What Are SureSmile Braces?

What Are SureSmile Braces?
Posted on 09/03/2018

Young girl smiling with her new suresmile braces
SureSmile is a technologically advanced braces option that uses digital imaging and computerized treatment planning to achieve proven results for adults and children in less time. Your Howell orthodontist, Dr. Gordon Niles, is eager to help you unlock the benefits of SureSmile and reveal the straighter, brighter smile you’ve always wanted.

SureSmile Advantages

Why choose SureSmile as an orthodontic solution? Accurate and precise treatment technology offers numerous advantages over traditional braces:

  • Increased comfort: Wire adjustments become less frequent with SureSmile, which minimizes pain and soreness.
    • Convenient treatment: SureSmile requires fewer office visits to get results, making the process easier to fit into your busy life.
  • Accelerated timeline: Since your teeth will reposition more efficiently, your overall treatment timeline accelerates — and your time in braces reduces.

Phase 1: Three-Dimensional Imaging

To begin the SureSmile process, Dr. Niles will use a device called an OraScanner to create an accurate three-dimensional image of your bite and mouth. He uses this digital model to learn more about your tooth structures and comprehensively assess the challenges they present. This knowledge helps Dr. Niles craft a treatment plan that’s unique to you and your orthodontic needs.

Phase 2: Software-Enhanced Planning

Your treatment planning starts when Dr. Niles pairs the three-dimensional model of your teeth with SureSmile’s exclusive software. Instead of relying on impressions and molds, Dr. Niles uses this software to project how your teeth will move at every treatment step and visualize how your smile will appear at the end of the process. This approach yields a more accurate prescription to help you achieve straighter teeth in less time.

Phase 3: Robotic Shaping

Once Dr. Niles has created your treatment plan, he’ll use SureSmile technology to shape your teeth. A precise robot works with your prescription arch wire to apply constant yet gentle pressure to each individual tooth, which gradually guides it into its new position. At the end of your treatment, you’ll have the straight, radiant smile you’ve been imagining.

Visit Our Orthodontics Practice Today

If you’re searching for a Brighton orthodontist or have questions about SureSmile, stop by our practice in person to meet our staff and learn firsthand how our treatment options can benefit you or your child. We look forward to providing you with a great experience that lasts a lifetime!