Orthodontics (Aligners)

SureSmile Clear Aligners at Dentists in Annerley, Brisbane

A Contemporary Approach to Teeth Straightening

SureSmile clear aligners represent a modern and subtle method for achieving a straighter smile. At Dentists in Annerley, we employ this advanced orthodontic technique to address various teeth alignment issues effectively and comfortably.

The SureSmile Treatment Process

  • Initial Evaluation: Your treatment commences with an in-depth assessment of your dental structure, utilising advanced imaging to determine if SureSmile is appropriate for your orthodontic requirements.
  • Personalised Treatment Strategy: Using 3D imaging technology, we devise a detailed plan outlining the precise movements of your teeth. This plan enables you to visualise the expected outcome before starting the treatment.
  • Receiving Your Aligners: You’ll receive a series of tailor-made, transparent aligners. Each set is designed to gradually adjust your teeth’s position. The total number of aligners will vary based on your individual treatment plan.
  • Wearing the Aligners: You should wear each set of aligners for about one to two weeks before transitioning to the next set. They must be worn for 20 to 22 hours daily, only removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
  • Regular Check-ins: We’ll schedule periodic appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Transition to Retainers: Post-treatment, retainers are typically used to maintain your teeth’s new position.

Benefits of Choosing SureSmile

  • Discreet and Comfortable: The clear, custom-fitted aligners offer an almost invisible teeth straightening solution, without the discomfort associated with traditional braces.
  • Enhanced Oral Hygiene: The removable nature of the aligners facilitates easier cleaning and better oral hygiene maintenance.
  • Lifestyle Compatibility: SureSmile aligners integrate smoothly into your daily routine, free from the dietary restrictions typical of traditional braces.
  • Predictable Outcomes: SureSmile’s advanced planning technology ensures a more predictable and efficient teeth straightening experience.

Ideal Candidates for SureSmile

SureSmile is a great choice for adults and teenagers looking to correct dental conditions like crowding, spacing issues, overbites, underbites, and other alignment problems. It is particularly attractive for those who prefer a less noticeable orthodontic solution.

Dedication to Advanced Orthodontic Solutions

At Dentists in Annerley, we are dedicated to offering state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments. Our experienced team, equipped with the latest dental technology, ensures that your SureSmile treatment is as successful and comfortable as possible.

Begin Your SureSmile Journey

If you’re interested in exploring the benefits of SureSmile, contact Dentists in Annerley today to book your initial consultation. We are here to support you every step of the way in achieving the beautifully aligned smile you desire.


Complimentary Consultation Offer at Dentists in Annerley, Brisbane

*Eligibility and Offer Details: Patients interested in our special SureSmile promotion at Dentists in Annerley must mention the offer when making their appointment. Available to all patients, both new and existing, this promotion is valid for one consultation per person and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. The offer includes a thorough 30-minute consultation with our dentist, focusing on SureSmile, a detailed 3D primescan with a virtual demonstration, and a complimentary treatment plan. Additionally, the offer encompasses one panoramic and one lateral cephalometric x-ray. Costs are covered either by private health insurance (without extra fees) or entirely under bulk billing at our partnered radiology centre. Should there be a considerable delay between the initial consultation and treatment commencement, the clinician may require updated x-rays or impressions. Prices for SureSmile treatments at our clinic vary depending on individual treatment needs, typically ranging from $5,500 to $9,000. We recommend patients check with their health insurance providers regarding orthodontic treatment coverage, as SureSmile may not be included in some plans. Suitability for and results of SureSmile treatment can vary from person to person.

A cancellation fee of $150 is applicable if Dentists in Annerley’s cancellation policy is not followed. Please note that this consultation does not include a comprehensive oral examination or preventive cleaning; however, we might suggest these services before starting any orthodontic treatment.

For further information or to determine your eligibility for this offer, please contact our staff at Dentists in Annerley.

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What is SureSmile and How Does It Work?

SureSmile is an orthodontic treatment that employs a series of transparent, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. It functions by applying controlled pressure to specific teeth at different stages. Each aligner, custom-made using 3D computer imaging technology, is worn for about 1-2 weeks before shifting to the next, gradually moving teeth to their intended position.

How Long Does SureSmile Treatment Typically Take?

The duration of SureSmile treatment varies, depending on the case’s complexity. On average, it can take from 6 months to 18 months, though simpler corrections might require less time, and more complex cases could need longer.

Is SureSmile as Effective as Traditional Braces?

SureSmile is effective for many orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, and certain bite problems. It is particularly suitable for mild to moderate cases. The effectiveness also relies on patient compliance, especially wearing the aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours per day.

