What is SureSmile?
SureSmile is a great example of how orthodontic technology has impacted the improvement of orthodontic treatment. This advanced braces treatment uses robotic technology to precisely bend archwires to the unique prescription, rather than relying on the hand movements of the orthodontist. SureSmile provides maximum control of tooth movement and this efficiency minimizes your treatment time.
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! Watch the following video to learn more about SureSmile.
If you’re interested in our SureSmile® technology then you probably have a few questions. It isn’t uncommon for our patients to come to us with questions about this revolutionary innovation. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we come across.
What makes SureSmile® differrent?
With traditional orthodontic treatment your orthodontist adjusts your archwire by hand. While even the most skilled orthodontist can be very good at this, the human hand cannot match the accuracy or precision of a robot. When you use SureSmile® technology, your archwires are custom adjusted by specialized robots that are designed to provide you with the most effective orthodontic treatment possible. This provides you with accurate results and decreased treatment times.
How does SureSmile® work?
SureSmile uses treatment planning software. Using this software your orthodontist can evaluate your orthodontic treatment options while visualizing the desired end result and end position for each tooth. This allows your orthodontist to design archwires that will move your teeth in the proper position as quickly as possible with fewer adjustments. These archwires are then created specifically for you using today’s latest robotics technology.
What is the OraScanner?
The OraScanner allows your orthodontist to create a 3D digital image of your mouth using a small, hand-held scanner. Instead of traditional, messy molds you can have a digital model of your teeth made in just moments.
How much does SureSmile® cost?
There is no “one-price-fits-all” estimate for orthodontic treatment. The cost of your treatment will vary based on the severity of your needs and your specific treatment course. You will be made aware of the costs of treatment during your initial visit. We will also discuss payment plan options with you, ensuring that orthodontic treatment is affordable and you are able to fit it into your budget.
How does SureSmile® make treatment less painful?
When an orthodontic patient suffers discomfort it is usually due to the fact that they are feeling pressure as a result of adjustments to their archwires. Patients who use SureSmile® do not need as many adjustments and, therefore, do not go through as much discomfort.
Is the orthodontist still in control when using SureSmile®?
When you opt for SureSmile® treatment your orthodontist always remains in control. In fact, SureSmile® provides your orthodontist with greater control because the technology provides your orthodontist with tools and resources that allow a level of accuracy that was never before possible. Your orthodontist never loses control of your treatment when using the SureSmile® technology. The only thing that changes is that he or she has access to better tools and resources and does not have to shape your archwires by hand.