Overcrowding, gaps, and bite misalignment are common orthodontic issues that can cause you to be self-conscious about your smile.
SureSmile® clear aligners offer our patients excellent results in a shorter period than traditional orthodontic treatments.
Dr. Chan Wilkhu offers clear aligners at our Merritt Island, FL, practice to straighten your smile.
The Benefits of Choosing Us For Smile Enhancement
As part of our commitment to offering our Merritt Island, FL, patients the latest in dental technology, we proudly offer SureSmile clear aligners. These aligners offer many benefits over braces from an orthodontist — most notably, they are a more discreet option.
Years of Experience
Dr. Wilkhu has been in practice since 2003. Our doctors hold affiliations with professional dental groups like the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the International Dental Implant Association.
Schedule Your SureSmile Consultation
Do you want to straighten your teeth without visiting an orthodontist and undergoing monthly appointments for braces? SureSmile aligners make teeth straightening easier and more efficient than ever.
To schedule your clear aligner consultation and find out if you qualify for treatment, please contact our Merritt Island, FL, office online and ask a question or request a consultation. You can also call us at:
Advantages of SureSmile Treatment
Excellent Aesthetic Results
SureSmile aligners are manufactured with the aid of advanced software to ensure each tray is a precise fit. This allows them to achieve precise tooth movements, resulting in a symmetrical, beautiful smile.
Shorter Treatment Time
Because of the precise fit, SureSmile aligners can cut overall treatment times for mild to moderate misalignment compared to treatment with braces at an orthodontist's office.
When the patient uses a retainer as directed following treatment, the results can last a lifetime. It is important to follow post-treatment instructions to maintain a gorgeous smile.
A Healthier Smile
Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, which provides important long-term oral health benefits. Because the aligners are removable, it is easier to maintain oral hygiene throughout the treatment process.
SureSmile vs. Invisalign
SureSmile: Advanced Clear Aligner Technology
For patients with more serious misalignment issues, SureSmile has developed advanced and customized orthodontic materials that are created using 3-D imaging, treatment planning software, and robotic manufacturing tools.
The average length of treatment using SureSmile is six months. Because of this shortened timeline, you can look forward to fewer office visits.
Many patients also report that SureSmile aligners are more comfortable than Invisalign.
Invisalign clear aligners gradually move the teeth into their desired positions over the course of a year. Because the treatment time is generally longer, the cost of treatment is also usually more expensive than SureSmile.
Many patients find that Invisalign trays have a more opaque appearance and are thus more noticeable than SureSmile's clear aligners.
When you look at all the information available, it's easy to see why we prefer SureSmile clear aligners at our Merritt Island practice.
Am I a Candidate for SureSmile Technology?
Candidates for orthodontic treatments are in good oral health (free of decay and gum disease) but suffer from misalignment. Often, these individuals have:
- Misaligned teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Poor teeth alignment (malocclusion)
During your consultation at our Merritt Island dental practice, one of our doctors will determine if you are a suitable candidate for clear aligners or if we should refer you to an orthodontist for treatment with braces.
How Will My Treatment Plan Progress?
Trays should be worn for at least 22 hours per day.