Orthodontic Braces in The Woodlands and Spring, TX

Hughes & Cozad Orthodontics’ experience with SureSmile® allows us to see your teeth in a whole new way. We digitally scan your teeth, so the doctors can calculate the best plan and movement for each tooth. SureSmile’s robots help transfer the doctors’ plan into custom archwires. The best thing about SureSmile is that it can cut orthodontic braces treatment time by 30%, pushing you ahead on the trail.

SureSmile® Braces SureSmile® creates a 3D computer model of your bite by using advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth. The scan is taken in the first 6–9 months of treatment. Conventional Braces In conventional orthodontics, a doctor uses a plaster model and 2D x-rays to determine a general treatment plan that is right for your teeth. With the 3D model, we can see your teeth and simulate how they fit together from any angle. Once your treatment plan is designed, SureSmile® directs a robot to bend a Shape-Memory Alloy archwire according to your doctor’s instructions. The finishing positions for your teeth are developed over time by viewing progress at frequent monitoring visits. Archwires are bent by hand at chairside during each appointment, requiring continuous re-adjustment over the course of treatment.