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SureSmile Clear Aligners - Orthodontic Treatment
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SureSmile Clear Aligners โ€“ Orthodontic Treatment

The state of your oral health is visually apparent through the appearance of your smile. For some people, a smile can indicate good dental health, while for others, it may reveal that their smile needs improvement. At Mint Dental, Dr. Kevin Pulsipher offers SureSmile clear aligners for patients with teeth that are misaligned, crooked, gapped, or exhibit other bite issues. Our goal is for you to enjoy the advantages of having a perfectly straight and aligned smile. SureSmile is a reliable orthodontic treatment that employs clear aligners to move your teeth into the correct position in a way that is both efficient and discreet.

Why Are Straight Teeth Important?

Having straight teeth is about more than just having an attractive smile. There are several reasons why straight teeth are important to your oral health. Straight teeth are easier to brush, floss, and keep clean, reducing your risk for oral diseases like decay and gum disease. Crooked teeth can often trap food particles that are difficult to remove with brushing and flossing. However, straight and properly aligned teeth can improve overall oral hygiene. Fixing your bite can also prevent issues like uneven wear or TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).

How SureSmile Works

When you visit our office to begin the SureSmile treatment process, you will be taken through several steps, which include:

  • Taking digital images of your teeth. These images will be used to create a three-dimensional model of your teeth. This model will be used to analyze your bite from all the necessary angles.
  • This same three-dimensional model will be sent to our SureSmile software, which will map the projected desired movement of each tooth.
  • We will fine-tune the details of your customized treatment plan.
  • All information acquired during your appointment will be sent to the SureSmile lab, where your clear aligners will be made. Once this is complete, we will receive your clear aligners, and you will return to pick them up.

The Benefits of SureSmile

If you’re curious as to why our patients select SureSmile for their orthodontic requirements, read on!

  • SureSmile is discreet. Each aligner you put on is manufactured from clear plastic, making it nearly impossible for others to see. You might even say they are invisible!
  • The high-quality materials used in manufacturing each SureSmile clear aligner means that you will find them very comfortable, and your mouth should never be irritated.
  • Your SureSmile aligners are so easy to remove! Whether you need to remove your aligner to eat or brush your teeth, we assure you that removing and putting them back on is incredibly simple.
  • Thanks to advanced digital technology, SureSmile is a treatment designed to produce precise results for every patient who chooses the treatment.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

If you want to learn more about SureSmile clear aligners, please contact our office. To schedule an appointment, please call (208) 900-4669.


What are SureSmile Clear Aligners?

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher of Mint Dental describes SureSmile Clear Aligners as a series of custom-made transparent orthodontic devices designed to adjust and align your teeth over time. They offer a less noticeable alternative to traditional braces, allowing patients to feel confident while undergoing treatment for a straighter smile!

Who is a suitable candidate for SureSmile?

While the suitability of SureSmile Clear Aligners can only be determined by a dental professional, they are generally recommended for individuals with mild to moderate crowding or spacing issues. They are typically not recommended for severe orthodontic issues.

How long does the treatment with SureSmile Clear Aligners take?

Treatment time with SureSmile Clear Aligners varies from case to case. However, the average treatment time is usually 6-15 months, depending upon the complexity of the case and patient compliance.

Can I eat and drink with my SureSmile Clear Aligners in?

It is recommended that you remove your SureSmile Clear Aligners while eating or drinking anything other than water. This is to prevent damage to the aligners and keep them clean.

Are SureSmile Clear Aligners comfortable to wear?

SureSmile Clear Aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, so they are generally comfortable to wear. But do note that some discomfort might be experienced initially as your teeth start to shift when a new set of aligners is used.

What is the first step?

We will take a few photos and a digital scan of your teeth to put together a customized treatment plan for you.

Will my insurance pay for the clear aligner orthodontics?

Dental insurance will often cover a portion of the cost, but it depends on the specifics of each insurance plan.

Do I have to wear retainers after completion of clear aligner orthodontics?

Yes. It is necessary to wear retainers so that the teeth will not move back to their original position.

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher, Mint Dental

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher | Mint Dental

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher, is a highly skilled and dedicated dentist with a profound passion for dentistry. He holds a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Midwestern University, a testament to his rigorous academic training and comprehensive understanding of dental care. Dr. Pulsipher's dedication to continuing education allows him to stay at the forefront of dental technology, techniques, and tools, ensuring he can deliver superior care to each patient he serves.

Having served as a dentist in the U.S. Army for four years, Dr. Pulsipher gained invaluable experience and is now committed to serving his community in the Treasure Valley region with a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the lives of his patients. He guarantees that patients feel comfortable and well cared for throughout their dental experience.

With his comprehensive expertise, authoritative stance in the dental community, and unwavering commitment to providing trustworthy and compassionate care, Dr. Pulsipher continues to positively impact the lives of his patients and the community he serves.

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