Braces or Invisalign: What’s the Difference?

Sep 28 2022

Choosing braces or invisalign

When looking for a way to straighten your teeth, people know the two main options: traditional braces or Invisalign™.  But what’s the difference between and why should you consider one option over the other? Braces are the traditional, wire-based appliances that are affixed to your teeth. Invisalign consists of clear aligners that are practically invisible. Wearers can also take them out as needed. Now that you understand the difference between the two, let’s look at the details.  

 

Traditional Braces or Invisalign?

Best for overcrowding or crooked teeth, braces are also great for correcting uneven bites such as overbites or underbites. Most people need braces at some point in their lives. They are attached to your teeth so that you cannot lose them or forget to put them in and prevent future jaw weaknesses and muscle pain caused by misaligned teeth. One of the main complaints about braces is their lack of aesthetic appeal, however, braces have come a long way in recent years and more discreet variants are now available. 

 

Invisalign 

Invisalign can be used for similar problems braces normally treat, as well as less severe cases like gaps between teeth. The product is designed to minimize appearances and make eating easier with less restrictions. Invisalign is also favored because there are less appointments required than their counterparts. But with these benefits come responsibilities. The aligners can be removed, making them easier to lose. Likewise, they must be worn 21-22 hours per day for them to work. That means you will need to remain committed to wearing them, even though it can be uncomfortable at times. 

 

Help Choosing Braces or Invisalign

With so many options on the market today, it can be difficult to determine what the best treatment plan is for you. Thankfully, our certified professionals are happy to work with you and figure out how to get the smile you deserve. To schedule an appointment, click here.  

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