Can SureSmile Treat All Types of Orthodontic Issues?

SureSmile is apt for treating a variety of orthodontic issues, such as crowded teeth, gaps, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. However, it might not be suitable for extremely complex cases or severe misalignments. An assessment with an orthodontist or dentist is essential to determine if SureSmile is a viable treatment option.

How Often Do I Need to Wear My SureSmile Aligners?

SureSmile aligners should be worn for approximately 20-22 hours a day, and are only to be removed for eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing, and flossing. Consistent wear is crucial for the treatment’s effectiveness and to keep on track with the treatment schedule.

Are There Any Dietary Restrictions with SureSmile?

One of the advantages of SureSmile is that there are no specific dietary restrictions, as the aligners are removed during eating. However, it’s important to clean both the teeth and aligners before reinserting them after meals to maintain oral hygiene and prevent aligner staining.

How Do I Care for My SureSmile Aligners?

SureSmile aligners should be cleaned regularly. This can be done by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, which can warp the plastic. Special cleaning crystals or tablets are also available. Maintaining good oral hygiene is important to keep the aligners clean.


Is SureSmile Treatment Painful?

SureSmile treatment may bring about mild discomfort, particularly when a new aligner is first introduced, as it applies pressure to shift the teeth. This discomfort generally diminishes after a few days. SureSmile is often considered less painful compared to traditional braces.

How Much Does SureSmile Cost?

The cost of SureSmile varies based on the complexity of the case, the treatment duration, and geographic location. Generally, the cost of SureSmile is comparable to that of traditional braces. A precise quote can be given following a dental evaluation.

Is SureSmile Covered by Dental Insurance?

Many dental insurance plans that offer coverage for orthodontic treatments also include SureSmile, similar to the coverage for traditional braces. Coverage details can vary, so it’s advisable to check your insurance policy or discuss with your insurance provider.

Can I See What My Teeth Will Look Like After SureSmile Treatment?

Yes, with SureSmile’s advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, you can view a virtual treatment plan that previews the expected appearance of your teeth at the conclusion of the treatment. This visualisation aids in understanding the treatment process and anticipated outcomes.

What Happens if I Lose a SureSmile Aligner?

In case you lose a SureSmile aligner, contact your dentist promptly. Based on your treatment’s progress, your dentist may recommend starting with the next set of aligners or provide a replacement for the lost one. It’s important to avoid treatment interruptions for effective results.

How Often Do I Need to Visit the Dentist During SureSmile Treatment?

Regular dental visits, typically every 4-6 weeks, are necessary during SureSmile treatment. These appointments allow the dentist to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan if needed. Consistent check-ins are essential for achieving optimal results.

Can SureSmile Aligners Be Removed for Special Occasions?

A key advantage of SureSmile is the ability to remove the aligners for special events. However, it’s important to keep these instances to a minimum and ensure that the aligners are worn for the recommended 20-22 hours daily to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment.

Will I Need to Wear a Retainer After SureSmile Treatment?

Yes, wearing a retainer post-SureSmile treatment is crucial to maintain the new alignment of your teeth. Retainers help prevent the teeth from gradually reverting to their original positions. Your dentist will advise you on the type of retainer and the duration for which it should be worn to ensure lasting results.

How is SureSmile Different from Other Clear Aligner Brands?

SureSmile distinguishes itself from other clear aligner brands through its unique material, advanced treatment planning tools, and extensive research and development. SureSmile aligners are crafted from a proprietary material designed for comfort and effective tooth movement. The brand is known for its sophisticated treatment planning, incorporating advanced scanning and software technologies for precise treatment outcomes.

Is SureSmile Suitable for All Ages?

SureSmile is appropriate for most teenagers and adults. There is a specific range of SureSmile aligners tailored for teens, which cater to the unique needs of younger patients, including features for growing molars. For children with mixed dentition, other orthodontic treatments might be more suitable.

Can SureSmile Correct Bite Issues?

SureSmile is capable of correcting many bite issues, such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites, depending on their severity. However, more severe cases may require additional orthodontic interventions. Consulting with an orthodontist is essential to determine if SureSmile is appropriate for specific bite issues.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of SureSmile Treatment?

Potential side effects of SureSmile include slight discomfort or pressure when new aligners are first used, temporary changes in speech, and a heightened need for oral hygiene. These side effects are typically minor and tend to reduce as patients adapt to the aligners.

How Do I Get Started with SureSmile Treatment?

To begin SureSmile treatment, book a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist trained in SureSmile. During this consultation, the dental professional will evaluate your dental needs, perform digital scans of your teeth, and discuss whether SureSmile is an appropriate treatment for you.

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