So, you’re getting braces. And while you’re excited about having that great smile, you may be nervous about the actual wires and brackets. Well, there is a new orthodontic system that makes straightening your teeth with a lot faster and easier compared to conventional orthodontic treatment. It’s called SureSmile and it’s changing the way people feel about their braces.
The Suresmile digital diagnostic software helps doctors measure, visualize, and treat patients faster and more accurately. Traditional orthodontics uses generic brackets and wires to align teeth to a position. At this point in treatment, the personalization of your smile is traditionally done directly by your orthodontist, hand-bending the wires to move your teeth into the final positions. Human eyes are the measuring gauge and the doctor is then “eyeing” bends into the wire to attain final tooth positions, and of course, there is then human error. To eliminate this possibility, we now use digital technology.
Before treatment, and periodically as your mouth changes, your teeth are now scanned, and the scans are transformed to 3D computer images which allows Advanced Orthodontics to accurately measure and preset the best fit of your teeth three dimensionally, accurate to a tenth of a millimeter. Then to preserve the accuracy of this digital treatment plan, your doctor orders a prescription of your final teeth positions which are digitized for a specialized robot. The robot then bends the wires using heat and electric current to modify your finishing wires.
And because your customized active wires are designed to be as comfortable as possible, they are most effective at mouth temperature, and because of this are easier to put inside your mouth. Robotically bent wires are simply the most accurate and provide the shortest pathway to a truly personalized smile.
Through the use of SureSmile technology, Advanced Orthodontics can offer you a “braces
experience” that provides:
- 25-40% shorter treatment times
- Fewer office visits
- Less overall discomfort
- The most accurate bite fit possible
Our technology-driven orthodontic process offers several important benefits for patients!
Shorter Treatment Times
You’ve probably heard from friends or family members that wearing braces is a long-term commitment. While that may be true of traditional orthodontic treatments, it’s not true for SureSmile. Through the use of SureSmile’s sophisticated 3-D imaging, treatment planning, and customized precision arch wires, your orthodontist can reduce treatment time by an average 25%-40% compared to that of conventional braces.
Fewer Office Visits
In addition to shortening treatment times, the SureSmile digital diagnosis system also helps reduce the number of wire changes and adjustments you’ll need, and that means fewer trips to effectively and efficiently align your teeth. Through this software, personalized arch wires are designed to move your teeth into proper alignment smoothly, reducing the number of maintenance visits.
Less Overall Discomfort
Anyone who has worn braces will probably tell you that wire adjustments and changes were their least favorite part of the process, because they usually caused discomfort. Fortunately, the SureSmile system is engineered to maximize the therapeutic efficiency of each wire, significantly reducing the number of adjustments needed. Our patients say the wire changes are easier. Ultimately this means less discomfort in fewer occurrences over the course of your treatment.