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SureSmile Aligners – Plano, TX

The Clear Solution for Orthodontic Treatment

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Are your teeth crooked? Maybe you have spaces between your teeth? What about your bite? Is it off so much that your jaw hurts? These are common orthodontic problems that dentists see every day. Luckily, living with them doesn’t have to be a reality thanks to the many safe and effective methods of treatment available today. But if you’re one of the many individuals who would prefer to keep the spotlight off your smile during treatment, you’ll be happy to learn that Legacy Trails Dental of Plano offers SureSmile aligners in Plano, TX. These are an alternative to traditional metal braces that gives you the care your smile needs without hindering your appearance in the process. To find out how you can start treatment, contact us today.

What Are SureSmile Aligners?

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SureSmile clear aligners are very similar to Invisalign as they are made of clear plastic. The difference is that SureSmile uses advanced technology to produce a product that is custom-made and can have you seeing results in less time than Invisalign. The software used works to analyze your facial structure to ensure your aligners are comfortable and will move your smile in the right direction to achieve desired results.

What Are the Benefits of SureSmile?

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What is the Process?

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You will first need to discuss with your dentist in Plano your goals and what you wish to change about your smile. After performing a thorough evaluation of your smile and dental x-rays, our team will determine if you are qualified to move forward with SureSmile aligners. If so, the following steps will be taken:

  1. Capture digital impressions of your smile. This will allow your dentist to map out your smile sequence.
  2. Using advanced, state-of-the-art SureSmile software, our dentists will analyze your bite based on the 3D model shown on the screen. The steps they will take using this model will help to build a specialized treatment plan for your smile.
  3. Throughout the process, you will be able to view the changes your smile will make during the course of treatment, all of which will be possible with your new aligners.
  4. Once the imaging is correct, it will be sent to experienced technicians who will build your custom aligners and have them back to our dental office within a few weeks.

Once you receive your aligners, it will be necessary for you to wear them for 22 hours each day, for two to three weeks at a time. This timeline will be based specifically on your individual case. After that time, you will swap out your current set for the next in the series, at which time you will begin to see and feel your teeth shifting.

You will be expected to keep regularly scheduled dental visits with us toe receive additional trays and allow our dentists to monitor your progress. In less than a year, you should see a noticeable difference in your smile.

Understanding the Cost of SureSmile

Cost of SureSmile in Plano

SureSmile in Plano is a great way to straighten teeth, but it does require a time and financial commitment. As a result, patients who choose this type of orthodontic treatment must undergo a thorough consultation to find out how much they can expect to pay for their aligners. During the visit, your dentist will compile the appropriate information to determine the expected cost as well as if dental insurance will help to cover any of the existing prices. No matter what is decided by your insurer, you can count on our team to help you maximize your available benefits while also providing helpful solutions to pay for treatment in other ways.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of SureSmile

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It is not until a dentist in Plano can evaluate your smile to consider the various factors before explaining your treatment plan and how much it will cost. A few of the most pivotal components include:

  • If both or only one arch is being treated with SureSmile
  • The proposed treatment timeline
  • How complex the treatment is, as this can be a critical factor that increases or decreases your total

SureSmile vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

Patient paying for treatment in Plano

It is not uncommon for many people to fall victim to the likes of Smile Direct Club and other similar products. Not only do these solutions cost less than professional orthodontic treatment, but they allow you to complete care in the comfort of your own home.

However, there are several downsides to Smile Direct Club. Apart from the potentially harmful effects it can have on your oral health, it also:

  • Requires patients to capture their impressions, which may not be done correctly.
  • Does not offer immediate orthodontic assistance, so if a problem occurs, you are left to find a local dentist who can help.
  • Puts your smile in serious danger should you choose to move forward with SureSmile without knowing whether you’re actually a good candidate for treatment.

When it comes to SureSmile, however, you can expect to be guided by your dentist from start to finish. There are no steps you need to take alone, and if a problem occurs, you can simply call our office and let us know. We’ll provide immediate care to help get your smile back on track.

Does Dental Insurance Cover SureSmile?

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Some dental insurance plans may offer coverage for orthodontic treatment; however, each plan is different, so you’ll need to check with your insurance company to find out what kind of coverage they offer if any. Many plans are now viewing clear aligners as a rightful alternative to traditional braces, but even if they do not agree to cover a portion of the cost of SureSmile in Plano, you can also use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to help cover the cost.

Options for Making SureSmile Affordable?

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When dental insurance is not an option, there’s no need to assume all hope is lost. Instead, you can enroll in CareCredit, which is a third-party financing company. By opting for one of their payment plans, you can stay on track toward better oral health without emptying your wallet to afford your newer, straighter, smile. If you have questions about your coverage or how to use CareCredit to pay for your SureSmile aligners, feel free to call our office.