Your smile is the first thing that many people will notice when they meet you. A healthy and attractive smile can improve your confidence, knowing that you like what you see in the mirror and that others find your smile engaging. But what if you aren’t happy because your teeth are crooked? Or worse, what if your crooked teeth are causing other dental issues? Luckily, there are several options for smile correction available with Dr. Devin S. Cochran and the team at Cochran Orthodontics in San Antonio, Texas including the SureSmile system of orthodontic treatment.
The first step in SureSmile orthodontic treatment is a 3D scan of the teeth which is used to create a digital model. The model is used to simulate different treatment options to help make decisions about the best treatments. It also allows Dr. Cochran to plan the movement of the teeth, allowing for greater precision and efficiency in treatment. Once the treatment plan is complete, the model is used to create an archwire, customized to specifically address the alignment issues of the individual patient. While traditional archwires are more generic and the dentist shapes them by hand, the SureSmile system ensures that the wire is bent to address specific alignment issues leading to faster and more precise treatment. In addition to the improved digital and archwire technology, SureSmile also uses indirect bonding of brackets. The digital technology allows the doctor to plan and execute the placement more accurately. The brackets are adjustable and are easier to remove. This results in not only more comfortable visits for the patient but also less time in the chair for treatment.