Invisalign Vs. Braces

With so many different types of braces, how do you know which orthodontic treatment is best for you? Invisalign® and braces differ in their benefits, treatment periods, and appearance, so we provide you with options to make your treatment as comfortable and accommodating as possible.

If you’re considering Invisalign Vs. Braces, we want to help you make an informed decision by weighing the benefits of each treatment!

Invisalign Vs. Braces: Effectiveness

Between Invisalign and braces, which is faster?

When it comes to your treatment period with Invisalign or braces, it all depends on your specific orthodontic condition. While some patients start treatment to straighten the teeth and fix crowding, others require a treatment to correct a severe overbite or underbite condition. This severe condition will require a longer treatment period, of course.

If you have a severe orthodontic condition, we may suggest Damon™ Clear braces instead of Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign shifts the teeth all at once; but with Damon Clear braces, we’re able to manipulate the position of each tooth to shift the teeth into alignment. So, depending on your condition, Damon braces might be better suited for your teeth. It all depends!

Average Treatment Times
  • Treatment times are similar between Damon System braces and Invisalign. Again, choosing the proper treatment option for you is key in making sure treatment progresses at the proper rate. Most minor orthodontic issues can be corrected in 6-15 months. However, more severe issues can take longer.
Invisalign Vs. Braces: Conditions

Which conditions are better treated with braces or Invisalign?

Braces Vs. Invisalign for overbite, underbite, cross bite, open bite

Although Damon Clear braces and Invisalign clear aligners are equally effective at correcting poor bite conditions, Damon Clear braces are often more efficient at realigning the bite.

Appliances can be used in accordance with Damon braces to align the bite at a more efficient rate than Invisalign. If specific teeth are obstructing the bite from a proper alignment, Damon Clear braces that target individual teeth might accommodate you best. Again, our doctors are adept at helping you choose the BEST option for YOU!

Braces Vs. Invisalign for crowding, gapped teeth, crooked teeth

To treat these conditions, Damon Clear braces and Invisalign are on the same playing field. Each treatment is highly effective at straightening the teeth and filling gaps.

Damon Clear braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both quick and effective treatments for these conditions! The Damon system is ideal, as it creates less friction and causes less soreness in the mouth than traditional types of braces. This is because Damon Clear braces do not use steel or elastic ties to shift the teeth.

Invisalign vs Braces for Teenagers

One of the perks of Invisalign is its removability feature. This means you can remove your clear aligners to brush your teeth, floss your teeth, eat, and drink liquids other than water.

While this is an excellent benefit, it also requires some extra diligence on your end. You must keep your clear aligners in your mouth for at least 22 hours, through the day and night. The less you wear your Invisalign, the less effective it will be.

Invisalign Teen clear aligners come with compliance strips that show how often the aligners are being worn. Teenagers can be quite forgetful, so this feature helps to ensure that their treatment is worn effectively.

Teenagers have the choice of clear Invisalign aligners and Damon Clear braces if they prefer a practically invisible treatment!

Patients often question whether they’ll experience faster results with braces Vs. Invisalign, and we tell them that it depends on their condition.

Your orthodontic treatment is entirely customized to you. We create a treatment plan based on your smile goals, your preferences, and your financial circumstances.

If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign or braces, reach out to us! Ready to begin your journey to a beautiful smile? Request your free exam today.

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