment is complete, we will fit you with a custom retainer to ensure your teeth stay in the correct position.

Are Clear Aligners Right for Me?

SureSmile clear aligners are a great option if you have healthy teeth and gums. SureSmile aligners can help with orthodontic issues such as crowded teeth, gaps/spaces between teeth, crossbite, overbite, and underbite.

If you have severe malocclusion (bite issues), SureSmile may not be your best option.

We may suggest traditional metal braces if clear aligners are not the best solution for your needs. Some situations where SureSmile will not be effective include: 

  • Tooth Shape. Clear aligners need to grip teeth to move them. If you have short, round, or pegged teeth, SureSmile may not be the best option. 
  • Gaps between teeth. SureSmile clear aligners can close gaps up to 2mm. If your gap is larger, SureSmile may not be able to help close it.
  • Crowding. SureSmile is best for mild or moderate crowding issues but may not work for severe overcrowding.
  • Intrusion and Extrusion. Metal braces have the force to move teeth up and down so that the height of teeth is the same. They can also move teeth back if necessary, whereas clear aligners cannot.

Can Children Benefit From Clear Aligner Therapy?

SureSmile clear aligners are becoming increasingly popular with teens and adults. SureSmile aligners can also be used for children as early as age 7 or 8, depending on the child’s development and the severity of the bite issue. Parents will need to monitor their children closely to ensure they wear the SureSmile aligners for the recommended time – usually 20-22 hours per day. 

Will I Need a Tooth Extraction Before Treatment Begins?

SureSmile aligner treatment generally does not require tooth extraction unless there is severe overcrowding. We will discuss your options and determine your best course of action. A tooth extraction will only be suggested when absolutely necessary.

Start Your Smile Journey Today!

If you’re ready to get the straight smile of your dreams, SureSmile clear aligners can help. Contact us at Clearwater Dental today and take the first step towards straight teeth and a healthy smile.

If you are searching for clear aligner therapy near me or clear braces in Greeley, CO, contact Clearwater Dentistry at (970) 515-3550 or complete the online booking form. For a dentist in Johnstown, Evans, and Milliken, contact Clearwater Dentistry.

We look forward to helping you on your smile journey!


  • Custom-fit removable plastic aligners gradually reposition teeth over the course of treatment.
  • Helps with bite issues such as: overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bites.
  • Can also treat crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, crowded teeth.
  • Digital impressions are taken of your teeth then a custom-fit set of clear aligners are ordered. 
  • Aligners are changed every 2 weeks and must be worn 20-22 hrs a day. 
  • Retainer is given at the end of treatment to keep your teeth in the correct position. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Clean My Clear Aligner Trays?

You should brush SureSmile aligners daily with mouthrinse or a clear antibacterial soap and a toothbrush. We also recommend Retainer Brite tablets or denture cleansing tablets, which are an easy and effective way to disinfect your SureSmile aligners. 

How Often Should I Clean My Clear Aligner Trays?

We recommend cleaning SureSmile aligners daily to remove food particles and bacteria. Not cleaning your trays can result in staining,bad breath, and increased risk of cavities. 

Can SureSmile Straighten My Teeth in 6 Months?

In some cases, SureSmile can help you achieve a straighter smile in as little as 6 months, but this will depend on the severity of your issue and how closely you follow your treatment plan.

Are SureSmile Clear Aligners Painful?

No, SureSmile aligners should not be painful. While teeth are moving, you may experience some pressure or discomfort, but this is normal and should subside within a few days. If you are experiencing pain, please consult your dentist. 

How Much Do Clear Aligners Cost?

The cost of SureSmile clear aligners will vary depending on the severity of your dental issue and the length of time needed to achieve the desired results. Your dentist will be able to provide an exact estimate after a consultation. 

Are Clear Aligners Covered by Insurance?

Some insurance companies may cover SureSmile clear aligners, but it is best to check with your insurer directly. For your convenience, we work with a variety of insurance providers. We recommended that you check with your insurance company to verify that we are an in-network provider with your specific plan to utilize in-network benefits. Additionally, we offer CareCredit financing for all patients to help cover their out-of-pocket financial obligations for the treatment.

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