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Orthodontics

Are crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth making you lose confidence in your smile?

Our dentists can straighten your smile and boost your self-esteem with orthodontic care.

Drs. Michael Sharp, Aoua Coulibaly and Michael Perna serving Portage, MI, can use clear aligners to create a beautifully straight smile.

Ready To Have a Confident Smile? Contact Our Kalamazoo, MI, Practice

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Misaligned teeth can make patients feel embarrassed and cause them to hide their smiles from the world. Our experienced dentists provide an orthodontic option to help patients gently move their teeth into alignment, creating healthy, beautiful smiles. Contact our Portage-area dental practice today to request your orthodontic consultation.

How Can Orthodontics Benefit Me?

Enhance Your Appearance

Crooked, gapped, and misaligned teeth cause patients to be self-conscious of their smiles. Orthodontic treatments like braces or clear aligners can fix these aesthetic flaws giving you a dazzling, confident smile.

Improve Oral Health

A crooked and overcrowded smile can make it difficult to effectively clean your teeth and gums. By shifting your teeth into proper alignment, you can prevent bacteria from building up and creating severe oral health issues.

Maintain Bite Function

A misaligned bite can have major repercussions on your overall oral health. An unevenly distributed bite force puts added stress on your temporomandibular joint, which can lead to TMJ disorders. Orthodontics can reposition your bite to prevent TMD.

See the Difference Orthodontics Can Make

Clear aligners like SureSmile® and Invisalign® can correct mild-to-moderate misalignment. Our dentists can create a customized orthodontic treatment plan that will restore your oral health and enhance your smile. Our dentists have undergone special training and can provide you with SureSmile aligners in our Portage-area office without the need for an orthodontist.
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Which is better SureSmile vs Invisalign?

SureSmile is effective at treating complex and simple challenges. It's better than Invisalign for difficult cases, like big tooth gaps, severe overbite, and more. SureSmile uses patented software and digital photos of your teeth to make your custom plan, which will move your teeth quickly.

Want a Straighter Smile? Contact Our Portage-Area Dental Practice

Sharp Smile Center offers world-class dentistry to the residents of Portage and beyond. Our practice uses the latest dental technology, so treatment is comfortable, precise, and effective. Both of our dentists are passionate about restoring and maintaining the health and beauty of every patient's smile.

If crooked teeth are affecting your confidence, don't wait to call our Kalamazoo, MI, dental office. Our skilled dentists can create a customized treatment plan so you can skip the orthodontist.

Contact us today if you are ready to align your smile.

(269) 344-4004

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What Our Patients Are Saying "I have never been happier with a dental office."

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Keri C

2022

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Love this office! From the check in/out process to the amazing hygienist (Nicole) and last but not least Dr.C. Every aspect of my dental care is out in my hands and everyone is understanding and non judgemental about when and what can be done. I have never been happier with a dental office.

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Shelley Brindley

2022

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Dr. Sharp’s staff worked with me to get me in during the holiday season to get 4 veneers done. Dental work is never pleasant but the Sharp group made me as comfortable as possible, were very accommodating and I was very pleased with the results! I wish I could add a picture as this is an old photo. I highly recommend this group!

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Why Choose SureSmile?

It's never too late to refine your smile. Sharp Smile Center uses custom SureSmile® Clear Aligners to discreetly straighten your teeth. They are comfortable, effective, and easy to wear.
SureSmile is an effective, customizable treatment for orthodontic issues. Our dentists will get to know your aesthetic goals and oral health needs to formulate a treatment plan that creates the best results. We work directly with the SureSmile Digital Lab specialists to ensure the fabrication of your trays are accurate and precise. The effects of SureSmile are permanent with the proper aftercare and will give you the straight smile you've always wanted.

How Does SureSmile Work? What To Expect Throughout Your Orthodontic Treatment

Like an orthodontist, our dentists in Kalamazoo, MI, can customize your treatment. Once your aesthetic goals have been determined, your customized SureSmile trays will be fabricated in a way that will gradually move your teeth into alignment and create a stunning smile. You can expect several steps:
With proper oral care and a retainer, your straight smile can be permanent.
With proper oral care and a retainer, your straight smile can be permanent.

Consultation Appointment

It all starts with an orthodontic consultation in our dental office. At this visit, Dr. Coulibaly evaluates you for clear orthodontics. We also talk with you about your treatment timeline and what to expect following orthodontic therapy.

Record Appointment 

During this appointment, we take careful scans of your teeth to develop your custom treatment plan. Whether you have overcrowding, spaces between your teeth, an overbite, or crooked teeth, we’ll develop the best treatment plan for you. 

Pre-Op Appointment

The results from your record appointment are used to create perfect molds of your teeth. We provide a 3D treatment preview to see how your straight teeth will look. 

Delivery Appointment

If you and Dr. Coulibaly decide to move forward with treatment, our office will work with the SureSmile Digital Lab specialists to create your custom aligners. You then wear each aligner for a week or longer before moving to the next. In a few months, you can expect a straighter, more confident smile if you wear your aligners consistently.

