Your Place for SureSmile® in Castroville

Image of a woman holding clear braces. Whether you've never received orthodontic treatment or have in the past, but your teeth have shifted, SureSmile clear aligners may be the perfect option for you. Consisting of two transparent plastic trays, this innovative orthodontic solution is a way to straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. At Media Family Dental, we're proud to provide SureSmile to help you get the smile of your dreams.

For years, we've served the residents of Castroville and its surrounding communities. Our team, led by Dr. Otto Herod, strives to exceed your expectations from the reception desk to the exam chair. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment to get your SureSmile clear aligners!


What is SureSmile?

SureSmile is a minimally invasive and straightforward way to address minor to moderate misalignment issues. The treatment uses a series of clear aligners to straighten your teeth without the need for traditional wires and brackets. One of the primary benefits of SureSmile is that they're removable, which allows you to enjoy your favorite foods without dietary restrictions.

During your initial visit, Dr. Herod will conduct an extensive oral exam to determine if you're an ideal candidate for treatment. He'll explain what you can expect during the process and what steps you can take to ensure the best results. In addition, you don't have to come in for as many adjustment visits which reduces the impact on your schedule.

5 Common Misalignment Issues Perfect for SureSmile

Our Castroville SureSmile clear aligners are an excellent way to address multiple misalignment issues at once. By gradually applying pressure to your smile over time, it shifts your teeth to desired positions. Once your current aligners have served their purpose, you'll come into our office to receive a new adjusted pair. Some of the issues that SureSmile can address include, but are not limited to:

  1. Crooked Teeth
  2. Unwanted Gaps
  3. Crowded Teeth
  4. Underbites
  5. Overbites

How to Care for Your Aligners

It's crucial that you properly care for your aligners at home. Our dentist and his team will explain how to clean them using step-by-step instructions that are easy to remember. One of the primary benefits of our Castroville SureSmile aligners is that caring for them is simple and doesn't require extensive time out of your day. Some of the ways you can care for your aligners include:

  • Cleaning Your Aligners Daily: When you're asleep, your mouth dries out and creates an environment for bacteria to grow. That's why it's crucial that you thoroughly brush your aligners as you would your teeth. Additionally, we recommend brushing your clear aligners before going to bed.
  • Rinsing Your Aligners: In addition to regular brushing, it's vital that you rinse your aligners after use to eliminate bacteria. However, we recommend that you use cold or room temperature water to prevent warping your aligners. If your aligners warp in any way, they may not fit your teeth and work as intended.
  • Not Using Your Aligners When Eating: If you keep your aligners on while chewing or biting, you can cause irreversible damage like cracks. Although you shouldn't eat any foods with your aligners on, hard foods like ice chips, hard candy, and popcorn can severely damage them. It's best to remove your aligners before consuming any foods.

SureSmile FAQs

Our team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our Castroville SureSmile clear aligners. Some frequently asked questions include:

How long does treatment take?

The term of treatment depends entirely on the extent of your misalignment issues. However, typically treatment can be completed in 12 to 18 months.

It's essential that you remove your aligners when eating or drinking. Darkly pigmented foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and tomato sauce can stain them.

Dr. Herod recommends wearing a retainer upon completion of treatment. A retainer prevents your teeth from shifting and ensures that your teeth remain in their ideal positions.

Yes. Many of our SureSmile patients have had traditional braces earlier in life, but their teeth have shifted over time. SureSmile is an excellent way to get your smile back to alignment.

We'll carefully examine your smile during your initial visit and determine whether your restorations will impact treatment.

Although feeling slight discomfort or soreness when you receive your new set of aligners is normal, it's not normal to experience prolonged pain. If you feel discomfort during treatment, you need to tell our dentist immediately.

Quality Castroville SureSmile Clear Aligners

At Medina Family Dental, we're proud to improve your smile with SureSmile clear aligners. Our team pairs years of experience with compassionate care to create a one-of-a-kind experience from start to finish. We look forward to meeting you and helping you decide if SureSmile clear aligners are right for you. Call our office today for excellent SureSmile clear aligners in Castroville!



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