The Difference Between Invisalign Clear Braces and Traditional Braces

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is a great way to straighten teeth without traditional metal braces. Invisalign braces can be used to treat overbites, underbites, crossbites, and other misalignments. 

What Are the Major Advantages of Invisalign Clear Braces?

Clear braces are especially helpful for adults who want orthodontic treatment. Metal braces can draw unwanted attention to your mouth, especially in social situations like work, school, or special events. 

Our patients love Invisalign braces because: 

  • They are made from clear material that is virtually invisible. Your friends and family will hardly notice you are wearing them! 
  • The clear aligners are also smooth and fit snugly against your teeth, which means you don’t need to worry about uncomfortable brackets and mouth pain. 
  • No adjustments are necessary! You come in every few weeks to pick up a new series of aligners, and our dentist will check to ensure the braces are doing their job. 
  • You can keep eating what you love! The braces are removable, so you take them out when you eat or brush your teeth. You won’t need to avoid apples or popcorn, and you won’t need to buy special dental cleaning tools. 

Does the Invisalign Straightening System Work as Well as Traditional Braces? 

The short answer is yes! In most cases, Invisalign braces provide excellent results, so you can have the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. In addition, Invisalign clear aligners work faster, and many of our patients can attain their new smile in about a year! 

Are Traditional Metal Braces Still Necessary? 

Traditional braces may still be needed for severe orthodontic cases, especially for younger teens and children.

Fortunately, most teens and adults are able to use Invisalign clear braces. When you come in for your consultation, our dental team takes a scan of your bite to ensure Invisalign aligners will work for you. 

Call Us for Questions About Invisalign Clear Braces? 

If you have any more questions about how the Invisalign System works, give us a call! We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about attaining a beautiful new smile.