What do I need to know about SureSmile® Braces?

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The SureSmile braces system takes the idea of unique treatment to the next level with computer generated imagery and robotically-molded archwires. This technology represents the most precise treatment available today.

What are SureSmile Braces?

SureSmile is a cutting-edge digital imaging and computer-aided prescription program that allows your orthodontist an unprecedented level of treatment accuracy and precision when deciding on your alignment and braces.

How does it Work?

Using either the Orascanner® or Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), a 3D model of your teeth and bite is created, which gives your doctor a more complete picture of how your teeth are aligned and how they fit together.

This model is then used in conjunction with the SureSmile Treatment Planning software. This virtual simulation allows your doctor to interactively create the most effective treatment plan possible that suits your unique prescription.

Additionally, the archwire is custom bent by a SureSmile robot, rather than being shaped by a doctor. The robot can heat the memory alloy in the archwire to shape the wire in first, second and third order movements and provide accuracy to 0.1mm—something that your doctor will not be able to do by hand.

What are the Benefits of SureSmile?

One of the major plusses is the accuracy with which your doctor can predict and plan for tooth movements. This anticipation and smoother movement results in faster treatment times (some sources have suggested that it can be up to 40% quicker). The quicker your braces come off, the quicker you have your perfect smile and return to your normal dental hygiene habits.

This maximum control offered by the robotically-shaped, heat-molded alloy archwire also means that teeth are moved in the most direct path so that you can expect to spend less time in your orthodontist’s chair for adjustments. Fewer adjustments also means less discomfort over the course of the treatment.

What is the cost of SureSmile?

The actual cost of the treatment is discussed once you have consulted with your orthodontist and explored the options that are available to you. Each treatment is unique and so has different costs associated with that personal treatment plan.

Orthodontic Associates is proud to offer SureSmile braces technology as well as a range of other treatment types and braces that can be tailored to suit both your particular orthodontic needs and your budget. Join us at any of our nine convenient locations around Baltimore to see which orthodontic treatment works for you or your family. We look forward to making you smile.


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