SureSmile Vs. Invisalign: Which Is Right for You?

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there are many options available nowadays. Two popular choices are SureSmile and Invisalign. These “invisible aligners” offer discreet ways to straighten teeth without traditional braces, but they have their differences.

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment and wondering which option is right for you, Willowgreen Dental can help you make an informed decision. We have experienced dentists performing clear aligner treatments for many years.

What Is SureSmile?

SureSmile is a clear aligner system that uses 3D technology to address minor tooth gaps and misaligned and crooked teeth. This treatment involves taking digital scans of your teeth and creating a customized treatment plan using computer software. The aligners are made from BPA-free plastic and are virtually invisible when worn. They are also removable, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment.

One unique aspect of SureSmile is that the aligners are trimmed to fit your gum line, providing a more comfortable and precise fit. This can also reduce the chances of gum irritation during treatment.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is another popular clear aligner system that uses 3D technology to straighten teeth. Like SureSmile, this treatment also involves taking digital scans of your teeth and creating a customized treatment plan. The aligners are made from SmartTrack material by Align Technology and are specifically designed for comfort and flexibility.

Invisalign plastic aligners are also virtually invisible when worn and can be removed for eating and oral hygiene purposes. However, they do not have the gum line trimming feature like SureSmile. Like SureSmile, you must wear a retainer after treatment to maintain your new perfect smile.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Between
SureSmile and Invisalign

Treatment Time

In general, SureSmile can achieve results faster than Invisalign. This is because of the precise fit of this dental device and the use of smaller attachments on the teeth.

Complexity of Treatment

If your case requires significant tooth movement or rotation, SureSmile may be a better option. The gum line trimming and smaller attachments allow for more precise movements.

Movement Predictability

Invisalign aligners are better suited to minor adjustments because of their predictable movement.

Level of Discretion

Both custom aligners are discreet, but Invisalign aligners may be slightly more noticeable due to their shiny appearance. However, they are still much less noticeable than traditional metal braces.


With Invisalign, you need to remove the aligners when eating and brushing your teeth. This may require more effort and discipline than SureSmile, where the aligners are trimmed to fit your gum line and can be worn for most daily activities.


The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on individual cases, but Invisalign generally tends to be slightly more expensive than SureSmile.

Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Right for You?

Ultimately, the decision between SureSmile and Invisalign will depend on your individual needs and preferences. With either option, you can achieve a straighter smile without the hassle and appearance of traditional metal braces.

If you want a faster treatment time, less expensive, more discreet and more comfortable, SureSmile may be the better option. However, if you are seeking durability, flexibility and a more comprehensive treatment, Invisalign may be the right choice.

Note that both SureSmile and Invisalign may not be suitable for severe orthodontic concerns, such as severe overbite, complex misalignments and crowded teeth. Conventional braces may be a better treatment option in such cases.

Get Your SureSmile Aligners at Willowgreen Dental Today

Willowgreen Dental is a leading provider of SureSmile aligners in Saskatoon. Our team of dentists has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the beautiful, straight smile you desire. Our modern office and state-of-the-art technology ensure you receive the best possible care.

Contact us today to learn more about SureSmile or to schedule an appointment. During your consultation, we will determine if you are an ideal candidate.

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