Beautiful Results in less time with SureSmile®!
The SureSmile® system offers faster, more efficient treatment times than traditional dental braces. In fact, SureSmile® braces have shown to reduce overall treatment times by as much as 20-30 percent. Most people like the idea of beautifully aligned, healthy teeth, but many don’t relish the prospect of spending several years in orthodontic treatment. This may sound counterintuitive, but SureSmile® does not move teeth faster than other treatments; it moves them with greater precision.
The SureSmile® technologies provide 3D images of the teeth from every angle when planning treatment. Additionally, the braces are created by a computer program and activated by body heat.
SureSmile® has lots of advantages over traditional dental braces, including:
- Fewer orthodontic visits
- Decreased soreness and discomfort
- More accurate, better results
- Shorter treatment times
The SureSmile® system is helpful to patients in many ways. Increased precision means better results and an ideally aligned smile. SureSmile® also reduces the amount of discomfort by maximizing the effectiveness of dental wires.
Generally, brace wearers dislike adjustment appointments because they cause tenderness and discomfort. Fortunately, SureSmile® takes most of these appointments out of the equation and leaves the teeth healthier and straighter. SureSmile® offers fantastic results to people of all ages – the only prerequisite is that your teeth and gums need to be in general good health.
The SureSmile® Process
The orthodontist’s first task is checking the mouth for signs of tooth decay and gum disease. If any irregularities are identified, they will need to be controlled before SureSmile® braces are applied.
The first stage of orthodontic treatment is all about planning. A 3D model of the teeth is created using a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) device or an OraScanner. The images available to the dentist are incredibly sharp and show the exact position of every tooth, root, nerve and blood vessel.
The dentist simulates via the 3D software how different treatment approaches will change the orientation of the teeth. Each angle is examined and varying approaches are considered. The software is so advanced that the orthodontist can use it to “see the future” and visualize the end result of treatment.
Once a treatment approach is established, the SureSmile® robot will create the prescription braces. This robot engineers a Copper Ni Ti shape-memory arch wire. The arch wire will gently assert constant pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired position.
The primary distinction between the SureSmile® arch wire and traditional arch wires is the technology used. Rather than returning to the office every few weeks to have the braces adjusted, the SureSmile® arch wire is activated by body heat and tightens automatically. This results in less uncomfortable adjustments, less frequent orthodontic visits, and more speedy results.
If you want to learn more about SureSmile® or another orthodontic system, please contact our office.