SureSmile Orthodontic Treatment vs. Conventional Braces
By using customized SureSmile archwires, your treatment plan will move each tooth to the target position in a more direct path than with traditional braces. With the accuracy and efficiency of SureSmile, Dr. Catania can provide a quality of treatment designed to produce high-quality results, while you spend less time in braces.
|SureSmile Treatment||Conventional Treatment|
|1. SureSmile creates a 3D computer model of your bite by using advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth.||1. In traditional orthodontics, a doctor uses a plaster model and 2D X-rays to determine a general treatment plan.|
|2. With the 3D model, the doctor can now see your teeth, the roots of your teeth in your jaw bone, and how they all fit together from any angle.||2. The finishing positions for your teeth are developed over time by viewing progress at frequent monitoring visits.|
|3. Once your treatment plan is determined, SureSmile directs a robot to bend a Shape-Memory Alloy archwire according to Dr. Catania’s prescription.||3. Archwires are bent by hand at chairside during each appointment, and require continuous readjustment over the course of treatment.|