You’re getting braces. And while you’re excited about having that great smile, you may be nervous about wearing the wires and brackets. Well, there is a new orthodontic system that makes straightening your teeth with braces 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.
This system of 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 general position. At this point in treatment the personalization of your smile is traditionally done by your orthodontist, hand-bending the wires to put your teeth in the final positions. Human eyes are the measuring gauge and the doctor is then “eyeing” bends into the wire to attain final tooth positions. To eliminate this trial and error, we now use digital technology.
Your teeth are now scanned, and the scans are transformed to 3D computer images which allows Orthodontics by Dr. Ken Lawrence to accurately measure and preset the best fit of your teeth three dimensionally. This is accurate to literal 10th’s of millimeters. 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 robot. The robot then bends your wires using heat and electric current to modify your finishing wires.
And because your customized active wires should be as comfortable as possible, they are active at mouth temperature, thus 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, Orthodontics by Dr. Ken Lawrence 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, versus conventional orthodontics!
Shorter Treatment Times
You’ve probably heard from friends or family members that wearing braces is a long-term commitment, taking 25-31 months on average. 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 an average 25%-40% compared to that of conventional braces.
Fewer Office Visits
In addition to shortening treatment times, the greater efficiency of the SureSmile digital diagnosis system also helps reduce the number of wire changes and adjustments you’ll need, and that means fewer trips to the orthodontist. The SureSmile system’s 3-D software lets your orthodontist analyze how to effectively and efficiently align your teeth. Through this software, personalized arch wires are designed to move your teeth into proper alignment smoothly and directly, reducing the number of maintenance visits.
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 because they usually caused discomfort. Fortunately, the SureSmile system is engineered to maximize therapeutic efficiency of each wire, significantly reducing the number of adjustments needed, and our patients say the wire changes are easier. Ultimately this means less discomfort in fewer occurrences over the course of your treatment.