SureSmile Technology at The Village Orthodontist

Advanced Orthodontic Treatment in Frederick, MD

At The Village Orthodontist, we strive to provide high quality orthodontic care in a friendly, welcoming office environment. Not only is Dr. Moles a passionate and experienced orthodontist, but also has one of the most advanced offices in Frederick County. We're proud to offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatments, which includes the innovative SureSmile. SureSmile is an advanced treatment method that works similarly to braces, producing quicker and more efficient treatment results. This makes it a great option for children's braces, as it reduces the overall time needed in braces - something any kid is sure to love!

What Is SureSmile?

SureSmile is a specialized form of braces that utilizes advanced orthodontic technology to vastly improve on a classic treatment technique. We use digital treatment planning software to map out individual tooth movements throughout the braces process and robotic accuray to custom-shape the archwire. SureSmile technology enables Dr. Moles to plan out a more detailed, accurate, and precise treatment plan, improving the efficacy and efficiency of your treatment. Thanks to the technology used by SureSmile, it's been shown to improve the quality of treatment and to cut the time you'll need to spend in braces by up to 29%. 

The SureSmile Process

While traditional braces rely on physical molds, analog planning, and factory-cut wires, SureSmile streamlines and revolutionizes the process. SureSmile treatment has three distinctive steps, which will allow you or your child to undergo the smoothest treatment process possible.

Step One: Digital Imaging

SureSmile treatment starts with Dr. Moles creating a fully-realized, high-fidelity 3D computer model of your mouth and bite. To do this, he'll use an OraScanner, a device that makes use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) to scan your mouth and create a 3D image of your teeth – including the tooth roots. This highly detailed imaging gives him more insight into your orthodontic condition than ever before, so you can achieve incredible results in less time.

Step Two: Computer-Assisted Treatment Planning

With the 3D computer model in place, Dr. Moles will use SureSmile's proprietary software to plan every step of your treatment in detail. The model of your bite is movable through the software, letting him accurately forecast every movement of the teeth and see exactly what the smile will look like at the end of your treatment. This lets him plan a treatment that is more accurate than treatment planned using traditional molds/impressions. 

Step Three: Robotic Precision

With your treatment plan in place, SureSmile technology will direct a high-precision robot to shape your own unique shape-memory alloy archwire to perfectly match your prescription. This wire will deliver a gentle, constant force to your teeth over the course of your treatment, ultimately causing them to move to new positions and give you a straight, beautiful smile. SureSmile uses a special Copper Ni-Ti metal that's heated to over 1000ºF during the shaping process, allowing it to perfectly retain your exact prescription and apply accurate, precise force to each individual tooth. 

The Benefits of SureSmile

While it uses the same fundamental technique as braces, SureSmile's unique application of technology gives it a number of distinct advantages:

  • Quality Results: SureSmile treatment is inherently more precise, helping you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile. 
  • More Comfortable Treatment: SureSmile requires fewer wire adjustments, helping to decrease discomfort associated with treatment.
  • Fewer Visits: SureSmile technology makes treatment more accurate and more effective, meaning you'll have to come in for fewer office visits and ensuring that treatment is as convenient as possible. 
  • Less Time in Braces: Because SureSmile uses a more precise, accurate method of treatment, your teeth will move more efficiently to their new positions - meaning your treatment goes by quicker and you'll have to spend less time in braces. 

Contact Your Frederick, MD Orthodontist

SureSmile is one of the most powerful forms of treatment on the market, and Dr. Moles has years of experience helping patients achieve a beautiful smile through this unique technology. If you think SureSmile might be right for your or your child and would like to find out more about treatment, we'd love to help. Feel free to call us at (301) 874-4747 for our Frederick office or (240) 575-2877 for our Thurmont office with any questions. If you’d like to request an appointment, you can complete this easy online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!