At Innovative Orthodontic Centers, we’re a leading provider of SureSmile®. By pairing this advanced orthodontic treatment option with self-ligating clear or metal braces, you get the straightening power of braces with the pinpoint accuracy of digital imaging. We’re able to provide the highest-quality results in less time than conventional treatment methods. In fact, studies have shown that SureSmile® decreases the duration of treatment by 29% on average. However, this doesn’t mean we’re rushing through treatment. Instead, we have maximum control over how your teeth move and we’re able to eliminate inefficiencies to achieve better outcomes more quickly.
What is SureSmile®?
SureSmile® is a revolutionary orthodontic technology that lets us customize your braces treatment in a way that shifts your teeth into their correct positions more predictably and precisely than ever before. With a SureSmile® treatment plan, you’ll get the smile you want while spending less time in braces. After planning out your tooth movements by manipulating a 3D model of your mouth with special software tools, a custom archwire is created for you with robotic wire-bending technology. The wire delivers gentle forces to move teeth into place with less discomfort. The speed of treatment isn’t because we’re cutting corners; it’s because we’re not wasting time grappling with unwanted tooth movements and teeth take a more direct path to their ideal positions. We can design your smile from every angle exactly how we want from the start.
What are the Advantages of Choosing SureSmile®?
- SureSmile® uses 3D modeling for superior accuracy.
- You’ll finish treatment more quickly than you would with conventional braces because of the proactive, efficient treatment planning.
- The robotic wire-bending is precise to within one-tenth of a millimeter.
- SureSmile® is more comfortable than traditional braces.
- You can see a simulation of your expected results before you start treatment.
- SureSmile® requires fewer office visits, saving you time and money.
How Does SureSmile® Work?
We use i-CAT™ to capture a 3D view of your teeth, bones and soft tissue and iTero® to take an impression-free scan of your teeth. Using the SureSmile® software, we then generate a full 3D model of your mouth, jaws and teeth all the way down to the tooth roots. We can get a clear view of the position and orientation of your teeth and see how they fit together from every angle and all three planes of space, enhancing our ability to diagnose and visualize potential outcomes. We can even show you what your expected results will look like.
Dr. Ibrahim or Dr. Gin creates your treatment plan using SureSmile® software to come up with the most proactive, effective straightening approach for your unique needs. They can manipulate virtual simulations of your mouth to determine the final position of your teeth and jaws. They’ll design the perfect smile for you based on your real facial and dental features and anatomy.
This is where it gets really cool. The SureSmile® system does the math and directs a robotic machine to bend shape-memory, alloy archwires based on Dr. Ibrahim or Dr. Gin’s prescription. This robotic customization provides accuracy to within one tenth of a millimeter and can’t be matched with manual bending. The wire then gently delivers pressure that shifts the teeth into their ideal places more comfortably and quickly than other treatment methods.
With a traditional, one-size-fits-all wire, the doctor spends about two-thirds of the treatment time fixing unwanted movements. Since Dr. Ibrahim and Dr. Gin have complete control over the process and the wires are custom, they’re only achieving the desired movements. This lack of tweaking and exceptional precision saves you time and money over the course of treatment!