With SureSmile Clear Aligners, I finally found what I was looking for

Francois Vannerem, restorative and aesthetic dentist at Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic, Wakefield, explains why one aligner system is a cut above the rest.

I’ve been providing aligner treatment in my practice for about eight years, and during that time, I’ve used a number of different clear aligner systems. I found some did certain things well, but I had never found a system that did it all.

Until I was introduced to SureSmile Clear Aligners from Dentsply Sirona – a system that finally satisfies all my requirements:


Predictability is the most important consideration for me when selecting a clear aligner system.

With other systems I found I was spending a lot of time carrying out refinements, but the design of SureSmile aligners has dramatically cut this need and subsequently has greatly improved my workflow.


As well as the predictability of the system, SureSmile offers flexibility, particularly when submitting cases and in the wide choice of treatment options.

You can make your own simulations or choose an advanced platform for more complex cases, depending on your preference.


The SureSmile software allows you to change the settings and customise them to the case in hand.

This means when a case comes back from SureSmile’s technicians, designed to your own specifications, it is as close as it’s possible to be. This streamlines the process, greatly reduces the need for refinements and saves on chair time.

Variable trimline

With SureSmile Clear Aligners you can customise the design of the trimline, something that is critical in more difficult cases.

Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, you can customise the design of the aligners and add straight or scalloped edges to suit the individual patient, which delivers even more predictable results.

Efficient workflows

Offering clear aligners in orthodontic treatment is really efficient from a chair time perspective.

Much of the work that goes into aligners is in the treatment planning and this can all be done without the patient in the chair. With SureSmile the clear aligner treatment plan is created digitally, so the planning can be done remotely at a time that suits you, and this ultimately minimises chair time and allows you to see more patients.

SureSmile Clear Aligners use digital impressions, which makes impression taking much more efficient than conventional impressions, and my patients love to see their teeth on screen.

A gateway to growth

Not only are clear aligners a fantastic opportunity for practice growth, they are also a gateway to other restorative and cosmetic treatments.

While there is a huge demand for clear aligners, patients are increasingly also desiring the treatments associated with them, including tooth whitening, composite bonding and veneers. This demand opens up opportunities to broaden your treatment options, grow your practice and ultimately increase practice revenue and profitability.

Great training and support

When I started with SureSmile Clear Aligners, I attended the IAS Academy clear aligners course with Tif Qureshi. It is specifically designed for SureSmile providers, whether you have experience in clear aligner orthodontic treatment or you’re just starting out.

In addition, my SureSmile specialist took the time to walk me through all aspects of the software, and she is always available at the end of a text when I need any help. This is a helpful, personalised approach that I’ve not experienced with other providers before.

For years, I was searching for a predictable, efficient and flexible clear aligner system with excellent training and support. Finally, I found it in SureSmile Clear Aligners.

Francois recently spoke to dentistry.co.uk about his experience of SureSmile Clear Aligners – watch the video to find out what he said.

Book a no-obligation one-to-one consultation with a SureSmile expert and see how quickly you can get started with clear aligners in your practice.

View Dentsply Sirona’s range of SureSmile clinical education courses.

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