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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
3d-01 1. SureSmile creates a 3-D computer model of your bite by using advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth. conventional-01 1. In traditional orthodontics, a doctor uses a plaster model and 2-D X-rays to determine a general treatment plan.
3d-02 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. conventional-02 2. The finishing positions for your teeth are developed over time by viewing progress at frequent monitoring visits.
3d-03 3. Once your treatment plan is determine, SureSmile directs a robot to bend a Shape-Memory Alloy archwire according to your doctor’s prescription. conventional-03 3. Archwires are bent by hand at chairside during each appointment, requiring continuous readjustment over the course of treatment.

 

 

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