SureSmile Comparison

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 quality treatment designed to produce high quality results all while spending less time in braces.

SureSmile Treatment

Conventional Treatment

step 1Step One: SureSmile creates a 3-D computer model of your bite by using advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth.
step 11Step One: In traditional orthodontics, a doctor uses a plaster model and 2-D X-rays to determine a general treatment plan.
step 2Step Two: 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.
step 12Step Two: The finishing positions for your teeth are developed over time by viewing progress at frequent monitoring visits.
step 3Step Three: Once your treatment plan is determined, SureSmile directs a robot to bend a shape-memory alloy archwire according to your doctor’s prescription.
step 13Step Three: Archwires are bent by hand at chairside during each appointment, requiring continuous re-adjustment over the course of treatment.