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Central Texas Dental Care uses Invisalign® aligners to subtly straighten your teeth over time — but it's not our only option.

Our Hewitt, TX, team also offers SureSmile® aligners, allowing you to decide which aligners best suit your goals and budget.

We serve the Waco, TX, area — and we're happy to help you find a custom orthodontic solution. Learn more about Invisalign and SureSmile.

What Do Clear Aligners Look Like Against Real Teeth?

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Both Invisalign and SureSmile aligners blend in easily with your teeth. Because our Waco dentists use digital impressions to ensure that your custom trays are as accurate as possible, they fit snugly around each tooth for the most discreet-looking refinement.

The Advantages of Clear Aligners

They're Discreet

Unlike braces, which have noticeable brackets and wires, aligners blend in easily with your natural teeth. This makes them great for teenagers wanting to fit in, as well as adults who want to look professional while straightening their teeth.

They Provide Options

The team at our Waco-area dental office proudly offers two different options for you to choose from: SureSmile and Invisalign. We'll guide you through the pros and cons of both during your initial consultation.

They're Removable

With aligners, you're typically supposed to wear your trays for around 22 hours per day. You can remove them to eat, as well as to clean them, giving you a break from time to time — a big difference from braces.

They Improve Your Diet

Clear aligners also give you the flexibility to eat what you want, unlike braces. Patients are welcome to enjoy steak, apples, and other delicious foods for a more diverse diet.

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Erica Joiner

Hewitt, TX


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Tess is amazing and helped educate me in many ways. I learned more today about my dental health than I have my whole life, just in conversation with her. Highly recommend this office, all around friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Cooney was great!

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Michelle Williams

Hewitt, TX


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Central Texas Dental Care is my dental office of choice. I've seen the same hygienist for years and appreciate the care that she provides. The dentist and staff are amazing as well. I moved back in 2020, but continue to come back for my dental wellness.

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What Are My Aligner Options?

Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, you don't need braces to straighten your teeth. We feature two different clear aligner options at our Waco office.



We stand out from other Waco orthodontists and dental professionals because our dentist is a Bronze-level provider of Invisalign — a commonly requested clear aligner system.

Additionally, our team offers Invisalign attachments, which can aid in tooth movement during treatment.



We also offer SureSmile, another type of clear aligner treatment that works just as effectively as Invisalign.

SureSmile comes from Dentsply Sirona, the same company behind the revolutionary CEREC machine, which creates same-day dental crowns and bridges.

What Are the Advantages of SureSmile? Find Out During a Consultation

Hewitt, TX, patients prefer SureSmile and Invisalign treatment over braces for a variety of reasons. Dentists and orthodontists alike also recognize that SureSmile aligners have their own clear advantages, like:

​Lab Team Assistance

One of the most unique benefits of SureSmile aligners is the fact that the brand has its own Digital Lab. It's staffed by a team who will take a second look at your proposed aligner models and ensure that they're up to standard.

Laser Crafting

The makers of SureSmile are detail-oriented. In addition to approving designs, they also employ a high-tech laser to craft even more accurate custom-made clear aligners.

SureSmile Retainers

After you complete your SureSmile aligner treatment, you can trust the same brand to make your retainers. They're known for their strong material, and they're just as easy to wear as your aligners.

Braces are a thing of the past, thanks to progress in the field of orthodontics. To learn more about why our dentist prefers to use SureSmile aligners for stunning orthodontic results, contact our friendly Waco-area team. You can also ask questions by calling us at

(254) 666-1686

Exploring Your Clear Aligner Candidacy

You don't need braces to straighten your teeth. Our dentists offer aligner-based orthodontic treatment for both teenaged and adult patients, making it easy to have a beautiful smile — no matter how old you are.

We use clear aligners like Invisalign and SureSmile to refine orthodontic concerns like crooked teeth and minor bite misalignment. If you have more extensive bite issues, it's possible that you will not be eligible for clear aligners. Braces are still the trusted solution for more serious concerns. The only way for you to know for sure is to visit our Hewitt, TX, office, located near Waco.

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How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?

Teenagers and adults can both benefit from orthodontic options at Central Texas Dental Care. You can expect your treatment plan to go something like this:
We stand out from Waco orthodontists and dentists with our Invisalign provider status, advanced technology, and caring team.
We stand out from Waco orthodontists and dentists with our Invisalign provider status, advanced technology, and caring team.

Dental Consultation

We'll welcome you to our Hewitt office for a dental consultation. During this time, we'll get to know you and your goals. We'll assess your candidacy, and if you're a good fit for orthodontics like SureSmile or Invisalign, we'll move on to the next steps.

Digital Impressions

Because Invisalign and SureSmile aligners use your exact dental impressions, we'll need to take some scans of your teeth. As parents who have once gone to the orthodontist will notice, our digital scanners produce results much more easily than the putty and molds of the past.

Aligner Creation

Depending on the type of aligners you choose, this step may go a little differently. For instance, with SureSmile, the lab takes the extra time to approve treatment plans before fabricating your personalized aligners.


Whether you've chosen Invisalign treatment or SureSmile, wearing your aligners works pretty much the same. You'll need to wear them for about 22 hours a day, taking them out to eat or be cleaned. You'll also replace each set of aligners after a certain period of time. Even if you think you're done with an aligner, we recommend holding onto them until treatment is done in case you misplace one.

Orthodontic Checkups

Throughout the course of your clear aligner treatment, you'll return to our dental office for regular checkups. Our dentists will make sure that your SureSmile or Invisalign course is progressing well. Luckily, aligner checkups are much easier than braces, since we won't need to tighten any wires.

"Always friendly and do a great job!" What Patients Think About Our Team


Dereke Elkins

Hewitt, TX


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Staff members are always friendly and do a great job! Would recommend to everyone.

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Hewitt, TX


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Love this place! I have been coming here for years.

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