Clear Teeth Aligners

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Discover the Future of Orthodontics with SureSmile® Teeth Straightening Aligners now available
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Experience Fast & Precise Teeth Straightening

We understand that everyone has different smile desires. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer SureSmile Clear Aligners, an exciting addition to our services. With advanced technologies and personalised care, we are committed to providing comprehensive dental solutions for our patients.

How do they work?

SureSmile Clear Aligners use a series of aligners that progressively change size to gradually move your teeth into a desirable position over the course of your treatment.

Personalised Care for Your Unique Smile Goals

SureSmile Clear Aligner therapy can help with:

  • OverCrowding: Your teeth are too close together.
  • Overbite: Your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth.
  • Crossbite: your upper teeth site inside your lower teeth.
  • Underbite: Your lower front teeth sit in front of your upper teeth.
  • Space/Gaps: You have gaps between your teeth.
  • OpenBite: Your top and bottom teeth don’t touch when your mouth closes.
  • Crooked Teeth: Your teeth are misaligned.
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Prepare For Your Appointment

What is the process?

Our experienced dentists will guide you through the Clear Teeth Aligner process. Your initial consultation will determine the suitability of the treatment, as Clear Aligner therapy cannot help all orthodontic cases. We also check if any essential dental treatments are required prior to commencing. For example, if decay is found, you will need to have your teeth filled before the treatment is started. Our Dentists will let you know and direct you in the best course of action for your treatment.

A series of Digital photographs and scans are taken and sent to the SureSmile Lab, where a personalised treatment plan is formulated just for you. From here your active treatment will commence! You will get your aligners as well as regular dental check-in points to ensure the results of your treatment are desirable.

Get ready to start your active treatment journey!


Are SureSmile® Aligners for me?

SureSmile Aligners offer a visually appealing option for patients seeking an alternative to braces, particularly when it comes to enhancing their smile through minor tooth adjustments. These aligners are specifically designed for both teenagers and adults, catering to a wide range of cases, from straightforward to intricate, including crowded teeth, gaps, and over/underbites.

Why should I choose SureSmile Aligners?

There are three compelling reasons to opt for SureSmile Aligners:

  1. Enhanced Confidence – Working alongside your dental professional, SureSmile Aligners utilise state-of-the-art, to create tailor-made aligners that suit your needs. Each aligner undergoes individual quality checks by our clinical lab specialists, ensuring the delivery of your desired smile.
  2. Your Comfort – Thanks to their precise fit, SureSmile Aligners offer exceptional comfort, allowing you to wear them effortlessly throughout the day. Say goodbye to discomfort and embrace a seamless aligner experience.
  3. Streamlined Convenience – By choosing SureSmile Aligners, you can minimise your time spent in the dental chair. With fewer in-office appointments and shorter check-ups, we prioritise your convenience without compromising on the quality of care you receive.

How are SureSmile Aligners different than other clear aligners?

While various clear aligner brands on the market share certain similarities, SureSmile distinguishes itself by leveraging proprietary software in conjunction with our team of Digital Lab experts. This powerful combination empowers your dental professional to create a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a straighter smile.

How do SureSmile Aligners work?

SureSmile is an innovative orthodontic treatment that offers a convenient and discreet way to achieve a straighter smile. By wearing a series of clear, custom-fit, removable aligners, SureSmile gradually aligns your teeth without the need for traditional metal braces with brackets and wires.

The treatment process involves three easy steps, ensuring a smooth and effective transformation:


  1. Consult: The first step in starting your SureSmile journey is to schedule an initial consultation with your dental professional. This consultation is designed to assess your eligibility for SureSmile Aligners and determine if they are the right fit for you. During the appointment, your dental professional will take a 3D digital impression of your teeth and capture pictures of your face and teeth. This painless process only takes a few minutes in the dental chair and serves as the starting point for your personalised treatment plan. Rest assured, the consultation is quick and hassle-free, allowing you to begin your SureSmile treatment journey with ease.
  2. Scan, Plan & Fabricate: Your dental professional, along with the experienced SureSmile specialists at our Digital Lab, will collaborate to meticulously plan and design your case using state-of-the-art digital software. They will carefully orchestrate each step of your smile transformation with precision, ensuring optimal results. Based on your unique needs, the appropriate number of custom-finished clear aligners will be created specifically for you. Once these aligners are ready, your dental professional will schedule a brief visit for you to review your new smile plan. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to see and discuss the details of your personalized treatment, setting the stage for your exciting journey towards a beautifully aligned smile.
  3. Treat: Congratulations on taking the first step towards achieving a straighter smile! Your transformative journey begins at the dental office when you try on your initial set of SureSmile aligners. These clear aligners are designed to be comfortable and easy to wear, ensuring a seamless orthodontic experience. The best part? They are virtually invisible, meaning your friends and family won’t even notice you’re wearing them! As you follow your custom treatment plan and consistently wear your aligners, you will quickly start to notice the positive changes in your smile. Get ready to enjoy the benefits of SureSmile aligners, discreetly working towards your desired smile without any inconvenience or self-consciousness.

