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Clear Aligners

Misaligned teeth can cause feelings of embarrassment and lead to oral health problems.

If you have misalignment and you want an orthodontic solution that's more discreet than traditional braces, clear aligners may be for you.

Colorado Premier Dental offers SureSmile® aligners to straighten teeth in six to 18 months. We serve Lakewood, CO, and beyond.

What Is SureSmile?

Like Invisalign®, SureSmile is a series of aligner trays that puts gentle pressure on the teeth to gradually reposition them until patients achieve their ideal alignment. SureSmile is worn for 20 to 22 hours each day, and can be a great alternative to braces if patients only require minor adjustments.

The unique benefit of clear aligners is that they're a discreet way to straighten teeth. Though children as young as 12 can be candidates for removable aligners, many teens and adults prefer this orthodontic treatment because they may feel uncomfortable being seen with bulky metal braces. Meanwhile, because the aligners are removable, no foods are off-limits, and it's easy to brush and floss.

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Which Dental Concerns Can Aligners Correct?

Like braces and Invisalign, SureSmile aligners can address a wide array of dental concerns, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Spacing concerns

Though aligners can correct minor misalignment, traditional metal braces may be the best treatment option in cases of severe misalignment.

The Clear Aligners Timeline STRAIGHTEN YOUR TEETH IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

We are committed to providing patients with the highest level of care. 
We are committed to providing patients with the highest level of care. 

​Consultation

During a consultation with Dr. Brian J. Polidori at our Lakewood office, you will be able to discuss your dental concerns. If Dr. Polidori determines you're a good candidate for the clear aligner system, he will take 3D digital impressions and pictures of your teeth. He will also provide you with an estimate of how long your treatment will take.

Fabrication

Your impressions will be sent to a lab where SureSmile clinical experts will design your treatment plan and map out how each tooth will move into its ideal position. Your custom aligners are created to be comfortable and effective.

Wear Aligners

You will return to our Lakewood office where we will provide you with your first set of clear orthodontic aligners. Like Invisalign, SureSmile aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day. Each set of trays will typically need to be worn for one to two weeks, after which our dentist will provide you with your new set.

​Attend Checkups

You will attend regular checkups with our dentist to ensure your treatment plan is progressing as it should. If your aligners become damaged or warped, contact us immediately.

Caring for Your Aligners

Between visits to our dental office serving Lakewood and the Greater Denver area, there are some simple things you can do to keep your teeth and aligners in good condition:

Clean Your Clear Aligners

Like Invisalign, your SureSmile aligner trays should be cleaned with a soft-bristle toothbrush, non-abrasive toothpaste, and room-temperature water twice a day when you brush your teeth. When not cared for properly, your SureSmile aligners can contribute to tooth decay or become warped, making them unwearable and potentially lengthening your treatment timeline.

Remove Aligners When Eating

When drinking anything other than water, or when eating meals, remove your clear orthodontic aligners to prevent them from becoming discolored. When not in use, store your aligners in their protective case.

Practice Proper Oral Care

In between visits to the dentist, take care of your teeth by regularly flossing, brushing, and using an oral rinse. Be sure to clean your teeth before wearing your aligners to help prevent bad breath, stains, and cavities.

Shouldn't I Visit an Orthodontist INSTEAD OF A DENTIST?

Although orthodontists can provide you with orthodontic treatments like braces and clear aligners, dentists can undergo special training to provide patients with aligners. Dr. Brian J. Polidori is proud to offer this service so his patients don't have to be referred to an orthodontist to correct minor misalignment.

"The best dentist in Lakewood." 5-STAR REVIEWS FOR OUR DENTAL PRACTICE

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Libby Yaple

2022

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Dr. Polidori is definitely the Best Dentist in Lakewood. Hands Down! Always going to classes, keeps up with the latest in Dental techniques. He's honest, always tells you what you need. Reasonable cost. During procedures explains what he's doing in civilian language.

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Wilma Jones

2021

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Everybody in the office is very friendly and helpful. The doctor really cares about patient's dental health education. He spent at least 3 times as much time as other doctors would spend to explain the correct procedures to take care of my teeth. He answered all my questions and I am very satisfied with his recommendations.

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Colorado Premier Dental, PLLC

Dr. Brian J. Polidori is a highly trusted dentist who is committed to providing his patients in Lakewood and the greater Denver area with the highest level of dental care. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association 
  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 

To schedule a visit to our office, request an appointment online or call us directly at (303) 935-3465.

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