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.
|SureSmile Treatment||Conventional Treatment|
|1. SureSmile creates a 3-D 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 2-D x-rays to determine a general treatment plan.|
|2. With the 3-D 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 re-adjustment over the course of treatment.|