Braces and invisible aligners are both orthodontic treatments that are designed to straighten teeth and improve overall oral health. However, there are some differences between the two treatments.

Braces are made up of metal brackets that are attached to each tooth, and wires that are threaded through the brackets. The wires are then tightened periodically to gradually move the teeth into the desired position. Braces are highly effective in treating a variety of orthodontic issues, such as crooked teeth, overcrowding, and overbites.

On the other hand, invisible aligners are a series of clear plastic trays that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. Each tray is worn for a certain period of time, typically two weeks, before being replaced with the next tray in the series. Like braces, invisible aligners gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Invisible aligners are a good option for people who want a more discreet orthodontic treatment, as they are virtually invisible when worn.

Invisalign or clear aligners

The use of Invisalign or clear aligners is an efficient method to straighten teeth, as well as give them an ideal position, improve their look, and promote proper function.

Invisalign utilizes a set of smooth, comfortable, removable and virtually undetectable thin, lightweight trays, which you wear over your teeth, that gently move or shift your teeth to achieve the ideal position,  as well as improve your smile and oral health.

Invisalign’s success depends almost entirely on the user. If you don’t wear them, they won’t work. You and your Doctor discuss in detail to determine if you’re a good candidate for invisalign, and if invisalign is right for you.

  • Invisalign aligners are custom made.These trays are relatively invisible, as there are no wires to tighten and no metal brackets to attach.
  • You can indulge in your favourite foods without any restrictions, such as getting food stuck in your wires and brackets.
  • It helps you to achieve a balanced and even smile with no interference to your daily life.
  • Compared to traditional braces, this method is more comfortable, pain-free and virtually invisible.


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