SureSmile: A Different Approach To Perfect Teeth

SureSmile Technology: A Different Approach To Perfect Teeth
Posted on 07/03/2018

New technology to get straight teeth
At Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics in Brighton, MI, we know the difficulties of having crooked or misaligned teeth, and we are here to help! Using state-of-the-art SureSmile technology, Dr. Niles will help guide your teeth to fit perfectly in your mouth, giving you a brilliantly straight smile much faster than with conventional braces.

While wearing traditional braces is still a common way to straighten teeth, they tend to be clunky, uncomfortable, and sometimes downright painful to wear. As many orthodontists have to manually bend archwires to a specific angle each time a patient goes in for a check-up, the time it takes to achieve accurate results can sometimes be uncertain. SureSmile technology offers comfortability, a shorter treatment time, and a higher level of accuracy than conventional metal braces.

What is SureSmile Technology?

Described as the reinvention of orthodontic treatment, SureSmile technology at Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics uses advanced 3D imaging along with specialized software to create custom archwires to be used with your braces. As precision-engineered archwire is fabricated for your individual needs by a robotic arm, your treatment plan is highly accurate and faster than traditional methods. Compared to conventional braces, SureSmile can reduce treatment time for braces by 30%, as well as offer more precise treatment options that require fewer office visits.

The SureSmile Process

Step One: Advanced 3D Imaging

SureSmile creates a 3D computer model of your bite by using advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth. The 3D image can be captured with the OraScanner® or Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). This scanning procedure is the beginning of your SureSmile treatment.

Step Two: Prescriptive Planning

With the 3D model, Dr. Niles can see your teeth from any angle, and how they all fit together. SureSmile Treatment Planning Software provides virtual simulation tools that allow your doctor to determine the final position of your teeth, and the most effective plan for your unique treatment needs.

Step Three: Robotic Accuracy

Once your treatment plan is determined, SureSmile directs a robot to bend a shape-memory alloy archwire according to Dr. Niles’ prescription. This wire is designed to deliver the small forces needed to move your teeth consistently and directly to their desired finishing position.

The SureSmile Difference

SureSmile technology offers a multitude of benefits over traditional braces, allowing the patient to achieve a perfect smile in a fraction of the time. Our highly-skilled team has provided just a few reasons why SureSmile is the better alternative to conventional metal braces:

Fewer Visits To Your Orthodontist

On average, SureSmile treatment is 30% faster than traditional treatment due to the unprecedented precision made possible by 3D imaging, and the use of a robot to bend the archwire into exact position. Your robotically formed archwire will push your teeth in multiple directions all at once, placing them exactly where Dr. Niles wants them to go the first time around. This means that the need for manual adjustments is reduced considerably, and your entire treatment is completed without a plethora of office visits.

Less Discomfort

If you know someone who’s worn traditional braces, chances are they have told you that they weren’t very comfortable! With SureSmile technology, the entire system is engineered to maximize the efficiency of each wire, providing smoother tooth movement for a more comfortable experience. Due to the precision technology involved, a SureSmile patient doesn’t have to experience a multitude of uncomfortable manual archwire adjustments by their orthodontist.

High-Quality Results

SureSmile archwire is adjusted to your exact specification by a SureSmile robot — achieving a level of precision that not even the most skilled orthodontist can match. After the wires are put in place, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position, providing superior results in the shortest amount of time possible.

Contact Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics Today!

SureSmile technology at Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics allows patients all across the Brighton, MI area to receive a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for straightening misaligned teeth. With advanced 3D imaging, detailed virtual simulations, and the high-tech accuracy of a SureSmile robotic arm bending your unique archwire, SureSmile braces are a better alternative to the uncertainty of old-fashioned braces. For all of your questions or concerns about the SureSmile technology difference, don’t hesitate to contact us today! On behalf of Dr. Niles and our entire staff, we can’t wait to help you get the brilliant smile you deserve...and fast!