Smiles Correct FAQ

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Smiles Correct at Your Local Salisbury and Berlin Orthodontist

At Tilghman Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile. That’s why we’re proud to offer expert orthodontic treatments with friendly and compassionate care for patients of all ages. As your local Maryland orthodontist, we’re proud providers of Smiles Correct, an innovative alignment system that straightens the teeth. We invite you to explore some of the most commonly asked questions to help you learn more about Smiles Correct below!

What is Smiles Correct?

Smiles Correct is a treatment system made to correct cosmetic and alignment issues with the teeth. It is comprised of a series of clear aligner trays designed to gradually shift the teeth into their proper positions. Each removable tray is custom crafted from a precise 3D impression of your mouth taken by your orthodontist.

How Much Does Smiles Correct Cost?

Smiles Correct is a very affordable treatment and is less expensive than both braces and Invisalign. Only Dr. Tilghman or Dr. Schwartz will be able to determine your exact treatment cost, based on your individual orthodontic case.

Who is a Good Candidate for Smiles Correct?

Smiles Correct is for teens and adults who may have less severe orthodontic cases than others. These mild cases require less supervision by the orthodontist and shorter treatment times. Patients who have minor issues or who have neglected to wear a retainer after having orthodontic work done are perfect candidates for Smiles Correct. Your local orthodontist will determine if Smiles Correct can work for you after taking your impressions.

How Often Should I Wear My Aligners?

While Smiles Correct requires less supervision from your local orthodontist, your personalized instructions for how often you must wear the aligners to achieve the desired results will be determined by your orthodontist.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Typically, you will need to wear your aligners for a few months, or up to a year. Exact treatment times vary - however, Smiles Correct is designed to be more short-term than Invisalign or braces.

What Foods & Drinks Should I Avoid?

There are no dietary restrictions for patients undergoing Smiles Correct because the aligners are removed each time you eat and drink. Just be sure to keep your mouth clean, brushing and flossing frequently before putting your aligners back in. Also, be vigilant about cleaning your aligners regularly so that bacteria does not have a chance to build up.

Is Smiles Correct Painful?

Smiles Correct is designed to apply pressure on the teeth to help guide them back in place. This process is not painful; however, some patients may feel slight discomfort while getting accustomed to wearing each set of aligners. You should quickly adjust to having the aligners on your teeth.

Contact Your Local Orthodontist Today!

Tilghman Orthodontics is proud to be the only provider of Smiles Correct serving patients from Sussex, Wicomico, and Worchester County areas. If you’re ready to discover how Smiles Correct can help you improve your smile, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us today. Or, contact us with any questions. We can’t wait to help you achieve a beautiful smile!