You’ve probably heard from friends or family that wearing braces is a long-term commitment, taking more than two years on average. With SureSmile® orthodontic treatment, getting braces isn’t what it used to be! You’ll get outstanding results in less time.
With SureSmile, your doctor delivers the most precise orthodontic treatment available. The SureSmile braces are designed for you with advanced technology to move your teeth more accurately than ever before. After your SureSmile wire is inserted, you’ll be on your way to a beautiful, healthy smile sooner than you thought possible.
Instead of the doctor bending an archwire by hand, a SureSmile wire is custom-shaped by a robot. Once the wire is inserted, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position. It’s this precise, smooth movement that enables great results, a more comfortable experience than traditional braces and shorter treatment time.
Since SureSmile patients spend less time in treatment, they also make fewer visits to their orthodontists – a benefit any patient will appreciate.
And, by quickly returning to a normal oral hygiene routine, maintaining healthy teeth and gums is easier.
How does SureSmile work?
Step one: Advanced Imaging
SureSmile creates a 3-D computer model of your bite by using advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth. The 3-D image can be captured with our iTero® scanner.
Step two: Prescriptive Planning
With the 3-D model, the doctor can now see your teeth from any angle and how they 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 your doctor’s prescription. This wire is designed to deliver gentle forces needed to move your teeth consistently and directly to their desired finishing position.
Ames Orthodontics proudly offers SureSmile to patients throughout Ames, Iowa, Nevada, Iowa, and surrounding towns. Schedule an appointment with Dr Wass today to find out what treatment options will work best for you.