One of the most exciting things about orthodontics is just how much technology has forged ahead. Today, we enjoy a great deal of progression and with that comes more options for fixing jaw problems and straightening your smile. SureSmile and Invisalign braces are two popular technologies that can fix such issues.
If you’ve been looking for fast ways to perfect your smile, it’s time to consider the differences between SureSmile and Invisalign.
What You Need to Know About Invisalign Braces
Invisalign clear aligners are custom made especially for you. You wear the almost invisible aligners over your teeth for up to 22 hours a day. Invisalign essentially straightens your teeth the same as metal braces.
But these braces do offer several exciting benefits, including:
- Invisalign is comfortable
- The clear aligners are discrete, making them perfect for self-conscious people
- You can remove the aligners to eat, drink and brush your teeth
These are excellent benefits, but it’s worth noting that Invisalign braces aren’t the right treatment for everyone. You need discipline when it comes to keeping your aligners in. Also, Invisalign doesn’t treat more complex orthodontic cases.
What You Need to Know About SureSmile
SureSmile technology has dramatically improved on the traditional model of metal braces.
When you start treatment, we create a 3D image of your jaw and teeth. With this image, we can create a virtual representation of how your teeth will look at the end of your treatment. With this information, robotic mechanisms get to work creating wires and bending them to suit your treatment plan.
SureSmile is incredibly precise. The benefits of such treatment include:
- Fewer wire changes
- Precise final results
- Efficient movement of teeth into a straighter position
SureSmile, however, is still metal braces, and this is an issue if your appearance is a big deal. What’s more, the braces are higher maintenance than Invisalign braces and some people find them uncomfortable. However, they can treat complex orthodontic problems.
The Best Orthodontic Option for You
These days, orthodontic technology is phenomenal. The right choice for you, between SureSmile and Invisalign aligners, all depends on your lifestyle and your particular treatment goals.
Talk to the team at Medland Orthodontics about the right treatment for your smile. Book an appointment today.