Lasting Results

Your treatment is designed to provide beautiful, lasting results. With proper oral care and a retainer, your straight smile can be permanent.

All patients are provided a free teeth whitening treatment upon completion to enhance their beautiful new smiles!

Sharp Smile Center uses SureSmile® clear aligners to safely and precisely move your teeth. Each plan and set of aligners is customized to the patient's needs. Dr. Coulibaly has received advanced orthodontic training to provide exceptional results.

SureSmile VPro™ Are you ready for a better clear aligner experience?

VPro™ is an at-home device used only 5 minutes a day with your aligners. It delivers gentle vibrations that help reduce treatment time by up to 50% and may reduce discomfort. Achieve your best smile with the SureSmile® Aligner system, now including SureSmile® VPro™.

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VPro™ uses a trusted technology called high-frequency
vibration (HFV) that stimulates orthodontic tooth movement on a
cellular level.

* When used with your aligners for 5 minutes a day your VPro™ Device:

  • May speed up treatment time by up to 50%
  • Accelerates tooth movement
  • May reduce discomfort
  • Reduces office visits
  • May improve aligner seating
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                        How to Start!

SureSmile® VPro™ Quick Start Guide

  • Rinse the mouthpiece under water prior to first use
  • Charge your device fully before your first session
  • Begin 5-minute session and wear orthodontics during use
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                   How Does It Work?

  • Consult with your doctor and begin a SureSmile® Clear Aligners program
  • Use your SureSmile® VPro™ device for 5 minutes per day
  • Smile Big and Smile Often!

FAQs About SureSmile

SureSmile® Aligners are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to braces, especially for minor tooth movements that improve your smile
SureSmile® Aligners are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to braces, especially for minor tooth movements that improve your smile

Are SureSmile Aligners for me?

SureSmile® Aligners are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to braces, especially for minor tooth movements that improve your smile. Specifically, they are for use with simple to complex cases such as: crowded teeth, spaces and over/underbites. A SureSmile dental professional can assess your needs and recommend the best treatment plan for you. Take our patient assessment to see if you are a SureSmile candidate today.

Why should I choose SureSmile Aligners?

Choose SureSmile Aligners for 3 main reasons:

Your Confidence – In partnership with your dental professional, SureSmile delivers your ideal smile with state-of-the-art, tailor-made aligners, individually quality checked by our clinical lab specialists
Your Comfort – With precision-made fit, you can easily wear our aligners comfortably throughout the day
Your Convenience - Minimize your time in the dental chair with fewer in-office appointments and shorter check-ups

How are SureSmile Aligners different than other clear aligners?

While there are several similarities between popular clear aligner brands on the market, SureSmile uses proprietary software paired with our Digital Lab experts to support your dental professional in crafting your unique treatment plan for a straighter smile.

How do I care for SureSmile Aligners?

Do not store aligners near a heat source such as warm stoves, hot dashboards, hair dryers/curling irons and anything hot in your mouth like hot water or soup. Use one case to store your “current stage” of aligners when they are not in your mouth. To keep aligners invisible and well fitting, avoid using toothpaste/toothbrush, mouthwash, scented or colored soaps, and hot water that can soften, deform, scratch and discolor them. To safely and effectively clean, use Retainer Brite® products on your SureSmile aligners, follow the specific instructions for use provided with each Retainer Brite product. 

Can I eat and drink with SureSmile Aligners?

As a rule of thumb, remove your aligners to eat meals or snacks, drink liquids or chew gum. This helps keep them virtually invisible, retains their fit and helps reduce the risk of tooth decay.
 Do not wear aligners when drinking hot, sweet or colored liquids, like red wine. Hot liquids like coffee or soup can result in melted or distorted aligners.
One exception - you can leave your SureSmile aligners in to drink plain, unflavored, non-sugared cool water.
After eating or drinking, always brush your teeth before putting your clean aligners back in place.

"All around an amazing place to go!"

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Shelby Horst

2021

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All around an amazing place to go! The staff is incredibly nice and helpful. They are so welcoming that I'm no longer scared to go to the dentist! Will always recommend this dentist.

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Anca Tanase

2022

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I had a great experience at Sharp Smile Center. The treatment was fast and painless, the  communication was prompt and courteous. I am very happy with the results. I highly recommend the center for any cosmetic dentistry needs.

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Dr. Michael Sharp

Sharp Smile Center

Dr. Michael Sharp believes in using his advanced dentistry skills and top-of-the-line dental technology to help people change their lives for the better — inside and out. Dr. Sharp belongs to a number of prominent organizations, including the:
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association
We invite you to request a consultation online or call us at (269) 344-4004 today.

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"Eight implants and many crowns later, I have a smile to be proud of. With the aid of sedation, we got a lot done in a short time. THANK YOU Dr. Sharp and staff for getting me through my dental problems." Gene

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