Invisalign Braces vs. Traditional Braces

Invisalign Clear Braces vs. Traditional Braces

invisalign-clear-bracesInvisalign treatment is recommended to correct many orthodontic problems. Traditional metal braces are typically used to treat severe alignment corrections. Your orthodontist will give you their best recommendation after a thorough examination of your teeth, and mouth and evaluating your adjustment needs.


Invisalign clear aligners fit snugly over teeth and are barely visible to others. Metal braces have the same end result, but are more obvious to others, especially the traditional metal braces. Other clear braces options like ceramic braces and lingual braces are less noticeable, as well, but still require more hardware than the Invisalign option.


Invisalign clear aligners are smooth, sleek and fit snugly to the teeth. They cause very little irritation to your gums or the inside of your mouth. There may be some minor soreness when a new set is first used as your teeth shift to accommodate the new aligners, but that soreness goes away quickly.


Your orthodontist will give you your Invisalign aligners in sets. As your treatment progresses, your orthodontist will want to see you every 4-6 weeks just to make sure your adjustment is progressing well and to give you your new sets of aligners. Traditional braces require a few more visits to the orthodontist to make adjustments.

Easy Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is easy with Invisalign. The plastic aligners are removable, so it’s easy to brush and floss regularly. And because the Invisalign treatment plan calls for you to remove your aligners before eating and drinking, less food gets stuck between teeth, which in turn helps alleviate potential dental issues like cavities.

Invisalign braces are a great option for people who have minor alignment problems. Invisalign offers a cosmetically appealing, easy, convenient, nearly invisible way to create a healthy, happy smile!

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