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Orthodontic treatment with SureSmile® Aligners

Dr. Antonino G. Secchi, DMD, MS

Dr. Antonino G. Secchi details a patient’s treatment using aligners, integrating data from intraoral scanning and CBCT imaging

Patient Amy N., a 45-year-old female, consulted for orthodontic treatment with the chief complaint of “my back teeth are leaning inward; I have spaces when I smile.” 

Figures 1A-1C: Initial extraoral photos. On Figure 1C, notice the “narrow” smile and “black corridors,” which were the main chief complaint of the patient

The patient had braces several years ago. At the time of the consultation, she had a lower fixed lingual bar and no upper retainer. The patient had no discomfort, pain, or any functional problems with the way her teeth were occluding. She was looking for a cosmetic solution to improve her smile. After further clinical examination and discussion with patient, we agreed to start orthodontic treatment using SureSmile® Aligners. Records were taken, including initial photos, a scan of the upper and lower arch with bite registration, and a set of digital X-rays (panoramic and lateral ceph).

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7 Reasons SureSmile Will Become Your Go-To Clear Aligner System

Looking for ways to upgrade your digital treatment planning and 3D modeling so that you can keep up with the technology of today?

This infographic outlines the features of Dentsply Sirona’s clear aligner option for clinicians, SureSmile® Aligner, where you can start with a digital impression, take a 2D or 3D image, upload patient facial photos, develop, submit and approve the treatment plan, and have aligners produced all within one system.

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The Digital Convert

What Happened When Dr. Buchler Said Yes to One Year of Digital Treatment Planning

Dr. Amy Buchler, DMD

Dr. Amy E Buchler is a successful orthodontist with two offices in the Modesto, CA area. She’s been involved with SureSmile® since 2012, using it for a handful of cases each year. Last year Dr. Buchler accepted the SureSmile conversion challenge in which she agreed to use the SureSmile digital treatment platform for all of her cases for a full year. We recently sat down with Dr. Buchler to discuss how the challenge has gone.

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What I’ve Learned About SureSmile® Aligners

Dr. Shalin Shah, DMD, MS

Aligner therapy and aligner technology are rapidly growing and evolving within the orthodontic and dental professions. Driven in part by patients requiring more esthetic treatment modalities, our increased understanding of aligner therapy, and the advancement in aligner treatment planning and delivery, aligners have changed the deliverables for plastic from a decade ago. The capabilities and uses as well as case selection have advanced significantly over the years and now have a place in each practice. In fact in our own offices, they’ve grown in use from being less than 2% ten years ago to far more than that today and many practices have seen similar increases in aligner utilization.

Recently, Dentsply Sirona introduced the SureSmile Aligner platform. We were curious to learn what was behind the digital platform and aligner technology, and subsequently, we immersed ourselves in learning about the system since last July and have recently started treating patients with it.

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The Smile Project – Melissa’s Journey with SureSmile® Aligner

We’d like to introduce you to Melissa. Melissa runs, a blog that covers fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle topics. She started her SureSmile® Aligner treatment with Dr. Joseph Gray of Gray & Ehrler Orthodontic Specialists and is excited to share her journey with you and her followers!

Missy and Dr. Joseph Gray

We will be sharing updates from Melissa as well as clinical updates from Dr. Joseph Gray on her SureSmile Aligner treatment plan and progress here on our blog and our social networks.

Today, Dr. Joseph Gray shares his initial consultation notes from Melissa’s initial exam. Happy reading and thank you for joining us as we follow The Smile Project – Melissa’s Journey with SureSmile® Aligner! Continue reading The Smile Project – Melissa’s Journey with SureSmile® Aligner

Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts of 2018

Your clicks have spoken and we’ve listened. From the incredibly popular “A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics” interviews to the introduction of the new SureSmile® Aligner and all points in between, here’s our Top 5 List of the most popular blog posts from 2018. Continue reading Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts of 2018

SureSmile® Aligner

Clinically Powered. Clinician Controlled.

The SureSmile® aligner system is powered by a robust, clinically driven digital treatment planning platform. It ensures the clinician is in control of treatment, and is designed to enable optimal patient customization. Using the advanced capabilities of the software and clinical expertise of the SureSmile Techno Center™, each aligner is custom designed to the clinician’s treatment plan, and anatomically designed to the patient’s facial photo for ideal smile design. Choose either our complete or select system for aligners your way.
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New SureSmile® Aligner

Clinically Powered. Clinician Controlled.

  • Unique Root to Crown analysis contributes to more predictable clinical outcomes
  • Choose Complete for greater flexibility in full arch treatment. Choose Select for a flexible platform for aligners or hybrid treatment plans.
  • Treatment plans are digitally designed with ABO® graded finish.*

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Series: A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics – Dr. Stephanie Rhoads, DMD, MBE, MS

Dr. Stephanie Rhoads, DMD, MBE, MS

Are there “Before and After” pictures on your walls or website? There’s no doubt that orthodontics is a results driven profession. Yet it’s often the journey, and not the destination, that provides us with the deep sense of satisfaction. In our final interview for A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics, we have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Stephanie Rhoads, of Rhoads Orthodontic Specialist, who has discovered just how important the time between the before and the after image can be. Continue reading Series: A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics – Dr. Stephanie Rhoads, DMD, MBE, MS

Series: A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics – Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe, D.M.D, M.S.

Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe, D.M.D, M.S.

In exploring the unique attributes that women bring to the field of orthodontics, one of the recurring themes that keeps coming up is empathy. The ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. In the case of our next featured doctor, Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe of Dr. Jaw Orthodontists, this empathy isn’t just rooted in her being a woman, but as someone who has undergone, and benefitted from, extensive orthodontic treatment. Continue reading Series: A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics – Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe, D.M.D, M.S.