Did you know that about 4 million people in the United States wear braces at any given time?
While just a decade or two ago, there was only one type of braces that you could get to help correct your teeth, nowadays there are many different types that you can choose from.
One of those is the SureSmile orthodontic treatment. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re in the right place! Read on to learn more about this orthodontist treatment and how it compares to the others!
What Is the SureSmile Orthodontic Treatment?
SureSmile is a treatment that develops correctional braces, much like all of the other types of braces options out there today. However, SureSmile uses 3D imaging and computer analysis planning to create the braces.
So what does that mean?
An orthodontist will determine how the teeth need alignment by taking photos. These photos are loaded onto the SureSmile software system for better analysis of the teeth and the corrections that are needed.
The orthodontist maps out how the teeth need correction, and once they do that, the software comes up with the best way to get that correction. From there, the software develops custom wires that the orthodontist can then install into the patient’s mouth.
The Technology Behind the Treatment
The wire that the SureSmile program creates is a memory wire made from titanium and nickel.
Whereas most traditional braces require tightening and adjustments throughout the process, SureSmile braces only need tightening and adjustments once or twice throughout treatment. This is because the metals that they are made out of are made for more gradual tightening based on the patient’s body temperature.
But what’s the best part? SureSmile braces are proven to be a quicker treatment than other traditional braces. They can take off over 1/3 of the treatment time of traditional braces.
You can rest assured that even though it is quicker, it is actually straightening your teeth in a more analytical way as well based on the computer program!
How It Compares
So how does this compare to other options that you have?
SureSmile is a wire, so you will be able to see the braces once they are on your teeth. It is not like Invisalign where you can be more discreet about having braces.
However, SureSmile is much quicker than other treatments. If having traditional braces would take about two years to straighten your teeth, SureSmile could probably do it in a little over one year.
But you’re probably wondering about the price of it all. SureSmile on average runs around $4,000. This all depends on the type of insurance you have and what the coverage is.
Other braces are around $3000 for traditional while Invisalign is a bit more expensive than that.
Additionally, it all depends on your teeth, your provider, and the length of corrections. Talking to your local orthodontist can help you make the right decision for you.
Benefits of Orthodontic Care
Even if you just want to have a smile that shows off your straight teeth, there are many other benefits of orthodontic care. Here are some of the top benefits of seeing a local orthodontist to take care of your oral care needs.
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, this can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or even worse, tooth loss. Because crooked teeth and misaligned teeth can be harder to clean, plaque and tartar can easily build up to cause your mouth to have more problems.
Not only would you have less to worry about in terms of oral care, hygiene, and cleaning your mouth, but aligning your teeth will also take away the pressure of your teeth on one another which can wear on your tooth enamel. It can also eventually cause issues with your jaw.
Wearing braces can help ensure that your mouth is as healthy as can be – in more ways than one!
Getting orthodontic care can also lead to more confidence. Instead of being embarrassed to smile or talk because you don’t like how your teeth will look, you won’t be able to stop smiling after you get the right treatment.
You’ll fall in love with your smile and how confident it makes you feel.
Because you have a healthier mouth due to braces, braces can also keep you from developing more problems down the road.
Instead of worrying about jaw pain or not having enough room for other teeth to come in, braces can relieve that issue. They will straighten your teeth and align your jaw in the proper way to keep you feeling comfortable (while also foregoing future issues).
Not only that, but you will also have fewer issues with your teeth. When your teeth are easier to clean, you won’t get as many cavities. More importantly, you won’t have to worry about getting periodontal disease, which can cause many other life-threatening conditions throughout the body.
There are many benefits to getting braces!
Get Your Orthodontic Treatment Today
If you’ve been thinking about it for a while and haven’t wanted to jump in and take the leap, there’s no better time than now!
If you are in the greater Detroit area, you can contact us at TDR to schedule an appointment to get that smile you’ve always wanted. We have many different orthodontic treatment options for you to choose from, but we are true lovers of SureSmile!
So what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment today!