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SureSmile Vs. Invisalign

Woman placing clear aligners on her teeth to straighten them

Whether on a first date, during a job interview, or at a client meeting, your smile sets the tone for the entire encounter. You can’t correct it with a sub-par straightening method. You want, no NEED, something to provide outstanding results.

So when it comes to teeth straightening, how does SureSmile rate? Does it live up to the reputation Invisalign has made for clear aligners?

At Drs. Goodman & Rosenberg, we offer our patients SureSmile and would like to take a moment to explain how effective this system is and how it compares to Invisalign. You might be surprised when you see how SureSmile vs. Invisalign shakes out!

General Information

Invisalign has become synonymous with clear aligners and the discreet way to correct crooked teeth. The reason for that — it was the first “invisible” aligner system. These see-through trays hit the market in 1997. At first, they didn’t have any competition.

Today, there are other options for correcting gaps and misalignments besides Invisalign, and one of those options is SureSmile, which entered the market not long after Invisalign.

Drs. Goodman & Rosenberg, our Pleasantville, NJ, dentists, decided to offer SureSmile, and by no means want patients to have second-rate results. That’s why they chose a quality, cost-effective, and efficient method to straighten teeth.

What They Correct

Both of these straightening methods can correct the same types of problems, including the following:

  • Class I malocclusions
  • Class II malocclusions
  • Class III malocclusions

Class I malocclusions occur when the top and bottom jaws perfectly align with one another, but the issue is with the teeth. Examples include:

  • Crowding
  • Rotation
  • Protrusions
  • Flaring
  • Spacing

On the other hand, class II malocclusions occur when an abnormal relationship between the top and bottom teeth exists, with the top teeth protruding farther than the bottom, also referred to as an overbite.

Class III malocclusions are the least common type, and they occur when lower molars sit farther up than the top, causing an underbite.


SureSmile aligners deliver comparable results to Invisalign. However, SureSmile trays tend to fit better, which gives patients a more precise alignment.

The tighter fit of this system is because of the advanced digital imaging software used during the fitting process.

Cost Effectiveness

The severity of your case affects the price of SureSmile and Invisalign, as that determines how long you must wear the aligners and how many trays you require.

Ultimately, SureSmile is a cheaper option overall, with an average cost of around $4,000, whereas the typical price of Invisalign ranges from $3,000 to $7,000.

Treatment Time

With either Invisalign or SureSmile, you’ll need to wear your aligners for twenty to twenty-two hours each day.

The difference, though, lies in how long the treatment lasts. As a result of its customized, snug fit, SureSmile usually takes less time, with the average patient completing treatment in six months to a year. However, some people may need a treatment that takes longer, in the fifteen-month range, to be exact.

While Invisalign works quickly, and some patients may complete treatment in as little as six months, the average treatment time is a year. For some patients, the treatment time is 24 months.

Drs. Goodman & Rosenberg believe that SureSmile takes the cake, well, maybe the sugar-free cookie, in the battle of SureSmile vs. Invisalign. For one, it’s a highly effective treatment that tends to take less time and cost less, giving you a potentially better experience overall.

If you’re ready for all that SureSmile offers, book a consultation with our Pleasantville, NJ, dentists to see if the treatment is right for you.

We’re located in Pleasantville, NJ, and fortunately, that makes us conveniently located for prospective patients in Atlantic City, Ventnor City, Atlantic City, Somers Point, Millville, Hammonton, Ocean City, and Brigantine.

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