Clear Aligners / Orthodontics

So many people long for straight teeth because most of us are not born with a perfectly aligned smile. In fact, nine in ten people have some form of dental misalignment. Some are minor, some are obvious, but all have an option that does not require uncomfortable metal braces. At Wheelock and Associates, we are proud providers of orthodontic treatment with SureSmile® and Invisalign®** clear aligners in Sioux City!

What is Orthodontics?

In dentistry, orthodontics is the specialty that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating the misalignment of the teeth and jaws. Because everyone is different, orthodontic treatments can range from metal braces and headgear to oral surgery, depending on the severity of a condition.

What are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are thin plastic dental devices that serve the same purpose as braces with a few fundamental differences. For starters, clear aligners are, well, clear! They are designed to be almost invisible and avoid some of the embarrassment associated with metal braces.

Aligners are also removable as you’ll receive a new set every few weeks from the start of the treatment until completion. Each new set has a small modification that slowly shifts your teeth to the desired position as you go through the treatment.

Understanding the Difference


Invisalign is the first and industry leader in clear aligner technology. Established in 1997, Invisalign has been the preferred alternative to traditional metal braces for over twenty years.

The success of the company stems from using high quality materials, a patient-centric approach, and effective results.


SureSmile aligners are also a popular option for patients seeking clear aligners. These aligners offer similar benefits and results as Invisalign. However, SureSmile aligners tend to be thinner and do not include the patient platforms offered by the more established Invisalign treatment.

Advantages of Clear Aligners

  • Fully removable
  • Effective treatment
  • Easy to clean and imperceptible

Are You Looking for Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners in Sioux City, IA?

Get the smile you want with none of the hassles of traditional metal braces. Wheelock and Associates Dentistry has your solution for a straight smile. Call us today to get started!

** Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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