SureSmile® Clear Aligners in Irvine, CA

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Transform Your Smile With SureSmile Clear Aligners

Say goodbye to crooked teeth and hello to your dream smile with SureSmile clear aligners. At Spectrum Dental Group, top Irvine, CA, dentist, Dr. Wayne Wu, utilizes advanced SureSmile technology to create custom-fit clear aligners that gradually straighten teeth.

Call us at (949) 788-0088 to learn how this innovative treatment works, its many benefits, and why Spectrum Dental Group is the premier choice for SureSmile aligners in Irvine, CA, and beyond.

What Are SureSmile Clear Aligners?

SureSmile clear aligners also called Suresmile braces, provide a state-of-the-art alternative to traditional braces. Each set consists of a series of BPA-free, custom-designed plastic trays that fit over your teeth and are virtually invisible when worn. The custom-fit aligners are produced using high-tech 3D imaging and advanced computer modeling to produce tooth movement based on your unique anatomy and orthodontic needs. With the SureSmile system, patients wear a progression of aligners over a set number of months as their teeth gradually shift into optimal alignment.

At Spectrum Dental Group, Dr. Wu uses their orthodontic skill with SureSmile digital technology for superior results. Treatment plans maximize efficiency, with average completion in just eight to twelve months.

Benefits of SureSmile Clear Aligners

SureSmile aligner treatment offers many advantages over traditional metal braces and other aligner systems:

  • Extremely Discreet – The thin, transparent aligners are barely noticeable when worn. No wires or brackets make this a subtle teeth-straightening solution.
  • Removable – Aligners can be taken out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This also enables easier cleaning and dental exams during treatment.
  • Comfortable – The smooth plastic trays avoid the orthodontic discomfort that can occur with metal braces. There are no sharp edges or brackets.
  • Custom-Fit – As part of every patient’s treatment plan, each aligner is meticulously designed to match the contours of patients’ unique teeth. This results in a precise, comfortable fit.
  • High-Tech Precision – Advanced technology, including 3D imaging and computer modeling, allows for controlled, measured tooth movements. This enhances efficiency while preventing damage.
  • Shorter Treatment Times – SureSmile clear aligner orthodontic treatment straightens teeth faster than braces, with most cases finishing in eight to twelve months. Some are even completed in as little as three months.
  • Fewer Visits – The fast-acting smile journey provided by SureSmile means patients have to spend less time and money on dental visits.
  • Improved Oral Hygiene – Removable SureSmile braces allow better brushing and flossing access compared to braces. This reduces plaque buildup and the risk of white spots.
  • Aesthetic Results – SureSmile braces not only straighten, but can also close gaps and improve the color, shape, and symmetry of teeth for a more beautiful smile.

Who Qualifies for SureSmile Clear Aligners?

The SureSmile system can effectively and comfortably straighten teeth for most teens and adults. SureSmile clear aligners work best for mild to moderate alignment issues such as:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Spaces or gaps between teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite or overbite
  • Deep overbite (excessive overlap of front teeth)

During a consultation at our Irvine, CA, office, one of our skilled dentists will fully evaluate your dental condition. We’ll determine if you’re a good candidate for SureSmile aligners and discuss your treatment plan.

The SureSmile Clear Aligners Process


Receiving SureSmile treatment at Spectrum Dental Group begins with an initial consultation. At your initial appointment, we’ll perform a complete dental exam, including digital X-rays, and intraoral camera imaging. We’ll discuss your smile goals and options, and customize an optimal SureSmile treatment plan.

Treatment Planning & Design With Advanced Technology

The intraoral camera captures detailed images of your teeth and mouth, which are used to create precise digital models. These images help our Irvine dentists accurately plan the alignment process. Additionally, the camera provides clear visualizations of the treatment plan, so you can see the expected results beforehand. Over the course of your treatment, these images enable real-time monitoring of treatment progress and make adjustments easier.

Our team will also take digital scans of your teeth from multiple angles using our CT scanner. The scanner works by rotating an X-ray tube around your head and neck, emitting a series of X-ray beams at different angles. Detectors on the opposite side measure the amount of radiation that passes through the body, creating cross-sectional images called slices.

The slices are then processed by a computer to generate detailed, three-dimensional images of your internal oral structures. These high-tech 3D images are used as blueprints for your custom aligner trays.


In just about three weeks, your initial set of custom-made SureSmile aligners will be ready for fitting. We’ll ensure proper fit and function, and give detailed wearing instructions. Most patients switch to a new tray set every one to two weeks during treatment.


Wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily, only removing them for eating and oral care. This consistency ensures teeth shift according to treatment planning. Be sure to remove your aligners from back to front to avoid tearing them. Your Irvine dentist will track your smile journey and make any necessary refinements along the way.

Caring for Your SureSmile Aligners

Caring for your clear aligners is easy and a vital part of a successful smile journey. Our Irvine dentists recommend the following tips to care for your aligner trays, so you can achieve a straighter smile:

  1. Maintain Oral Hygiene: After every meal, brush and floss your teeth before putting the aligners back in place. This helps keep both your aligners and teeth clean, reducing the risk of irritation and decay.
  2. Use an Aligner Removal Tool: To safely remove your aligners, consider using an Aligner Removal Tool. This tool helps you grip and remove the trays without putting excessive strain on them or your teeth.
  3. Proper Cleaning: Rinse your aligners with cool water regularly. Occasionally, use a recommended aligner cleaner to ensure thorough cleaning. Avoid using hot water or whitening products, as they can damage the aligners.
  4. Attend Regular Appointments: Bring your aligners to every appointment with your dentist. Regular monitoring allows for adjustments as needed, ensuring your treatment progresses optimally.

Frequently Asked Questions

Love Your New Smile — Call Spectrum Dental Group Today for SureSmile® Aligners!

Smile confidently with straighter teeth thanks to SureSmile clear aligners. Contact Spectrum Dental Group in Irvine, CA, today at (949) 788-0088 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to transforming smiles in Irvine, Lake Forest, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, CA, and surrounding areas!