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SureSmile

Crooked and gapped teeth can have a negative impact on oral health and make patients feel self-conscious about their smiles.

Many of our Albuquerque, NM, patients want straight teeth, but they don't want to wear traditional metal braces from an orthodontist.

At Parkway Dental, Dr. Michael Haight can improve your appearance with SureSmile clear aligners.

Why do so many patients choose SureSmile® treatment to straighten their teeth?

How Does SureSmile Work?

While traditional braces use brackets and wires to gradually move teeth into better alignment, systems like SureSmile and Invisalign use a series of aligner trays.
After undergoing SureSmile treatment, many patients choose to further enhance the appearance of their smiles by undergoing teeth whitening or having porcelain veneers placed.

Want a Straighter Smile Without Braces? Request a Consultation With Dr. Haight Today

You may not have to endure the "braces phase" or familiarize yourself with an orthodontist in order to get the smile you want. At Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM, you can receive more comfortable, less noticeable orthodontic treatment with the modern SureSmile system without consulting an orthodontist.

Request a consultation with Dr. Haight to discuss your unique treatment goals and get started on a plan that works best for you. Contact us online or call us in Albuquerque at: 

(505) 298-7479

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I have to say that this is one of the MOST friendly and professional business that I have ever been to in my entire life! From the second you walk in the door you are greeted by the super friendly staff  and the entire process is so smooth. This business is ran at a very high level of care, professionalism and the quality of the dental work is super! James Koons

Hear About the Benefits of SureSmile From Dr. Haight Himself

SureSmile clear aligners can straighten your teeth comfortably and discreetly. Our dentist, Michael Haight, prefers to work with SureSmile instead of systems like Invisalign or ClearCorrect™ because he's found that the results are more predictable and treatment times are generally quicker. By straightening your teeth with SureSmile, you can improve your dental health and appearance.

The SureSmile Treatment Timeline

During your initial consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, dental practice, our dentist will perform a comprehensive assessment of your teeth and gums. Digital scans and X-rays will also be taken to ensure there are no dental issues present.

In most cases, the SureSmile treatment plan can be completed in approximately 6-18 months. Here are the general steps to expect:

Orthodontic treatment with SureSmile offers a number of advantages over traditional treatment with braces.
Orthodontic treatment with SureSmile offers a number of advantages over traditional treatment with braces.

Dental Impressions

To create your aligners, we must first take dental impressions. At our Albuquerque office, we have a digital scanner that captures images of your teeth and gums. This eliminates the need for messy dental putty.

Aligner Fabrication

Your impressions are then uploaded to a computer software program and sent to the trusted SureSmile dental lab. A technician uses your impressions to create your clear aligner trays. The lab works in conjunction with the dentist to achieve the desired result.

First Try-On

When your clear aligners are ready, they will be shipped to our office. We will then schedule another visit to ensure that your first set of aligners fit appropriately. Our team will discuss the SureSmile process with you so you know what to expect.

Active Treatment

You will wear your aligners every day as instructed. During active treatment, patients must continue to brush and floss diligently and clean their aligners daily. In most cases, individuals wear the aligners for two weeks before switching to the next set.

Retention

To prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original positions, you must wear a retainer once active treatment is complete. Our dentist can discuss your retainer options with you to find a solution that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Are Aligners Covered by Insurance?

If your dental insurance offers orthodontic benefits, it's likely that SureSmile, Invisalign, and other clear aligner systems will be covered in the same way that braces are. We accept most forms of dental insurance, and the friendly staff at our Albuquerque office will be happy to help you navigate your plan to maximize your coverage.

If your dental insurance does not cover treatments like SureSmile and Invisalign, or if you just need a little extra help covering your out-of-pocket expenses, there's no need to worry. We also accept financing through Compassionate® Finance. This lender allows borrowers to repay loans in adjustable monthly installments over several years.

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Everyone at Parkway Dental is so warm and welcoming. The staff is knowledgeable and professional and they provide the highest level of care!

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Dr. Haight and his team are the best! Dr. Haight takes time and listens, he’s very caring, genuine and professional. Explains everything in detail. His assistant is wonderful! The staff makes you feel so welcome! Thank you so much!

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Dr. Michael Haight and the team at Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM, are proud to provide an exceptional dental experience through:

  • Comfortable, personalized treatment
  • Patient education 
  • High-quality materials and the latest technology
  • World-class care

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (505) 298-7479.

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