How does Invisalign compare to Traditional Metal Braces?

When it comes to Invisalign vs Braces & other treatments, nothing else measures up.

If you’re considering options for a smile makeover, Invisalign has some clear advantages. See the comparisons below as to why Invisalign can be a much more desirable path to achieving a better smile over other teeth straightening options such as traditional metal braces. With this knowledge in hand, you may then see if Invisalign is right for you and your smile.

Invisalign Traditional Metal Braces
How does it work? Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without braces, metal wires or brackets. Metal braces uses wires and brackets to pressure your teeth into straighter alignment.
Nearly invisible No. Metal braces are usually noticeable.
Remove during treatment No. You cannot remove braces until treatment is completed.
Treatment doesn’t involve metal that can irritate teeth and gums. No. The metal wires and brackets used with braces can cause mouth irritation.
Allows you to brush and floss normally during treatment. No. Braces hinder the ability to reach the entire tooth/gum area when brushing and flossing.


Treatment times tend to be shorter in length when it comes to Invisalign vs braces, and the costs are nearly the same, so there’s many great reasons to give Invisalign a try! While it isn’t for everybody, it definitely has the potential to help many people fix their smiles and reduce many of the difficulties that braces produces.

Read more about our Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions if you’d like to learn more about this specific service. Or contact us and we’d be glad to discuss with you the pros and cons of braces vs Invisalign for your unique case.


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