How do I care for SureSmile Aligners?

Here are some straightforward and easy-to-follow tips for effectively caring for your aligners:

  1. Avoid Heat Sources: It’s important not to expose your aligners to heat sources such as warm stoves, hot dashboards, hair dryers/curling irons, or hot liquids like soup or hot water. Heat can distort the aligners, leading to an improper fit.
  2. Use Two Cases: Utilise one case to store your current set of aligners when they are not in your mouth. This helps prevent accidentally throwing them away when clearing your lunch tray. Use the other case to store your previous set of aligners as backup. These backup aligners can be used temporarily if your current set is lost or broken while waiting for a replacement.
  3. Preserve the Appearance and Fit: To maintain the invisibility and proper fit of your aligners, avoid using toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, scented or colored soaps, and hot water. These can soften, deform, scratch, or discolour the aligners.
  4. Clean with Retainer Brite®: For safe and effective cleaning, use Retainer Brite® products specifically designed for SureSmile aligners. Follow the provided instructions for each Retainer Brite product, and never put Retainer Brite Cleaning Tablets or solution in your mouth.
  5. Clean Before Insertion: Always clean your aligners before wearing them. Choose a cleaning method that suits your daily routine, such as using Retainer Brite® while you shower, eat meals, or when you’re on the go.
  6. Maintain Dental Hygiene: Continue brushing and flossing your teeth as part of your normal routine to keep your oral health in check.

By following these tips, you can ensure the proper care and maintenance of your aligners, helping you achieve your desired smile transformation.

Can I eat and drink with SureSmile Aligners?

To ensure optimal care for your aligners, here are some guidelines to follow:

  1. Remove Aligners for Eating and Drinking: As a general rule, take out your aligners before consuming meals, snacks, or beverages. This practice helps maintain their near-invisibility, preserves their fit, and reduces the risk of tooth decay.
  2. Avoid Hot, Sweet, and Coloured Liquids: It’s essential not to wear aligners while drinking hot beverages like coffee or consuming sweet or coloured liquids such as red wine. These substances can cause the aligners to melt or become distorted.
  3. Exception for Plain Water: However, you can leave your SureSmile aligners in place while drinking plain, unflavored, non-sugared cool water.
  4. Brush Your Teeth After Eating or Drinking: Always remember to brush your teeth after eating or drinking before reinserting your clean aligners. This step ensures proper oral hygiene and prepares your teeth for the aligners’ placement.

By adhering to these guidelines, you can maintain the effectiveness and appearance of your aligners while promoting good oral health.

How many hours a day will I have to wear SureSmile Aligners?

Wear your aligners 20-22 hours each day, including while asleep for the shortest time to your desired smile.

How do I know which aligner to use?

Make sure you use the correct aligner.

  • Each SureSmile aligner is engraved with the first four letters of your name, a “U” for upper teeth or an “L” for lower teeth, followed by the stage number.
  • When it is time to switch to your next aligner stage, shift the aligners in the cases. Clean and place the aligners that you just finished wearing into one case. Clean and place your new “current stage” aligners into the other case.
  • It’s important that you don’t use your aligners if they are cracked or broken. Broken pieces can be accidentally swallowed or aspirated and may be harmful.

How long will my SureSmile Aligner treatment last?

As every individual’s treatment plan is unique, it is challenging to provide a general timeframe for the duration of your specific case. Typically, treatment can range from 6 to 18 months. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Initial Scanning to First Aligners: On average, anticipate a period of approximately 2-4 weeks from your initial scanning appointment to when you start wearing your first set of aligners. The timing depends on how quickly we are able to submit the case and the availability of your follow-up appointment.
  2. Duration of Each Set of Aligners: You will typically wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks, as directed by your dental professional.
  3. Office Visits and Progress Checks: The frequency of your office visits will vary based on the complexity of your case. In many instances, you can expect to have appointments every 3 months. Additionally, you may have shorter dental visits approximately every four weeks to monitor progress and receive the next two sets of aligners.
  4. Adjusting to New Aligners: When you begin wearing a new set of aligners, it is normal to experience a snugger fit for a few days as your teeth adjust.
  5. Retainer Prescription: Once your treatment plan is complete, your dental professional will prescribe retainers to help maintain the results achieved.

