Braces and Invisalign Differences

Braces and Invisalign Differences – What are they?

When it comes to braces, Invisalign® is only one type of braces. So, what is the difference between regular braces and Invisalign®?

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To determine the right type of braces for your needs you should see your dentist there are both pros and comes to Invisalign® when compared to traditional braces. Only your dentist can determine what is going to be the best for you

Benefits of Invisalign®

These braces look invisible when you wear them as they are translucent braces. Unless someone looks very closely at you, they will never tell that you’re wearing braces. This makes these brace perfect for people that care about how they look. In terms of braces, Invisalign® is a good choice for the pure aesthetics of them.

You won’t need as many follow up appointments with Invisalign® and you usually only need a follow up every couple of month to make sure the braces are working in the correct way for you. There are fewer follow-ups required and headaches when you choose Invisalign®.

When you use Invisalign, you’ll have better oral hygiene as they are easier to clean when compared to normal braces. You can take these braces off to floss your teeth or eat food. The braces won’t impact your day to day life so that makes them beneficial for active people.

Advantages of Traditional Braces

Traditional braces will fix many common problems with your teeth such as bite alignment issues or small issues such as tooth movement. They will correct a wide range of mouth issues.

Many traditional braces don’t use metal anymore and you can get ones that are the same color as your teeth as well as ones that are low profile so you don’t notice the wires as much against the teeth.

Regular braces will also cost about the same as Invisalign. So, you should be able to afford both types of braces and for some people, regular braces may be more beneficial.

Regular braces will also work for a wide range of ages from as young as seven all the way up to the mid-70s, so they work for just about everyone out there. Normal braces can also be adjusted for the very young who have frequent changes in their bodies including the mouth. The very young can be accommodated easily with regular braces.

Disadvantages to Invisalign

You need to pay more attention when using Invisalign as you have to wear the aligners. You can take them out and then forget to wear them again whereas braces are always there.

If you’re a very active person and need to wear things such as mouth gear for sports, you may go long durations without being able to wear your Invisalign retainers which makes it harder to correct mouth issues.

Younger children aren’t suitable for Invisalign because they are removable and the child may take them out and then forget to put them back in.


For many individuals, braces Invisalign style is the right option as they can be removed and hard to see but for many other regular braces are better because there is less fuss with them. Speak to your dentist as they will help you determine the best option for your needs.

Lawrence Avenue Dental April 19, 2019