The SureSmile System:Suresmile braces are a new technology in braces and we’re proud to be one of the first orthodontists in Queensland to offer this product. Unlike Traditional orthodontic treatment, which relies on plaster models and X-rays, SureSmile uses advanced 3-D imaging, virtual simulations and robotically bent archwires customized for your treatment.
With SureSmile, our orthodontists can design your smile more precisely than ever before. Instead of manually bending wires to move your teeth one-by-one into position, SureSmile uses 3-D technology to move your teeth more efficiently and directly to the proper place. The technology allows us to view a detailed 3D computer model of your teeth to plan your individual tooth movements throughout the treatment process.
After we plan how your teeth will move the wires are robotically bent to our orthodontist’s specifications. These “smart” archwires permanently retain their shape. When the SureSmile wire is inserted into your brackets, each tooth moves more directly to the prescribed position. Your teeth don’t move faster with SureSmile – they move with precision that was never before possible.
By using customized SureSmile archwires, we can move each tooth to the target position in a more direct path than with traditional braces. With the efficiency of SureSmile, you’ll spend less time in braces and have high-quality results. Studies have shown that on average using SureSmile will result in you having your braces off 30% faster! That can mean up to 8 months less time with braces on.*
Here’s a table illustrating some of the differences.
|SureSmile Braces||Traditional Braces|
|1. SureSmile creates a 3-D computer model of the patient’s bite by using advanced imaging technology to scan teeth.||1. In Traditional orthodontics, an orthodontist uses a
plaster model and 2-D x-rays to determine a
general treatment plan.
|2. With the 3-D model, we can now see the teeth and how they fit together from any angle.||2. The finishing positions for a patient’s teeth is developed over time by viewing progress at frequent monitoring visits.|
|3. Once your treatment plan is determined, SureSmile directs a robot to bend a Shape-Memory Alloy archwire according to our orthodontist’s prescription.||3. Archwires are bent by hand at chairside during each appointment, requiring continuous re-adjustment over the course of treatment.|