aligners beside each other.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the alternative to braces: clear aligners.

Invisible orthodontics straighten your teeth in about half the time that traditional braces take.

Plus, dental aligners don’t interrupt your busy lifestyle with noticeable metal brackets or wires. They’re hardly visible at all!

But nowadays, there are many different types of aligner brands out there. In this quick read, we’ll compare SureSmile® (what our Simpsonville dentists currently offer) and Invisalign® (what we used to offer).

How does SureSmile work?

What is SureSmile, exactly? Well, remember metal braces? Now, forget about them!

Suresmile is a series of clear dental aligners that cover and move your teeth without metal.

When using SureSmile, you will: 

  • Place clear aligners over your teeth (they’re easy to pop in and out).
  • Wear them 20+ hours a day but take them out during meals. You can keep eating what you love without worry!
  • Brush and floss your teeth like you normally do.
  • Switch to new aligners based on your custom treatment plan to keep your teeth moving.

For our part, your dental team will:

  • Take photos and scans of your teeth.
  • Create your treatment plan using SureSmile software and planning processes.
  • Order your custom aligners from SureSmile labs.
  • Instruct you on how to use your aligners.
  • Give you new aligners during checkups with attachments (when needed) to keep your treatment plan moving quickly… toward an amazing smile.

Finally, the SureSmile system will:

  • Apply consistent, gentle pressure to your teeth with no painful tightening appointments.
  • Feel comfortable against your teeth and gums.
  • Require fewer adjustments than other systems.
  • Offer 20 years of experience to help your custom plan.
  • Give flexible pricing based on the complexity of the case.
  • Treat crooked teeth, crossbites, gaps, underbites, overbites, and other challenges.
  • Work more quickly than traditional metal braces.

Remember, the goal of the SureSmile braces is to straighten your teeth, improve your bite, and stay out of sight during the process.

SureSmile aligners are comfortable and easy to wear. No special training is needed on your part. Just pop your aligners in and wear them most of the time… and look at your amazing smile in the mirror.

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system is a lot like SureSmile.

When using Invisalign, you will: 

  • Wear a series of clear aligners with no metal brackets or wires.
  • Be able to eat what you like by taking your aligners out at meals.
  • Wear comfortable aligners.
  • Enjoy nearly invisible aligners that don’t stand out.
  • Follow a simple schedule to switch to the next aligners in the series.

But on the question of SureSmile vs. Invisalign, we have some answers and reasons why we recommend SureSmile over Invisalign: 

  1. SureSmile is effective at treating complex and simple challenges. It’s better than Invisalign for difficult cases, like big tooth gaps, severe overbite, and more.
  2. SureSmile uses patented software and digital photos of your teeth to make your custom plan, which will move your teeth quickly.
  3. SureSmile is a trend-setter for amazing dental plastics, which make your aligners comfortable to wear.

How much do SureSmile braces cost?

That’s a common question. And the price depends on how complex your case is.

But good news:

Often, SureSmile costs far less than Invisalign. Plus, many insurance plans cover clear aligners.

For these and other reasons, we offer SureSmile at Simpsonville Dental Associates.

Looking for the best clear aligners in Simpsonville, SC?

Dr. Godwin and Dr. Boudreaux are passionate about helping you get the smile of your dreams.

With SureSmile, you could straighten your teeth, correct a bite, get rid of gaps, and more. Imagine seeing a beautiful smile in the mirror – just like patients in our Smile Gallery!

Make an appointment to find out if SureSmile is the right treatment for you!

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