Like traditional dental braces, SureSmile uses a straight wire to move your teeth. But the difference is SureSmile dental braces are made by a robot, which shapes the wire to match the placement of your brackets. Straight wires require a high temperature to bend the wire with exact precision, which can't be done by hand. Prior to the development of SureSmile technology, the straight wire was simply threaded through the brackets. With the SureSmile system, the wire can now be customized to the exact shape needed to correctly straighten your teeth.
A Time Saver
SureSmile technology can reduce the time you spend in dental braces by less than half. The average time it takes to wear braces is two years, whereas with SureSmile it's six to twelve months. SureSmile dental braces also cut down on the number of dental visits needed to adjust or change your wires. That means missing less school or work for orthodontic appointments -- and less adjusting means less discomfort overall.
Time Is Money
There are some drawbacks to using SureSmile dental braces. While you may experience a shorter orthodontic treatment period, SureSmile braces can be more expensive than traditional dental braces. Not everyone has this system, and many orthodontists who do are still learning how to use SureSmile dental braces. But regardless of the disadvantages, many patients feel it's worth the extra cost to spend less time wearing dental braces.
If you're interested in SureSmile dental braces, speak with your dentist -- while not everyone has the SureSmile system yet, your dentist can help you decide on the right type of dental braces by discussing your orthodontic treatment options with you. Don't have a dentist? We can help you find one -- just call an operator anytime at 1-866-970-9853.