The SureSmile® system may offer quicker and more efficient treatment times than traditional dental braces. In fact, SureSmile clear aligner therapy can reduce the overall treatment times by as much as 40%. Though the majority of people love the thought of straight, healthy teeth, most do not relish the prospect of spending several years wearing braces. Contrary to popular belief, SureSmile® does not move the teeth more quickly. The teeth move with added precision at the same speed.
SureSmile® has many advantages over traditional dental braces, including:
Fewer visits to the dentist.
Less soreness and discomfort.
More accurate, better results.
Shorter treatment times.
How can SureSmile® help me?
There are many ways in which the SureSmile® system is helpful to patients. Better precision means better results and a much straighter smile.
Generally, brace wearers dislike adjustment appointments because they cause pain and discomfort. Fortunately, SureSmile® is able to take most of these appointments out of the equation, and leave the teeth healthier and straighter. SureSmile® offers fantastic results to people of any age – the only prerequisite is generally healthy teeth and gums.
What does getting SureSmile® involve?
Initially, the dentist will want to check the mouth for signs of decay and disease. If any irregularities are noted, they will need to be controlled before SureSmile® therapy can begin.
The first stage of orthodontic treatment involves planning. A three-dimensional model of the teeth will be created using an intraoral scanner. This technology allows us to avoid taking traditional molds of your teeth! The images available to the dentist are remarkably sharp and accurate. Along with these scans, a panoramic radiograph and high quality photographs are used to help create the best plan for you!
The dentist is able to simulate how different treatments will change the orientation of the teeth with 3D software. Every angle is examined and different approaches are considered. The software is so advanced that the dentist can use it to “look into the future” and view the final position of the bite.
When the treatment has been fully planned, it is time for the SureSmile® robot to create the prescription clear aligners. The SureSmile® robot engineers these aligners to gently assert constant pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired position.
If you have questions about SureSmile® or any other orthodontic system, please contact our office.