Did you have braces when you were younger? If so, you probably assume that when you bring your child into our office to get braces or if you are looking to align your own teeth again, they’re the same as the ones you had decades ago. After all, they look the same, right? Well, looks can be deceiving!
At Woodhill Dental Specialties, we’re excited to offer braces from SureSmile. This innovative solution is a complete game-changer for the field of orthodontics. On the surface, they may look like traditional braces, but the SureSmile experience is very different than the one you had with your braces. Here’s what you should know when considering SureSmile for you or your child.
How SureSmile Works
SureSmile isn’t just about the braces. It’s also about the technology. With SureSmile’s advanced computerized system, we use a cone beam scanner or the OraScanner to create a 3D model of your teeth and jaw. With this model, we can project how your teeth will move throughout your treatment and come up with the most effective plan to help us realize your treatment goals.
Once we’ve used the SureSmile software to come up with a treatment plan, a robotic machine creates a shape-memory alloy archwire to affix to your brackets. This allows us to move your teeth more precisely and predictably than ever before.
The SureSmile Difference
What does SureSmile technology mean for you and your orthodontic treatment? The advantages of SureSmile over traditional metal braces include:
More Efficient Treatment
Because the archwires are custom made based on a 3D computer model of your teeth, they move your teeth more efficiently. They do exactly what we need them to do, resulting in reduced treatment time when compared to conventional braces. After 18 years of employing Suresmile technology, our patient treatment times have been reduced by almost 9 months on average. The analogy is to “measure twice and cut once,” meaning that we plan and analyze proactively rather than just bending wires month after month in response to the outcome of the previous month. This ultimately leads to…
Less Time Spent at Our Office
We love seeing your smiling face at our office, but we also understand that frequent orthodontist visits can be hard when you’re also juggling school, work, extracurricular, and family schedules. With SureSmile, you’ll have fewer office visits because wire changes and adjustments are needed less often.
If you’re a parent who had braces, you probably remember dreading wire adjustments and the sore teeth you experienced afterward. Since SureSmile doesn’t require as many office visits as traditional braces, there aren’t as many days spent feeling discomfort from having wires tightened.
With SureSmile technology, we’re able to move your teeth with more precision than with conventional braces. We can make sure every tooth is exactly where we want it to be.
The SureSmile system offers patients a number of options, ranging from low-visibility ceramic brackets, lingual or “hidden” braces, SureSmile clear aligners, and hybrid solutions that combine two or more treatment options. No matter what your needs, there’s a solution that’s right for you.