Remember, these are general expectations, and your dental professional will provide personalised guidance throughout your treatment journey.

Will my teeth yellow after wearing SureSmile Aligners?

Preventative steps can be taken to reduce or eliminate yellowing.

These include:

    1. Remove your aligners when eating and drinking: Dark liquids like coffee, tea, and red wine are known to cause stains. By taking out your aligners during meals, you can minimize the contact between these beverages and your aligners.
    2. Brush your teeth after eating and drinking: Before putting your clean aligners back in, make it a habit to brush your teeth. This helps to remove any food particles or residue that may contribute to staining.
    3. Use a straw for drinking: When consuming beverages that may stain, using a straw can help direct the liquid away from your teeth and aligners, reducing the risk of discolouration.
    4. Clean your aligners regularly: Follow your dentist’s instructions for cleaning your aligners. You can use specialized products like Retainer Brite® to keep them clean and clear. Regular cleaning helps prevent the buildup of bacteria and plaque, keeping your aligners fresh.
    5. Schedule routine teeth cleaning: Regular dental visits for professional teeth cleaning are essential. During these visits, your dentist will remove any plaque or tartar buildup, helping to keep your teeth and aligners in optimal condition.

    By incorporating these preventive measures into your daily routine, you can minimise the risk of yellowing and keep your aligners looking their best.

Are there any harmful properties in the SureSmile Aligner plastics?

SureSmile Aligners are made of clear and comfortable plastic, free of phthalates.

How much do SureSmile Aligners cost?

Because each case is different–some patients require more or less treatment–the total cost of your new smile will depend on the treatment plan you and your dental professional agree upon

Will I need to wear a retainer after completing SureSmile Aligner treatment?

At the conclusion of your orthodontic treatment with SureSmile Aligners, it is advisable to consider wearing a retainer. Retainers help maintain the results achieved during your treatment, ensuring long-term stability and preventing any shifting of teeth. It is important to consult with your dental professional to determine the most suitable retainer option for your specific needs and to receive personalized guidance. Your dental professional will assess your case and recommend the best course of action to help you maintain your newly aligned smile effectively. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your dental professional for expert advice on retainer options once your SureSmile Aligner treatment is complete.

Can you use clear aligners if you have veneers or crowns?

Each treatment case is unique, and no two cases are alike and is determined case by case. However, you can rest assured that our digital lab specialists are here to support your doctor in making informed decisions. With our advanced technology capabilities and expertise in creating custom plastic appliances, we can assist in finding the optimal solution for your specific treatment needs. Your doctor will carefully evaluate your case and collaborate with our specialists to ensure that you receive the best possible care tailored to your unique situation. Trust in the expertise of your doctor and our dedicated team to guide you towards a successful and customised treatment outcome.

What are the possible initial side effects of treatment with clear aligners?

When initially wearing clear aligners, patients may experience some or none of the following:

  1. Speech Adjustment: For the first few days, you may notice a temporary effect on your speech, and it might sound as if you have a slight lisp. This adjustment period typically subsides quickly.
  2. Sensations in Gums: As the clear aligners gradually align and reposition your teeth, your gums will adapt and reform around each tooth. This process may create a sensation of slight looseness or pressure, which is normal and expected.

Regarding care and maintenance:

  1. Staining Risk: It’s important to note that smoking, consuming coffee, wine, and other food or beverages can potentially cause discolouration of your clear aligners. To avoid this, always remove your aligners when eating or drinking anything other than cool water.
  2. Gum Chewing: It is not recommended to chew gum while wearing your aligners. Remember to remove your aligners for all meals and snacks.

The Benefits of Choosing Dental on Martyn

Cairns trusted family dentist for over 30 years

The benefits of commencing Aligner therapy at Dental on Martyn include but are not limited to;

  • Aesthetics during the treatment period as, unlike braces, aligners are clear.
  • Fewer Dental visits when compared to treatment with braces. We will still be checking in regularly to ensure treatment is progressing as we would expect.
  • No food restrictions!
  • User Friendly and easy to use daily.
  • More Comfortable than braces.
  • Reduced out-of-pocket expense when compared to braces.

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