SureSmile Orthodontic Treatment vs. Conventional Braces
By using customized SureSmile archwires, your orthodontist's treatment plan will move each tooth to the target position in a more direct path than with traditional braces. With the accuracy and efficiency of SureSmile, your orthodontist can provide a quality of treatment designed to produce high quality results all while spending less time in braces.
|1. SureSmile creates a 3D computer model of your bite by using advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth.
|1. In traditional orthodontics, a doctor uses a plaster model and 2D X-rays to determine a general treatment plan.
|2. With the 3D model, the doctor can now see your teeth, the root of your teeth in your jaw bone, and how they all fit together from any angle.
|2. The finishing positions for your teeth are developed over time by viewing progress at frequent monitoring visits.
|3. Once your treatment plan is determine, SureSmile directs a robot to bend a Shape-Memory Alloy archwire according to your doctor's prescription.
|3. Archwires are bent by hand at chairside during each appointment, requiring continuous readjustment over the course of treatment.