Glendale, CA (PRWEB) September 4, 2007
Dr. Brian H. Bergh of Glendale, CA, is giving his patients something new to smile about - the introduction of the SureSmile orthodontic system to his practice. This revolutionary new system, developed by OraMetrix, Inc., reduces the treatment time and number of discomfort episodes for patients needing braces.
SureSmile is a state-of-the-art computerized treatment planning and appliance customization system that offers significant advantages over previously available orthodontic systems. Unlike conventional orthodontics, which relies on plaster models and 2-D imaging, SureSmile gives the orthodontist a detailed 3-D computer model of the patient's teeth that can precisely plot individual tooth movement through the entire course of treatment - from start to finish. Additionally, using high-tech wires customized through a robotic process, the orthodontist can move each tooth to the target position more directly and in less time than with conventional methods. As a result, patients experience fewer wire changes and adjustments and in-office maintenance visits, while still achieving superior results.
"SureSmile technology is a perfect option for busy teens and adults who do not have time for frequent office visits or lengthy procedures," says Dr. Bergh. "With this system, my patients can now obtain the smiles they desire with less overall discomfort and shorter treatment times than before. SureSmile is the future of orthodontic care."
According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), more than five million people in the U.S. and Canada are presently receiving orthodontic treatment, with one in five patients over the age of 18. The AAO also estimates that nearly 75 percent of the population could benefit from orthodontic care to correct common, often inherited problems, such as crowding, spacing, and bad bite. The AAO now recommends that all children receive an orthodontic screening no later than age 7 to identify and evaluate potential problems and to determine the best time to begin treatment.
OraMetrix, Inc., founded in 1998, is a leading provider of innovative, technology-based solutions designed to improve the quality of orthodontic care. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, OraMetrix has development centers in Berlin, Germany and Richardson. For more information on OraMetrix, visit http://www.orametrix.com.
For additional information about the SureSmile system, contact Dr. Bergh at Brian H. Bergh, DDS, MS, APC, 1111 N. Brand Blvd., Ste 201, Glendale, Ca 91202 at (818) 242-1173 or visit http://www.BracesByBergh.com.