The SureSmile® system offers quicker and more efficient treatment times. In fact, SureSmile 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.
The SureSmile® technologies allow the dentist to view the teeth in 3D from every angle, and then plan treatment accordingly. In addition, the braces themselves are created by a computer program, and activated by body heat.
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.
What does getting SureSmile® Alingers 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® aligners are designed.
The first stage of orthodontic treatment involves planning. A three-dimensional model of the teeth will be created using a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) device and an Oral Scanner. The images available to the dentist are remarkably sharp and show the exact position of every tooth, root, nerve and blood vessel.
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 SureSmile® to create the prescription aligners.
If you have questions about SureSmile®, please feel free to contact our office.