The SureSmile system is a unique alternative to traditional braces. It uses a series of clear aligners to progressively move your teeth into the desired position. What makes the SureSmile system different? Keep reading to find out!
What makes the SureSmile system so different is that it's truly an orthodontic treatment that treats everything at once instead of taking an incremental approach, like most traditional braces. SureSmile not only straightens teeth but also improves the bite by positioning the teeth appropriately in the jaw to improve function and aesthetics. This is especially beneficial for adults because, in addition to straightening the teeth, it improves their smiles without many of the social stigmas associated with adult orthodontics.
Another reason patients love the SureSmile system is that it's actually faster than other aligner or bracket systems on the market. The entire treatment takes between nine to fifteen months on average—versus three to five years for other systems. It makes the process more convenient for patients, who don't have to worry about wearing retainers or wearing their aligners as often as they would with traditional braces. And because the aligners are made out of clear plastic instead of metal, they're more comfortable and less visible than other types of orthodontic devices.
SureSmile is different from other advanced clear aligner systems because it uses 3-D technology to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. Instead of only treating the front six or eight teeth like some other aligners, SureSmile customizes the treatment to the unique needs of each patient based on their mouth's unique measurements. Then, it creates a 3-D image of the patient's mouth so orthodontists can see how the teeth will be positioned after treatment. This allows them to adjust tooth positions as needed to create the best possible results.
The majority of patients complete their treatment in about one year, as opposed to two to three years with other orthodontic systems. That means less time in the dental chair – and fewer dental appointments!
The innovative SureSmile system uses 3-D imaging technology to map out the patient's smile and customize each aligner. The aligners are fabricated using high-quality materials and come in a comfortable BPA-free plastic resin. They fit tightly over your teeth and are virtually invisible to others. It's the combined result of the customized system and world-class results that make the SureSmile system so different.
Traditional braces are created using messy putty that's pressed against your teeth, then sent to an off-site lab to be turned into custom-fit brackets. The SureSmile system uses a digital scanner and 3D imaging technology to get an accurate impression of your teeth while you sit in the chair. No more gooey mess! Just snap a few selfies for your orthodontist to map out your smile. This advantage also means your aligner trays are ready in about three weeks.
Traditional braces can take anywhere between six and 18 months to correct your smile, but the SureSmile system only takes an average of four months to produce beautiful results. How is this possible? The system uses digital imaging technology to create a 3-D model of your teeth and then uses advanced software to plan out your treatment from start to finish. This planning time can cut your overall treatment time by as much as 30 percent.
The SureSmile aligners are custom-fit to your teeth, and they are virtually invisible when worn. Thanks to these clear aligners, you won't have to worry about your treatment affecting your smile's appearance. Plus, because the aligners are removable, you'll be able to eat whatever you want during treatment and brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule your appointment with our Dentist in Colorado Springs, CO, call us at (719) 374-5496 or visit our dental office located at 1359 Interquest Pkwy Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.