Don E. Larson DMD
Family Dentist located in Downtown Eagle, Eagle, ID
Straight teeth are often the foundational ingredient for a great smile, but getting there often involved years of cumbersome metal braces. At Don E. Larson, DMD, the team offers an alternative solution for straightening teeth — clear aligners. In fact, the team offers two systems to patients in Eagle, Idaho — SureSmile® and Reveal™. If you’d like to straighten your teeth effectively, and covertly, call to learn more about clear aligners or schedule an appointment online.
SureSmile® Orthodontics Q & A
Why do straight teeth matter?
Enough can’t be said about the power of straight teeth when it comes to aesthetics, but did you know that straight teeth also improve your overall oral health?
For example, crooked teeth are harder to clean thanks to those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies that allow harmful plaque to build up, which can lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
As well, if you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, these misalignments can cause problems in the temporomandibular joints on either side of your jaw.
The fact is that straight teeth, which are properly aligned, allow you to chew, speak, and smile with ease, while also being far easier to keep clean.
How can I straighten my teeth?
Traditionally, the road to straight teeth came with metal braces. While effective, these orthodontics can be uncomfortable and unsightly.
At Don E. Larson, DMD, the team offers two types of clear aligners — SureSmile and Reveal. These teeth-straightening systems rely on clear aligners that are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth to guide them into your desired position.
To ensure that your goals are achieved, the team at Don E. Larson, DMD, uses CEREC® technology, which is a state-of-the-art CAD (computer-aided design) system that allows your team to tailor your straightening program. Using advanced scanning equipment and software, the team can “design” your smile, giving you a glimpse of what your problems are and how they can be corrected.
With the design in place, the team sends the information to the manufacturers of your clear aligners. These manufacturers follow the guidelines created by the CEREC technology to ensure you end up with the smile you’ve dreamed of.
What are the advantages of clear aligners?
There are many advantages to straightening your teeth with SureSmile, but the top benefit is the nearly invisible aligners allow you to smile with confidence while your teeth are being straightened. Another incredible advantage of clear aligners over metal braces is that you can remove your aligners for cleaning and eating.
There are many more benefits to these systems, but these represent the top two reasons why so many people now straighten their teeth using clear aligners.
To learn more about SureSmile aligners or the Reveal system, call Don E. Larson, DMD, or request an appointment using the online scheduler.