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Clear Aligners

Do you dream of straightening crooked or gapped teeth, but don't want the hassle of metal braces?

Clear aligners are an orthodontic alternative that straightens your teeth using smooth, clear, and removable aligner trays.

Dr. Frederick Hoffer and Dr. Douglas Stilson in Redlands, CA, can give you the smile of your dreams with SureSmile® aligners.

Braces vs. SureSmile Clear Aligners

There are many benefits to choosing SureSmile aligners over traditional metal braces, including:

Inconspicuous Treatment

SureSmile uses clear trays instead of metal wires and brackets. Unlike conspicuous metal braces, clear aligners are virtually undetectable when worn.

Easier Maintenance

Because the aligner trays are removable, it is easier to maintain your oral health while undergoing treatment, as there are no wires or brackets to brush around. 

No Diet Restrictions

There are no diet restrictions with orthodontic aligners, because you remove the clear aligners before eating. Popcorn, nuts, bagels, and more are all safe to eat during treatment. 

Faster Treatment

On average, orthodontic treatment with clear aligners is faster than traditional braces. 

5-Star Reviews From Satisfied Redlands Patients


Colleen Davis


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Dr hoffer, Dr stilson are great dentists. Staff are wonderful, friendly and professional.

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Jeff Aronson


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Best dentist, staff, and equipment in the IE...wouldn’t think about going elsewhere as long as he’s around...first class all the way!!!

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What to Expect During Clear Aligner Treatment

Aligners work just like braces by gently guiding your teeth into proper alignment. Your dentist will craft a treatment plan to address your specific misalignment issues.


You will begin your treatment by visiting our dental practice for a consultation with Dr. Hoffer or Dr. Stilson. They will examine your mouth to determine if you are a candidate for clear aligners. Severe orthodontic issues may require traditional braces.

Planning and Fabrication

Your dentist will then take impressions of your mouth so your aligners can be crafted. Our dental practice uses digital impressions instead of messy and uncomfortable putty impressions. 

Treatment Begins

Once your series of aligners arrive at our office, you can begin treatment. Instead of adjusting the wires as your treatment progresses, you will switch to a new set of aligners every few weeks.


Depending on your treatment plan, you will visit our Redlands office every four to six weeks so that your dentist can monitor your progress. This continues over the next 12 to 18 months until your teeth are properly aligned. 

Treatment Completed

Once your teeth are aligned, your treatment is complete. To maintain your straightened smile, you will be given a retainer. You will wear this retainer at night to keep your teeth straight for years to come. 

Have questions about SureSmile treatment? Send us a message!

Insurance and Financing

This varies by plan and provider. We accept most dental insurances and will check your coverage. For patients without insurance or to help cover treatment not covered by insurance, our Redlands, CA, dental practice accepts CareCredit® to help finance your treatment.

Shouldn't I See an Orthodontist?


There's no need; our dentists are trained to straighten teeth with SureSmile. What's more, an orthodontist focuses only on orthodontic issues. The dentists at Redlands Family Dentistry offer a variety of treatments for comprehensive care. This means you can get all the dental care you need in one convenient location versus visiting an orthodontist and a dentist separately.  

Frederick Hoffer, DDS

Redlands Family Dentistry

For over 20 years, the compassionate team at Redlands Family Dentistry has provided the communities of Redlands, Highland, and Loma Linda with superior dental care. Our dentists are skilled in all forms of dentistry, including:

To schedule an appointment at our warm and welcoming office in Redlands, CA, contact us online or call (909) 793-7884.

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