Average treatment time with SureSmile is 30% or more faster than conventional braces.*
(*Based on a comparison of 1,849 patients treated conventionally and 4,376 patients treated with SureSmile.)
Through the use of SureSmile technology, your orthodontist can offer you a "braces experience" that provides:
- Shorter treatment times
- Fewer office visits
- Less overall discomfort
- High-quality results
Our technology-driven orthodontic process offers several important benefits that make the whole "braces experience" much easier for patients than conventional orthodontics!
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Shorter Treatment Times
You've probably heard from friends or family that wearing braces is a long-term commitment, taking more than two years on average. With SureSmile orthodontic treatment, getting braces isn't what it used to be. You'll get outstanding results in less time with SureSmile technology.
Fewer Office Visits
With SureSmile, patients spend less time in treatment and make fewer visits to the orthodontist. The custom SureSmile archwire provides smoother movement for a more comfortable experience than traditional braces. And by quickly returning to a normal oral hygiene routine, maintaining healthy teeth and gums is easier.
Less Overall Discomfort
Anyone who has worn braces will probably tell you that wire adjustments and changes were the least favorite part of the process due to discomfort. Fortunately, the SureSmile system is engineered to maximize therapeutic efficiency of each wire, significantly reducing the number of adjustments needed. This means fewer episodes of discomfort over the course of your treatment.
Instead of the doctor bending an archwire by hand, a SureSmile wire is custom-shaped by a robot. When the wire is inserted, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position. It's this precise movement that enables such great results with a shorter treatment time.
How does robotic wire bending make my treatment more precise?
Instead of your orthodontist bending an archwire by hand, as in conventional treatment, SureSmile technology uses robotic hands to precisely bend archwires to your unique prescription. SureSmile provides maximum control of tooth movement, and this efficiency saves you time in treatment.
How does SureSmile Treatment Planning Software work?
Using SureSmile Treatment Planning Software, your orthodontist can evaluate treatment options, and visualize the desired end result and position for each tooth. The plan allows your orthodontist to design archwires that move teeth in the most direct path to the target without the need for multiple adjustments. The software also allows your orthodontist to digitally evaluate progress during treatment.
How does the OraScanner work?
The OraScanner is a hand-held device that functions much like a 3D digital camera, taking pictures of your teeth using flashing white light. The images create a 3D model in real-time during the scanning procedure.
How much does SureSmile cost?
The cost of orthodontic treatment is determined by your individual orthodontist and depends on many factors, including the complexity of your case.
Is my orthodontist still in control of my treatment?
Absolutely. In fact, with SureSmile your orthodontist has even greater control of treatment, thanks to 3D tools and the accuracy they bring to treatment planning.
Is SureSmile treatment really less painful than traditional orthodontic treatment?
The pain that patients experience during orthodontic treatment is a result of changes in pressure caused by adjusting wires. Patients who use SureSmile treatment experience less pain, because fewer wire adjustments and changes are required.
Is there a risk of damaging my teeth because they're moving faster?
SureSmile archwires don't move teeth any faster than conventional archwires. The time difference is due to the computerized treatment plan, made possible through 3D imaging. Instead of a continually evolving plan with frequent adjustments, your teeth move along a more direct path to their target positions. Your overall treatment is shorter due to the shorter distance the teeth have to travel.
What are SureSmile Shape Memory Alloy archwires?
Orthodontists have used Shape Memory Alloy in straight archwires for the last decade. But until the introduction of our robotic process, they haven't been able to shape archwires into customized prescriptions because of the high temperature required for bending the alloy. When robotic hands bend the heated alloy material into customized prescriptions, the archwires deliver precise, constant force to move teeth more directly into target positions.
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