A Guide to SureSmile® Clear Aligners for a Straighter Smile Without Metal Braces

Do you want to straighten your teeth but don’t feel comfortable with metal braces? At South University Dental Associates in Fargo, ND, we offer SureSmile® clear aligners as an alternative. SureSmile® clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces that provide excellent results without the noticeable metal brackets and wires. If you are considering orthodontic treatment and want to learn more about these clear aligners, keep reading.

X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation

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"CEREC: The Revolutionary Dental Technology Changing the Game"

CEREC is a dental technology system that uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create dental restorations.

Why SureSmile Clear Aligners are the Best Choice

If you're looking for a way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces, SureSmile Clear Aligners may be the perfect solution for you.

What are common causes of a chipped tooth?

What are common causes of chipped teeth? How can you best protect yourself against chipped or broken teeth? There are many situations and scenarios that can cause this.

I just chipped a tooth. Now what do I do?

Though typically strong, stable, and sturdy enough to hold up to decades of chewing foods of varied consistencies, there are occasions when something happens and a tooth simply can’t withstand the pressure.

How does a dentist fix a chipped tooth?

Humans were made to have strong teeth. If you think of the number of meals you eat per day, plus snacking, plus beverages, you’ll quickly realize our teeth indeed hold up to quite the daily workout.

How does mouthwash affect your teeth?

At South University Dental, our professionals recommend a daily regimen of brushing and flossing your teeth to maintain a sparkling smile. But what about mouthwash? Should this be part of the routine as well?

Can medications affect the health of my teeth?

There are hundreds of medications that have dry mouth as a potential side effect. This can directly impact the health of your teeth due to the limitation of saliva this causes. When saliva cannot flow freely, its infection-fighting powers are not readily available.

Smoking and your dental health

The primary negative effect of smoking is that it decreases blood flow in the gums, which inhibits their capability to heal. Ultimately, this makes gums more vulnerable to infection. Smokers also typically develop deeper pockets between teeth and gums and experience increased loss of bone and tissue between teeth.

How is Periodontal Disease Diagnosed?

When periodontal disease is caught in early stages, there is often no permanent damage done to the supporting structures under your teeth. In this case, a simple professional cleaning may be enough to eliminate the issue.

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

At South University Dental, scaling is carefully done in a way that plaque and tartar are removed down to the bottom of each periodontal pocket. Depending on the severity of the disease, treatments may need to be done over several visits.