Spark Clear Aligners
Spark clear aligners prove that effective orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. These ingenious appliances have helped millions straighten their teeth and achieve better-looking smiles, and they can help you too.
Spark Clear Aligners in High Point, NC
Spark Clear aligners are an effective and discrete orthodontic treatment option that are worn comfortably over your teeth to continuously adjust alignment and spacing.
Spark clear aligners are custom-made using models of both your current teeth and the end result you hope to achieve. With Spark clear aligners, you will switch to new aligners about every two weeks with each set shifting the teeth slightly—this continues until you have achieved your final results, which usually takes about six months to two years, depending on the patient.
You remove the Spark clear aligners for eating, drinking and cleaning only. At first, they will feel very tight, but they will begin to loosen and feel more comfortable after a few days.
How does the Spark clear aligner process work?
To begin, we will take photographs of your teeth and face, dental impressions of your teeth and x-rays. Those records are sent to Spark with detailed instructions on how we want the final result to appear. Spark will scan the impressions to create a 3D model of the teeth and work with your dentist to get the mold to its exact proportions. Once final, the trays are made and mailed to your dentist office. You will wear a set of trays for two weeks at a time for approximately 6 months to 2 years, or the length of time determined by your dentist.
What are the differences between Spark clear aligners and braces?
There are many differences between Spark clear aligners and braces, we’ve listed some of the largest ones here. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but the introduction of Spark clear aligners to the market introduced a more efficient, less painful way to straighten teeth.
- Spark clear aligners use clear transparent aligners, while braces use wires and brackets.
- Spark clear aligners can be removed by the user at any time, while braces can only be removed by a professional.
- Spark aligners allows a user to eat whatever they would like and not make changes to their oral care practices, while braces restrict what the user can safely eat and require special maintenance and care.
- Spark aligners do not present any injury risks, while braces can lead to cuts and other injuries.
- Spark aligners are nearly impossible for others to notice, while braces are almost impossible to miss.
Who can use Spark clear aligners?
Most teens and adult patients requiring mild to moderate orthodontic corrections can use Spark aligners. This includes patients with teeth that are crooked and misaligned or teeth that feature noticeable spacing problems. Spark aligners can even help patients with minor bite issues—however, not all orthodontic issues can be treated with Spark clear aligners. More extensive problems will require additional treatment.
Interested in Spark Clear Aligners?
If you would like to setup a Spark aligners consultation, if you have any questions about how SureSmile works, or if you're unsure if SureSmile is right for you—contact us.