SureSmile® treatment in Sydney, Maroubra & Kincumber
While orthodontists have been delivering great smiles for over a century, traditional braces typically involve manual adjustments delivered over many appointments. Patients have come to know this as ‘tightening’ of their braces. SureSmile® is reinventing orthodontic treatment by allowing your orthodontist to visually define the desired position. SureSmile® calculates the customisation needed to deliver the orthodontist’s plan. This customisation is then precisely translated to each patient’s archwires by SureSmile® robots, cutting treatment time by up to 30% and improving the quality of treatment results.
How does it work?
Instead of bending an archwire by hand, your orthodontist uses advanced 3D imaging, virtual simulations and robotically bent archwires customised for your treatment. When the SureSmile® wire is inserted into your brackets, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position. Your teeth do not move faster with SureSmile® - they move with precision that was never before possible.
Frequently asked questions
What is the average length of SureSmile® treatment?
SureSmile® can reduce treatment time by an average of 30%. Therefore, treatments estimated to take two years with traditional orthodontics might take only 12 to 15 months using SureSmile®. However, it's important to be aware that a number of factors can affect treatment time, and your actual length of treatment may vary.
Is there a risk of damaging my teeth because they are moving faster?
SureSmile® archwires do not move teeth any faster than conventional archwires. The time difference is due to the computerised treatment plan, made possible through 3D imaging. Instead of a continually evolving plan with frequent adjustments, your teeth move along a more direct path to their final positions. Your overall treatment is shorter due to the shorter distance the teeth have to travel.
Is my orthodontist still in control of my treatment?
Absolutely. In fact, with SureSmile® your orthodontist has even greater control of treatment, thanks to 3D tools and the accuracy they bring to treatment planning.
Is SureSmile® treatment less painful than traditional orthodontic treatment?
The discomfort patients experience during orthodontic treatment is a result of changes in pressure caused by adjusting wires. Therefore, this is lesser for SureSmile® patients, because fewer wire adjustments and changes are required.