Custom State-of-the-Art Technology
There is more to a beautiful smile than straight teeth. SureSmile is a teeth-straightening system that uses custom, robotically engineered wires to tailor and move teeth according to each patient’s unique smile design, resulting in a smile that is compatible, authentic, and flawlessly functional. It’s definitely your smile at its absolute best.
Designed to achieve results in the shortest possible treatment time, the state-of-the-art, robotically fabricated, customized archwires provide patient-specific shapes to apply the right force, at the right spot, at the right time to the teeth. An added benefit, the patient generally has fewer wire changes over the course of treatment compared to many wire changes and/or adjustments with conventional braces.
How SureSmile Treatment Works
We use specialized scanning equipment to build a 3D digital model of your teeth. Through this modeling, Dr. Crutchfield can see exactly how your teeth and soft tissues are oriented, and then use computer software to digitally move each tooth into the best position. This manual design process creates the most authentic and genuine smiles.
While your teeth will move at the same rate regardless of the method used, the SureSmile system moves a tooth to its target position in the most efficient path due to the technology’s ability to calculate concurrent tooth movements and the robot’s ability to bend the wire precisely to generate the prescribed movement.
Once the design is complete, we will order your customized wires, which are robotically engineered and machine crafted to the exact specs we provide. Instead of an archwire being a “one-size-fits-all” type, a SureSmile wire is custom shaped by a robot. When the wire is inserted, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position. It’s this precise movement that enables excellent results within a shorter treatment time.
Once the wires are delivered, we will set up an appointment to mount them to your teeth, and the realignment process begins.
Because of its highly customized approach, the SureSmile system works about 30 percent faster than traditional orthodontic treatment and is notably more comfortable during treatment than conventional braces.
Patients who use SureSmile treatment experience less discomfort, because fewer wire adjustments and changes are required.
Are you a candidate?
Patients who don’t mind the look of braces, especially if it means a highly customized look and functionality. A lower-maintenance orthodontic option, SureSmile takes the guesswork out of removable aligners and ensures proper adherence (and shorter treatment times).
SureSmile is more successful than other orthodontic options because treatment can be more precise and efficient; the most common orthodontic concerns, such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite can all be easily treated with SureSmile.
Things to consider…
Patients who want to avoid the “look” of braces, even if the treatments take longer. This treatment option is not typically recommended for minor tooth alignment or early interceptive orthodontic care.