Invisalign® Clear Aligners vs. Traditional Braces

You’ve probably heard a lot about clear aligners and metal braces. If you are considering orthodontics, you might want to know more about the pros and cons of both. Let’s take a look at the difference between Invisalign clear braces and traditional metal braces. 

Why Wear Invisalign Braces? 

The Invisalign system can correct many types of misalignment, including: 


  • Underbite.
  • Overbite.
  • Crossbite. 
  • Open bite. 
  • Overcrowding. 
  • Gaps between teeth. 


Many orthodontic issues can be corrected with Invisalign clear aligners, which is why so many patients are choosing clear braces to straighten their teeth. 

Clear Braces Go Virtually Unnoticed

Straightening your teeth can improve your oral health, but a straight smile can also boost your confidence. Though the end result is an important part of orthodontic care, you don’t have to worry about a mouth full of metal while you straighten your teeth! 


You can remove the aligners while you eat, play sports, and pose for photographs. When you attend a social event, you won’t have to worry about drawing negative attention to your mouth. You can smile with ease and confidence with Invisalign clear braces! 

Invisalign Clear Aligners Are Comfortable and Easy To Clean

The Invisalign clear aligners are made from smooth, durable material that doesn’t rub against the inside of your mouth. Metal braces are notorious for causing mouth sores and pain, which is why many patients prefer clear braces. 


You can also continue to brush and floss like normal with aligner trays. Simply remove the trays when you brush your teeth. Metal braces often require special flossing and cleaning tools, but you won’t need them with Invisalign braces! 


However, it’s important to keep in mind that Invisalign braces can require some extra care compared to traditional braces. You’ll need to clean your aligners regularly, and make sure to wear them as frequently as possible.

Eating With Metal Braces vs. Invisalign Braces

Patients that wear traditional metal braces are often told to avoid certain foods, including: 


  • Popcorn.
  • Carmel and other sticky candies.
  • Whole apples and corn on the cob. 
  • Chewing gum or bubble gum. 
  • Nuts, pretzels, or other hard, crunchy foods. 


With Invisalign clear aligners, you won’t have any food restrictions! All you have to do is remove your aligners while you eat. You can keep enjoying the foods you love. 

To Schedule an Invisalign Braces Consultation, Give Us a Call! 

Are you ready for a beautifully straight smile without bulky metal braces? Give us a call today! We’re excited to meet you and help you achieve the stunning smile you deserve.