This technique utilises 3-D imaging, treatment planning software and a robot to create the perfect adapted wires. SureSmile has also a lingual or behind teeth braces option called SureSmile QT.

The technique is reported to decrease the time required to complete orthodontic treatment by 34% and increase the precision of the results (ORTHODONTICS The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement). Treatment time varies from patient to patient. Generally finish time with SureSmile range from 6 months to 20 months.

The SureSmile System received 510K marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2000. Today, more than 100,000 patients have received or are in treatment with SureSmile at over 400 practices nationwide.

How it works :

  • The orthodontist uses digital images of a patient's mouth and teeth -a white light scanner or cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)- to design the perfect smile and bite.
  • SureSmile software plans the most efficient and direct route for moving teeth into the proper place and sends this information to a robot that bends and shapes the wires specifically for that patient.
  • The software takes the teeth and individually aligns them into the proper position.