Although braces provide the same end result as Invisalign, when you actually compare Invisalign to other straightening options, the advantages become more apparent.

Invisalign

  • Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite.
  • Straightens your teeth.
  • Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy.
  • Lets you remove the device when you want.
  • Lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening.
  • Allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health.
  • Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums.
  • Frees up your busy schedule, with office visits only every 8 – 12 weeks.
  • Invisalign Teen: Provides up to six free replacement aligners if lost or broken.**

Braces

  • Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite.
  • Straightens your teeth.
  • You have to be careful to brush around the braces to keep teeth clean around the metal brackets and wires
  • There may be certain hard, crunchy foods that you may have to avoid as they may damage the braces
  • Office visits every 8 weeks

*November 2010 Invisalign Patient Survey.
*Invisalign Teen only.

Invisalign vs. Braces