Affiliated Dental Specialists

Sure Smile® Treatment 

for Gurnee & Vernon Hills Area Adults & Teens

At Affiliated Dental Specialists, we offer a variety of treatments at our Vernon Hills and Gurnee, IL offices. Our orthodontists, Dr. Gary Klein and Dr. Thomas Lim have the experience and are well equipped to provide you with the personalized, unique care that you deserve. For those teen and adult patients who desire straighter teeth without the use of brackets and wires, we proudly offer the Sure Smile system.

Sure Smile straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. They are virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

How Sure Smile Works

Once the decision is made to use Sure Smile, advanced 3-D computer imaging technology is used to transform your impressions into a series of clear, custom-fitted trays, or aligners. A set of aligners is worn day and night for about two weeks at a time, and is removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Instead of scheduling semi-monthly appointments with our Gurnee and Vernon Hills orthodontist to have your brackets adjusted and tightened, after two weeks you can simply replace your aligners with the next set in the series. You may have as many as 48 aligners or as few as 12 over the course of treatment, depending on your treatment plan and the severity of your orthodontic problem. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will gradually move toward their final, straight positions.

Your office visits are no more frequent than with traditional braces. Sure Smile clear aligners allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly without hassle. The Sure Smile system straightens teeth just as effectively as traditional metal braces, provided that you follow all of the guidelines outlined by our orthodontists.

The Many Benefits of Sure Smile

  • Sure Smile aligners are virtually invisible. You can straighten your teeth and perfect your smile discreetly and without changing your lifestyle.
  • Unlike traditional braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. You can also brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene.
  • Sure Smile trays are comfortable. There are no metal brackets or wires with the Sure Smile system that could cause irritation to your mouth.
  • With Sure Smile, you can view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when treatment is complete!

Find Out If Sure Smile Is Right for You

Sure Smile is a great orthodontic treatment option for our adult and teen patients who might be more cosmetically minded about their smile. Our Gurnee and Vernon Hills orthodontists provides top quality care and has been trusted by thousands of patients and parents for years. If you are a resident of Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Lake Villa, Libertyville, Grayslake, IL or one of the surrounding communities and are interested in Sure Smile, please contact one of our offices today to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Klein or Dr. Lim and find out if Sure Smile is right for you!