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SureSmile®

The SureSmile® system offers quicker and more efficient treatment times than traditional dental braces. In fact, SureSmile braces can reduce the overall treatment times by as much as 40%. Though the majority of people love the thought of straight, healthy teeth, most do not relish the prospect of spending several years wearing braces. Contrary to popular belief, SureSmile® does not move the teeth more quickly. The teeth move with added precision at the same speed.

The SureSmile® technologies allow the dentist to view the teeth in 3D from every angle, and then plan treatment accordingly. In addition, the braces themselves are created by a computer program, and activated by body heat.

SureSmile® has many advantages over traditional dental braces, including:

  • Fewer visits to the orthodontist.
  • Less soreness and discomfort.
  • More accurate, better results.
  • Shorter treatment times.

How can SureSmile® help me?

There are many ways in which the SureSmile® system is helpful to patients. Better precision means better results and a much straighter smile. SureSmile® also reduces the amount of discomfort by maximizing the effectiveness of dental wires.

Generally, brace wearers dislike adjustment appointments because they cause pain and discomfort. Fortunately, SureSmile® is able to take most of these appointments out of the equation, and leave the teeth healthier and straighter. SureSmile® offers fantastic results to people of any age – the only prerequisite is generally healthy teeth and gums.

What does getting SureSmile® braces involve?

Initially, the orthodontist will want to check the mouth for signs of decay and disease. If any irregularities are noted, they will need to be controlled before SureSmile® braces are applied.

The first stage of orthodontic treatment involves planning. A three-dimensional model of the teeth will be created using a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) device or an OraScanner. The images available to the dentist are remarkably sharp and show the exact position of every tooth, root, nerve and blood vessel.

The dentist is able to simulate how different treatments will change the orientation of the teeth with 3D software. Every angle is examined and different approaches are considered. The software is so advanced that the dentist can use it to “look into the future” and view the final position of the bite.

When the treatment has been fully planned, it is time for the SureSmile® robot to create the prescription braces. The SureSmile® robot engineers a Copper Ni Ti shape-memory archwire. The archwire will gently assert constant pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired position.

The main difference between the SureSmile® archwire and the traditional archwire is the technology involved. Instead of going back to the office every few weeks to have the brace adjusted, the SureSmile® archwire is activated by body heat and tightens automatically. As a result, adjustments should not cause discomfort, dental visits should be less frequent, and results should be achieved quicker.

If you have questions about SureSmile® or any other orthodontic system, please contact our office.

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I loved my experience at Dr. Lopez's office. 20 years ago I had several unsightly metal fillings put in my mouth. Also, I've worn my teeth down by grinding considerably over the years. As I grew older, my teeth did not look good to me when I smiled. In July of 2015, I wanted to have all of the metal fillings in my mouth removed, and one of the fillings in particular had already cracked the tooth that it filled. Initially, I was very nervous, but Dr. Lopez and his staff completely put me at ease from the time I walked in the door. The way he rebuilt the grinding damage on my back teeth is remarkable. He is not only a great dentist but a gifted architect and engineer at the same time. I didn't even feel the numbing shots at all, and I actually fell asleep in the chair during the procedure thanks to Dr. Lopez's relaxing demeanor and the calming music in the room. To my wife, I affectionately refer to him as Dr. Lopezzzzzz, now, since I did fall asleep. I would recommend Dr. Lopez to even my closest family. Thank you, again, Dr. Lopez.

Chase H

I went to Dr. Lopez to get veneers on eight teeth (upper, front). From my initial consultation to getting my temporary veneers put in today, I have been consistently impressed by his practice. The entire staff operate as a single, professional team. Extremely courteous, knowledgable, and accommodating, they do everything they can to help patients feel both comfortable and fully informed of everything that goes on during their visit.

My process with the veneers thus far has been extremely smooth and easy. Despite what you may read on the Internet from other people who have gotten veneers elsewhere, Dr. Lopez goes through great measures to ensure that your experience is pain and worry free. He is truly a master at his craft, and his vast experience in the dental profession (equally reflected in his accolades) definitely shows.

I have a check-up for the temporary veneers in the next couple of weeks, and the permanent veneers will arrive shortly thereafter. I have full confidence that the rest of this process will go just as well as it has so far, especially after my visit today. Highly recommend this office for your dental needs. 5/5 stars.

Jason H

I have never liked going to the dentist because of painful past experiences. Shots, rough cleanings, etc. On my first visit, I had a cleaning . There was no pain. I was impressed. And a recent event that required shots, and extractions had me concerned about pain, but Dr. Lopez reassured me not to worry. As he began the shots,NO PAIN AT ALL!!! I was more than impressed! I knew I had found my dentist. Dr. Lopez and his staff are kind, gentle, professional, and the atmosphere is very relaxed and pleasant! I am very pleased, and highly recommend him!!!

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Dr. Juan R. Lopez
Phone: 580-536-9647
6941 West Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505