Hulme Orthodontics Offers SureSmile in Santa Cruz, CA
SureSmile straightens teeth faster than traditional braces
Our modern approach to orthodontics begins with a digital 3D scan of your teeth that gives Dr. Hulme an incredibly accurate model of your teeth and bite relationship. This 3D scan is then merged with your CBCT information (3D head and neck x-ray) and facial photos to create a perfect representation of the hard and soft tissues of your face and mouth. The unique blend of this data allows Dr. Hulme to visualize the end from the beginning and see exactly how your teeth should fit to best complement your face and produce a stunning smile.
Through this process, Dr. Hulme uses the SureSmile software to create a virtual simulation of how your teeth will move to achieve the perfect bite. The software then maps out the exact path each tooth will take to reach its final destination.
Then, the SureSmile robots custom-bend your prescription archwires which move your teeth along the shortest path to reach their final predetermined destination. With SureSmile, your treatment is truly tailored around your unique features to provide you with a balanced face and a spectacular smile!
Our technology-driven orthodontic process is state-of-the-art and offers several important benefits to our patients!
SureSmile technology gives you:
- Shorter treatment times
- Fewer office visits
- Less overall discomfort
- High-quality results
Shorter treatment times
Successful treatment is the result of a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan. The SureSmile system allows Dr. Hulme to see the end from the beginning providing a more accurate diagnostic and treatment planning experience. Thus, the improved precision of the SureSmile system means Dr. Hulme can plan the movement of your teeth with greater accuracy and reduce treatment time an average of 25-30% compared to that of conventional braces.
Fewer office visits
With SureSmile, patients spend less time in treatment which means fewer overall visits to our office. The custom SureSmile archwires provide a smoother and more controlled movement for the teeth providing you a more pleasant and comfortable experience than traditional braces.
Less overall discomfort
Most people who have worn braces will tell you that wire adjustments can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, the SureSmile system is engineered to maximize the therapeutic efficiency of each wire, significantly reducing the number of adjustments needed. Furthermore, with robotically-bent archwires, we are able to use lighter, more flexible archwire materials which are more forgiving and gentle than traditional archwires.
Instead of the doctor manually bending the archwires with pliers at the chair, the preformed archwires are designed on the computer and custom-shaped by robots ahead of time – human error is completely eliminated. These wires fit your mouth so precisely, it’s accurate to 1/10 mm! When the wire is inserted, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position enabling better results in less time.