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Want to bring your teeth into alignment but worry that braces are too noticeable, uncomfortable, and limiting?

Dr. Garrett Oka and the team at Sweet Tooth Dental feature an orthodontic treatment that tackles those common concerns: SureSmile®.

These clear aligners allow you to straighten your teeth subtly and comfortably. Contact our Kailua-Kona, HI, office to learn more.

Want to Know if You're a Candidate?

From crowded teeth to overbites and underbites, SureSmile can correct a variety of orthodontic concerns. When you meet with Dr. Oka, we can determine if SureSmile is right for you. If you're ready to explore the possibilities, contact us.

What Is SureSmile?

It's an Orthodontic Treatment

Simply put, SureSmile is a clear aligner system used by orthodontists and dentists alike to straighten teeth. Your custom aligners will gradually bring your teeth into alignment in about 12–18 months. When paired with our dentist's supervision, the results are nothing short of stunning.

It's Made by a Trusted Brand

If you've visited our practice before, you may already be familiar with the minds behind SureSmile aligners. These clear aligners are made by Dentsply Sirona, the same trusted company that made our advanced CBCT X-ray machine and our revolutionary CEREC® same-day crown machine.

It's Often Preferred Over Braces

Need an orthodontic treatment that fits in with your everyday life? SureSmile aligners have advantages that traditional braces can't offer. For instance, they're easily removed during mealtime, allowing you to bypass any dietary restrictions. They're also a great option for patients who want discreet and low-maintenance care.

What Does SureSmile Look Like? Find out Before You Visit Sweet Tooth Dental

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As you can see, SureSmile's clear aligners blend in with your natural teeth. They allow you to proudly show off your smile—even before Dr. Oka finalizes your results.

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Bolstered by Direct Company Assistance

One advantage SureSmile has over other clear aligners is its deep involvement from the manufacturer. It requires that every set of SureSmile aligner specifications is approved by the company's Digital Lab Specialists. This diligence combines their in-house experts' experience with our dentist's knowledge.

Plus, for added peace of mind, SureSmile provides a vast variety of treatment resources to the dentists who offer it. For instance, SureSmileU® Onboarding ensures that every case has the best resources. SureSmile also maintains an expansive selection of ongoing education options for dental professionals to participate in.

Excited to refresh your smile? Contact our welcoming Kailua-Kona, HI, practice to learn more or call:

(808) 329-0889


Paul Knoll

Kailua, Kona


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Excellent team of providers who are positive, safe, and caring. The ‘doc’ is cool. Laid back but professional. Comprehensive first-patient visit. Probably best dental experience ever for me.

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Chris Green

Kailua, Kona


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Extremely professional, very knowledgeable with a great bedside manner. Whether it's standard cleaning or more advanced procedures, Sweet Tooth is your place.


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How Does SureSmile Work?

  • Custom Planning and Design

    Each SureSmile treatment from our practice is completely custom. Your aligners will be designed from precise scans of your own smile.

  • Precise SureSmile Fabrication

    Because SureSmile aligners go through both our Kailua-Kona dentist and the company itself, they benefit from a detail-oriented set of quality controls. 

  • Gradual Tooth Repositioning

    Every new aligner will gradually reposition your teeth. You will switch them out every few weeks until you reach the final aligner.

What Do I Need to Do To Make My Treatment a Success?

Dr. Oka will do his due diligence, adjusting treatment as needed and approving your results when they are complete. Though your treatment is directly supervised by him, there's a lot you can do to ensure success, too.
Whether you've chosen ClearCorrect or SureSmile aligners, this simple formula for successful treatment remains the same.
Whether you've chosen ClearCorrect or SureSmile aligners, this simple formula for successful treatment remains the same.

Wear Your Aligners as Directed

You can expect to wear your clear aligners for about 22 hours a day. It's easy to take them out for meals and drinks besides water. Plus, you can also clean your aligners quickly and easily.

Attend Regular Appointments

You'll need to periodically visit Dr. Oka at our dental office in Kailua-Kona so he can ensure that your treatment is progressing properly. These visits are much simpler than braces check-ins— no painful tightening required.

Save Your Old Aligners

It can be easy to accidentally toss or lose a clear aligner. By saving your old ones, you can stay on track for stunning orthodontic results.

Wear Your Retainer

There's only one way to ensure that your results last for a lifetime: wearing your SureSmile retainer once treatment is complete. It protects your teeth from gradual, subtle shifting that can occur in the initial period after orthodontic treatment.

Want to Truly Change Your Smile?


You can go beyond orthodontics to achieve the smile you've always wanted. Our dentist provides additional cosmetic dentistry treatments, like teeth whitening, which allows him to create custom patient plans. 

Big Island Patients Love the Sweet Tooth Dental Experience


Nellana Christine Byers

Kailua, Kona


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The quality of work done here, speaks for itself !!! The staff is so kind and professional...Thank you so much !!!

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Antonio Valentin

Kailua, Kona


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The staff, Melissa and Dr. Garret were great. Would definitely continue to come to their dental office in the future.

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Sweet Tooth Dental Garrett Oka, DDS

Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka and his team strive to provide patients with the highest level of service and top-quality dental care in order to build lifelong relationships. We want you to enjoy all the benefits of a stunning smile and optimal oral health. Our popular services include:

  • Dental Implants
  • Veneers
  • Dental Crowns
  • ClearCorrect®

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (808) 329-0889.

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