It’s no secret that you live a busy life and don’t want to make countless trips to the orthodontist. Well, thanks to the revolutionary SureSmile 3-D digital orthodontic system, you don’t have to. The SureSmile system helps reduce the number of wire changes and adjustments. This means fewer office visits and less discomfort throughout the course of your treatment.
In addition, SureSmile has been clinically proven to significantly shorten treatment times. Dr. Rick Herrmann is the first and only orthodontist in Mansfield, Texas area to offer SureSmile.
Gone are the days of creating a plaster model of your teeth. With SureSmile, 3-D images of your teeth are taken with i-CAT digital imaging and/or a hand-held scanner. Sophisticated 3-D treatment planning software is then used to build a virtual model of your teeth. Dr. Herrmann then uses this information — along with i-CAT 3-D digital images of your teeth and jaw — to plot individual tooth movements throughout the course of your SureSmile treatment. 3-D “mapping” of tooth movement allows for a more efficient bracket and archwire system to be designed. Once your computerized treatment plan is complete, it is sent to the SureSmile Service Center for your customized archwires.
SureSmile uses state-of-the-art robotic technology to fabricate your “shape-memory alloy” archwires based on the detailed requirements of your individual treatment plan. These “smart” wires, which permanently retain the custom bends, are made from the most effective materials used in orthodontics today. This results in your teeth being moved to the desired positions more directly, resulting in reduced treatment time.
For more information about SureSmile or to schedule your personal appointment, call Rick Herrmann Orthodontics at (817) 473-9880 today!