Arizona Orthodontics Exclusively, PC

Howard L. Henry, DDS, MSc

Scottsdale Office
11333 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

SureSmile® Comparison

SureSmile Orthodontic Treatment vs. Conventional Braces

By using customized SureSmile archwires, your orthodontist's 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, your orthodontist can provide a quality of treatment designed to produce high quality results all while spending less time in braces.

SureSmile Treatment Conventional Treatment
Braces on 3-D Computer Model of Teeth 1. SureSmile creates a 3-D computer model of your bite by using advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth. Traditional orthodontics plaster model of teeth 1. In traditional orthodontics, a doctor uses a plaster model and 2-D x-rays to determine a general treatment plan.
Digital Braces Treatment Planning with SureSmile 3-D orthodontic computer model 2. With the 3-D model, the doctor can now see your teeth, the root of your teeth in your jaw bone and how they all fit together from any angle. Traditional Orthodontic Treatment Planning 2. The finishing positions for your teeth are developed over time by viewing progress at frequent monitoring visits.
SureSmile Robotic Arm Customizing Braces Archwire for Treatment 3. Once your treatment plan is determine, SureSmile directs a robot to bend a Shape-Memory Alloy archwire according to your doctor's prescription. Traditional Orthodontic Treatment Planning 3. Archwires are bent by hand at chairside during each appointment, requiring continuous re-adjustment over the course of treatment.

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