At Goodman Orthodontics, we are passionate about providing superior orthodontic treatment in a friendly, welcoming office environment. Dr. Goodman and his expert team of highly trained orthodontic specialists work hard to treat every patient on an individual basis, designing personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient’s unique orthodontic needs and lifestyle. Advancements in the field of orthodontics and orthodontic technology mean that there are many types of services for you to choose from aside from traditional braces, for example SureSmile, which helps you complete orthodontic treatment in a faster period of time.
harnessing technology for improved results
Most patients need to keep their braces on for about one to two years, sometimes longer. But—thanks to an exciting alternative form of braces called SureSmile—your orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to take as long. SureSmile has been clinically proven to decrease treatment times by as much as 40%. This means that instead of two full years, you may only have to wear braces for 15 months!
The power of modern orthodontic technology makes this possible. SureSmile utilizes state-of-the-art tools and techniques to apply finely-tuned pressure to teeth, helping to increase the efficiency of tooth movement and get you a new smile faster. Additionally, instead of using a standard factory archwire or having an orthodontist shape the wire by hand, SureSmile uses the accuracy of robotics for better precision.
Each SureSmile archwire is custom-shaped by a specialized robot. This creates finely calibrated changes in the wire that allow your orthodontist to apply a specific, fine-tuned directional force to effectively move all 32 adult teeth individually. The precise, smooth movement this process generates creates a straighter smile, is more comfortable than regular braces, and slashes treatment time nearly in half.
You’ll spend less time in braces, have to schedule fewer appointments with our Manhattan or Riverdale office, and you’ll be more comfortable throughout the process too. That’s a winning combination!
the suresmile process
SureSmile takes you through an advanced three-step process:
- Step One: Advanced Optical Imaging
From the start SureSmile harnesses the power of orthodontic technology by using optical imaging tools to create a fully-realized 3D computer model of your mouth and bite. This is far more precise than impressions, and it gives your orthodontist unparalleled insight into your orthodontic situation.
- Step Two: Comprehensive Planning
Using the computer model, Dr. Goodman can take a close look at your teeth and bite. The model also lets our team create virtual simulations to see exactly how treatment will affect your teeth, and thus plan the ideal route to your new smile accordingly.
- Step Three: Robotic Precision
With a detailed plan in mind, we’ll upload instructions to a robot that will carefully shape a memory alloy archwire fitting your orthodontist’s prescription. This wire delivers force to each tooth individually instead of to all teeth at once, improving the efficiency of treatment.
contact your manhattan & riverdale orthodontist
With SureSmile, braces don’t have to be a long-term commitment. If you’d like to find out how SureSmile can get you a more beautiful smile in less time, just reach out to the team at Goodman Orthodontics via our contact page or schedule an appointment online. We can’t wait to help you improve your smile!