Technology

SureSmile

Average treatment time with SureSmile is almost 40%* faster than conventional braces*

(*Based on a comparison of 1,849 patients treated conventionally to 4,376 patients treated with SureSmile braces.)

Through the use of SureSmile braces, your orthodontist can offer you a “braces experience” that provides:

  • Shorter treatment times
  • Fewer office visits
  • Less overall discomfort
  • High-quality results

Our technology-driven orthodontic process offers several important benefits that make the whole “braces experience” much easier for patients than conventional orthodontics!

Shorter treatment times

You’ve probably heard from friends or family that wearing braces is a long-term commitment, taking more than two years on average. With SureSmile braces, getting braces isn’t what it used to be. You’ll get outstanding results in less time with SureSmile technology.

Fewer office visits

With SureSmile braces, patients spend less time in treatment and make fewer visits to the orthodontist. The custom SureSmile archwire provides smoother movement for a more comfortable experience than traditional braces. And, by quickly returning to a normal oral hygiene routine, maintaining healthy teeth and gums is easier.

Less overall discomfort

Anyone who has worn braces will probably tell you that wire adjustments and changes were the least favorite part of the process because they usually caused discomfort. Fortunately, the SureSmile braces are engineered to maximize therapeutic efficiency of each wire, significantly reducing the number of adjustments needed. This means fewer episodes of discomfort over the course of your treatment.

High-quality results

Instead of the doctor bending an archwire by hand, a SureSmile wire is custom-shaped by a robot. When the wire is inserted, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position. It’s this precise movement that enables such great results with a shorter treatment time.

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Orthodontics 3D


Is your head two dimensional or three dimensional? The answer obviously, is three dimensional. So it seems logical that proper diagnostics, treatment planning and treatment itself should be three dimensional too!

Enter OMI. Our practice has long had the reputation for “cutting edge” treatment. From being one of the first 25 orthodontists in the country to be Invisalign certified to now being one of the 300 orthodontists nationwide who are SureSmile certified (there are over 9000 orthodontists in the U.S.) our office remains a leader in innovation in orthodontics in northeast Indiana.

Until recently, the majority of our diagnostic and treatment planning sequences were 2-Dimensional. Flat X-Rays, flat photographs, and measurements based on two-dimensional angles and lines were supplemented with the only 3-D records we had: molds of the teeth. While it served us well, the advent of Cone Beam CT scanning (the dental low radiation cousin of the medical CT) and SureSmile now allows us to diagnose and plan in a totally 3-Dimensional environment. We can now see into the head from any angle, look at the roots of the teeth, rotate all the information in any direction and even cross-section anywhere we need for a more complete visualization. Additionally, together we can plan “virtually” (on the computer) to simulate treatment options for better planning and, more importantly, better communication with both the patient and other members of the dental team. It’s like when Dorothy opened the door after being in the tornado and stepped from black and white into the incredible world of color!

You may ask “why doesn’t every orthodontist use this technology?” It takes time for every change to reach critical masses. When enough people finally are convinced that the technology actually makes a significant difference in treatment outcome, then it becomes the standard of care. Until then, there are always those who live the future in the present.
Come see us at OMI Orthodontics. Experience Orthodontics 3-D because all orthodontists are not the same!

So what are we doing now you may ask? We start out by utilizing a state-of-the-art iCat Cone Beam 3-D Scanner for our diagnostic records, which allows for more a complete evaluation of the teeth, jaw and facial structure.

TruDenta

Finally, an answer for chronic headaches, migraines and TMJ/TMD pain!
The pain of chronic headaches… sometimes nagging, often unbearable…

Migraines… debilitating, throbbing, isolating, barely manageable

Is it stress? What is wrong with me? Is it my hormones? Is it my sinuses? Am I genetically cursed? I don’t even feel like getting my routine dental work done…

Why can’t this get figured out?

Do I really have to live my life on pain-killers?

Where do I turn for headache relief? Real relief…

Is TMJ relief really possible without wearing a mouthguard every night?

Finally, your orthodontist can help

The TruDenta systems have been designed to get at the heart of your headaches, migraines, TMJ, jaw pain or face pain. Through proven, state of the art technologies in the fields of advanced dentistry and sports medicine, you can finally get headache and migraine relief in a way that will:

  • Reduce your pain levels and the number of days in pain
  • Provide headache relief without dependence on drug related solutions
  • Give you control of your healing process
  • Possibly even give you your life back… you know the one before all this pain took you down the path of “trying to cope”