SureSmile® Braces are Next level 3D orthodontic treatment
SureSmile orthodontic treatment takes the idea of custom orthodontic treatment to the next level with computer generated imagery and robotically-molded archwires. This technology represents the most precise treatment available today.
What are SureSmile Braces?
SureSmile is a cutting-edge 3D digital imaging and computer-aided prescription program that allows your orthodontist an unprecedented level of treatment accuracy and precision when deciding on your alignment and braces.
How does it Work?
Using both an Itero impression free scanner and your 3D radiograph, a dynamic 3D model of your teeth and bite is created, which gives your doctor a complete picture of how your teeth are aligned and how they fit together.
This dynamic model is then used in conjunction with the SureSmile Treatment Planning software. This virtual simulation allows your doctor to interactively create the most effective treatment plan possible that suits your unique prescription. He can see your teeth, roots and bone as well as integrate your smile photo into the plan to design your smile.
Additionally, your customized archwire is custom bent by a SureSmile robot, rather than being shaped by a doctor. The robot can heat the memory alloy in the archwire to shape the wire in first, second and third order movements and provide accuracy to 0.1mm—something regular orthodontists cannot do by hand.
What are the Benefits of SureSmile?
One of the major plusses is the accuracy with which your doctor can predict and plan for tooth movements. This anticipation and smoother movement results in faster treatment times (some sources have suggested that it can be up to 40% quicker). The quicker your braces come off, the quicker you have your perfect smile and return to your normal dental hygiene habits.
This maximum control offered by the robotically-shaped, heat-molded alloy archwire also means that teeth are moved in the most direct path so that you can expect to spend less time in your orthodontist’s chair for adjustments. Fewer adjustments also means less discomfort over the course of the treatment.