SureSmile is a revolutionary approach to orthodontics that combines state-of-the-art 3-D imaging, virtual simulations and robotics to deliver a level of precision that’s been impossible to achieve…until now! Here’s how it works:
Using the latest in advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth, SureSmile creates a 3-D computer model of your bite. These 3-D images are captured using an OraScanner or Cone Beam Computed Tomagraphy (CBCT). This is the first step of your SureSmile treatment.
Dr. Weisberg can now examine the 3-D model to see how your teeth fit together from virtually any angle. He then uses SureSmile Treatment Planning Software, which provides virtual simulation tools Dr. Weisberg will use to determine the final position of your teeth…and the most effective plan for your customized treatment!
Once Dr. Weisberg has determined your treatment plan, SureSmile directs a robot to bend a shape-memory alloy archwire according to the doctor’s prescription. This wire is designed to deliver just the right gentle force to move your teeth consistently and directly to their final position.
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The bracket and wire procedure for straightening teeth has been proven effective for more than 30 years…but new technology used by SureSmile offers a greater level of precision over traditional treatment methods.
The OraScanner is a hand-held device functioning much like a 3-D digital camera by taking pictures of your teeth using flashing white light. These images create a 3-D model in real-time during the scanning procedure. Dr. Weisberg uses the OraScanner, as well as cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT, which allows him to analyze the orientation and position of your teeth and roots with a level of detail that was never possible before the development of this technology.
Using special SureSmile software, Dr. Weisberg now has virtual simulations. Using these simulations, he can plan options and determine optimum treatment regimens based on the target position of each tooth as shown in the simulation. This means every step is planned in advance to achieve an outcome you’ll know in advance!
By heating Copper Ni-Ti metal to over 1000°F during the robotic customization process, Shape Memory Alloy archwires are created. These ‘smart’ wires are like nothing else you’ve ever seen. Not only do they permanently retain your individual prescription, but also they’re actually activated by your own body heat!
|Plaster model of your bite, 2-D x-rays||3-D Computer model of your bite using advanced imaging technology.|
|Final position of teeth developed over time by viewing the progress periodically. This means the final stage of treatment, where the fine alignments of your teeth occur, can take as long as the major adjustments.||Using a 3-D model, Dr. Weisberg sees your teeth and how they fit together from every angle. Using SureSmile Treatment Planning Software, virtual simulation tools are used to determine final position of your teeth…and the most effective plan for YOUR treatment needs.|
|Archwires are bent by hand at chairside during each appointment and will require continuous re-adjustment over the treatment period to move teeth to their desired position.||Once your treatment plan is determined, SureSmile directs a robot to bend a Shape-Memory Alloy archwire according to Dr. Weisberg’s prescription. This wire is designed to deliver gentle force necessary to move your teeth to their desired finishing position.|
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